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Smith, Robison Stake Claim At Linebacker

Smith, Robison 'separated' from other young LBs

No small part of the unfinished business for Texas coaches during the final week of spring drills is to solidify the depth chart at linebacker, an area loaded with young but untested talent.

You know that Butkus Award semifinalist Derrick Johnson will anchor the unit. Last season’s leading tackler Reed Boyd, noticeably leaner and faster, will also be a mainstay. For now, Garnet Smith and Brian Robison have separated themselves from "all those other kids" for coveted playing time, defensive coordinator Carl Reese said Tuesday. "I’m pleased with Garnet," Reese said. "I think he’s done...

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