A recurring theme is now evident in Texas’ conference games. The Longhorns sputter on offense with a big play here or there and limited production in the run game, while the defense gives up just enough to where the Longhorns need to mount a comeback in the late stages of a game. Texas’ corresponding efforts in the final stretch of conference games is based on spread passing and lucky bounces.
LUBBOCK -- With 3:13 left in the game, Texas was down 56-41 after a 75-yard scoring run from Texas Tech’s SaRodorick Thompson. That jaunt seemed like the dagger, yet another Red Raider score resulting from Longhorn lapses in basic football fundamentals.
Texas safety Caden Sterns comes from a football family. One older brother, Jordan, played at Oklahoma State and spent time in the NFL. Another older brother, Jamison, played at West Texas A&M.
Prior to the 2019 season, most Big 12 teams knew who their QB1 was. There were some open competitions, but most teams across the conference knew who was lining up under center when week one showed up.
Entering his fourth year as the head coach at Texas, Tom Herman knows 2020 marks an important juncture for his program. The entire roster is comprised of players Herman recruited save for Chris Brown, Denzel Okafor, and Tope Imade. It has senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger in addition to several highly rated players from Herman’s 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes set to play key roles in 2020.
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger, offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi, linebacker Joseph Ossai, safety Caden Sterns, and cornerback D'Shawn Jamison all were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team, the conference announced Thursday.