Junior Texas football safety Caden Sterns got a full week of practice in and appears to be ready to go after a turf toe injury against Baylor.
Great news for fourth-year Texas football head coach Tom Herman and newly hired defensive coordinator/safeties coach Chris Ash on the injury front; junior star safety Caden Sterns appears to be ready to go in their Oct. 24 home contest against head coach Dave Aranda and the Baylor Bears. Sterns missed the last game for Texas dealing with a turf toe injury.
Sterns is reportedly (247Sports) ready to go for the Baylor game after he missed the Red River Rivalry game back on Oct. 10, in an eventual four overtime loss at the hands of the Oklahoma Sooners by the final score of 53-45. This will be the first game back for Sterns since the Longhorns Oct. 3 loss in their Big 12 home opener against head coach Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs, by the final score of 33-31.
Moreover, Sterns reportedly got through a full week of practice. The bye week following the Red River loss to Oklahoma was a good thing for Sterns recovery from this nagging turf foe, if nothing else.
What Sterns brings back for the Longhorns secondary is 20 total tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and two pass deflections. He now has registered 141 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, five interceptions, and seven pass deflections, in his three years playing for Texas to date.
Expect to see fellow junior safety/defensive back B.J. Foster at his original role as a backup safety this weekend behind the likes of Sterns and senior Chris Brown. Foster took the place of Sterns in the starting secondary in the loss to Oklahoma, and did pretty well.
Texas and Baylor are set to kick off on Oct. 24 at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at 2:30 p.m. CT. The Longhorns come into this game with a record of 2-2 (1-2 Big 12). They hold a two-game losing streak coming into the matchup with Baylor this weekend.
Meanwhile, Baylor comes into this game with a record of 1-1 (1-1 Big 12). Baylor is coming off of a loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers on the road in overtime in their last game, back on Oct. 3. They also had their originally scheduled Oct. 17 matchup with the Oklahoma State Cowboys pushed back to Dec. 12 in the wake of a number of novel coronavirus cases.