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Reports: Texas Longhorns dismiss OTs Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle

Don't mess with Charlie Strong.

Desmond Harrison before enrolling at Texas
Desmond Harrison before enrolling at Texas
Courtesy of Harrison

[Update]: The school says that both players are still members of the team, but have been suspended for the game against BYU. There's also now a report that the two players failed a drug test today.

The next wave of dismissals has hit the Texas Longhorns football program, as multiple sites are reporting that head coach Charlie Strong has dismissed senior offensive tackle Desmond Harrison and junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle.

The first report to move beyond the paywalls was from Orangebloods.

Harrison had just been reinstated by Strong on Monday after a one-game suspension to begin the season, while Estelle had reportedly been one of players under review by the coaching staff back at the end of July when the other dismissals became public.

The junior from Pearland Dawson had also been suspended for the Alamo Bowl against Oregon because he was academically ineligible.

Following the loss of senior center Dominic Espinosa last Saturday to a fractured right ankle, the Horns were set to feature a combined 13 career starts on Saturday against BYU, with Estelle holding nine of those.

The most experienced starter for Texas, if the reports are true, is junior offensive guard Sedrick Flowers, who started his second career game against North Texas in the season opener.

And the Horns are incredibly thin at tackle now.

Sophomore Kent Perkins can play outside, but started at guard during the opener, along with junior Marcus Hutchins, one of the most surprising stories of fall camp after he earned the start at left tackle against North Texas weeks after moving back to the offensive side of the ball from defensive tackle, where he had failed to crack the depth chart.

Redshirt freshman Jake Raulerson also spent some time at tackle during fall camp, but he's now the starter at Texas, leaving sophomore Camrhon Hughes and true freshman Elijah Rodriguez as the only two true tackles left to back up the prospective starters, though redshirt freshman Darius James has also played tackle, along with his natural position of guard.

The message, though, as always?

Charlie Strong isn't messing around, no matter what potential impact a dismissal might have on his team's ability to win games.