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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: As players change positions, Texas football takes shape for 2020

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Plus Texas softball senior pitcher Miranda Elish gets a nod

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Redshirt freshman Jordan Whittington is moving from running back to slot receiver. Sophomore Roschon Johnson plans to stay at running back. Sophomore wide receiver Malcolm Epps is moving to the Y position. There are a lot of moving parts, and players.

That means Texas’ offense is beginning to take shape heading into 2020.

There’s a lot to be excited about, as quarterback Sam Ehlinger returns for what’s anticipated to be a big senior season. The same could be said for the expectations set for newly hired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, who seemingly has all the tools to be successful.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 defensive signing class

247Sports: New Texas OC Mike Yurcich used to betting on himself

Dallas Morning News: Why Texas DC Chris Ash believes building a ‘playoff-caliber’ D-line is the first step toward improving the Longhorns’ defense

USA Today: Best recruiting classes in Texas football history

NEWS FROME ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Texas women’s basketball (15-7) takes on the Iowa State Cyclones (14-8) tonight. The Longhorns bested the Cyclones when the two teams met earlier this season on Jan. 6. Going into tonight, Texas has also won six of their last seven games; the only loss in that time was to the No. 2 Baylor Bears. Iowa State is currently on a two-game win streak. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. Central at the Frank Erwin Center. Catch the game on the Longhorn Network.
  • Texas women’s golf finished third at the at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, California, on Tuesday, behind the USC Trojans and the Duke Tarheels.
  • Texas softball senior pitcher Miranda Elish was named the Big 12 player of the week on Tuesday. She was also earned the honor of the NFCA’s weekly player award on Tuesday.
  • Texas baseball alum Taylor Jungmann has signed a contract with the Texas Rangers and will report to minor league camp, the Dallas Morning News reports. Jungmann last took the mound for the Longhorns in 2011, prior to being selected 12th overall by the Milwaukee Brewers. More from USA Today: “Jungmann reached the Major Leagues by 2015. During his rookie year, he became the first Brewers’ pitcher to throw a complete game at Dodgers Stadium in their history. That year Jungman posted a 3.77 ERA in 21 starts. He struck out 107 batters in 119.1 innings for the brew crew. Over the next two seasons he would pitch in only nine games and would eventually head to Japan to continue his professional career.”
  • Texas women basketball’s Sug Sutton ha been named as a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which is given to the nation’s top point guard in women’s college basketball. On the court as a senior this season, Sutton is averaging 12.7 points per game with 5.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 5.4 assists. Last year, Sutton was also named to the first-team All-Big 12.