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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has moved another QB to wide receiver. First it was Jerrod Heard, now it's Kai Locksley. The redshirt freshman and former ESPN 300 recruit is playing receiver according to Texas' updated roster. He has potential there, too: Locksley played that position in the Under Armour All-America Game and played well.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB commit Sam Ehlinger, an ESPN 300 recruit, accounted for 314 total yards and 2 TDs on Friday night to lead Austin Westlake to a 32-29 upset of No. 1 ranked Katy in their season opener.

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2016 season preview: Texas Longhorns

Texas coach Charlie Strong has another roster filled with young talent, but needs it to mature in time to hold up against a tough early schedule.

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Evaluating Texas' all-time success

Adam Rittenberg is 35 years old and has lived to see Texas win just one national title. He realizes the long-term history and tradition, but he gave the Longhorns a "9" for a lack of consistency while the sport has been most competitive. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings

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Who are college football's blue-blood programs?

It's a fun-but-complicated question: Who are college football's blue-blood programs? Our writers ranked all 128 and pinpointed the eight schools the sport wouldn't be the same without.

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SEC loaded with hot seat candidates in 2016

Which coaches need wins in the worst way heading into the season? More than a couple of coaches in the SEC find themselves on the hot seat.

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CFB royalty: Why blue bloods matter

Without them, a sport just isn't the same. Why college football blue bloods like Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas and USC make the game what it is.

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Longhorns nominated for Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit picks Texas as his Big 12 sleeper. He also selects OC Sterlin Gilbert as one of the top five impact coordinator hires. Malik Jefferson is named among the top "enforcers" on defense. 2016 Herbies

Longhorns still looking for answer at QB

You'd think it would be easy for Texas of all teams to recruit and develop good quarterback play, but recent history says otherwise. Charlie Strong's job might hinge on getting this QB decision right. Most pressing questions (Insider)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Jerrod Heard making the move from QB to WR (1:01)
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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.

Team Stats

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

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