Texas safety Dylan Haines intercepts a pass during first quarter action against Kansas' De'Andre Mann in their Big 12 football game at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX. Saturday night November 7, 2015. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Four Texas seniors headed to Big 12 media day

Texas, TCU leaving quarterbacks at home for Big 12's annual preseason media event

Posted July 6th, 2016

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Texas officials usually let upperclassmen spend time in the spotlight at Big 12 media day, and this year is no exception.

Seniors Caleb Bluiett, Paul Boyette, Dylan Haines and Kent Perkins will all represent the Longhorns along with coach Charlie Strong at the Omni Hotel in Dallas on July 19.

All four will get plenty of questions about UT’s young nucleus, which includes Malik Jefferson, Connor Williams and Patrick Vahe, three players named freshmen All-Americans last season. It’s also likely they’ll get asked about UT’s dynamic running back combination of D’Onta Foreman and Chris Warren III.

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And they’ll get peppered with questions about the quarterback derby. Don’t expect any hard-line stances about Tyrone Swoopes, Jerrod Heard or Shane Buechele, either.

Texas and TCU are the only teams not bringing quarterbacks to the league’s annual preseason media festival.

Baylor will bring only quarterback Seth Russell and cornerback Ryan Reid along with coach Jim Grobe. Oklahoma will bring along two prized local stars — quarterback Baker Mayfield (Lake Travis) and running back Samaje Perine (Pflugerville Hendrickson).

Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas Tech will take the stage the first day on July 18. Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas and West Virginia will participate the following day.

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