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5-7, 6th in Big 12
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1dMax Olson

Spring position battle: Texas wide receivers

The Longhorns never developed a true No. 1 receiver in 2016, so the chance is there to impress the new coaches and become the go-to guy this fall.

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Texas safety John Bonney after three spring practices and three straight seven-loss seasons: "I think we need to prove to this staff that we don't have a bunch of 5-7 guys. We need to prove to them we have very good athletes and very good football players."

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Texas coach Tom Herman on pursuing a grad transfer at quarterback (LSU's Brandon Harris) even though he has promising young QBs Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger: "We gotta win. Lost seven games three straight years around here. If a grad transfer is better than those two and can beat them out, then we'll worry about their growth next spring." Herman said his QBs understand the situation and need for competition.

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Texas QB Matthew Merrick has decided to leave the program and focus on academics. The third-year sophomore was the Longhorns' No. 3 QB this spring. We'll see if that means Jerrod Heard moves back from WR to QB in practice today. Texas is also pursuing LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris.

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7dJake Trotter

Ranking the Big 12's offensive triplets

In Mason Rudolph, Justice Hill and James Washington, Oklahoma State appears to have the Big 12's top quarterback-running back-wide receiver trio.

Young reflects on NFL experience (2:01)
Vince Young always wanted to play football again (0:40)

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Texas safety Jason Hall sustained a "significant" hamstring injury and will miss the rest of spring practice, coach Tom Herman said. Hall was seen walking on crutches after Texas' second spring practice. Herman thinks he'll be OK to play this season.

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14dMax Olson

Big 12 roundtable: Early spring impressions

There have been some intriguing developments already in the Big 12 this spring, including a wide-open quarterback competition at Texas.

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Tom Herman had to pause his first spring practice and address his Texas team after they failed to follow instructions on a warmup drill. "What I said to them is everything matters," Herman said. "We were not going to end the stretch period until every single person on the team did their sprints perfectly right."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas true freshman QB Sam Ehlinger made his debut today at his first spring practice with the program. He appeared to take the No. 2 reps behind Shane Buechele.

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New coach Tom Herman at his first Texas practice. He did some yelling today.

Herman not afraid to push his players buttons (2:24)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas coach Tom Herman wants Jerrod Heard to focus on playing wide receiver and he won't be in the mix for No. 3 QB during spring. Heard was the Longhorns' starting QB in 2015 before moving to receiver last year.