5 Texas Longhorns That Have A Lot To Prove

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Dec 1, 2012; Manhattan, KS, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown watches action during a 42-24 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

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It’s officially bowl week for the Texas Longhorns in San Antonio, Texas. We look now at who has the most to prove in this game.

5. Major Applewhite

Major Applewhite will take over for the play calling for the Texas Longhorns. This is a key game for Major Applewhite because people want to see what difference he will make for the Texas Longhorns offense. Many have criticized the offensive play calling for not playing to it’s strength. Too many runs up the middle that got 1 or 2 yard gains and not enough runs to the outside. Will Major put the ball in the speed players hands? Will he play more out of the spread instead of the power I? And most importantly, will it work?

4. Adrian Phillips,  Mykelle Thompson and other safeties.

Kenny Vaccaro has played at an All American level. But many teams have exploited the other side of the field with the poor safety play. Vaccaro did tweet out that Quandre Diggs was getting work at safety but this will be Vaccaro’s last game as a Longhorn. Someone will need to step up because if no one does, it will be a long 2013 season.

3. Manny Diaz

Usually when you are the worst in the history of your organization, you don’t get welcome back to your organization. But Mack Brown has decided to go down with the Manny Diaz ship. Manny Diaz will come back to a much younger defense with only 1 proven playmaker in Jackson Jeffcoat coming back. Carrington Byndum is not as consistent as he needs to be and Quandre Diggs was disappointing this season. It will be up to Manny Diaz to coach these young players up as one unit to get back to playing great defense.

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