Former JUCO offensive lineman Mikey Grandy’s time with the Texas Longhorns appears to have reach its end long before it officially began.
As noted by 247Sports Jeff Howe, Tom Herman said on 104.9 The Horn that the San Mateo (Calif.) College product, who suffered a concussion in spring practice, has been medically disqualified and will retire from football.
“The doctor said it’s not smart for (Grandy) to try to continue to play football,” Herman said. “He’s going to continue here at the University of Texas on scholarship, get his degree and we wish him the best.”
Grandy confirmed the news himself:
Just wanna thank the whole Texas Football staff for giving me the chance to continue my football career. Disappointed it had to end like this but I am truly grateful for the opportunity. I will be continuing to pursue my degree here at UT. Hook ‘Em https://t.co/WLSh4oPnr4— Mikey Grandy (@mikey_grandy) July 19, 2018
A key piece of the Longhorns 2018 class, Grandy suffered a concussion in March towards the front end of spring practice, and it was initially expected that Grandy would miss a significant amount of time; likely the entire spring. If Grandy were to have been medically cleared in time for fall camp in August, it was believed that he would push for playing time along the offensive line, potentially at a variety of positions as an experienced, plug-and-play option for a unit tasked with replacing multiple starters.
Now, with the news that Grandy’s football career is over, Herb Hand and the ‘Horns will need to look elsewhere in hopes of solidifying a starting unit and establishing depth along the offensive line.