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Akina: 'We're Going to be a Good Secondary'

The 2006 season was the best of times and worst of times for the Texas defense, posting the second-best run defense (61.2 ypg) and worst pass defense (236.2 ypg) in program history. But Co-Defensive Coordinator Duane Akina is convinced the Longhorn secondary will be significantly improved in 2007.

Texas is halfway through spring drills, but Akina believes a wide-open race for playing-time is bringing out the best in his young DBs. "We're going to be a good secondary for a couple of reasons," Akina said. "There's tremendous competition, so the guys that have had reps prosper. There's been tremendous focus. They know that this is their opportunity. The experienced guys look behind them...