In a teleconference with reporters that covered a wide range of subjects, Texas head coach Tom Herman provided updates on several players rehabbing from injuries or conditions that dated back to the 2019 season.
In less than a year, Texas will be at a quarterback crossroads. Sam Ehlinger will have played his final snap in a Longhorn uniform, and the process of finding his successor will be in full swing. Luckily for Tom Herman and the Longhorns, there’s a promise-filled season to be played before that occurs.
AUSTIN -- For the Texas offense, last year was a tale of two seasons. In the first seven games of 2019, they tallied 40.4 points per game. That dropped to 28.6 over the final six contests, and that's counting the 49 they put on Texas Tech. Enter Mike Yurcich.
There have been many stories written about the newest Texas quarterback signee here at IT. Hometown kid. Born a Longhorn fan. Lead one of the best football programs in-state to deep runs in the playoffs. Elite 11 finalist. Georgia begged for him on his porch. Then he hit a flight for Orlando, FL last week for the Under Armour All-American game. If Hudson Card wasn't a household name then, he is now.
Tom Herman’s biggest decision this offseason was deciding what steps to take on offense. Was he going to overhaul the approach with a hire like Graham Harrell? Tweak things with another power-spread assistant such as Rhett Lashlee? He basically split the difference between those two options when he poached Mike Yurcich from Ohio State.
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.