SCIPIO TEX: Fall Camp is going to shake out a number of position battles, the most important of which will be three starting spots on the Texas offensive line. Both guard spots and right tackle. Additionally, Herb Hand will be looking for his third tackle and third interior OL off of the bench. The Longhorn coaches don't know how it will shake out yet, but are generally optimistic about the end product, which is a source of consternation for some fans who prefer the certainty of a marginal starter to open-ended position battles that may not fully resolve until early September.
Through the two-pronged attack of selling academics and letting Herb Hand do his thing, Texas did a great job positioning itself with the 6-foot-6, 315-pounder. Landing his youth football quarterback, Jalen Milroe, was enough to put UT over the top.
Replacing starters along the offensive line is never an easy task, but the addition of Georgia Tech grad transfer Parker Braun to a competition between several players who have seen game action in the trenches has concern levels about the first offensive line lower than other positions.
In spring of 2018, Calvin Anderson still believed in his dream of going to the NFL. Anderson started 36 straight games for the Rice Owls at left tackle. He could have taken his chances and entered the 2018 NFL Draft out of Rice. He had one more year of eligibility, and wanted to use it to improve his draft stock on a bigger stage.
The nation's top three rated 2019 class wasn't quite finished yet. Texas decided to offer Iowa Western CC offensive lineman Willie Tyler at the end of February. UT became the easy choice for Tyler among interest from Louisiana Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Miami, as he verbally pledged to the Longhorns today.