RS-freshmen safeties Earl Thomas and Christian Scott are listed as co-starters in Texas' initial…
Final Longhorn Scrimmage: Any Questions?
If one thing is keeping Brown awake at night, it's making sure his young safeties grow up in a hurry and that their even younger backups hold their own, starting with pass-happy Florida Atlantic in the season opener. A pair of freshmen (Earl Thomas and one of either Christian Scott, Ben Wells and Blake Gideon) will likely get the starting nods when depth charts are released Monday. The fact that Scott had the biggest hit of the scrimmage will go a long way toward easing Brown's worries. "Christian had a huge hit tonight on a flat pass," Brown commented. "He knocked the guy out. He's real aggressive. He's got a chance to be a really good player." There has been so much focus on the caliber of QBs that Texas will face in the Big 12 that Florida Atlantic QB Rusty Smith has flown under the radar. Smith is a rangy (6-5, 212) pro-style pocket passer that head coach Howard Schnellenberger has actually compared to Dan Marino. Smith is uber-accurate and threw for a Sun Belt record 3,68...
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