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Texas' Monroe finally fulfilling promise

Updated: October 3, 2012, 5:02 PM ET
Associated Press

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By JIM VERTUNO

AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas -- D.J. Monroe touched the ball for the first time as a Texas Longhorn and went 89 yards for a touchdown. That was Sept. 5, 2009.

Since then, coach Mack Brown has spent his weekly press conferences hearing variations of the same question: "Why doesn't D.J. get the ball more?"

The answers were simple: Too inconsistent. Struggled to catch. Crowded backfield. Needed to learn the playbook.

That's ...

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