If Texas had opened its season Monday, John Harris might have started ahead of Jaxon Shipley at wide receiver.
But will that be the case Saturday, in the Longhorns’ season opener against New Mexico State?
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TEXAS VS. NEW MEXICO STATE
7 p.m. Saturday, LHN, 1300
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A look at the Longhorns’ season-opening depth chart, 2013 vs. 2012:
Quarterback;David Ash, Jr.;David Ash, So.
Backup;Case McCoy, Sr.;Case McCoy, Jr.
Tailback;Johnathan Gray, So.;Joe Bergeron, So.
Backup;Malcolm Brown, Jr.;Malcolm Brown, So.
Fullback;Alex De La Torre, So.;Ryan Roberson, Sr.
Backup;Chet Moss, Jr.;Chet Moss, So.
H-receiver;Daje Johnson, So.;Jaxon Shipley, So.
Backup;Jacorey Warrick, Fr.;Bryant Jackson, So.
Z-receiver;John Harris, Jr.;Marquise Goodwin, Sr.
Backup;Jaxon Shipley, Jr.;D.J. Monroe, Sr.
X-receiver;Mike Davis, Sr.;Mike Davis, Jr.
Backup;Marcus Johnson, So.;Kendall Sanders, Fr.
Tight end;Geoff Swaim, Jr.;D.J. Grant, Sr.
Backup;Greg Daniels, Jr.;Greg Daniels, So.
Left tackle;Donald Hawkins, Sr.;Donald Hawkins, Jr.
Backup;Desmond Harrison, Jr.;Kennedy Estelle, Fr.
Left guard;Trey Hopkins, Sr.;Trey Hopkins, Jr.
Backup;Sedrick Flowers,So.;Sedrick Flowers, Fr.
Center;Dominic Espinosa, Jr.;Dominic Espinosa, So.
Backup;Garrett Porter, Sr.;Garrett Porter, Jr.
Right guard;Mason Walters, Sr.;Mason Walters, Jr.
Backup;Kent Perkins, Fr.;Thomas Ashcraft, Jr.
Right tackle;Josh Cochran, Jr.;Josh Cochran, So.
Backup;Kennedy Estelle, So.;Luke Poehlmann, Sr.
Buck end;Jackson Jeffcoat, Sr.;Jackson Jeffcoat, Jr.
Backup;Shiro Davis, So.;Cedric Reed, So.
Defensive tackle (nose);Malcom Brown, So.;Chris Whaley, Jr.
Backup;Hassan Ridgeway, Fr.;Ashton Dorsey, Jr.
Defensive tackle;Chris Whaley, Sr.;Brandon Moore, Jr.
Backup;Desmond Jackson, Jr.;Desmond Jackson, So.
Strong end;Cedric Reed, Jr.;Alex Okafor, Sr.
Backup;Reggie Wilson, Sr.;Reggie Wilson, Jr.
Strongside linebacker;Peter Jinkens, So.;Demarco Cobbs, Jr.
Backup;Tevin Jackson, Jr.;Tevin Jackson, So.
Middle linebacker;Steve Edmond, Jr.;Steve Edmond, So.
Backup;Dalton Santos, So.;Kendall Thompson, So.
Weakside linebacker;Jordan Hicks, Jr.;Jordan Hicks, So.
Backup;Kendall Thompson, Jr.;Kendall Thompson, So.
Cornerback;Duke Thomas, So.;Quandre Diggs, So.
Backup;Sheroid Evans, Jr.;Duke Thomas, Fr.
Free safety;Mykkele Thompson, Jr.;Kenny Vaccaro, Sr.
Backup;Adrian Colbert, Fr.;Josh Turner, So.
Strong safety;Adrian Phillips, Sr.;Adrian Phillips, Jr.
Backup;Leroy Scott, Jr.;Mykkele Thompson, So.
Nickel back;Quandre Diggs, Jr.;Kenny Vaccaro, Sr.
Backup;Adrian Phillips, Sr.;Quandre Diggs, Jr.
Cornerback;Carrington Byndom, Sr.;Carrington Byndom, Jr.
Backup;Bryson Echols, Fr.;Sheroid Evans, So.
Kicker;Anthony Fera, Sr.;Nick Jordan, Fr.
Backup;Nick Jordan, So.;Nick Rose, Fr.
Punter;Anthony Fera, Sr.;Alex King, Sr.
Backup;Will Russ, Jr.;Will Russ, So.