Youth will be served: Texas CBs and LBs ready to shine

Kobe Boyce and Jalen Green are being counted on to contribute in big ways for the 2019 Texas football team (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Yes, the Texas defense will be tested by a potent Louisiana Tech attack when the two teams square off Saturday at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to open the 2019 season.

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But the 10th-ranked Longhorns have, according to Texas coach Tom Herman, found a comfort zone in two of the team’s least-experienced units, cornerback and linebacker, in preseason practice. Now it’s just a matter of young players in key positions performing to their abilities when the lights go on for real Saturday.


Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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