Two days after Texas’ 23-20 loss to Iowa State, redshirt junior left tackle Samuel Cosmi opted out of the Longhorns’ remaining games and began preparation for the NFL Draft. His departure means Texas must find a replacement for a pre-season All-American blindside protector with 34 consecutive starts to his name.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger said Tuesday his mission at the University of Texas is to leave the football program better than the condition it was in when he arrived. After three seasons including one with 10 wins, it’s hard to think he hasn’t done that.
Several key steps remain for Texas before it can call itself a national contender. Before thoughts of making the College Football Playoff are entertained, Tom Herman’s program must first win the Big 12. Before that can take place, simply beating scrappy teams on the cusp of bowl eligibility must consistently happen.