Data Scout Notes: 2019: Transfer from Texas...(+) Coming off 10-13-18 Shoulder INJ...2017: (+) Coming off 10-21-17 Concussion/NAC
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01/29/19 - Texas is set at quarterback with Sam Ehlinger, who had a breakout season in 2018. It is the depth chart behind him that has suddenly become a concern for coach Tom Herman as the wave of players exploring their options to move has reached the Longhorns. Experienced backup Shane Buechele entered the NCAA transfer database Thursday and could be playing somewhere else next season. Freshman Cameron Rising has left the team and plans to transfer. Another touted freshman backup, Casey Thompson, took to Twitter on Thursday to knock down a report that he'd told the team he'll be back next season and said he hasn't made up his mind. - AP College Football
11/24/18 - Sam Ehlinger and No. 11 Texas made enough plays to put away Kansas. Next up is a much bigger challenge. Ehlinger threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score, and the Longhorns beat the Jayhawks 24-17 on Friday to clinch a spot in the Big 12 title game. Texas (9-3, 7-2, No. 15 CFP) opened a 24-7 lead on Cameron Dicker's 34-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, but Kansas responded with Peyton Bender's 31-yard touchdown pass to Daylon Charlot and recovered the ensuing onside kick. After Gabriel Rui made it a one-score game with a 45-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining, the Jayhawks (3-9, 1-8) were unable to recover another onside kick and the Longhorns closed it out from there. "We treated this game like a semifinal, if you will, win and advance," coach Tom Herman said. "And our guys found a way to win and advance." Tre Watson finished with 79 yards on 14 carries as Texas earned its third consecutive victory. The Longhorns will face No. 6 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship next Saturday. "We put a little cushion out for us there towards the end, but we knew they weren't going away," Herman said. - AP College Football
11/19/18 - QB Sam Ehlinger is questionable for Friday's game at Kansas after he aggravated his AC joint in his right (throwing) shoulder on Saturday. Head coach Tom Herman said Ehlinger would not throw on Monday, but he might be able to throw on Tuesday. If Ehlinger cannot play this weekend, Shane Buechele will be the Longhorns' quarterback.
11/18/18 - Sam Ehlinger ran for a touchdown and passed for another before leaving with a shoulder injury, and No. 13 Texas smothered Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy in a 24-10 victory Saturday night that pushed the Longhorns closer to a berth in the Big 12 championship game. Texas (8-3, 6-2, No. 15 CFP) is in second place in the Big 12 and on track to play in the league title game if it wins at Kansas next week. Texas hasn't won the Big 12 since 2009. Texas had given up 114 points and 1,675 yards in its previous three games. The Longhorns allowed Iowa State just 224 total yards.
Shane Buechele took over for Ehlinger after halftime and his 27-yard touchdown pass to Lil'Jordan Humphrey with 36 seconds left in the third quarter put the game out of reach. Buechele was 10 of 10 for 89 yards. The Texas defense played its best game in weeks with a mix of blitzes that chased Iowa State freshman quarterback Brock Purdy all night. The No. 18 Cyclones (6-4, 5-3, No. 16 CFP) also played the first half without running back David Montgomery, who was suspended for throwing a punch against Baylor a week earlier. Purdy had led the Cyclones to five consecutive wins since taking over the offense, but was under constant pressure and was sacked five times. He finished with 130 yards on 10 of 23 passing. - AP College Football
11/11/18 - Sam Ehlinger had gotten No. 15 Texas down the field with some nifty runs. The sophomore quarterback then took a shot at the end zone — and got the winning pass. Lil'Jordan Humphrey outleaped a defender inside the 5 and then pulled him along to the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left, giving the Longhorns a 41-34 victory over Texas Tech after blowing a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter. "I have so much confidence in him," Ehlinger said. "He's as good a jump ball guy as there is in the country. We're already in field goal range," Longhorns coach Tom Herman said. "If we get one-on-one coverage, we're going to try for the win." With Ehlinger's fourth TD pass, and second to Humphrey, the Longhorns (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) snapped a two-game skid that had cost them the Big 12 lead. They stayed a game behind co-leaders No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 West Virginia with two games left to determine who plays in the conference championship game Dec. 1. Next up for the Longhorns is No. 23 Iowa State, the team they are tied with for third place. - AP College Football