1. Sam Ehlinger, Quarterback
A lot of the blame has to fall on the shoulders of the most well-recognized leader for the Texas football program this season. Junior star quarterback Sam Ehlinger just didn’t look like himself in the last four games. Outside of the narrow two-point victory over Kansas, Ehlinger was really bad in each of the last four outings.
Including those four touchdowns against the Jayhawks at home, Ehlinger has six touchdowns in the air and six interceptions in his last four games. He also doesn’t have any rushing touchdowns in that span of time.
Is this problem for the Longhorns due to a lack of weapons in the passing game, poor offensive line play, or no play calling rhythm?
More than likely, the Longhorns can tally up Ehlinger’s struggles giving those three factors equal weight. His top receiving target coming into the season was hurt for most of the year. The offensive line can’t hold up a pocket for more than two seconds, and Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck don’t seem to be on the same page.
Granted Herman doesn’t seem to be on the same page with any of his assistant coaches right now.
However, Ehlinger isn’t going to come close to his production from last season. Ehlinger finished out his sophomore campaign with 41 total touchdowns and just five interceptions. He’s up to nine interceptions on the season already and 32 total touchdowns. He’s more in the realm of the production per game from his true freshman season than last year.