Spring position preview: Defensive backs 

February, 10, 2012
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The players like to refer to Texas as DBU (Defensive Back University).

The nickname works only because the defensive backs work as well. Throughout the Mack Brown era at Texas, the Longhorns have been known for putting quality players into the NFL. Following the 2010 season, three players were selected. After the 2012 season, one more will certainly go into the NFL Draft, Kenny Vaccaro, and he could be joined by another, Carrington Byndom.

Kenny Vaccaro
Brendan Maloney/US PresswireKenny Vaccaro (4) will be the ringleader of one of the country's best secondaries.
But for now both are in the fold and should allow Texas to build one of the best secondaries in the Big 12. With their experience and talent, Texas will have the opportunity to give offenses multiple looks and packages. No doubt defensive coordinator Manny Diaz will start working on those packages this spring.

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