Battle For PT Heats Up As Pads Strapped On Premium Story

Robison pushing Smith at MLB
Robison pushing Smith at MLB
By Bill Frisbie

Date: Aug 11, 2003

The snap, crackle, pop heard 'round Denius Monday wasn't the latest breakfast cereal. That's the sound of the Horns donning pads for the first time. It's also the sound of guys waging personal battles for playing time. There is less of a drop-off between first- and second-team players than at any time during Mack Brown's six-year tenure, the UT coach said. That's why the competition is still fast and furious for some starting spots that some thought had been nailed down long ago.

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