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Orange-White Takeaways – 12-6 White

Jordan Whittington (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas’ spring practice is officially over with the conclusion of the Orange-White game. Now, Texas fans will have to wait until September for the next action at DKR, but here are some observations from Saturday’s scrimmage with an eye to the big picture coming later.

Orlando sees bright future for UT’s offense

Todd Orlando (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando addressed questions Tuesday surrounding the defense this spring including utilizing depth to replace injuries, finding eight new starters, and marking new leadership candidates. Orlando addressed all these uncertainties in a press conferences Tuesday, but his comments about the offense he sees every practice were the real attention getters.

Liddell, Hepa making most of increased NIT minutes

Shaka Smart (Will Gallagher/IT)

The NIT isn’t where Texas wants to be.

Playing in the other postseason tournament is not a positive step in the program’s direction. Winning the NIT would be a small positive as it would require a five-game winning streak, but it’s not the achievement the program or the fans want.