Texas coaches list tailback D.J. Monroe (5-foot-9, 171 pounds), who has averaged 9.3 yards per carry, as a co-starter with Fozzy Whittaker for Saturday’s game. But Monroe has only seven carries, with six coming last week against UCLA.
Coaches are concerned about overusing Monroe, who struggles in pass protection and is not effective running between the tackles. But they want to get him the ball more often, which triggered his move back to running back after spending fall drills at receiver.
“It was so hard to get him the ball as a receiver,” Brown said. “Now, we can.”
-- Jimmy Burch