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.
Texas has one major opening on the offense in spring practice, and receivers Kendall Sanders, Cayleb Jones and Marcus Johnson are stepping up to try to take it.
The practice-time clock is ticking away on Texas' efforts to install a new no-huddle offense. That puts pressure on many a Longhorn to learn and adapt.
With so much change to its offense, it seems Texas should move on to a backup QB who best represents the future: Connor Brewer. But Mack Brown isn't convinced Texas or Brewer is ready, so Case McCoy's role will continue to muddy the waters.
Texas coach Mack Brown has high expectations for the Longhorns in 2013 and, behind quarterback David Ash, thinks his squad is back to competing for national titles.
Adjusting to a new offense along with a high-tempo philosophy will make spring practice especially interesting for Texas' offense.
Like Kenny Vaccaro before him, Quandre Diggs might be playing multiple position in 2013 in hopes of allowing him to make more plays.
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 was more physical with practice drills that pitted starters against each other on each side of the line and coaches turned up the intensity after a lackluster defensive effort against Baylor.
Texas returns to spring practice with two weeks to answer a few key questions.
Texas was down, and the young Longhorns were struggling. Rick Barnes got tough, and in getting Texas to the tournament, might have turned in his best effort.
Big things were expected from Mike Davis after a breakout freshman year. Instead, Davis faced a sophomore slump. Now, focused and more technically sound, Davis is making magic again.
Texas is halfway through its spring practice. Who is standing out and what have we learned?
All the eyes of Texas were upon Conner Brewer as the Longhorns opened spring practice. No two pair was starring more intently than those of David Ash and Case McCoy.
Junior college defensive tackle Brandon Moore has made a big impression on the Texas Longhorns in the first week of spring practice.