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Texas loses LB Norton for season

Updated: September 21, 2009, 6:24 PM ET
By Tim Griffin | ESPN.com

Texas anointed tailback Tre' Newton as a starter Monday, but for the Longhorns the news was tempered by the loss of a key player on defense.

Coach Mack Brown's decision on Newton for Texas' game Saturday against UTEP came after the redshirt freshman was the featured back Saturday in the second half of a 34-24 victory over Texas Tech.

Newton got the chance to play when starter Vondrell McGee aggravated an ankle injury early in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, an injury ...

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