3 possible Texas position changes to watch in spring ball

Texas football has multiple position battles that will be intriguing to watch this spring.

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The long-awaited countdown to the start of spring practice for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian is now just a few days. March 19 is the date circled on Texas's calendar for the start of spring ball.

Texas football players who could switch positions in spring ball

As of the writing of this article on March 15, the Longhorns are still on Spring Break. But Texas has a quick turnaround to start spring practice on Tuesday morning next week.

Per Inside Texas, the team reports back for the start of spring camp on the night of March 17 (Sunday). An intro workout on March 18 leads into the first spring practice on March 19.

There is much to do for Sarkisian and the Longhorns staff this spring to prepare for their first year of competition in the SEC this upcoming season. Texas has nearly two-dozen new additions to the program that are on campus for the spring semester to compete in drills and the Orange-White Game on April 20.

Something to possibly look forward to for the Longhorns this spring is necessary position changes to get the two-deep situated on both sides of the ball. Texas has a plethora of depth and talent at the majority of position groups on each side of the ball, which affords this staff the ability to cross-train and try different players at key spots that might need help this spring.

Here are three possible position changes to watch for the Longhorns during spring practice.

Cameron Williams

Possible position change: OT to IOL

There will be a legitimate battle for the first-team right tackle reps in spring practice. OL coach/OC Kyle Flood and the Longhorns are looking to replace super senior starting right tackle Christian Jones who exhausted his eligibility this offseason.

The offensive linemen who will be competing for the starting job at right tackle this spring are redshirt sophomore Cameron Williams, redshirt freshman Trevor Goosby, true freshman Brandon Baker, and potentially senior Hayden Conner.

As usual, Flood is looking for the best combination of five starting offensive linemen he can find entering the SEC this upcoming season. Right tackle will be a critical spot for Texas to find a reliable replacement for Jones to start opposite junior Kelvin Banks Jr.

Williams is reportedly the likely starter at right tackle with the first-team offensive line entering spring practice next week. But multiple young players could be working to eat into some of Williams' first-team reps at offensive tackle this spring.

There is also the chance that Williams slides inside to play guard if one of the younger offensive tackles emerges as the best player at the right tackle spot. Williams has shown in practice in the last couple of years that he can handle the responsibilities of blocking along the interior of the line.

Another possibility here is that Conner kicks out to right tackle and Williams slides inside. I don't know how likely that is at this point since Williams has made some real progress at offensive tackle since fall camp last preseason.