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Texas LB Malik Jefferson, the Big 12 preseason Defensive Player of the Year, was asked to describe where his game is at entering his sophomore year. The word he chose: wiser. He feels all caught up to the speed and pressures of the college game now. Will he get to pass rush more this year? "We'll see," Jefferson said. "You know we like to blitz."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong said he would only share his decision on the Tyrone Swoopes-Shane Buechele quarterback battle with his Texas players. So did he? "No he hasn't," LB Malik Jefferson said. "I saw (Strong said) that. I have no idea as well."

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas' Jerrod Heard moved from QB to WR in practice this month. He's been studying receivers in college and in the pros and says he's going to be an all-purpose "athlete" this season.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB-turned-WR Jerrod Heard offered no hints on the still undecided quarterback battle: "I do not personally know the starter, before y'all even ask me.

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Take Two: Favorite uniforms in the Big 12

Whether your preference is tradition and a classic look or the multiple combos that are all the rage, the Big 12 has unis that suit your fancy.

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Early enrollees expected to start

Texas and Georgia, two of the nation's elite programs, are expected to start true freshman QBs Shane Buechele and Jacob Eason, respectively. Both followed a recent trend of enrolling in January. Maisel: Youth movement

Longhorns are outside looking in again

Texas collected only 12 total points for the preseason AP Top 25, technically ranking 36th. This is the third consecutive season that the Horns didn't make the preseason ranking. That last happened since 1988-90. AP Top 25

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas is dealing with some injuries on the offensive line in fall camp. Starting right tackle Tristan Nickelson (ankle) should be back in practice next week, Charlie Strong said, but starting center Zach Shackelford (ankle) will be out longer and was only "60 percent" today according to his coach. It's possible Texas could start converted DT Jake McMillon at center against the Irish.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Charlie Strong's latest statement on his still-undecided QB battle between Tyrone Swoopes and Shane Buechele: "The decision will be made and the team will know, but I'm not gonna put it out there, because I don't want Notre Dame to know who we're gonna start at quarterback." Strong did add: "I kinda know."

Davante Davis could have huge season

Despite just five starts last season as a freshman, Davis tied for the team lead with seven pass breakups. He also recorded 36 tackles and an interception. Breakout players (Insider)

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Ranking the Big 12 cornerbacks

Heading the list of the Big 12's best cornerbacks is Oklahoma's Jordan Thomas, a lockdown defender who has a knack for turning picks into big plays.

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6dIvan Maisel

Is pingpong the secret to Texas' 2016 season?

Charlie Strong knows team chemistry when he sees it. Intangibles will be a big part of Texas' success, but before coming together on the field, pingpong is bringing the Longhorns together.

Texas likely to lean on two big backs

To take pressure off freshman QB Shane Buechele, first-year offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert is likely to depend a lot on running backs D'Onta Foreman and Chris Warren III. Breakout players (Insider)

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7dJake Trotter

Ranking the Big 12 linebackers

A look at the top five linebackers in the Big 12 heading into the 2016 season.

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8dPhil Steele

CFB's 15 most improved teams for 2016

Last year, Michigan and North Carolina went from losing records to double-digit wins. Who will be this year's biggest movers? A hint: Longhorn Nation should be optimistic.

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Betting lines for top Week 1 games

Notre Dame whipped Texas 38-3 in South Bend last season. But Las Vegas oddsmakers are expecting a much closer game in Austin.

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8dSharon Katz

Three teams that could make a stunning CFP run

Which team could come out of nowhere to make a playoff run? Advanced metrics show why there is reason for optimism at Washington, Nebraska and Texas.

Team Stats

Passing Yards145.9118th
Rushing Yards224.820th
Points For28.867th
Points Against30.3Tied-90th

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