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Patti La Belle saw this coming.

NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas’ strongest position is the defensive line.

Look for nose tackle Poona Ford, after a productive spring, to contend for All-Big 12 honors as a senior. Flanking the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Ford are sophomore Malcolm Roach at defensive end and junior Chris Nelson at the other tackle spot, though Charles Omenihu and D'Andre Christmas appear also prepared for meaningful snaps.

Reese Leitao will enroll at Texas after his felony was reduced to a misdemeanor.

“Based on several discussions with people who know Reese well as a person both on and off the field, he’s been a good student, highly regarded teammate and leader among his peers,” Longhorns Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin said in a Tuesday statement. “All indications are that he’s a young man with a history of good character and behavior who made a poor decision.”

We’ve met Charlie Strong, and you sir, are no Charlie Strong. Let’s just say that there is a change in philosophy at Texas. (Here’s your musical accompaniment.)

Herman is getting the band in shape.

Mark your calendar. Here are the kick-off times for six football games next season.

A blast from the past. How about that 1920 football season?

Will Kevin Sumlin keep his job?

Kevin Sumlin has not finished better than fourth in the SEC West since his first season in 2011. The Aggies, despite signing a lot of talent, have lost five games in each of the last three seasons. And Sumlin’s AD has publicly called out A&M’s tendency to collapse late.

There are 94 days to go until the first game.