3 takeaways from Texas's first spring scrimmage today

Who won the day for Texas football in the first spring scrimmage?
Arch Manning, Texas football
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David Gbenda, Texas football
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David Gbenda making big plays for the defensive front

Among the standouts for Texas on the defensive side of the ball in the first spring scrimmage today was sixth-year senior linebacker David Gbenda. Texas's most experienced returning linebackers this spring put on a show for the Longhorns defense in this scrimmage, especially in 11-on-11 work.

For starters, Gbenda reportedly was getting good pressure on the quarterbacks in the full 11-on-11 portion of the scrimmage. He and true freshman edge rusher Colin Simmons were the two Texas defenders who had a sack on the afternoon.

Another scrimmage report mentioned that Gbenda "just flies around" the field.

It sounds like Gbenda had the strongest showing of any Texas linebacker in the first spring scrimmage. His play at linebacker was complimented by a strong performance from the edge rushers, specifically redshirt junior Trey Moore and senior Barryn Sorrell.

The award for the defensive MVP of the scrimmage for the 11-on-11 portion could probably go to either Sorrell or Gbenda.