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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas women’s basketball bellyflops against Iowa State

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Plus OC Mike Yurcich can’t get enough of QB Sam Ehlinger

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 08 Women’s Texas at Tennessee Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team couldn’t get it together last night.

Overall, it was a poor showing against the Iowa State Cyclones. But let’s not pretend like Iowa State didn’t capitalize on Texas’ mistakes, of which we saw plenty throughout the game’s entirety, as the Cyclones’ Ashley Joens and Kristin Scott combined for 43 points.

Neither did it help that Texas finished shooting just 26.9 percent from the field.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Will the four-man front increase Texas’ recruiting chances with defensive ends?

247Sports: Rating Tom Herman’s new hires upon completion of Texas staff

247Sports: Everything Texas OC Mike Yurcich said about the 2020 offense

247Sports: Could new role in Ash’s defense help Ossai’s game take off?

Sports Illustrated: Mailbag: Which coach impressed most during a busy day of interviews?

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • Newly hired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich says Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger was a big reason why he took the job in Austin. In recent years, Yurcich has played an active role in developing quarterbacks like Oklahoma State Cowboys alum Mason Rudolph, now with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Ohio State Buckeyes’ 2019 Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields. “[Ehlinger] has a high football IQ and you know, he’s a good business mind as well,” Yurcich said of the program’s incoming senior quarterback. “So this doesn’t pertain to football, but he’s a very intelligent man. To say the least. So his intelligence, his ability to run the ball but throw with tremendous accuracy. He’s got good footwork ... he can manage the game really well ... he can get out of bad plays. ... He’s the total package.”
  • We can see why. Check out Ehlinger getting his reps in at the squat rack.
  • The dude has leadership skills too.
  • Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash sees “a lot” of former NFL Defensive MVP JJ Watt and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Joey Bosa, both of whom Ash used to coach in college. “I’ve been around some really good ones and hopefully Joseph can become one of them,” Ash said of Ossai, who was recently moved to the D-line’s jack position to rush the passer.
  • The Longhorns have offered 2021 three-star athlete Jantzen Dunn out of Bowling Green, Kentucky, who plays defensive back and wide receiver at South Warren High School.