1. The offensive line will continue to have a lot of growing pains
In Week 1, the Texas football offensive line gave up just one or two legit pressures and one sack. Ehlinger had time in the pocket to go through his reads and make the smartest decisions possible. But Ehlinger was sent running for his life more so in Week 2 against LSU than he was in the season opener against Louisiana Tech.
Mainly, the ground game wasn’t able to get anything going against that uber-talented LSU front seven. Texas averaged just over three yards per carry, including Ehlinger’s rushing numbers, and barely got over 100 yards on the ground on the day against LSU.
The offensive line showed big flaws at time against LSU by allowing four sacks, six tackles for loss, and two additional quarterback hurries. Not all of the pains the ground game experienced in Week 2 were because of the lack of running back depth. The offensive line didn’t get the best pushes play in and play out.
With younger starting offensive linemen like redshirt freshman Junior Angilau thrown into the fire early, the Longhorns are seeing growing pains come to the forefront. Transfer guard Parker Braun also remained inconsistent through the first two weeks. We’ll see how this group holds moving forward. Rice is a good opportunity to rebound after an up and down performance against LSU.