UT Football Orange vs. White Spring Game. By: Monica Mott

 

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PC: Tadia Franko

It’s that time of year again! Texas football is well underway and we caught up with our favorite team at this year’s Orange vs. White game!

The Orange vs. White game is a scrimmage that happens every year. The entire Longhorn football team gets split into two teams, orange (defense) and white (offense), and then they play each other. It is a free event and a lot of the capital city turns out for it. From college students, to young kids, and even celebrities, this is one scrimmage you don’t want to miss!

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Vince Young covering the Orange vs. White game. PC: Monica Mott

This year’s Orange vs. White game had a lot of moving parts and exciting changes to Texas Longhorn Football. One of the biggest being this was our first shot at seeing what our new couch, Tom Herman had in store for us this fall. After a hard goodbye to our beloved Coach Charlie Strong, it was good to see a promising future for the Longhorns. Coach Herman has taken what some would say a militaristic approach to turning the football program around. Whether you are a fan of this technique or not, it was hard to argue that it’s not working. There were many strong displays of a promising future for the Texas Longhorns. Many of players have expressed their excitement for the new coach and what he can do for them.

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Sam Ehlinger (#11) in QB position

Also, a new addition to the team is freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger (#11). Fresh out of Westlake high, this rookie was clear that he came to play. We can feel some big plays coming from this guy!

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D’Onta Foreman signing autographs for fans. PC: Monica Mott
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D’Onta Foreman taking pictures with fans

With new talent comes the passing of veteran talent. Seasoned favorites Tyrone Swoops and D’Onta Foreman declared for the NFL draft this year. They were crucial members of the Texas Longhorn football team and lucky for us, they were signing autographs and taking pictures at the Orange vs. White game.

Update: D’Onta Foreman was drafted as the overall 89th pick to the Houston Texans, and Tyrone Swoops was picked up as a free agent by the Seattle Seahawks.

In the end, the Orange team proved victorious. We can’t sleep on this new and improved Texas defense. Although there were many impressive moves made this game, we know Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are just getting started and we look forward to seeing what this season has in store!

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