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Texas Football: 3 Changes Shawn Watson Will Bring to the Offense in 2014
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How will Shawn Watson's West Coast roots fit with Texas' offensive attack in 2014?

Just like his boss, Charlie Strong, it's clear what Joe Wickline brings to the table as offensive coordinator. His group will play fast, and his front line is going to be one of the most well-coached units in the country.

Shawn Watson's role is a little less clear. In addition to coaching the quarterbacks, Louisville's former offensive coordinator is listed as the assistant head coach for offense. Whatever that means.

The mystery doesn't stop there. Watson is known for coaching a slow-moving West Coast offense, while Wickline prefers the lightning pace he ran at Oklahoma State, an attack Watson struggled to mesh with in his time at Nebraska.

The degree to which Watson's style will actually be incorporated remains to be seen, but there are certain areas where his expertise will be a major factor. First off, the quarterback position will produce at a much more efficient level and allow for more offensive balance. And he will finally lead to a tight end sighting.

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