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Texas sophomore RB Kyle Porter (chest) is doubtful for Saturday's game against Oklahoma State.

Porter was held to just three carries against Oklahoma last week, in part due to the injury and in part to ineffectiveness. For the year, he's averaging just 2.9 yards per carry, and he hasn't gone over 40 yards in his last four games. Chris Warren remains the starter for the Longhorns.
Oct 19 - 10:01 PM

Texas junior T Connor Williams was seeing his draft stock slide before the injury to his left knee, according to NFL Media Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein.

Williams (6'6/320) started the year as the top offensive lineman on many draft analyst's -- and teams -- boards, but his stock has dropped not only due to the injury, but poor play. "When I studied his tape from this season, he didn't look like the same guy. His pass sets were off balance, he didn't look as quick laterally and he performed below his lofty standards in pass protection," Zierlein said. There's time for Williams to regain his preseason stock, but right now, he looks more like a late first-round pick than a player that would go in the first dozen picks.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 19 - 8:57 PM

Texas received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 CB D'Shawn Jamison.

Texas beat out fellow finalists Oregon and TCU for the pledge. Jamison (5'10/174) has all the athleticism you want in a corner, having been laser-timed at 4.48 seconds in the 40-yard dash and recorded with a 37-inch vertical jump. Scout.com's Brian Dohn notes that the Houston native is "an aggressive defensive back prospect who pairs cornerback size with safety mentality." He writes that Jamison possesses "[e]xcellent closing speed in downhill pursuit as well as chase-and-tackle situations." Scout ranks him as the No. 108 overall prospect in the 2018 class.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 15 - 1:03 PM

Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger completed 20-of-40 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 106 yards and an additional score in Saturday's 29-24 loss to Oklahoma.

Ehlinger started over Shane Buechele and went on to put in a gritty, tough performance against the Sooners. Indeed, the true freshman very nearly led the Longhorns to a win. His eight-yard touchdown dash with 8:09 remaining in the game gave Texas a 24-23 advantage, but alas for Ehlinger and company, Baker Mayfield would hit a wide-open Mark Andrews for a 59-yard touchdown just about a minute later to put OU back on top. Texas would not score again in the contest. Ehlinger has done more than enough over the past two games to draw starts moving forward for HC Tom Herman and staff. The offense just shows more moxie with him at the helm than it did with Buechele.
Oct 14 - 7:43 PM

Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger will start Saturday's game against Oklahoma.

Ehlinger draws the start over Shane Buechele. He impressed to the utmost in a double-overtime win over Kansas State last weekend, throwing for 380 yards and two touchdowns while chipping in with an additional 107 rushing. The starting job is probably his to lose moving forward.
Oct 14 - 3:24 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 CB D'Shawn Jamison will announce his pledge on Saturday.

Oregon, TCU and Texas stand as Jamison's finalists. 247Sports' EJ Holland sees the 5-foot-10, 174-pound Houston native ultimately siding with the Longhorns. The analyst writes that "The (Longhorns) staff has done a tremendous job of recruiting him since arriving on campus, and Jamison seems like the perfect fit at the nickel position. Quite frankly, it would be a shock to the recruiting world if Jamison doesn’t side with Texas when he announces this weekend." Rivals ranks Jamison as the No. 202 prospect in the 2018 class. He turned in a sharp camp circuit during the spring, particularly shining in his ability to make one-on-one tackles.
Source: 247Sports
Oct 13 - 10:08 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger sees Texas as having the best haul of 2018 wide receiver recruits in the Big 12.

A pair of in-state receiver commits in Brennan Eagles (Rivals' No. 38 overall prospect) and Al'Vonte Woodward (No. 64) lead the charge for the Longhorns. Krueger refers to the pair as "effective and reliable pass-catchers with great physical potential to hit another gear once they get fully entrenched in the program." In addition, the analyst believes that Texas is in play for several slot receivers lower in the rankings -- a push on that front would be most likely if three-star pledge Rondale Moore backs off his commitment.
Source: Rivals
Oct 13 - 5:03 PM

Texas OC Tim Beck said that freshman QB Sam Ehlinger "made a lot of plays" in Saturday's double-overtime win over Kansas State.

