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Texas defensive back outlook for 2018: Will any freshmen earn a starting nod?

Texas defensive back outlook for 2018: Will any freshmen earn a starting nod?

This article originally published on Feb. 26. The Longhorns’ secondary made a significant leap in 2017, solidifying the back-end of defensive coordinator Todd Orlando’s pressure-heavy scheme. Led by six interceptions from safety DeShon Elliott, Texas’ last line of defense went from porous to punishing, shutting down opposing passing games en route to the Big 12’s No. 2 defense.There won’t be an easy transition to 2018, however, as the Longhorns lose a pair of key contributors. In their place will be a talented crop of freshmen, but the young talent is still unproven as we approach...

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