For the first time since before spring break, the Texas Longhorns were back on the practice field on Tuesday for the fourth of 14 practices leading up to the Orange-White game on April 16.
It looked like a rather odd day of experimentation with different lineups -- one picture shows prospective starting left guard Brandon Hodges pulling as walk-on quarterback Skip Holtz hands off to likely second-string running back Chris Warren with starting tight end Caleb Bluiett working at tight end and back-up right tackle Tristan Nickelson at left tackle.
A clip in the above practice video shows senior wide receiver Jacorey Warrick securing a catch over a walk-on defensive back as sophomore PJ Locke, the prospective starter at nickel, comes over from the safety position.
In yet another clip, sophomore Alex Anderson pulls from guard with what otherwise appears to be the starting offense line and junior H-back Andrew Beck, while a walk-on running back gets the carry.
For the offensive line, the emphasis throughout practice appeared to be on Power, with every running clip during the team portion showcasing that play, one that offensive line coach/run game coordinator Matt Mattox wants to build his rushing attack around.
In individual drills, Perkins was able to twice stop the pass rush of junior Fox end Naashon Hughes, while sophomore defensive end Charles Omenihu won a rep against redshirt freshman offensive tackle Garrett Thomas by dipping his shoulder and running the arc nicely. The disruption numbers of Hughes have remained a bit disappointing, but the bigger takeaway is the feet of Perkins, which looked as good as they have since he arrived at Texas in those clips. Hopefully he can stay healthy this season.
Two Texas legends also made an appearance -- former star defensive end Brian Orakpo and former star linebacker Derrick Johnson: