The Texas Longhorns now have an entire week of fall camp practices under their belt and there’s been no shortage of raving reviews and questions being answered. While true freshmen like Brandon Jones, Collin Johnson and Jordan Elliot have continued to impress, early enrollee Shane Buechele has essentially emerged as the unspoken starting quarterback, while former starting quarterback has now made his expected transition to wide receiver.
Take a look at some of the sights, sounds and must-hear comments from some of the team’s veteran presences.
"We had a great summer," senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins said. "We had a great spring so we're just ready."
Much of the spring and summer has been focused on bringing an abundance of youth up to speed with yet another grueling schedule ahead; a task Perkins felt was a responsibility.
"Being a senior you can't make mistakes, Perkins said. "You got guys that look up to you, you know? They want to play like you. They want to play better than you."
"All the new guys that are in, they're learning and we're just all trying to get better," senior wide receiver Jacorey Warrick said.
The defense, blessed with talent abound, will have even higher expectations than the O’s, and senior defensive tackle Paul Boyette Jr. feels it’s time for Texas to resurface.
"I've been here five years," Boyette said. I've been through the ups and downs, but I think this year we're gonna make a lot of noise."
Much like Boyette, senior linebacker Tim Cole arrived during Texas’ down years and hasn’t seen much success, but that’s something he plans to change once his final season concludes.
"I'm just trying to make sure I leave this place better than when I found it," Cole said.
"Every day is a grind," Boyette said. "When you come in here, you already know this is The University of Texas and it's a football state."