It broke our hearts to hear of the passing of Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger last summer. That’s why it’s great to know the team has continued honoring the late Ehlinger.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Longhorns are continuing the tradition of running out the American flag before games, only now it’s accompanied by a number “48” flag.
From the Statesman: “This season, Old Glory has still flown high during the weekly stampede of Longhorns. Before Saturday’s home game against Texas Tech, Gabriel Watson and the American flag led Texas out of its locker room. Accompanying Watson was Josh Thompson, who had with him a burnt-orange flag with the number 48 embroidered on it. The flag carried by Thompson honored Ehlinger, who died unexpectedly May 6 at the age of 20.”
As Texas remembers Jake Ehlinger, carrying his '48' flag becomes an honor for former teammates, per @aasdanny.https://t.co/XM0aFJ14h1— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) September 27, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Sarkisian impressive in Big 12 debut with Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman: How our five pregame questions facing Texas worked out
Austin American-Statesman: How the Texas Longhorns graded out in their win over Texas Tech
Austin American-Statesman: Texas now must overcome its stubborn demon – inconsistency
Austin American-Statesman: Bijan Robinson leads way in Texas’ rout over Texas Tech
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns Confidential: Texas demolishes Tech
Austin American-Statesman: 3 takeaways as Texas trounces Texas Tech: Offense shines in win
Dallas Morning News: National reaction to Texas’ win over Texas Tech: Why wasn’t Casey Thompson QB1 to start the season?
Dallas Morning News: 5 takeaways from UT’s 70-35 destruction of TTU: Offensive line made all the difference for Longhorns
247Sports: Pick Six: Texas personifies “All Gas” in win over in Texas Tech
247Sports: Quick Takes: Casey Thompson, Texas roll Texas Tech in Big 12 opener
Inside Texas: Texas Tech Postmortem: Offense
Inside Texas: Texas Tech Postmortem: Defense/Special Teams
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Inside the Numbers: Texas delivers on All Gas, No Brakes
Texas wrecks Texas Tech in unexpected 70-35 blowout
Initial thoughts from Texas’ 70-35 win over Texas Tech
Live Reaction: Texas blasts Texas Tech
Texas vs. Texas Tech: Game thread
247Sports: The Stampede: Recapping a big weekend in Texas recruiting
247Sports: Recruits react to Texas’ big conference opening win over Texas Tech
247Sports: 2024 QB Dylan Raiola recaps Texas visit
Inside Texas: SCOOP: Percentages of Texas landing key targets
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: The Afternoon After—wrapping up Iowa State and Week 4
Our Daily Bears: Stadium Views: Thoughts on the McLane Stadium experience and gold out
Our Daily Bears: Baylor ranked No. 21 in AP Poll
Our Daily Bears: Baylor-Iowa State Postgame Press Conference: Dave Aranda, Dillon Doyle and Trestan Ebner
Our Daily Bears: Trestan Ebner’s Still Great: Baylor beats Iowa State 31-29!
Viva the Matadors: Statement loss: Texas Tech surrenders 70 in all-time embarrassing defeat to rival Texas
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: We need to talk
Frogs O’ War: Good news! 4-star CB Jaylon Guilbeau commits to TCU football
Frogs O’ War: SMU 42, TCU 34: The Skillet stays in Dallas
Crimson and Cream Machine: Sooners fall to No. 6 in AP Poll after another narrow victory
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Late field goal pushes OU past West Virginia, 16-13
Cowboys Ride For Free: Oklahoma State enters AP rankings at No. 19 following win against K-State
Cowboys Ride For Free: Cowboys tame K-State in 31-20 win
The Smoking Musket: What I think after letting one slip away
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia takes No. 4 Oklahoma to the wire, Sooners win with walkoff field goal
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Cyclones fall to Baylor, 31-29
Bring On The Cats: Oklahoma State 31, K-State 20: Lousy reception
Rock Chalk Talk: Duke: The view from section 8
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas falls to Duke 52-33
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: There’s no more defending Ken Norton Jr
SB Nation: Trevor Lawrence’s flea flicker interception was the most beautiful disaster of Week 3
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Texas alum Justin Tucker set a new NFL field goal record last night.
DID THAT JUST HAPPEN?!?!— NFL (@NFL) September 26, 2021
JUSTIN TUCKER 66-YARD FIELD GOAL FOR THE WIN! #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/LyHkSUiwk9
- Texas true freshman wide receiver Xavier Worthy named 247Sports Freshman of the Week.
Xavier Worthy, WR Texas:— Travis May (@FF_TravisM) September 27, 2021
Leading all true freshman WRs in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, snaps, routes run, YAC per reception, yards per team pass attempt, and dominator rating thru 4 games.
Undisputed WR1 in his class right now. Not close. pic.twitter.com/KUiXStJMt7
- Whoops. It seems the Texas A&M Aggies also got a dose of Razorback.
How AP rankings work:— Kyle Umlang (@kyleumlang) September 26, 2021
Texas fell 21 spots because they got beat by unranked Arkansas.
Texas A&M fell only 8 spots because they got beat by Top 10 Arkansas. #TheMoreYouKnow