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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas head coach Tom Herman reportedly pleased with 2020 QB depth

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Plus: The XFL owes Bob Stoops more than $1 million

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Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman knows what he’s working with in 2020.

At least in terms of the depth in the team’s quarterback room.

In an interview with 247Sports, asked the last time a Texas coach could say the quarterback room was the strongest among offensive position groups, Herman replied, “I would think that the depth at quarterback is going to be phenomenal. With Sam [Ehlinger] and Casey [Thompson] and then you sign the two best quarterbacks in the state of Texas in the same year and those guys will be here, that’s certainly a strength on that side of the ball.”

Indeed.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Recruiting experts weigh in on challenges faced with pandemic shutdown

Sports Illustrated: Collin Johnson talks draft preparation in the social distancing era

Sports Illustrated: Early enrollee profile - Xavion Alford

247Sports: Recruiting Retrospective: How Rod Wright helped Texas to a title

247Sports: Crystal Ball predictions for Greg Brown continue to favor Texas

247Sports: Grading the roster/scheme fit for the big-name coordinator hires

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • The Associated Press profiled former Texas men’s golf alum Scottie Scheffler, a rookie who’s currently on the rise in the professional sports world after receiving an invitation to the Augusta National in the Georgia later this year, which was rescheduled for November.
  • Feeling cooped up? Us too. And apparently so is newly hired Texas linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler, who’s opting to running film on defensive drills on “technique Tuesday.”
  • The XFL owes former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Renegades head coach Bob Stoops more than $1 million, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. From the Star-Telegram: “Among the notables listed to be paid in the filing is Renegades head coach Bob Stoops. According to the bankruptcy filing, the former Oklahoma Sooners coach was paid more than $1 million by the XFL. The list of credits states that the XFL owes Stoops exactly $1,083,333.33. He would have been the highest-paid coach in the XFL. Other notable debts include $777,000 to Tampa Bay Vipers head coach Marc Trestman, who earlier in his career served as head coach of the Chicago Bears. The other six head coaches are due around $600,000 each.”
  • Per BetMGM’s latest odds, the Longhorns enter the upcoming season as underdogs to both the LSU Tigers (+5) and the Sooners (+2.5). Over the course of the Herman era, Texas has been the underdog 17 times, of which they finished with a 11-5-1 record against the spreads.