The running back depth chart is much more confidence inspiring this offseason than it was in each of the last three years.
It is go time for the Texas football program as the mandatory summer workouts are starting to wind down into fall/training camp with just over one month until kick off of the 2020 season. Texas opens up the 2020 season on Sep. 5 at home against the South Florida Bulls. And they will get at least a few weeks of a training camp of sorts before the season officially kicks off.
The good news is that the Longhorns recently discovered that there are currently zero active cases of positive tests for the novel coronavirus. As long as that holds to form, the Longhorns will be able to move smoothly into the next phase of the offseason to ramp up for the start of the 2020 season without much worry about the containment of COVID-19.
That was definitely not the case for the Longhorns once they began voluntary summer workouts, when the football players first returned to campus back in June. Texas had more than a dozen confirmed positive COVID-19 cases at one point last month.
With all of that in mind, Texas can finally focus more heavily of what lies ahead for this fall. The true leaders for the Longhorns on each side of the ball are going to have to step up in a difficult spot. But head coach Tom Herman will have to put the most weight on the positions that are already in the best spot to succeed this fall.
One of the position groups that really is in a spot to rise to the occasion this year is running back. Texas added a nice 2020 signing class at the position, and brings back a good amount of talent there as is.
Here’s a look at how the running back depth chart could shape out during the preseason.