The annual Orange-White Spring game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium returns today, giving the Burnt Orange Nation its first showing of the 2016-17 Texas Longhorns. It could go without saying that there's no shortage of enticing storylines with unclear endings to watch.
Will senior Tyrone Swoopes finally prove to be the answer Texas' offense so desperately needs, or will early enrollee Shane Buechele overcome the physicality concerns and orchestrate Sterlin Gilbert's ‘veer and shoot' offense more masterfully than his predecessors? Early enrollee wide receiver Collin Johnson has already consistently displayed flashes of being the next great Longhorns wide receiver, but who will join Johnson and sophomore John Burt as reliable aerial options? With unanswered questions in the trenches, both offensively and defensively, can either side flash dominant potential? Can the current crop in the secondary restore the ball-hawking prowess that made Texas DBU years ago?
There's seemingly endless storylines to be addressed today, even if just briefly. What are you looking for these new-look Longhorns to display with much of the spring's work now in the books?
Admission is free for both the Fan Fest and the Orange-White game, with Fan Fest beginning at 11:00 a.m. and the spring game kicking off at 1:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. For more information, check out TexasSports.com.
How to Watch
TV: Longhorn Network
Radio: 104.9 FM The Horn
Online Streaming: WatchESPN
Weather: 72 degrees, 50% chance of rain