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Daily Round Up: April 3, 2018

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

The Horns are getting awfully thin at running back.

Running back Tristan Houston hyperextended his knee and will need further evaluation, Herman said after Tuesday’s workout.

The position was already thinning thanks to Kyle Porter’s ankle injury, which could sideline him another week and a half. The coaching staff moved linebacker Cameron Townsend over to running back last week, but Townsend suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s scrimmage, too.

Charles Omenihu’s return gives the Texas defense a chance to be one of the better units in the Big 12.

Omenihu’s presence and production could definitely lead to some of those big things the Longhorns do in the second season of the Herman era. After coming to Texas as a natural pass rusher, Omenihu showed last season playing closer to the ball that not only can he provide the splash plays a player of his ilk is expected to (career-high marks in tackles with 28, tackles for loss with seven and sacks with four were set), he was consistently good against the run.

A couple of Texas football coaches got into the Easter spirit.

Texas football’s media department is winning at social media.

Sports Illustrated thinks Poona Ford will out-perform his draft slot.

Pro Football Focus gives Michael Dickson the highest rating they have given in four years of grading punter prospects.

Herman wants draft success to lead to wins in DKR.

“They have set the foundation for the talent level that’s going to be here moving forward,” Herman said. “Now we’ve got to translate that talent and develop it into winning and winning championships.”

Villanova head coach Jay Wright believes the key to winning the national championship is not trying to win the national championship.