1. Collin Johnson, Caden Sterns, and the rest of the often-injured players
Texas football had one of the most unfortunate strings of injury issues as any Power Five program in the entire country this season. Herman spent what seemed like one-third of his Monday press conference on Nov. 25 listing off all the injuries this team is undergoing in Week 14. It just keeps getting worse and worse for the Longhorns on the injury report.
Now I want to make this clear, I am not blaming all the Longhorns injured players for not playing through injury. You can’t blame a college football player for taking the proper amount of time to recover. But that doesn’t mean that this isn’t one of the problem areas that causes the Longhorns to lose at least two or three of the five they have this season.
Losing star senior wide receiver Collin Johnson, sophomore safety Caden Sterns, sophomore nickelback B.J. Foster, senior linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch, etc. for as much time as they missed this season is hard to get around. Pretty much every important player, outside of Ehlinger (surprisingly enough) missed significant game action this season due to injury.
Even the Longhorns other star senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay, and sophomore running back Keaontay Ingram hit the injury report this week after the loss to Baylor last weekend. If Duvernay is going to be held back at all or miss any game time next weekend against Texas Tech, this Texas passing game could be hitting dire straits.