3 Things We Learned From The Texas Football Spring Game

The Texas Longhorns football program officially ended its spring practice session on Saturday with a wild spring game in front of the always-raucous Longhorns faithful. The Texas side outdistanced the Longhorns side 27-16, but the other than the bragging rights associated with the Texas side's win, Saturday was more about getting a look at the very near future of Longhorns football.

Here’s 3 Things We Learned From The Texas Spring Football Game.

1. The QB Competition Is Too Close To Call

Both Jerrod Heard and Tyrone Swoopes showed flashes of athleticism mixed with some questionable decision-making on this Saturday in Austin. While Heard had a better stat sheet on the day (177 yards, 70% completion rate), Swoopes showed deft footwork and solid accuracy on the run. Nothing is settled yet in the team's quarterback competition, and that's likely to be the case for some time yet.

2. Malik Jefferson Is Going To Break Fools

The five-star freshman linebacker looked like a can't miss superstar on Saturday, posting five tackles, a forced fumble, and a pass defensed. The aforementioned forced fumble was a highlight reel sequence where Jefferson veered off of a blitz and knocked the ball out of Daje Johnson's hands, ultimately leading to an Edwin Freeman scoop-and-score. With so many physical gifts and a great football IQ, Jefferson is primed to make an impact right off the bat.

3. There's Still Work To Be Done In The New Up-Tempo Offensive Scheme

The Texas Longhorns' skill-position players showed signs of life in the team's new up-tempo offense, but there's still plenty of kinks to be worked out for the Longhorns' O to assert itself near the top of the Big 12. Inconsistent quarterback play and some missed assignments on Saturday are signs that it's going to take plenty of reps for the offense to get things down pat.

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