"He played with a lot of passion, that’s the one thing. A lot of juice. He brings that to the offense, and I really like that," Beck said. He later added that he would like to see Ehlinger slow the game down to help with his decision-making, but that comes with the territory of a first-year collegiate starter. The true freshman threw for 380 yards and a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 107 yards in Saturday's 43-40 win. Texas has yet to announce a starter between Ehlinger and Shane Buechele for the Red River Rivalry this weekend, but our money is on Ehlinger at this point.
Oct 12 - 4:12 PM

ESPN's Sam Khan Jr. admits Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger has turned him into a "believer."

"Clearly, no moment is too big for him after he led a go-ahead drive at USC and made big plays against Kansas State last week," Khan writes. Ehlinger has completed just 56-percent of his passes for 900 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions while playing heavily in just three games. Oklahoma and their talented defense will obviously be a stiff test.
Source: ESPN
Oct 12 - 10:35 AM

Texas HC Tom Herman separated freshman Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele on his latest depth chart with an "or" designation.

In other words, Herman isn't prepared to tip his hand in advance of this weekend's rivalry game against Oklahoma. Ehlinger threw for 380 passing yards and two touchdowns and ran for 107 yards in Saturday's win over Kansas State. Herman stated Sunday that he would like to look over the game film and see how well Buechele's recovery from an ankle injury is progressing before deciding on a signal-caller for the tilt with the Sooners.
Oct 9 - 5:04 PM

Texas freshman RB Toneil Carter is listed as a co-starter at running back for Saturday's game against Oklahoma.

Carter is really coming on, and this is a nice official notice of just that. He had six carries for 32 yards on Saturday against Kansas State and is averaging a healthy 6.2 yards per carry in limited action. Those six carries may not seem like much, but they were right in line with what Chris Warren III (seven carries) and Kyle Porter (also seven carries) received.
Oct 9 - 2:15 PM

Texas HC Tom Herman indicated that he is not close to determining a starting quarterback for next Saturday's game against Oklahoma.

Herman said that he would like to look over the film from Saturday's win over Kansas State and that he needs to see just how well Shane Buechele's recovery from an ankle injury is progressing. True freshman Sam Ehlinger started versus the Wildcats and excelled with 380 passing yards and two touchdowns, plus 107 yards rushing. Our best guess is that Ehlinger has done enough to start moving forward, but this should clarify over the course of the practice week.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 8 - 1:37 PM

Texas redshirt freshman WR Reggie Hemphill-Mapps caught 12 passes for 121 yards in a 40-34 overtime victory over Kansas State on Saturday.

Hemphill-Mapps (6'0/173) has shown flashes this fall, but this was the redshirt freshman's breakout game. His long was "only" 20, but he was consistently able to find seams against the Kansas State secondary, as seen in those 12 catches. He looked to have solid chemistry with Sam Ehlinger, so there could be more big games for Hemphill-Mapps coming.
Oct 7 - 11:15 PM

Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger threw for 380 yards and two touchdowns with an interception and ran for 107 more in a 40-34 overtime win over Kansas State on Saturday.

Ehlinger got the start in place of Shane Buechele (ankle) and looked much more impressive in his third start than he did against USC. He was able to keep the chains moving, and outside of one interception, he didn't risk hurting the offense. Ehlinger will get another start on Saturday against rival Oklahoma next week.
Oct 7 - 11:11 PM

Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger will start Saturday's game against Kansas State.

Ehlinger draws the start over Shane Buechele, who is dealing with what is reportedly a significant ankle injury. Buechele had a brace on that ankle during warm-ups. He will be available on Saturday if the Longhorns need him, but this will be Ehlinger's show.
Oct 7 - 6:08 PM


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