Five Texas Longhorns to Watch Today

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Sep 5, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) scrambles out of the pocket against Notre Dame Fighting Irish defensive lineman Romeo Okwara (45) at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame defeats Texas 38-3. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Connor Williams

Williams had a tough introduction to college football last week. The freshman had the difficult job of protecting the quarterback’s blind side. That’s a tough job by itself, but add in the fact he was going up against a powerful Irish defense, and that made the task even more challenging.

We all saw Williams on the receiving end of a pancake block. My guess is we won’t see this happen today. Expect Williams to come out ready to redeem himself and keep the pressure of off Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard.

Texas will want to establish the run so Williams will need to help open up some holes for the running backs. Now that he has gotten his feet wet I expect him to continue to improve each week.