It will be months before Texas puts out a depth chart. Since no one wants to wait that long, Carter Strickland helps fans out with an early look at the Longhorns offense.
The first test is at 6 a.m today. That's when Texas coaches will find out who did what during the 10-day break and who is capable of doing what during the next seven practices.
As the Texas Longhorns take a weeklong break in the middle of spring practice, here's an update on position battles.
This spring the Longhorns will pick up the pace, and their uptempo offense will have the advantage of upperclassmen learning it gradually in the offseason.
Major Applewhite gave Texas fans a taste of the spread in the Valero Alamo Bowl. How will it look going forward? Here are five spring storylines for the Longhorns.
Adjusting to a new offense along with a high-tempo philosophy will make spring practice especially interesting for Texas' offense.
Even though Mack Brown likes to say all positions are up for grabs, most current Longhorns players have a firm grasp of the future.
While the Texas Longhorns did many things better on offense in 2012, inconsistencies and problems from 2011 returned and derailed the unit's development.
Texas has a stable of outstanding running backs, which is one of the reasons why Malcolm Brown is struggling to get carries since returning from injury.
Texas' ills aren't gone, but a dominant win over Iowa State and recent improvements have renewed a since of hope for the Longhorns.
Texas has ridden a diverse offense to 107 points its past two games, giving it the necessary firepower to deal with West Virginia this Saturday.
Did Texas QB David Ash light the stat book on fire against Wyoming? No, but he moved the chains, protected the ball and, most importantly, got a win.
Texas' desire to open up its passing attack was tabeled in its opening-game win over Wyoming, which saw the Longhorns rely on a powerful running game.
The Texas Longhorns can make a three-RB system work. And they can follow the model set by previous BCS teams
Texas played 18 freshmen in 2011. The Longhorns might not use that many in 2012, but these five players almost certainly will make an impact.
Getting the ball will be tricky for Texas playmakers, especially with the addition of prep legend Johnathan Gray. Gray is staying humble and the others are putting egos aside in the offense.