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Football 2003: What To Look For (Defensively)

Will Tubbs, rest of Horn D, be in playing shape?

Defensively, Texas should be right up there with Oklahoma (whom pigskin pundits predict should all be playing Sundays instead of Saturdays). There is one critical area, however, that could make or break Defensive Coordinator <B>Carl Reese&#146;s </B>unit.

Defensive end. Reese said it’s half the battle this season. Will senior RDE Kalen Thornton be fully recovered from the 2002 injury hampered season that rendered him a shell of the dominating force he was as a sophomore (a team-leading 20 quarterback pressures) and a freshman (The Sporting News first-team Freshman All-American)? A slower-than-expected recovery time from off-season reconstructive...

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