Three questions on Wyoming at Texas 

August, 30, 2012
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The Texas quarterbacks have dominated the headlines for the past month -- actually the past 12-plus months -- but there are a few more storylines for the No. 15 Longhorns as they take the field for the first time against Wyoming on Saturday.

With that in mind here are three questions Texas hopes to have answers to by the time Week One is over and Week Two begins.

Who, if anybody, will run the wild formation?

Texas is not as in love with the wild formation as it was a year ago. A lot of that has to do with Fozzy Whittaker being gone. He was extremely adept at being patient and finding the right creases in that set.

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Brendan Maloney/US PresswireTexas tailback Joe Bergeron will likely be the go-to guy for the wild formation in 2012.
After weeks of trying out everybody from Jalen Overstreet to Jeremy Hills, Texas appears as if it has settled on Joe Bergeron to take the direct snap in short-yardage situations and Johnathan Gray to be more of a traditional wild back.

Bergeron brings with him a powerful, straight-ahead running style that is conducive to getting one or two tough yards if he has a full head of steam. He also has enough shimmy in his game that if something opens up he can bust a longer run.

Gray can get to the outside and is a better cutback runner than Bergeron. These two qualities make him perfectly suited to take the direct snap in those longer down-and-distance plays.

But Texas might not rely on the formation as much as it did a year ago. The Longhorns typically used the package in red zone situations. This year there is the thought, at least early on, that Texas must expand its options in the red zone and therefore might shy away from the wild formation at least in the nonconference games.

Can Texas create depth in the offensive line?

Offensive line depth is the largest concern Texas has in 2012. There was the thought hat Sedrick Flowers would step up and he has yet to do that. Remember this was a player Texas was depending on as a true freshman until he suffered an injury and redshirted. Flowers is over the injury but, despite being the top athlete on the offensive line, has not shown that he has what it takes to be a consistent player.

He is not alone in that. Right now Texas only feels comfortable with seven offensive linemen -- Luke Poehlmann and Thomas Ashcraft are the top two subs. That means Texas is going to be looking hard at Garrett Porter and Garrett Greenlea in this first game. Kennedy Estelle, a true freshman, is also going to get work at tackle. Texas has to get Estelle up to speed because he is going to play in Big 12 conference games.

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