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Texas freshman RB Daniel Young rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Saturday's 28-14 win over West Virginia.

Young (6'0/220) provided a nice offensive spark in this one, particularly given Texas' extreme struggles on the ground for much of the season. The true frosh back averaged 7.0 YPC with a long run of 36 yards on Saturday. This was his best performance of the season. He entered the game having rushed for 185 yards and a score.
Nov 18 - 4:38 PM

Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger (head/ear) completed 12-of-19 passes for 136 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 68 yards in Saturday's 28-14 win over West Virginia.

Ehlinger not only played well as a passer and runner, he also caught a 23-yard pass on a trick play. It was a fine performance after he had missed the past two games due to a concussion and subsequent ear issue. So long as he's healthy for next weekend's game against Texas Tech, we like him to start over Shane Buechele (who saw the field Saturday, but finished with just seven passes attempted).
Nov 18 - 4:32 PM

Texas sophomore QB Shane Buechele started Saturday's game against West Virginia.

HC Tom Herman said earlier this week that both Buechele and freshman Sam Ehlinger will play, so expect to see Ehlinger off the bench on Saturday.
Nov 18 - 12:11 PM

Texas freshman TE Cade Brewer (knee) was ruled out for the rest of the season.

He suffered a knee injury during practice on Thursday. Brewer was used off the bench this year, his first in Austin. He posted a 9-80-2 receiving line in 2017.
Source: 247 Sports
Nov 17 - 4:45 PM

Texas coach Tom Herman announced that senior WR Dorian Leonard (foot) is most likely out for the year.

There's an outside chance that Leonard could return for a potential bowl game, but that seems unlikely with his 6-8 week recovery timetable. Assuming that doesn't happen, the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder's collegiate career is over. Leonard had 18 receptions for 147 yards this season.
Source: SB Nation
Nov 14 - 12:53 PM

Texas junior RB Chris Warren III is listed at both running back and tight end on the Longhorns depth chart for Saturday's game against Kansas.

This is an interesting development. Warren (6'4/250) certainly has the size to play tight end, and hasn't lived up to expectations as a running back. Could Warren possibly be an H-Back candidate at the next level? It makes sense on paper, as he could help on short-yardage situations and also be a difficult cover out of the backfield/in motion near the line of scrimmage. We'll see how much time he sees at tight end on Saturday against the Jayhawks.
Nov 13 - 7:13 PM

Texas coach Tom Herman believes junior T Connor Williams (knee) will return for Saturday's game at West Virginia.

This barring a setback in practice, which Williams will return to as a full-contact participant on Tuesday. The star left tackle has been out since Week 3 due to a knee injury. Herman added that Williams might not start, even if he's able to play on Saturday. Williams is considered a potential Round 1 NFL prospect.
Source: ESPN
Nov 13 - 1:33 PM

Updating a previous item, Texas senior WR Dorian Leonard has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture.

Leonard (6'4/203) sustained the Jones fracture in Saturday's win over Kansas. In all likelihood, this will cost him the remainder of the campaign. If there's any chance for him to return before season's end, that should become clear during the upcoming practice week.
Nov 11 - 10:51 PM

Texas senior WR Dorian Leonard (foot) underwent an X-ray following Saturday's win over Kansas.

Leonard (6'4/203) came up injured in the contest, but the severity of that concern is not yet known. Expect his subsequent X-ray to provide some light on the foot issue.
Nov 11 - 10:35 PM

Texas senior WR Lorenzo Joe caught five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 42-27 win over Kansas.

Joe got the touchdown catch out of the way early. Like really early. The 6-foot-2, 201-pounder's 49-yard score came just one second into the contest. These kinds of performances are not the norm -- the senior entered the weekend with just 119 receiving yards for the campaign.
Nov 11 - 10:07 PM

Texas sophomore QB Shane Buechele completed 22-of-32 passes for 249 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 42-27 win over Kansas.

This may well be Buechele's last start of the season, as Sam Ehlinger has been cleared from a concussion and saw a little bit of work during Saturday's victory. For his part, Buechele's lone touchdown on the evening came right at the beginning, as he hooked up with Lorenzo Joe for a 49-yard score just one second into the contest. We'll have to wait and see just who Texas HC Tom Herman turns to to start against West Virginia next weekend, but our money's on Ehlinger so long as he's healthy.
Nov 11 - 10:05 PM

Texas sophomore C Zach Shackelford (concussion) will return for Saturday's game against Kansas.

Shackelford missed two games with a concussion. The Longhorns are eager to get him back after allowing seven sacks to TCU last week.
Nov 10 - 5:41 PM

Texas head coach Tom Herman announced that sophomore QB Sam Ehlinger (head/ear) will be available on Saturday against Kansas.

Ehlinger has missed two games after suffering a concussion that led to an inner ear issue. While Ehlinger will be back on Saturday, Herman said sophomore Shane Buechele will draw his third straight start. We'd expect Ehlinger to see the field plenty, if only when the score inevitably gets out of hand in the second half.
Source: SB Nation
Nov 10 - 12:19 PM

Texas head coach Tom Herman says freshman RB Toneil Carter (concussion) will return for Saturday's game against Kansas.

Carter ended up missing one game, last week's loss to TCU, with a concussion. He passed the concussion protocol this week, setting up his return. The Longhorns should put up huge rushing yards against the horrendous Jayhawks defense on Saturday, but Herman's plan to use a committee makes it difficult to predict who'll lead the squad in rushing touches.
Source: SB Nation
Nov 10 - 11:31 AM

Texas sophomore QB Shane Buechele will start for the Longhorns on Saturday against Kansas.

Freshman QB Sam Ehlinger (concussion) has been cleared to play for the Longhorns, but Buechele will get the start on Saturday. Don't be surprised if Ehlinger gets a chance to play as well -- particularly if this game gets ugly against the woeful Jayhawks -- but for now, the (slightly) more experienced signal-caller will be under-center for the Longhorns.
Nov 9 - 9:10 PM


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