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Texas spring game preview: 5 things to watch

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2. Running Back

Whenever you lose a 2,000 yard rusher at running back, there will be some big shoes to fill. That’s exactly what Texas will have to do this season after losing Doak Walker Award winning running back (Nation’s top running back), D’Onta Foreman. Junior Chris Warren looks to be the feature back in 2017 but there is only one problem with that. In his first two seasons as a Longhorn, Warren has yet to stay fully healthy for an entire season or even half of one for that matter. The 6’3 250 pound back has only suited up in 12 of 24 games spanning over the 2015-2016 seasons. He currently is dealing with a hamstring issue and will be out for the rest of the spring. There is no doubt he is a talented (Averaged 5.9 yards per carry in 2016), powerful runner but with durability issues, Texas will need some other guys to step up big this fall.

The question is who will step up as the No. 2 running back? Will it be sophomore Kyle Porter who coaches have raved about this spring? Or will it be true freshman early enrollee speedster Toneil Carter? It looks like Toneil Carter and Tristian Houston will have to show their stuff during the Texas spring game on Saturday because 2nd string running back Kyle Porter is out with an ankle issue.

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