1. Lack of experienced quarterbacks beyond Sam and Shane
This point does play off the last two to where Texas football doesn’t even look to have two quarterbacks that were on a collegiate roster last year, to start the 2019 campaign. The quarterback room could get a slight boost from the return of Thompson and the addition of one key signee, but that’s about it.
Head Texas football coach Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck could be left scrambling to find a solution to add depth to the quarterback room now. That will probably have to be done through the recruiting trail for the 2020 class, with the 2019 cycle so close to National Signing Day.
Texas does have an incoming four-star dual-threat quarterback signee and early enrollee from the 2019 recruiting class set to make his way to campus for spring camp. But, the ideal situation for the coaching staff couldn’t be Roschon Johnson as the backup quarterback behind Ehlinger next fall. Although, with Thompson coming back, there could be more than thought about a week back.
The retention efforts had to be strong from the coaching staff for any of the trio of Texas quarterbacks with transfer intentions. What Buechele would bring to the table next season would be more valuable, for at least that one year, than any of the other two quarterbacks on the transfer market now.