Texas Longhorns head coach saw it coming when sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson stepped in for an injured Sam Ehlinger, only to completely dominate.
Per the Dallas Morning News, Herman said, “Really, really proud of him. We knew at halftime that there was a strong possibility he was going to have to finish the game for us. Thought Mike Yurcich called a great second half for him, some max protection. This was a very, very complicated, complex, disruptive defense that we were playing. I thought Mike simplified the game for Casey, and Casey and his receivers delivered.” Herman continued, “I mean, nobody was surprised. Maybe all of you were because he hasn’t played a whole lot. But we’ve seen him in practice for three years. None of us were surprised.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Future of Texas football shines in Buff blowout
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Thompson, Card ready to replace Ehlinger
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Robinson is Texas’ present, future
Austin American-Statesman: Texas thrives with new-look offensive line
Austin American-Statesman: Torch is passed: Texas rides youth to Alamo Bowl win
Dallas Morning News: National reaction to Texas’ win over Colorado: QB Casey Thompson catches eyes with huge performance
Dallas Morning News: 5 takeaways from Texas’ Alamo Bowl win: RB Bijan Robinson steals show vs. Colorado
247Sports: The Good, Bad and Ugly from Texas’ 55-23 Alamo Bowl rout of CU
247Sports: Quick Takes: A lot of fresh faces impacted UT’s Alamo Bowl rout
Inside Texas: Best freshman duo since 2001, the 2020 class can be great, LJ Johnson tidbits
Inside Texas: An Alamo Bowl Stream of Consci_ _sness (offense)
Inside Texas: Day after QB thoughts
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 2022 4-star OT Kam Dewberry reveals top 10 schools
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Brooks named Mr. Texas Football
247Sports: The Breakdown: Previewing 2022 WR targets for Texas
247Sports: The Breakdown: Previewing 2022 OL targets for Texas
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Should Jacob Zeno be the presumptive starter going into 2021?
Our Daily Bears: Baylor-Alcorn State prediction
Frogs O’ War: The Texas Bowl has been canceled
Crimson and Cream Machine: Florida/Cotton Bowl Q&A: Kyle Trask, the depleted roster, the defense and more!
The Smoking Musket: Culver and Tshiebwe lead West Virginia to 1,800th all-time win in 73-51 rout of Northeastern
Bring On The Cats: Ugly win is a win
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: Give coaches descriptively royal names
SB Nation: Fran Belibi is changing how women’s college ball does dunking
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
Two plays for Texas' Bijan Robinson's second TD pic.twitter.com/wwnRePHkWL— ESPN (@espn) December 30, 2020
- And one more look for this extremely athletic play by Alfred Collins.