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Saturday was a good day for first impressions

Plenty of offseason attention on the Longhorns went to fourth-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger, fourth-year offensive linemen Sam Cosmi and Derek Kerstetter, and fourth-year head coach Tom Herman. Saturday night’s 59-3 win for the Longhorns over UTEP wasn’t just a time for established veterans to show off. Several members of the program took the opportunity to make strong impressions on Campbell-Williams Field.
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Gameplan: Mike Yurcich and big personnel

The early reports from voluntary 7-on-7 portions of practice at Texas included the news that the offense is mixing in more reps with four receivers on the field, or 10 personnel. That has potentially big ramifications for the season, perhaps the biggest being an indication that new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich has freedom to package the offense as he prefers.
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Gameplan: Finding a bell cow receiver

Tom Herman runs a “bell cow” offense at Texas. That’s a common trait for pro-style offenses of all varieties, including the pro-spread vision guiding the Longhorns. Most people understand the idea of a “bell cow” running back like Ricky Williams or Cedric Benson that get 250+ touches over the course of a season, but that kind of back is fairly rare these days.