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Half Of UT's Freshmen Could Lose Their 'Shirts

When Texas coaches release depth charts Monday as part of game week preparation, it will include names of freshmen expected to contribute this season. This year’s bunch has been a pleasant surprise, spotted with playmakers that will not only see action in 2003 but will also take snaps in the August 31 season opener against New Mexico State. The following is an overview of the youngsters who we project will lose their shirts this season.

Bear in mind, nothing is official until Monday’s press luncheon at DKR. And head coach Mack Brown has been more reticent than in recent years to discuss freshmen Longhorns. "I’ve learned that as soon as you start talking about one," Brown said, "they’ve left the next day because they’re homesick or something." But all indications are that at least 10 of the 19 newbies will take the field this...

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