Texas Longhorns: Five Questions for Spring Football (Offense)

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Oct 11, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns receiver Marcus Johnson (7) runs after a reception against Oklahoma Sooners safety Ahmad Thomas (13) during the Red River showdown at the Cotton Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

4. Who will replace John Harris and Jaxon Shipley?

The Longhorns have a huge void to fill with the graduation of the ever-consistent possession receiver Jaxon Shipley and the big-time playmaker and red-zone threat John Harris.

Fortunately for new WR coach Jay Norvell, Texas has quite a few talented receivers waiting in the wings.

After an incredible sophomore season, Marcus Johnson didn’t have a great junior year, but coaches and fans are hopeful that we can see more from him–the talent is certainly there. He needs to step up and become the leader of the group.

Armanti Foreman showed his explosiveness and play-making ability last season as a true freshman. His best game, where he notched four receptions for 91 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, came against the Horned Frogs. Though he didn’t get many carries, he certainly seems to be a guy who will contribute a lot next year.

Additionally, Lorenzo Joe, Jacorey Warrick, and Ty Templin all saw the field last season, so it will be interesting to see which ones step up and stake a claim.

The biggest question mark, as it is every year, is whether or not fans will finally get to see more from the ever-elusive Daje Johnson. It will be interesting to see if Norvell and Watson can come up with creative ways to get him onto the field more.

Next: Is there anyone who wants to play tight end?