With just days remaining before Tom Herman’s second season on the Forty Acres gets underway, the Texas Longhorns released an official depth chart ahead of their season-opening matchup with the Maryland Terrapins.
As seen above and previously announced, Sam Ehlinger is currently the starting quarterback, ahead of Shane Buechele.
The starting running back will be either grad transfer Tre Watson or sophomore Daniel Young, with true freshman Keaontay Ingram listed as the third-string running back.
Collin Johnson (X), Lil’Jordan Humphrey (H/slot), and Devin Duvernay (Z) are listed as the starting wide receivers, with true freshmen Brennan Eagles, D’Shawn Jamison, and Joshua Moore filling out the two-deep behind Johnson and Humphrey, and Jerrod Heard listed as Duvernay’s backup at the Z receiver.
At right tackle, the battle between sophomore Derek Kerstetter and redshirt freshman Sam Cosmi isn’t yet finalized, as the two are listed as co-starters. However, Kerstetter is listed first.
Other notable co-starters? Senior place kicker Joshua Rowland and his counterpart Cameron Dicker, the freshman from Lake Travis. Dicker is listed first and may have the inside track to win the job.
On kickoff returns, Humphrey and Duvernay will handle those duties, while junior safety Brandon Jones is the starting punt returner.
Defensively, as expected, Breckyn Hager, Chris Nelson, and Charles Omenihu are listed as the starting defensive linemen. Malcolm Roach will start at B-Backer, while Anthony Wheeler and Gary Johnson will start at Mac and Rover, respectively.
Also unsurprisingly, the secondary is set with Kris Boyd and Davante Davis starting at cornerback, P.J. Locke III starting at nickel back, and Brandon Jones and true freshman Caden Sterns listed as the starting safeties.
Tom Herman is set to address the media on Longhorn Network at 12:00 p.m. Central.
This story will be updated.