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Texas sophomore T Jean Delance announced his intention to transfer.

Delance has been granted his release. Delance obviously came in under Charlie Strong, so you wonder if a transfer to USF is possible. Delance also visited LSU and Michigan during his recruitment.
Aug 16 - 10:06 AM

Texas junior RB Chris Warren III (concussion) practiced without limitation on Tuesday.

Warren initially sustained a concussion on Thursday. He was a limited practice participant on Monday, but assuming there are no lingering issues -- concussions are notoriously difficult to heal from -- he should be good to go for the rest of camp. Injuries have been a bugaboo for Warren throughout his career and Kyle Porter would be the man to step up as starter if Warren goes down for any length of time.
Aug 15 - 1:24 PM

Texas redshirt freshman WR Reggie Hemphill-Mapps sat out Monday's practice with a minor ankle sprain.

Hemphill-Mapps (6'0/173) will probably rest up for the next few days, but this shouldn't be an injury that keeps him out for long. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 255 overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Source: Scout.com
Aug 14 - 4:00 PM

Texas junior RB Chris Warren III (concussion) was a limited practice participant on Monday.

Warren suffered a concussion in practice on Thursday. While he was not a full-go for Monday's practice, he did take part in non-contact drills. There is no current timetable for his return. Kyle Porter would be first in line for starting work if Warren is sidelined into the regular season.
Aug 14 - 12:29 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman indicated that freshman QB Sam Ehlinger has been performing better than sophomore QB Shane Buchele of late.

Ehlinger (6'1/207) has begun to garner more first-team reps due to his recent sharp play. In a perfect universe, Herman would like to redshirt his freshman quarterback for the coming season, but Ehlinger (and by negative degrees, Buechele) might be forcing his hand, here. Rivals ranked the true frosh as the No. 115 overall prospect in the 2017 class. We still think Buechele will ultimately come away reclaiming his starting role, but it's becoming an open question.
Aug 13 - 1:29 PM

Texas junior RB Chris Warren III sustained a concussion in practice on Thursday.

Warren just can't stay out of his own way. He has an extensive injury history to his name, including a PCL injury in his right knee which cost him the final eight games of the 2016 season and a hamstring injury which forced him out of action midway through spring practice. He has also drawn questions as to his work ethic and practice habits. There is no current timetable for his return from the concussion. Kyle Porter has been drawing first-team reps in camp and should continue to do so with Warren out. We'll see if Porter can take the starting job outright. There is certainly opportunity, here.
Aug 12 - 3:58 PM

Of his running back situation, Texas RB coach Stan Drayton said: "We are using a committee of backs... a bell cow hasn't emerged."

Longhorns sophomore RB Kyle Porter has taken the majority of first-team snaps this summer with RB Chris Warren recovering from a torn ACL and a case of the mumps. Porter hasn't yet seized the job. "The one thing about Kyle Porter is that he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes — systematically, he’s sound," Drayton said. "He knows exactly what he’s doing, so with that being said, he’s able to play fast. He’s actually playing faster than anybody in the room because of his knowledge of the system, but he still has a lot of work to do." The Horns are also expected to use true freshman Daniel Young, fellow true freshman Toneil Carter and junior Kirk Johnson this year.
Aug 11 - 12:49 PM

Texas redshirt junior T Elijah Rodriguez is out indefinitely after undergoing right ankle surgery.

Rodriguez suffered the injury on Tuesday after a defender was blocked into his lower half. Apparently Rodriguez had the upper hand on the right tackle job. Now Rodriguez's snaps will go to senior Tristan Nickelson and sophomore Denzel Okafor.
Aug 11 - 9:17 AM

Texas sophomore RB Kyle Porter sat out practice while dealing with a shoulder sprain.

Porter was generating buzz this spring as the school looks to fill in for the ridiculous production D'Onta Foreman and company created last year. However, a new offense could create some challenges.
Aug 9 - 8:14 AM

Syracuse senior TE Kendall Moore transferred to Texas as a graduate in April.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder caught 14 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns during his career at Syracuse. He'll compete for the starting job at Texas this summer.
Source: SB Nation
Aug 3 - 1:49 PM

Texas redshirt sophomore RB Kirk Johnson was unable to practice on Tuesday due to a hamstring injury.

Johnson (5'11/202) previously sat out the spring game while he continued to recover from a torn meniscus he suffered in September. The Longhorns look like they dodged a bullet with the current injury -- it is not believed to be related to his knee injury and HC Tom Herman indicated that the hope is that he will be able to return to practice-action next week. Johnson ranked as Rivals' No. 208 overall prospect for the 2015 cycle coming out of high school.
Aug 1 - 6:55 PM

Texas head coach Tom Herman said he'll name a starting quarterback in about two weeks.

Herman wants a starter installed roughly two weeks before the opener against Maryland on Sept. 2. Incumbent starter sophomore QB Shane Buechele will have to fend off hyped true freshman Sam Ehlinger. Buechele completed 236-of-391 passes (60.4 percent) for 2,958 yards (7.6 per attempt) and a 21/11 TD/INT rate last year. We consider him the heavy favorite to open the season as starter until told otherwise.
Aug 1 - 2:41 PM

Four-star 2018 WR Brennan Eagles committed to Texas.

Eagles, the No. 94 overall prospect in the ESPN 300, chose the Horns over a host of suitors that included Clemson and Oklahoma. ESPN sees Eagles (6'3/214) as a strong slot/possession receiver who could be highly dangerous in the red zone. "He has a long, rangy frame and shows good burst off the line," wrote Tom Luginbill. "He uses his hands well to catch the ball away from his body and does a good job of finding the open window in zone coverages. He has adequate speed, but is not a burner ... He is much better as a jump-ball guy." For those reasons, Luginbill comps Eagles to Texas Tech WR Derrick Willies, another big, rangy receiver with ball skills and body control.
Source: ESPN
Jul 25 - 3:36 PM

Texas T Connor Williams could be the first Longhorns OL drafted since 2008.

Think about that. Texas, one of the most prominent programs in the country and a hot bed for collegiate talent has failed to recruit and develop to the level of even producing a draftable talent. Williams is viewed by many to be the top tackle in the country.
Source: SI.com
Jul 25 - 9:53 AM

Texas received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 CB Jalen Green.

ESPN's Billy Tucker compares Green (6'2/165) to Oklahoma DB Jordan Thomas, writing that "[t]hese Texas natives are similar in size and skill-set, particularly at this same stage coming out of high school. Versatile, rangy athletes with big-play ability around the ball." Green ranks as ESPN's No. 138 overall prospect in the 2018 class. Tucker notes that the Houston native "has the athleticism, instincts and savvy confidence to contribute early for Texas under the new regime in Austin."
Jul 24 - 1:40 PM


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