3. Status of quarterback and running back rooms
One of the most talked about subjects heading into spring camp for the Texas football program is the status of the skill position depth on the offense. Texas seems set with the starters at least at quarterback and running back. Wide receiver is clearly well taken care of in terms of depth, as is tight end.
We shouldn’t have any questions as to where the Horns will turn for answers to roster turnover at tight end or wide receiver. With incoming freshmen like tight end Brayden Liebrock and wide receivers Jordan Whittington and Bru McCoy about to start practicing on the Forty Acres, the Horns are set there.
Yet, quarterback and running back will continue to be positions of need in terms of depth for the 2019 season. Rising junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger won’t have much experience behind him on the depth chart. Incoming freshman dual-threat quarterback Roschon Johnson and redshirt freshman Casey Thompson don’t have a single snap of game action.
It doesn’t get much better in the backfield either. In fact, the depth situation at running back is much worse than quarterback given the surrounding circumstances. The coaching staff had to be hoping the incoming freshman running back Derrian Brown would help provide some answers, but he’s still in the hospital at this point. Rising sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram is going to have to shoulder a heavy load in 2019.