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DEs Look to Give Texas the Edge

'Quick' ends Tim Crowder and Brian Orakpo were on tap following Thursday's practice to assess what the DEs are doing these days to live up to their considerable hype this season.

You can't spell 'defense' without your DEs. And the strength of Texas' defensive front, shaping up as the program's finest in a quarter-century, are its DEs. This much is certain: Texas is more loaded at DE than it has ever been during coach Mack Brown's nine-year tenure. "We still have a lot to work on, but we're way ahead of last year's schedule," Tim Crowder told Inside Texas. "We still are... Recommended Stories