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One area of the Texas defense that doesn’t generate as much concern is in the secondary, as the Longhorns return some of the best defensive backs in the nation in Curtis Brown and Aaron Williams, surely two more of Duane Akina’s pupils headed to the next level after the season.
Chykie Brown has the NFL body, but never consistently put the pieces together to fill out a solid season. This year appears to be different as things have clicked for the senior.
Blake Gideon is a general on the field going into his third year starting under Muschamp’s defense.
The loss of Earl Thomas to the NFL hurts, but junior Christian Scott and sophomore Kenny Vaccaro will provide the headhunter mentality that Thomas brought with such tenacity and ferocity.
Depth-building freshmen A.J. White, Carrington Byndom and Adrian Phillips should also see time on the field, as the future of the secondary looks very bright.