The Texas Longhorns hold their annual Orange-White scrimmage this afternoon, and as a preview of sorts to their new sports channel agreement, ESPN will televise. This should be interesting, as Texas tries to rebound from a ridiculous 5-7 season. We'll get a first glimpse of the Longhorns' new offense, led by Major Applewhite and former Boise offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin, and the new defense, led by former Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. As Peter Bean notes, the scrimmage should be more telling on the defensive side, though there should be at least a basic feel for the look of the offense.
Laken Litman offers a few high points to follow, including the four-way QB competition (Garrett Gilbert, Connor Wood, David Ash, and Colt's little brother Case McCoy), Malcolm Williams lining up at H-back, and those competing at running back and defensive tackle. The defensive secondary will also be closely watched, as Texas tries to replace another batch of NFL DBs, and Harsin will be looking for playmakers at receiver.
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