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.
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If you were still waiting on a Week 1 depth chart from your favorite Big 12 team, chances are you got your wish on Monday.
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.
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."
College football is back! If youve been too busy to keep pace with our full season preview, or just lost track of time during the most interminable offseason in sports, dont worry: Weve 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.
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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)
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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