News and notes from around Longhorn Nation. Miles Onyegbule becomes the first player lost to a long-term injury in fall camp when he tore multiple ligaments in his knee. Good luck to the young man and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Onyegbule had moved from tight end to quarterback to bolster the position.
Although he wasn’t expected to see much, if any, playing time this year, losing Onyegbule thins out the quarterback depth chart.
Texas now has three scholarship quarterbacks on campus, one under the number that most coaches prefer — junior David Ash, sophomore Tyrone Swoopes, and freshman Jerrod Heard.
In case you couldn’t make it to the open practice on Sunday, here’s what you missed.
On a sweltering Sunday morning, Coach Strong played host to a 2.5 hour glimpse at what his first Longhorn squad will look like. The practice was in helmets (still blank slates lacking the burnt orange logo) and shoulder pads, so it was difficult to get any large takeaways from the session.
Another report from Sunday’s practice.
I’ve been attending practices for over a decade and the truth is that the format and contents of practice in 2014 are not all that different than practice in 2013, save one crucial detail. If you are reading this hoping for that glimpse of change it’s this: Charlie Strong at a football practice is nothing like Mack Brown at a football practice.
Former Longhorn Marquise Goodwin starts his second NFL season with the Buffalo Bills. How did the Bills use Goodwin in 2013?
Marquise Goodwin participated in 43.8 percent of Buffalo Bills passing plays (by my count) in which he played last season. In that limited playing time, Goodwin caught 17 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns. His yards per reception average led the 2013 Bills, and ranked No. 18 among receivers and tight ends with at least ten receptions.