Several Texas Longhorns have already opted out of the remainder of the 2020 season.
Several Longhorn seniors also have an additional season of eligibility remaining after the NCAA awarded all athletes an extra year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does that mean for senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger?
That part remains unclear, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“I’m just trying to enjoy every last minute of the relationships and the people that are around right now before looking forward,” Ehlinger told the Morning News earlier this week, after he was asked about opting out for the remainder of 2020, as several of his NFL-bound teammates opted to do. “I’ve been trying to do that in really every area of myself.”
So, we shall see, in other words. Don’t count it out, folks.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Statistically-speaking, was Charli Collier’s 44-point game the best in Texas history?
Austin American-Statesman: Women’s preview: No. 25 Texas vs. Louisiana Tech
Austin American-Statesman: ‘I can’t be mad at them’: Sam Ehlinger and Ta’Quon Graham react to Texas teammates’ opt-out calls
Dallas Morning News: College football picks (Week 14): Predictions for A&M-Auburn, Texas-KSU, Baylor-OU, SMU-Houston and more
247Sports: Morning Brew: Timeline starting to take shape
247Sports: Quick Urban Meyer update
247Sports: The Flagship: Where things stand with Herman’s future at Texas
247Sports: Flirting with change at Texas?
Inside Texas: Wednesday Update: Texas working to assuage concerns of potential candidate
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Jonathon Brooks sets school record; 2022 running back targets
247Sports: Four-star 2022 RB Jadarian Price closing in on decision
247Sports: WATCH: Charles Wright shows great production in senior film
247Sports: Texas is ‘dream school’ for 2022 four-star QB Conner Weigman
247Sports: On the rise: Tyler Legacy DL Garfield Lawrence is one to watch
Inside Texas: Recruiting: Yes, No, or Maybe
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Frogs O’ War: TCU Football’s offense has struggled in 2020. Time missed by key players has played a role in that
The Smoking Musket: Neal Brown squashes South Carolina rumors
The Smoking Musket: Derek Culver named Big 12 Player of the Week
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Twister Sisters Before The Storm: Bring on TCU
Rock Chalk Talk: A (semi) statistical recap of Kentucky
Bring On The Cats: Fans coming back to Bramlage
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The One-Point Safety, football’s rarest scoring jewel
Banner Society: Southern Miss has cycled through a lot of names for their next head coach. Vanderbilt is just starting
SB Nation: The 2020 NFL MVP competition is a two-horse race
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas baseball’s Andre Duplantier, a utility player, will miss the 2021 season due to elbow surgery, and infielder Brenden Dixon has decided to transfer to a junior college. From the Statesman: “Last season, Dixon started nine times at second base for the Longhorns. In 31 at-bats, he gathered only two hits. His first collegiate knock, though, was a homer in a 4-0 win at Rice on Feb. 15. Duplantier led Texas with his three saves in 2020. Those saves were complemented by a 2.00 ERA, 13 strikeouts and nine innings of work. Slowed at the beginning of the season by a hamate bone injury, Duplantier was also picking up reps at third base when the season was halted. Duplantier’s younger brother, Jayden, is a member of UT’s 2022 recruiting class.”
- A quick reminder to never pay attention to Colin Cowherd, no matter what he’s saying about the Longhorns.
Colin Cowherd tells us that he did not like Vince Young coming out of Texas, because Young's throwing motion reminded him of Tim Tebow. One small problem: Tim Tebow was still in high school when Young was drafted.— Funhouse (@BackAftaThis) February 25, 2020
Do you need more convincing that this guy is a fraud? pic.twitter.com/C2cMyBUMPW