Texas Football: 5 Ways to Make the Longhorns Offense More Explosive

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Texas Football: 5 Ways to Make the Longhorns Offense More Explosive
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What will Brown do in 2013 to separate his team from the pack?

The Texas Longhorns' move to the up-tempo attack under Major Applewhite has been well-documented and is certainly a move in the right direction. But it will take more than just scheme for this team to get back to its explosive ways.

For example, it has to find  a role for Tyrone Swoopes.

When the Longhorns played for two national championships in four years and were making 10-win seasons look easy, they were innovators. Mack Brown and his staff were one step ahead of the competition while putting their players in the best possible position to succeed.

Whether it came from the loss to Alabama in the national championship or something else, Texas lost that magic touch. Brown began doubting himself and moved away from the system that had brought him and his team so much success.

Now he is hoping a return to that system via Major Applewhite can right the ship. But with half of the Big 12 also running the same system, Brown has to decipher ways to separate his team from the competition. Here are five ways in which he can do just that.

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