Texas Football: How Hurry-Up Offense Will Impact the Longhorns' Running Game

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Texas Football: How Hurry-Up Offense Will Impact the Longhorns' Running Game
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How will Johnathan Gray's game be affected by the switch to the up-tempo offense?

There are plenty of reasons to get excited about the Texas Longhorns' switch to the hurry-up offense in 2013, the impact it will have on the running game being chief among them.

After two years of futility, the Longhorns finally have a solution at quarterback. Junior David Ash is coming off of a season in which he threw for 2,699 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Now to get the running game on track. After expending considerable resources over the past three years on running backs and offensive linemen to block for them, the 'Horns still lack the consistently dominant ground they have craved.

Fortunately, the return to an up-tempo attack is a step in the right direction. Texas has three running backs and two other all-purpose hybrids capable of taking full advantage of the space this offense creates.

Add in a quarterback who is willing to chip in on the ground as well, and the product will be the most dangerous rushing attack the 'Horns have boasted since 2007.

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