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Photos: Shaka Smart Is Quite Popular At Texas' Spring Game Today

Football is king at the University of Texas, and the Longhorns are holding their annual spring game today. But the fans in Austin definitely seem to be excited about the direction of the basketball program under newly hired Shaka Smart.

Smart is in attendance at today's spring game, and he's quite the popular figure. Before the action started, he was on the sideline with head football coach Charlie Strong. 

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Smart also stopped by the set of the Longhorn Network's broadcast, took a selfie with a fan and received a warm ovation when he was shown on the Jumbotron.

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— Max Olson (@max_olson)

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Seems like Smart is winning the crowd over early at his new home. That goodwill will only get him so far once the games start though.