Considering that the Texas Longhorns are now six games into the season and haven’t yet had a bye week, head coach Tom Herman’s team will enter Saturday’s home game against the Baylors Bears with remarkable health.
Freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore has been dealing with an illness this week, Herman said on Thursday, but is expected to be able to play. Other than that illness and sophomore offensive lineman Patrick Hudson remaining in his return to play protocol as he recovers from his heat illness, the Horns are completely healthy beyond the two players who are out for the season.
Freshman running back Keaontay Ingram may now be full strength after his bone bruise and hip pointer, while freshman wide receiver Brennan Eagles and senior wide receiver John Burt both returned to action last week. Any lingering effects of junior center Zach Shackelford’s foot sprain appeared gone last week.
Certainly, the players in the regular rotation likely have some bumps and bruises by this point in the season, but nothing significant with one game remaining before the bye week.