UT coach Mack Brown said coaches will wait until about the seventh week of the season to make final determinations on which freshmen will redshirt this season. He said defensive ends Shiro Davis and Bryce Cottrell could play during the Big 12 season because of the pressure the Longhorns want to put on quarterbacks in the pass-happy Big 12.
"We're going to see teams throw it 50 to 70 times a game," Brown told the newspaper. "Will you have enough pass rushers down the road?"
WALSH NOT PLAYING FAVORITES
The natural quarterback-receiver chemistry between Walsh and Josh Stewart, high school teammates with a close enough relationship to consider themselves brothers, was evident against Louisiana-Lafayette. They hooked up seven times for 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Walsh insists he's not playing favorites out there, though.
“We don't have that on this team,” Walsh said. “We all have great relationships. We all know that (all the quarterbacks) have to make our reads and progressions.”
Blake Jackson actually led OSU with 112 receiving yards on five catches against the Ragin' Cajuns. Eight other Cowboys caught at least one pass.