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WATCH: Buechele-to-Burt connection is the play of the day

The freshman and sophomore are building quite the rapport.

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The Texas Longhorns are only 16 days away from kickoff and Friday’s practice featured a sweet touch pass from freshman quarterback Shane Buechele to sophomore wide receiver John Burt for a big gain:

The clip is short, but Buechele was in rhythm and put the ball high and on the sideline, where only his wide receiver could catch the pass — Burt was definitely open, but the defender arrived just after the football.

Buechele continues to compete for the starting job with senior Tyrone Swoopes and throws like this to the team’s best wide receiver make a compelling case for him to earn the start against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 4.

And those are the type of vertical routes in Sterlin Gilbert’s offense that Burt loves to run and Gilbert loves to call.