Team White, led by Sam Ehlinger, beat the Orange team, 23-13. Herman thought the QBs looked good. “I thought Sam looked good tonight. I thought both veteran quarterbacks looked good,” Herman said. “Missed a couple of those deep balls. We hadn’t been, and I think that’s probably, as I was thinking about why that happened, probably the conclusion is two things. Quarterbacks probably got a lot of adrenaline going tonight, and they were pretty excited to play.”
The spring game is over, but questions remain. Who will be the starting quarterback in September? Who will step up at running back? Will the Longhorns build off the momentum from the Texas Bowl and the offseason?
Herman attributed the running back’s less-than-impressive spring game to milquetoast play calling and offensive line issues. The Horns may get some help when High School All-American Keaontay Ingram arrives on campus this summer.
Texas will be armed with a top-five recruiting class and a new outlook this fall. Herman knows he won’t be around long going 6-6. “I think we masked a lot of deficiencies with effort and physicality,” Herman recalled. “… I’m not going to be around here for very long if we keep going 6-6, but my answer is, ‘Yeah, but we played hard.’ We gotta win. We have to turn playing hard into winning games.”
The LHN spends a day with two early enrollees.
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UT President Gregory Fenves has been named to the Board of Managers of the College Football Playoff. Fenves joins an 11-member Board of Managers, which deals with the administrative side of the playoff and also property, budgets and policies.