Texas Football: 5 takeaways from the Longhorns 2019 regular season

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4. The future is bright at running back

The aforementioned strength that the Texas football program has at running back could be what shoulders this offense next season. Ehlinger is a great complement to the two top running backs for the Longhorns on the ground.

Possibly the most important three-headed monster at the skill positions for Texas next season will be Ehlinger, freshman Roschon Johnson, and sophomore Keaontay Ingram. Maybe that group could also include the 2019 four-star running back signee Derrian Brown as he continues to work his way back from the health scare he experienced last offseason.

What works so well for the Texas rushing attack is the yin-yang type combination that Roschon and Keaontay offer. It seemed like whenever Ingram was down, Johnson picked up his production. And whenever Roschon was having a difficult week, Ingram was coming through in a big way as he was expected to this season.

Ingram did wind up averaging more yards per carry and about one more rushing attempt per game. But Roschon had quite the cap to the 2019 campaign with 105 rushing yards and three scores on 21 attempts.

If the Longhorns leave Roschon at running back next year, this could be a lethal duo between him and Ingram that will be flanked by the highly touted incoming five-star running back commit Bijan Robinson.