OFFENSE: Ahmard Hall-FB, Brian Carter-WR, David Thomas-TE, Jonathan Scott-OT, Will Allen-OG, David Pino-K, Vince Young-QB (NFL)
DEFENSE: Larry Dibbles-DT, Rodrique Wright-DT, Aaron Harris-MLB, Cedric Griffin-CB, Michael Huff-SS, Richmond McGee-P
Offensive Backfield

Vince Young! Say no more. Freshman speedster Jamaal Charles along with a deep set of veterans on the RB depth chart provide another year of Austin fireworks.

Kicking Game

Not the worst problem to have. Both a kicker and punter have to be found. Some big names depart on defense including Wright, Harris, Griffin and Huff.

QB Vince Young
FS Michael Griffin

* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2006 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
Returning Starters/
Key Players
QB .. ..
FB .. ..
RB Selvin Young-Sr Jamaal Charles-So / Ramonce Taylor-Jr
WR Limas Sweed-Jr Quan Cosby-So
WR Billy Pittman-Jr Nate Jones-Jr
TE Neale Tweedie-Sr ..
OT .. ..
OG Kasey Studdard-Sr ..
C Lyle Sendlein-Sr ..
OG .. ..
OT Justin Blalock-Sr ..
K .. ..
DE Brian Robison-Sr Brian Orakpo-So
DT Frank Okam-Jr ..
DT .. ..
DE Tim Crowder-Sr ..
SLB Robert Killebrew-Jr Drew Kelson-Jr
MLB .. ..
WLB Rashad Bobino-So ..
CB Aaron Ross-Sr ..
CB Tarell Brown-Sr ..
SS .. ..
FS Michael Griffin-Sr Marcus Griffin-Jr
P .. ..

With four-straight years of top 20 recruiting efforts (top recruiting class in 2002), there looks to be plenty of diamonds in the Longhorn rough for another successful campaign. Well, that and the fact that Vince Young and many others have pledged to return for their senior years. Any arguments concerning Texas football eventually come back to Young, who appears to a “man amongst boys” as he rifles through defenses and zeros in on the Heisman. Young touches every snap, meaning his dual-threat ability has to be marked play-by-play, with defenders unable to relax into any kind of flow. Next to Young are too many qualified runners - Texas’ ground dimensions have been procured well by coach Mack Brown in case of any injuries. Up against Kansas (which was, at the time, leading the nation in run stuffing), Brown employed four different rushers. Three are currently underclassmen, and all got at least 60+ yards. Superior senior linemen will anchor newbies (LT, RG) on the offensive side, so, all-in-all, the ground game is amply covered. The only marginal hole on offense is at TE with top receiver David Thomas leaving. Replacements are either blockers or snarlers, but few truly developed in both, like Thomas. Opening up the middle might not happen as easily. Defensively, LB Aaron Harris vacating the middle should not be a big deal with Robert Killebrew shifting over from his present-outside spot. Robison, Okam & Co. all return as starters again on the DL, making their way into an opponent’s backfield at will for equal disruptions of both pass and run. Holes in their secondary look impacting, but depth there, too, means little drop off in any defensive dimension. Ohio State early makes for some “heated” fun in Austin, so advantage Longhorns there. Unless Oklahoma surges back, Texas looks good for at least the conference title game, let alone the Fiesta (BCS title). Again, they’re burning bright…



9-2 North Texas
9-9 Ohio State
9-16 Rice @Reliant Stadium - Houston
9-23 Iowa State
9-30 Sam Houston State
10-7 Oklahoma @Dallas, TX
10-14 Baylor
10-21 @ Nebraska
10-28 @ Texas Tech
11-4 Oklahoma State
11-11 @ Kansas State
11-24 Texas A&M