By Steve Habel/Senior Editor
The Texas Longhorns will rely heavily on players recruited by second-year coach Charlie Strong when they open their season Saturday at 11th-ranked Notre Dame, including seven who never have taken a snap in a college game.
Talk about baptism under fire. (Continue reading below.)
(Continued from above.) The Longhorns’ first two-deep depth chart lists five true freshmen (WR John Burt, OT Connor Williams, RG Patrick Vahe, MLB Malik Jefferson and punter Michael Dickson) and two redshirt freshmen (WLB Edwin Freeman and CB John Bonney) as starters. Four other starters — WR Armanti Foreman, TE Andrew Beck, DT Poona Ford and FS Jason Hall — are sophomores who played as true freshman last season.
That’s 11 spots out of the 24