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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler could ‘opt out’ for NFL Draft, analyst says

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Plus: RIP former Texas men’s basketball coach Leon Black .

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ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit offered some interesting thoughts on the Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback situation, in which head coach Lincoln Riley must decide between starting redshirt sophomore and returning starter Spencer Rattler and true freshman Caleb Williams. As y’all might recall, it was Williams who bested the Texas Longhorns last weekend, likely leading to him getting the nod under center for the rest of the season.

That’s why Herbstreit suggests Rattler could opt out for the NFL Draft.

“... if Spencer Rattler’s not the guy next Saturday against TCU and he gets frustrated, third-year guy, he could theoretically opt out, go back to Phoenix, start training for the NFL Draft and they would be left with Caleb Williams and [a] walk-on freshman as backup quarterbacks,” Herbstreit said on ESPN, per 247Sports. “I think it’s a microcosm of all of college football right now at that particular position and how challenging it can be to make decisions that you ultimately want to make but it’s a Catch-22 because you don’t want guys to leave because they get upset about it.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Stung by OU loss, Texas out to ‘put it on somebody else’

Austin American-Statesman: Bohsl: Former Texas coach leaves legacy of admirers

Dallas Morning News: 5 things Texas fans need to know about No. 12 Oklahoma State: Cowboys’ defense led by top LB

247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas offense will get another stout test in No. 12 Oklahoma State’s defense

Inside Texas: GIF Analysis: Casey Thompson’s touchdowns and deep passes

Inside Texas: Quick Tuesday Texas Longhorns football practice notes

Inside Texas: Run game report: Red River Shootout

Inside Texas: Macro View: The Texas run defense

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Steve Sarkisian explains Xavier Worthy’s fumble against Oklahoma

Texas releases Oklahoma State depth chart

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Mike at Night: Adding more names to the visitor list for this weekend

247Sports: Five-star defensive lineman David Hicks Jr. dives into his recruitment, Texas interest

247Sports: Finalists coming into focus with four-star wide receiver Shazz Preston

Inside Texas: The first expert predictions from the industry for Arch Manning

Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian’s type of recruit

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Our Daily Bears: Monday Thoughts: What we learned versus West Virginia

Our Daily Bears: Baylor Football Mid Season Report Card: Offense

Our Daily Bears: Baylor Football Mid Season Report Card: Defense

Viva the Matadors: Anomalies no more, defense gets pummeled by another in state rival

Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech’s offense unable to dig team out of another early hole

Viva the Matadors: Texas and Oklahoma highlight the Big 12 slate

Crimson and Cream Machine: Five-star DL Gabriel Brownlow-Dindy commits to Oklahoma

WHAT WE’RE READING

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SB Nation: Lakers fall to Warriors in Big Three’s debut

SB Nation: Five things we are happy to be wrong about so far regarding the 2021 Dallas Cowboys

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Former Texas men’s basketball coach Leon Black passed away yesterday, age 89.