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A 'Major' Improvement

The Longhorns will go into the 2008 season without the fourth-leading rusher in school history, Jamaal Charles, but new Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite likes what he's seen from his running backs in the first few weeks of spring practice, especially in one department: Protecting the football.

"No fumbles. We've been fumble-free," Texas quarterback Colt McCoy proudly announced at the end of Wednesday's scrimmage. According to both McCoy and Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite, no running backs, or McCoy for that matter, have let the ball hit the ground in spring, even after the pads came on and players started 'thudding.' "We've had two scrimmages now and we've been taking...

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