Practice Report – 8/20/17

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

We’re one Saturday from football. 13 days. 

As the Longhorns are getting closer to Maryland game prep, there are positions and rotations yet to be determined, including naming that elusive starting QB for the battle with Maryland on September 2nd.

Some quick hitters from yesterday’s final scrimmage, at least from the 1v1 perspective.

Fridays in the Humidor – 8/18/17

Chris Warren (Justin Wells/IT)

A few questions arose this week with regards to personnel that we’ll get answered as best we can. We’ll also talk about a few players who haven’t been mentioned much but who still have a chance to see the field. Though the team is tired, its confidence is building.

Stock Report: Up, Down, or Holding (#51-99)

Patrick Vahe. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Overall Texas is losing big bodies at a much greater clip than the little guys. Since Spring, Texas has lost Jordan Elliott, Marcel Southall, Elijah Rodriguez, and Jean Delance to injury or transfer. The big losses of course, being Elliott and a hard-charging E-Rod. Texas can’t afford many more losses in the trenches and some of the younger guys are going to need to step up. Let’s take stock of where we’re at.

Tom Herman post-practice quotes – 8/17/17

Garrett Graf (Will Gallagher/IT)

In Herman’s first appearance in front of the media in several days, there were many important topics covered such as tight end depth following Andrew Beck’s injury and the ongoing quarterback battle. Herman also talked about why Garrett Graf received a scholarship last night, as well as what he expects from his young running backs.

Wednesday PM Injury Update

Andrew Beck (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas released the following statement Wednesday night: Texas senior TE Andrew Beck sustained a foot fracture in Wednesday’s practice, and the Longhorn medical staff is currently reviewing treatment options. Also, freshman DB Chris Brown sustained a high ankle sprain in Monday’s practice and his treatment and rehabilitation will require an extended amount of time.