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August 20, 2006
Texas QB competition not the only battle going on
The question has dominated football conversations across the Lone Star State since Vince Young decided to enter the NFL Draft.
McCoy or Snead?
Redshirt freshman Colt McCoy and true freshman Jevan Snead are competing for the opportunity to replace Young, who led Texas to its first national title in 35 years last season. Texas coach Mack Brown hasn't indicated which quarterback will start the Longhorns' Sept. 2 season opener against North Texas.
Any time a defending national champion is trying to decide on a starting quarterback – let alone a replacement for someone as talented as Young – it figures to dominate the preseason headlines.
But the McCoy-Snead competition isn't the only major position battle involving a Top 25 team this summer.
Ohio State is ranked first in the Rivals.com preseason poll, but the Buckeyes must replace nine starters on defense. Notre Dame must decide if a true freshman is ready to start on the offensive line. And quite a few top Pac-10 programs have quarterback issues.
Here's a look at the top 10 position battles involving teams in the Rivals.com preseason Top 25 poll.
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