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Longhorns DT Dorsey to transfer

Posted August 27th, 2013

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The Longhorns announced this morning that senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has decided to transfer.

The brief release from UT:

“Longhorn senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has elected to transfer, head coach Mack Brown confirmed on Tuesday. Dorsey played in 30 career games at Texas, starting six.”

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The timing is odd, obviously, coming just four days before the season opener against New Mexico State. Brown said Monday that Dorsey, who was not listed on the two-deep roster, hadn’t practiced recently because of a calf injury.

The Longhorns still have depth at tackle. Sophomore Malcom Brown and senior Chris Whaley are the starters, while junior Desmond Jackson is a solid backup. Coaches also have high hopes for redshirt freshman Hassan Ridgeway, a converted end.

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