Texas Football: Breaking Down the Longhorns' Backfield Battle for Playing Time

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Texas Football: Breaking Down the Longhorns' Backfield Battle for Playing Time
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It has been a rocky road for the Texas Longhorns since Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley departed for the NFL.

Quarterback play has been inconsistent at best, leading to a heavier load placed on the running game and the defense.

Needless to say, the 'Horns have not exactly been in the national championship picture.

With the No. 2 recruiting class in the nation enrolling by fall, the Longhorns certainly have the pieces to get back on the right track.

Next to the quarterback battle between Case McCoy and David Ash, the battle for playing time between the variety of running backs may be the most interesting before the Longhorns open their 2012 schedule at home against Wyoming on Sept. 1.

There are several players to choose from, but whom exactly will Mack Brown put his confidence in by fall?

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