Spring position preview: Defensive ends 

February, 8, 2012
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For weeks the constant question surrounding Texas’ defensive ends was about production.

Jackson Jeffcoat had no sacks in the first six games of 2011. Alex Okafor had just two. Those were not the numbers anyone expected from the new Manny Diaz pin-your-ears-back defense. That the pair finished with 15 combines sacks is a testament to the fact that they finally started to understand the defense. Really that Texas finished with 30 sacks, 29th in the country, is testament that they all started to figure it out.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comBecause of depth issues, defensive end Torshiro Davis could find early playing time in 2012.
But the keys were Jeffcoat and Okafor. Texas has to have pressure from one or both for the defense to be good in 2012.
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