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Charlie Strong Suspends Three Texas Longhorns Players: Daje Johnson, Desmond Harrison, Josh Turner

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Stacy Revere

All three players will miss at least one game.  Quite possibly more.  North Texas can be weathered, but BYU and UCLA? - not so much.  It also remains to be seen what this means for practice reps, depth chart placement and the road forward for each of them.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Charlie Strong suspends 3 players, confirms 5 dismissals as Texas enters fall practice <a href="http://t.co/cifZ0MZmzK">http://t.co/cifZ0MZmzK</a></p>&mdash; Max Olson (@max_olson) <a href="https://twitter.com/max_olson/statuses/496006636843331584">August 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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For Turner, this is certainly an improvement from outright dismissal.  Desmond Harrison was long rumored to be drawing the ire of the new regime and Daje Johnson's natural steady state is suspension.

If you'd like to ponder the full implications of these losses, give this amazing resource a read.  The short answer is that safety might demand a youngster step up or Quandre Diggs explore some cross training, Kent Perkins might want to work on his feet and Donald Catalon/Jacorey Warrick get auditions for Johnson's combo roles.