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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: As outbreaks hit sports, the likelihood of having college football this year decreases

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Plus: Sam Ehlinger, Sam Cosmi land among college football’s top 50 players

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A total of 17 players for the Miami Marlins, per ESPN, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Five days. 17 players. A world of hurt for MLB officials.

That’s the future it seems we should expect for college football, too.

It’s going to be a bumpy ride this season, folks. Hang in there, fellow Texas Longhorns.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 1 Clemson just keeps on keeping on

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas hopes to add a handful of 2021 prospects

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: A closer look at Texas’ top offensive priorities in the 2022 cycle

Austin American-Statesman: Commitment 101: Texas commit Gunnar Helm provides size, upside at tight end

Dallas Morning News: Big 12’s hope for 12-game schedule takes hit with COVID-19 outbreaks with Michigan State, Miami Marlins

247Sports: Complete roster breakdown of Texas’ 2020 signing class

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

3-star TE Gunnar Helm commits to Texas

Texas WR Brennan Eagles set for a starring role in 2020

The Longhorn Pod previews the Kansas Jayhawks

Texas offers 2022 Kentucky WR Dane Key

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: Any 2020 football season should be a rules laboratory

SBNation: The blame for Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak falls on everyone

SBNation: A feeling of trepidation, rather than joy, at the return of football

SBNation: Hooverball: The sport invented to stop the president getting fat

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • 247Sports ranked Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (No. 17) and offensive lineman Sam Cosmi (No. 27) among college football’s top 50 players. From 247Sports: “For the 247Sports Top 50, Ehlinger is the fifth quarterback to appear on the list, edging out Iowa State’s Brock Purdy (No. 35 overall) as the top signal-caller in the Big 12. The quarterbacks ranked ahead of Ehlinger by 247Sports are Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (No. 1 overall), Justin Fields of Ohio State (No. 3), North Dakota State’s Trey Lance (No. 9) and North Carolina’s Sam Howell (No. 11). A first-team preseason All-American as selected by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and a member of the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman), Cosmi was one of four players to be named a unanimous selection to the preseason All-Big 12 team, which is voted on by media members who cover the conference.”
  • The Longhorns have offered the country’s No. 2 running back out of the 2022 class, Raleek Brown out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “Brown is currently rated the No. 2 running back, No. 3 player in the state of California and No. 29 overall recruit in the 2022 class by 247Sports. ... Brown already has offers from Alabama, Arizona State, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, USC, Arizona, BYU, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Fresno State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Prairie View A&M, San Diego State, Texas A&M, San Jose State, Utah, Utah State, UTSA, Virginia Tech, Washington State and UCLA.”