Longhorns looking to spread out

Five spring storylines for the Texas Longhorns' offense

Updated: February 18, 2013, 11:36 AM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation
AUSTIN, Texas -- Pressed into action and for time, newly anointed Texas play-caller Major Applewhite was only able to install six up-tempo, no-huddle plays before the Valero Alamo Bowl matchup with Oregon State.

After a half of inaction, Applewhite pulled out the plays, not as an ace in the hole, but as a last-ditch, wild-card effort. The move worked -- Texas scored 21 second-half points and wore down a less athletic team -- and gave some hope that the larger shift to a complete no-huddle offense set to take place this spring will work as well.


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