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Daily Round Up: 2018 Will Be A Very Good Year

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Texas is coming back from the dead.

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas State Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Malik Jefferson is back to his old ways and it suits him.

As part of several switches made to the Longhorns' defense, the former No. 1-rated outside linebacker in the country will move back to his natural position. Breckyn Hager, who led UT with 65 tackles in 2016, now will play the "mike" position in Orlando's 3-4 defense.

Herman is pulling in an impressive 2018 recruiting class.

Now, about those new lockers...

As it turns out, the overall cost of those state-of-the-art lockers being installed in the football facility will actually cost $8,700 each — not $10,500 as previously thought. The final figures include $7,200 for the locker structure and $1,500 for the 43-inch television monitor atop each bench and ventilation technology, according to a UT spokesman.

Not too thrilled about the 2017 Big 12’s NFL draft woes? Just wait until next year.

Another hot pick is Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson. ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay unveiled his “way-too-early” 2018 mock on Thursday. He’s listing Jefferson at No. 6 overall.

In case you were wondering, the Big 12’s talent decline is all our fault.

Herman knows the responsibility for getting the Big 12 back into a position of prominence in recruiting and in drafting players into the NFL lies in large part with Texas, and he promised the Longhorns are ready to make a move:

"We're going to get it back to where it belongs really, really quick," he said.

Texas freshman Hendrick Liaw set up the GoFundMe for Harrison Brown and raised $100,000.

Meet Texas WR signee Damion Miller.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Lifetime Longhorn Chad Patmon.