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LENNARD

What are the Longhorns doing?

With QB Andrew Burdick graduated, Lennard welcomes East Bay transfer Fred Porter into the fold. They're also working on a more balanced offense.

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What they're saying about the Longhorns

Coach George Edington "We're much bigger and stronger than we've been in the past and as a coach that's a good thing to see."

Bloomingdale coach John Booth "(The opener with Lennard's) going to be our audition to the county as a new staff and a new direction for our program. And we can't wait for the debut."

QB Fred Porter "I love having these (receivers) to throw to because it gives you a bigger radius to aim at."

QB Fred Porter "I think people are sleeping on us a little, but that's okay."

Friday Night Rewind For the first time in Friday Night Rewind history, we're proclaiming Lennard a bona fide playoff contender.

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A few Longhorns we'll be following on Fridays

RB Tevin AbneyThe junior, who's started since his freshman year and is arguably the fastest Longhorn, is a tough runner who will likely see more touches this season.

DB Greg Doss The junior, a transfer from Tallahassee Godby, is a thickly-built safety whom Edington said will "knock your head off."

DT LeRoy Campbell The 6-foot-1, 260-pound run stuffer is an intelligent player who has gotten better every year.

K/P Brandon Peterson The senior, who will likely handle the kicking and punting duties, has a big leg and will also lineup in the slot on offense.

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Why the Longhorns will make the playoffs

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They lean a little more on the running game. Edington said he expects to run the ball more - and more effectively - with Abney. Lennard also has five receivers over 6 feet that will pose problems in the red zone.

Why the Longhorns may not make the playoffs

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The offensive line struggles like it did last year. It could force Edington's hand to pass more and make a long season for Porter.

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