Tuesday marked the first occasion in Steve Sarkisian’s time as head coach of the Texas Longhorns that current players were made available to the media. The most recent meeting with the press for players prior to Roschon Johnson's and Josh Thompson’s availabilities was last year at the end of last season under the last coach.
The status of cornerback in Texas’ 2021 class is a storyline that will unfold over the course of the next seven weeks, but the position’s status for the 2021 season was solidified when two starters announced their return. Junior cornerbacks Josh Thompson and D’Shawn Jamison both tweeted their plans to play their senior seasons at Texas, providing the Longhorn football program with experience at the top of the depth chart at one of the Big 12's toughest positions not seen since 2018.
Texas defensive back Josh Thompson played in 13 games last year with the majority of his contributions on special teams. He started against Tulsa, USC, and West Virginia, and there were several moments in each of those games where the opponent made a play against Thompson.
It's always fun when Texas-OU week arrives. It's a lot better when both teams are good. And even cooler when UT has a legit shot at topping the Sooners and ripping the lid off this 2018 season. We look at team/injury news and notes, plus the recruiting trends pointing upwards. Beat OU in the Monday Scoop.
Team information is very quiet this week, but will pick up in the coming weeks, especially once camp hits. You can expect a couple of team updates a week, maybe more, during August camp. Next week the team will return to the normal routine of strength and agility work in the morning. Plus, latest on top targets Anthony Cook and Luke Ford in the Humidor.
In the 80's with no humidity where we are. Of course, I can't brag too much because rather than staying in Portlandia, Justin has us stashed in Beaverton, or to put it in our terms, the Katy or Leander of Oregon. We talk quarterbacks, wide receivers, and top it off from team news from the Pacific Northwest.