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Texas Football Spring Game 2012: What To Watch For

While there's only so much information fans can glean from a nationally televised open scrimmage, it's still the only bit of football Texas fans will have for another four months.

Over at Burnt Orange Nation, Wescott Eberts has a breakdown of what to look for:

Just how free can DJ Monroe be? Time is running out on the speedster finally making a significant impact on the offense and the general perception is starting to swing in the direction of putting the lack of production on his own shoulders instead of on the offensive coordinator.

Can someone who fought the ball in his last stint at receiver improve his concentration to the point of finishing plays? Was it simply his unfamiliarity with having to watch the ball into his hands after taking handoffs for so long or does he just have stone hands?

Other players worth watching include both junior-college transfers, offensive tackle Donald Hawkins, penciled in at left tackle, and defensive tackle Brandon Moore, who is capable of wowing in short bursts, but needs to show some evidence of improved stamina on the field, especially in preparation for Big 12 play, when it may be difficult to substitute for winded players.

The Longhorn Network will have exclusive coverage of the game starting at 2 PM.

For the latest news and notes on Texas football during the long months until football season starts, check out SB Nation Dallas' story stream as well as Burnt Orange Nation and Barking Carnival.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.