Ehlinger last captain standing for Texas vs Buffs in bowl
That leaves Ehlinger alone to try to put a final stamp on a bizarre season that may or may not be his last in college. “No seniors have really been in this position to where they’ve been granted an extra year of eligibility,” Ehlinger said during Texas’ bowl preparations. Ehlinger has been the full-time starter since 2018 and ranks second only to Colt McCoy in the school record book for passing yards and touchdowns. Now he has a chance to win a fourth consecutive bowl game, a rarity for a starting quarterback. He has two career kickoff return touchdowns, a punt return TD and a blocked two-point conversion return for another score.
Texas heads to K-State with Herman’s future in spotlight
MANHATTAN, Kan. – The end of Charlie Strong’s tenure at Texas was probably sealed with a late-season loss to lowly Kansas. Four years later, Tom Herman's tenure could likewise be decided in the Sunflower State. And perhaps most importantly, Texas likely will sitting out the Big 12 title game again, regardless of what happens against the Wildcats and Kansas. “If you truly love the game of football and you love your teammates and you love this program, and you're doing it for the right reasons, every game matters,” Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger said. “It's another opportunity to play the game you love.
No. 8 Texas rallies to beat Texas Tech 63-56 in overtime
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday Sept. 26, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Mark Rogers)LUBBOCK, Texas – Sam Ehlinger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Moore in overtime, sending No. 8 Texas to a wild 63-56 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday that saw the Longhorns rally with two touchdowns in the final 3 minutes of regulation. Texas Tech: The Red Raiders were on the brink of delivering second-year coach Matt Wells a signature win over a Top 10 team and big rival. The first two set up Texas touchdowns in the first half before the last one ended the game.
Ehlinger leads No. 14 Texas romp over UTEP 59-3
14 Longhorns Saturday night after months of coronavirus disruptions and social justice demands and protests was that they finally got to take the field against UTEP. Ehlinger's final touchdown pass came on a 6-yard toss to walk-on Kai Money in the final seconds of the first half. Texas' original schedule had the Longhorns visiting defending national champion LSU this weekend, in a rematch of their 2019 classic. Texas didn't allow a sack in 47 pass attempts and the defense allowed only 233 total yards in new coordinator Chris Ash's debut. But they were overpowered at the line of scrimmage and overwhelmed by Texas' speed while Longhorns receivers zipped through and around the UTEP secondary.
No. 14 Texas eager to get to kickoff with opener vs UTEP
A quick look around the Big 12 justifies his trepidation. Get that far and Texas can at least start a season in pursuit of its first Big 12 championship since 2009. Texas' first Big 12 game is scheduled for Sept 26 at Texas Tech. The Big Ten and Pac-12 scrapped their fall seasons while the Big 12, SEC ad ACC push ahead. Texas has lacked a big-time edge rusher in the past and big things are expected of him.
Texas chases Big 12 title with Ehlinger and rebuilt staff
Tossed out were the offensive and defensive coordinators in favor of new assistants with past connections to Herman and the Big 12. 14 Texas will soon return to a Big 12 championship not won in more than a decade. Texas opens the season at home against UTEP on Sept. 12, then opens Big 12 play at Texas Tech on Sept. 26. Texas hasn't won a Big 12 title since 2009 with Colt McCoy. SCHEDULE SCRAMBLEThe Big 12 schedule change knocked out one of the marquee games of the season: Texas at LSU.
Protests shift to memorializing Floyd amid push for change
Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Personally, I think you cant riot everyday for almost a week, said Costa Smith, 26, who was protesting in downtown Atlanta. Despite the shift in tone, protesters have shown no sign that they are going away and, if anything, are emboldened to stay on the streets to push for police reforms. And Floyd's brother, Terrence, appeared in Brooklyn to carry on the fight for change, declaring power to the people, all of us." To the white community ... if you want change like you say you do, you must change.
Texas football players march to Capitol to honor Floyd
AUSTIN, Texas Dozens of University of Texas football players marched with Austin police officers from campus to the state Capitol to honor the memory of George Floyd on Thursday. This protest wont just stop here, junior safety Caden Sterns, who graduated from Steele High School in San Antonio, said. To the white community ... if you want change like you say you do, you must change. What I mean is, you must realize, and the oppressor must realize, you are oppressing.The players were joined by coach Tom Herman. Im so proud, Herman told the players, urging them to be agents of change.
Caden Sterns out as injuries mount on Texas' secondary
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The injury news keeps getting worse for No. Cornerback Jalen Green is expected to miss at least that much time with a dislocated shoulder. Another defensive back, Josh Thompson, is out indefinitely with a broken foot and linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr., will miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament sprain. Texas (3-1, 1-0) is already struggling against the pass. 6 Oklahoma, which has one of the top passing offenses in the country, on Oct. 12.
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.
Caden Sterns suffers ankle sprain during Longhorns scrimmage
Texas safety Caden Sterns will miss some pratice time, but avoided a serious injury during Sunday's Longhorns scrimmage. Sterns has a low-grade high ankle sprain, accoring to UT football officials. The former Steele High School standout is entering his sophomore season after being named Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Texas officials also announced sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram sustained a bone bruise in his and is expected to miss practice time as well. Both players are expected to be ready for the Longhorns' season-opener in Austin against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 31.
UT safety Caden Sterns sidelined following 'knee procedure'
AUSTIN – Former Steele High School star Caden Sterns underwent what the University of Texas at Austin is calling a minor knee procedure Tuesday that will keep the Big 12’s Defensive Freshman of the Year out for all spring drills. The school said Sterns will be available for summer workouts. Sterns is coming off a great season, starting every single game as a freshman. The first true freshman defensive back to start in all 13 games at UT since 2000, Sterns led the team in interceptions with four to go along with his 62 tackles -- 46 of which were solo -- three tackles for a loss, one sack and four pass breakups. Sterns, who was also named to the All-Big 12 first team, suffered a knee injury late in the first half of the Big 12 Championship game.