Texas suspends Daje Johnson, Chet Moss for Texas Tech game

Cooper Neill

The Longhorns will now be without another starter.

On Thursday evening, the Texas Longhorns announced that offensive weapon Daje Johnson and fullback Chet Moss have both been suspended for the Thanksgiving game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders for unspecified violations of team rules.

A sophomore, Johnson has now been suspended twice for violating team rules, with his first suspension last season for his first game as a Longhorn. The narrative early in the season was that he had put those maturity issues behind him, but they clearly resurfaced after his production besides the punt return touchdown against Oklahoma has been a disappointment since his return from the ankle injury suffered against BYU -- none of his 32 touches offensively since then have gone for big plays.

As for the junior Moss, his last contribution was helping to hold the 2011 class together, as his efforts since making it to campus have been insignificant at best. He's somehow managed to remain a part of the kickoff coverage team even though he's made only three tackles all season and zero in the last six games. On the positive side, that represents one more tackle than he made each of his first two seasons combined.

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