BYU coaches, players on alert for Texas' trickery

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall doesn't need to play in the Big 12 to know all about the grand tradition that is Texas football.

What concerns him more is the Texas trickery new offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin brought with him from Boise State and the Mountain West Conference.

Right now, Mendenhall can only guess what's coming Saturday against the 24th-ranked Longhorns, especially after hearing the head-scratching TCU coach Gary Patterson endured while gearing up for consecutive bowl games against Harsin and the Broncos.

Texas fans have groaned for years about the "predictability" of former Longhorns coordinator Greg Davis and his playlist of sideline passes and delayed handoffs.

Harsin definitely shook things up in the first game.