Spring practices have begun at the University of Texas. From February 19th to February 27th, Hook’em Headlines will breakdown each position group and what to expect from each position group this spring. Today we will begin on the defensive line.
Bo Davis is in his third year at the University of Texas. The previous 9 years he was with Nick Saban.
Desmond Jackson, Chris Whaley and Jackson Jeffcoat are the two returning starters as Alex Okafor graduated and Brandon Moore declared for the NFL Draft.
Shiro Davis and Malcom Brown both contributed in limited playing time this year. Shiro Davis had to burn his redshirt against Iowa State this past year but in those 4 games, he made his presence felt. Malcom Brown showed flashes of dominance and I expect big things from him.
With the surprise departure of Brandon Moore, the Longhorns have many candidates to be on the starting line. But there will be 3 other players that I haven’t mention that will play a huge role on the 2013 Texas Longhorns. Cedric Reed, Hassan Ridgeway, and Ashton Dorsey. Hassan Ridgeway has been the talk of the coaching staff and people close to the program. He has made the switch from defensive end to defensive tackle. I think this is the deepest part of the roster heading into spring practice and I don’t see much drop off from this position group.