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Where’s The Love For Ehlinger?

Daily Round Up: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Texas isn’t ready for the “DBU” title just yet.

But Elliott isn’t ready to say that Texas is “DBU” again, a term the Longhorns’ secondary has said they need to earn back after lackluster seasons in recent years.

“We have done nothing,” Elliott said. “DBU’s still not here. That’s not for us.”

Will Sam Ehlinger get a little love?

In the Whys of Texas this week, a clear thread is emerging among the readers who sent in their thoughts. Most have minimal issues with sophomore Shane Buechele, but they’d like to see more of freshman Sam Ehlinger.

What makes Tom Herman’s skin crawl?

“I get it,” Herman said of the rule designed to protect players from head injuries. “I know why the rule is there. And I am all for teaching safer tackling methods and better ways to make contact that protect our players. But right now, to kick a kid out of the game for a lot of times he had no control, it makes my skin crawl a little bit.”

What were some important takeaways from Herman’s presser this week?

The Horns’ offense sputters into Big 12 play.

The Texas offense is in a serious funk. And in a touchdown-crazy league like the Big 12, that could lead to some serious trouble for the Longhorns.

Michael Dickson is dealing with the aftermath of the shanked punt.

"I'll be able to get over it in the game and it won't affect my punting," Dickson said. "Personally, I was kicking myself days after it. I feel like I'm just starting to get over it now. Punting-wise it won't affect me. I just want to go out there again and hit the next ball."

Will the Horns go bowling? “Texas is back” in a money-grab game against Notre Dame at the Camping World Bowl, according to Kyle Bonagura. David M. Hale has the Longhorns playing Tennessee in the Texas Bowl. Eric Single has Texas finishing off a Hollywood round robin with a trip to Phoenix to play UCLA in the Cactus Bowl.

USA Today: Erick Smith predicts a Liberty Bowl showdown between the Longhorns and Kentucky on Dec. 30 in Memphis. Better dig out those winter coats.

CBS Sports: Jerry Palm isn’t convinced that Texas is going to a bowl at all in its first year under Herman.

If the CF playoff was held today, who would be in?

Why aren’t the Texans giving D’Onta Foreman more ball time?