Spring position review: Tight end 

February, 14, 2012
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After listening to Mack Brown prattle on about the lack of tight ends and how maybe Reggie Wilson or Chris Whaley or Caleb Bluiett or Malcom Brown or Dalton Santos or any of a handful of other defensive players could be moved to that position, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz had to speak up.

“Are we going to play 12 tight ends?” the Texas defensive coordinator said. “Every time you all mention something, every player on defense now is going to be a tight end.”

Diaz might have been exaggerating, but Texas is searching high, low and on the other side of the ball for a tight end. It has not yet found anyone to fill the position that really has statistically been a non-factor since Jermichael Finley left following the 2007 season.
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