Spring ball is a time for a lot of new faces to shine. With eight true freshmen already on campus (six on the defensive side) and quite a few holes to fill due to graduation, there will be a lot of jockeying for playing time on what should be a national contender. Burnt Orange Beat takes a look at the five guys on defense with the best chance to push for playing time or a starting spot.
February 27, 2009
Texas coach Mack Brown is still looking for a dependable third receiver and wants to get more separation among three relatively unproven running backs. But that's not his biggest concern as the Longhorns scrimmaged for the final time Wednesday at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
August 20, 2008
The most unsettled position on the Texas defense is safety, where at least six players are vying for starting jobs. However, according to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, redshirt freshman Earl Thomas has been head and shoulders above the rest and should take one of the two starting spots.
August 4, 2008