From 247Sports: “The fourth-year lineman announced ... last December that he would medically retire from football after knee injuries plagued his path to the field. Cummins did not appear in a game during the 2018 or 2019 seasons after redshirting in 2017.”
“I’ve been rehabbing for basically three years, my entire time at The University of Texas,” Cummins said at the time of his retirement. “After this past surgery I had in August and after long talks with my doctor and family it was obvious to me the best decision was to stop playing football and medically retire from The University of Texas. ... It was one of the hardest things I had to hear, a doctor telling me my dreams and aspirations were coming to a halt.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Texas Tech’s stadium at 25% is still a waiting beehive for visiting Horns
Austin American-Statesman: On Second Thought Ep. 193: Tech coach Matt Wells on preparing for Texas; Legend Eric Metcalf on the Hall of Fame
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Can Texas leave Lubbock with win in conference opener?
Dallas Morning News: Texas DC Chris Ash confident in secondary’s play after transition to new defense
247Sports: The Insider: Jake Smith update, Chris Ash’s position decisions
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Predictions: Texas vs. Texas Tech
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: What happens when Texas recruits a pledge’s teammate?
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Eleven Texas pledges set for football games across the state
247Sports: Crystal Ballin: New 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for Longhorns
247Sports: Performers of the week: Which commits and targets stood out?
Heartland College Sports: Texas Tech vs. Texas: Preview and Prediction
Viva la Matadors: The perfect college football Saturday
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State to allow 15,000 fans at next home game
Our Daily Bears: Baylor’s a 17 point favorite against Kansas
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia tweaks starting lineup prior to matchup against #15 Oklahoma State
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The blowout directory
SBNation: SB Nation NFL expert picks, Week 3: Who wins the Injury Bowl?
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball is heating up and ready to take on the Big 12, y’all.
- The Oklahoma Sooners (No. 1) and Longhorns (No. 2) are still sitting atop the Austin American-Statesman’s latest Big 12 power poll. From the Statesman: “The Big 12 is ripe for the picking for the Longhorns and head coach Tom Herman. Texas and Oklahoma are the class of the conference, and it is Texas with the senior quarterback and Oklahoma with an inexperienced starter at the position for the first time in Herman’s tenure. The conference run begins against an apparently hapless Texas Tech squad.”