A Look at the Texas Longhorns’ Projected Offensive Starters for 2015 via SportsDayDFW


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In a league in which Baylor, TCU and Texas Tech set the bar with more than 35 touchdowns each through the air, the Longhorns managed just 14.

Texas will try to improve upon that with essentially the same key figures back in coaches Joe Wickline and Shawn Watson and quarterbacks Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard.

Here is a look at the potential starting lineup for the Texas Longhorns’ offense.

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QB – Tyrone Swoopes, Jr.
Head coach Charlie Strong has said that he wouldn’t be opposed to starting a redshirt freshman at quarterback. That would be Jerrod Heard. But considering Texas’ challenging opener in South Bend, experience is likely the tie-breaker between the two candidates.

RB – Johnathan Gray, Sr.
The veteran running back has never put up the kind of numbers he enjoyed as a high school phenom at Aledo, producing only one 100-yard game in 2014. But, with Malcolm Brown out of the way, the chance for him to showcase his talents is in front of him.

WR (Z) – Marcus Johnson, Sr.
A knee injury kept him from showing the kind of progress the Longhorns are looking for in one of the most experienced players at the position. His eight catches in the final six games of 2014 is an example of why play-maker John Harris will be missed.

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