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Warren helped Potts understand that a strong, accurate arm isn't all a quarterback needs. He also needs touch. So far this season, Potts has completed 67 percent of his passes (70 of 105).
Will Muschamp, Texas' defensive coordinator, anticipates his secondary will be challenged.
"He's got arm talent," Muschamp said. "He can make all the throws. Arm talent is what jumps out at you on the film."
That talent sat behind Harrell, only the second three-year starter since Leach arrived in 2000. Harrell threw for 5,111 yards last season, becoming the first college player to break the 5,000-yard mark twice.
Texas coach Mack Brown said Leach must be a good salesman.
"They do a great job of convincing quarterbacks to come and sit," he said. "They all have confidence. Mike does a really smart thing. Most of those guys have been in the system for a really long time, so (the offense) doesn't drop off."
Cathy Potts said her son is highly competitive but not "in an obnoxious way." He enjoys golf, hunting and fishing, and in high school played basketball, football and baseball, the latter of which fostered aspirations to play professionally.
It wasn't until his sophomore year that he settled on football.
"There's not anything he doesn't like to do and in most things he does them very well," she said.
And Warren had a word of caution for the Longhorns: "If Texas focuses on revenge then Taylor will have a huge day."
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