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2015 Schedule
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2hGerry Hamilton

Freshmen refreshers: 2015 LBs to know

It’s about that time. The first game of the college football season is just three days away. That means plenty of true freshmen will be hitting the national radar for the first time as college players.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Texas coach Charlie Strong named junior Tyrone Swoopes his starting QB on Monday. Strong said he's know that would be the plan for several weeks. "He's won over the team," Strong said. The Longhorns still plans to use backup QB Jerrod Heard at some point against Notre Dame on Saturday.

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20hMax Olson

Big 12 recruiting scorecard

A Kansas running back commit opens some eyes in the season opener on ESPN2; a five-star tight end puts TCU in his list for official visits.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas starting a pair of true freshmen OL, LT Connor Williams and RG Patrick Vahe, is interesting. They get thrown into the fire starting their first game at Notre Dame. LB Malik Jefferson and WR John Burt should make 4 true freshman to start the opener with several on the two deep. Charlie Strong is definitely going with his guys, looks to be a strong Class of 2015

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Monday, Texas unveiled its Week 1 depth chart, which included a pair of true freshman starters on the offensive line in left tackle Connor Williams and right guard Patrick Vahe. Charlie Strong, a former defensive coordinator, acknowledged he expects Notre Dame to come after his QB Tyrone Swoopes early and often Saturday. "If I see two freshman linemen, I'm gonna blitz you."

1dMatt Hinton

Grantland: College Football Cram Session Preview: 2015 Power 5 Conference CliffsNotes

College football is back! If you’ve been too busy to keep pace with our full season preview, or just lost track of time during the most interminable offseason in sports, don’t worry: We’ve got your back. Consider this your conference-by-conference cram session, outlining the least you need to know about the Power 5 leagues to get back up to speed before Thursday's kickoff.

Where does Red River Rivalry rank?

Texas' rivalry with Oklahoma in Dallas made our list of top games in the Big 12, but it isn't ranked as high as you may think. Top Big 12 games

Texas behind rivals in 2016 recruiting

Charlie Strong put together a top-10 recruiting class in 2015, but he's struggling to keep up with in-state foes for 2016 talent.

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4dGerry Hamilton

Freshmen refresher: 2015 OLs to know

Which 2015 offensive line commits are in line for big things this year? Start with Florida's Martez Ivey.

The eyes of Texas are upon him

One Texas OL enrolled last January and is expected to make an instant impact on the field. But when will he play a significant number of snaps for the first time? Find out here (Insider)

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4dBrandon Chatmon

Big 12's Top 10 trap games in 2015

Potential trap games are littered all over the Big 12 schedule in 2015. Here's a look at the biggest trap games of the season.

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5dIvan Maisel

3-point stance: Is Big 12 parity a good thing?

Six teams -- Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU -- have won a least a share of the Big 12 title over the last six seasons.

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5dMax Olson

Five big questions: Texas Longhorns

This week, we're breaking down the five big questions for each Big 12 program entering the season. We continue with theÃ

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5dBrandon Chatmon

Perception isn't reality for Big 12 defenses

The measuring stick for Big 12 defenses, which face more possessions per game than other Power 5 schools, is wrong according to league coaches.

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5dTravis Haney

Top breakout players in 2015: Nos. 30-21

A pair of up-and-coming Pac-12 QBs and exciting playmakers for SEC West contenders headline the breakout players Nos. 30-21.

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Jefferson could make immediate impact

LB Malik Jefferson was the big fish in Charlie Strong's first full recruiting class at Texas. Since he enrolled early in January, he has added 20 pounds. Breakout players: Nos. 30-21 (Insider)

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6dMax Olson

Q&A: Texas Longhorns WR Marcus Johnson

Senior Marcus Johnson, who posted 49 receptions in 2014, expects to see more balls thrown his way from improved quarterback play for the Longhorns.

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