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5 Things To Watch For In The Texas Longhorns Spring Game

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Texas Longhorns Spring Game

Dec 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker Kendall Thompson (35) and safety Kenny Vaccaro (4) react against the Oregon State Beavers during the second half of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

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The Texas Longhorns spring game is today. The warm weather allows for the Texas Longhorns to have their spring game before some teams even start their spring practices (Kansas State as an example). But today will be the chance Longhorns fans will get to see a preview of what the 2013 Texas Longhorns will look like. Here are 5 things to watch for in the Spring game.

5. How will the no huddle offense look? 

After the Alamo Bowl, Major Applewhite wanted to run a no huddle offense. After the failed experiment of the power run offense, the Longhorns will go back to the spread. Or will they? Mack Brown has said he wanted to still keep the power running game in this offense (if you need to go out and scream, go right on ahead). The problem with that is the offensive line never gets a good enough push. Look to see if the Longhorns use the pistol more in this no huddle attack.

4. The backup QB competition. 

David Ash is the clear cut starter but with Case McCoy being a senior, much of the work in the spring has been going to the 3 freshmen on the roster. Tyrone Swoopes has had the best spring with Connor Brewer being left out of many of the drills. The popular thought is that Connor Brewer will transfer while Jalen Overstreet will switch positions. That will leave the QB depth chart for 2014 as David Ash, Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard in that order.

3. How much did the defense improve? 

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