At no time in recent Texas Longhorns history has a depth chart changed so much between the end of the regular season and the bowl game, but this obviously isn’t a normal season.
So perhaps it should come as no surprise that the last few days have produced several more developments that will impact the depth chart when the No. 20 Longhorns take the field in San Antonio on Tuesday evening against the Colorado Buffaloes.
— With junior running back Keaontay Ingram expected to miss a fourth straight game due to the high ankle sprain that he suffered against Oklahoma State, he’s been removed from the depth chart.
— On Tuesday morning, the news broke from Horns247 that graduate transfer wide receiver Tarik Black won’t play in the Alamo Bowl, which helped explain why Texas head coach Tom Herman said on Monday that graduate transfer Brenden Schooler will receive most of the reps at the X position. As a result, Schooler is now listed as the starter there.
— The big news on Monday was that redshirt senior right guard Denzel Okafor will miss the game due to COVID-19 tracing. So he’s no longer listed on the depth chart and redshirt senior Tope Imade and redshirt freshman Tyler Johnson are listed as the co-starters there. It’s not clear which one will receive the start.
— Junior linebacker Juwan Mitchell will miss the first half of the Alamo Bowl due to suspension as a result of his targeting penalty in the second half against Kansas State. Herman said that freshman Jaylan Ford will start in his place, so Ford is now listed at Mike ahead of former walk-on Cort Jaquess. Ford replaced Mitchell against the Wildcats and made seven tackles, including one tackle for loss.