Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman 10/13/12 Texas Longhorns' (6) Quandre Diggs returns a blocked field goal for an score against Oklahoma in the first quarter of the NCAA college football game at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas,TX., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

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Texas’ schedule and speakers set for Big 12 Media Days

Posted July 6th, 2017

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In less than two weeks, Tom Herman will meet the Big 12 media.

On Thursday, the Big 12 revealed which coaches and players will be speaking at the conference’s annual media days. The event will be held at The Star in Frisco from July 17-18.

Texas is set to spend that Tuesday with the media. Representing UT will be Herman, the Longhorns’ first-year coach. Defensive back P.J. Locke III, offensive lineman Connor Williams, linebacker Naashon Hughes and punter Michael Dickson will also appear.

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UT defensive tackle Paul Boyette Jr., left, and defensive end Naashon Hughes on the sideline in the third quarter against TCU at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Friday November 25, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Texas is among five schools that won’t bring a quarterback. The Longhorns chosen to accompany Herman shouldn’t be much of a surprise, though.

Locke’s leadership abilities were championed by Herman throughout the spring and Hughes is among the most-tenured players on the roster. Locke and Hughes were also the first two players that Texas had speak during spring practices. Williams earned All-American honors in 2016, and Dickson was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award.

Like Texas, West Virginia, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State will step into the spotlight on Tuesday.  TCU, Kansas, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Oklahoma will kick off the event on Monday. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph are among the other players slated to speak at the two-day event.

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