Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams (55) and Texas linebacker Cameron Townsend (43) during a spring NCAA college football game, Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Texas can flex its O-line muscle again

Posted July 18th, 2017

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FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday:

Last year, Texas’ offensive line paved the way for a 2,000-yard rusher and a quarterback who nearly threw for 3,000 yards. Will the big boys be as good this fall?

All-American left tackle Connor Williams — who may have been the best player at the Ford Center on Tuesday, Oklahoma State punter Zach Sinor aside — is an asset. Texas might also have strength in numbers; the Longhorns’ primary starters on the right side of the line are gone, but seven returners have combined for 66 starts in their careers.

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Said Williams: “We have a lot of depth and we have a lot of different combinations we can use. There are so many players that can (have) key roles and I hope we’ll use them all.”

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