Daje Johnson comes out of central casting, sent to the Texas Longhorns with the versatility to help at two distinct positions in the up-tempo, spread offenses now favored by so many college football coaches.
Johnson, the fleet, 5-foot-10-inch, 180-pound sophomore, fits the job description well. His potential has been evident at running back — the position he played at Pflugerville Hendrickson High School — and slot receiver.
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15-TEXAS AT BYU
6 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2, 1300, 98.1
QUESTIONS TO ANSWER
1. Slow start: It took nearly an entire half for the Longhorns to wake up Saturday. Can that happen again as the schedule gets harder?
2. Power running: Tailbacks got their yards, but the power running game wasn’t really there against New Mexico State. Will it emerge?
3. Harder schedule: The Aggies were 1-11 last year and have a new coach and quarterback. How will Texas fare against BYU, which is a substantial step up?