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Texas' All-American sprinter on the move ... to RB

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08:37 AM ET 03.21 | Whether D.J. Monroe buys it, Mack Brown is convinced it makes sense to move Monroe from tailback to wide receiver. Brown said Tuesday that the senior, who has spent his career at tailback, has been logging spring practice time at receiver. It's a logical move to Brown because Texas is building quality depth at tailback, and the explosiveness of the 175-pound Monroe can best be used at receiver, although he is not regarded as a consistently reliable pass-catcher. ... But Brown noted that Monroe, an All-America sprinter on the Longhorns' track team who has always been a tailback in football, is still struggling to embrace the new assignment. "When you first tell a guy, 'We need you to do this,' they don't like it much," Brown said.

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March 21, 2012  08:58 AM ET

WTFJJ?? Article tltle says he's on the move to running back, but the whole article talks about him moving to WR......

Quality journalism, right there........

March 21, 2012  09:07 AM ET

"...although he is not regarded as a consistently reliable pass-catcher" Fast and no hands. Better get some of this stuff ready.

March 21, 2012  09:12 AM ET

He's a change-of-pace back. Sending him on the field in player "package" hasn't fooled anyone in 3 years. Move him.

March 21, 2012  09:12 AM ET

He's a change-of-pace back. Sending him on the field in player "package" hasn't fooled anyone in 3 years. Move him.

March 21, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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"...although he is not regarded as a consistently reliable pass-catcher" Fast and no hands. Better get some of this stuff ready.

Lol.

March 21, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Bring out the Krakin.

March 21, 2012  09:22 AM ET

Bring out the Krakin.

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March 21, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Where's the good ol' "stickum" when ya need it - huh? It has Fred Biletnikoff's ringing endorsement! LOL

Fred Biletnikoff? Now I know you're old Corp. You've been playing possum!

March 21, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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wait, what? You mean you knew they were running a _______ when he got on the field? Who'd have thought it.

They did the same thing with Cody Johnson. He came in with other players in a "package" that didn't fool the defense. Starting Whitaker instead of Johnson vs. Missouri was just mind-numbing ... and costly.

March 21, 2012  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

wait, what? You mean you knew they were running a ______ when he got on the field? Who'd have thought it.

They did the same thing with Cody Johnson. He came in with other players in a "package" that didn't fool the defense. Starting Whitaker instead of Johnson vs. Missouri was just mind-numbing ... and costly.

March 21, 2012  10:02 AM ET

fast, and questionable hands...prelude to ultimate move to secondary?

March 21, 2012  10:04 AM ET

can this site get any clunkier and slower?

March 21, 2012  10:07 AM ET

Sounds to me like Mack has the next Renaldo Nehemiah on his hands....good luck with that

March 21, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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fast, and questionable hands...prelude to ultimate move to secondary?

and if he doesn't like it, greyshirt him....

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