We’re probably going to get the news in the next 24 hours or so regarding what the quarterback depth chart will look like for the upcoming weekend for Texas football against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. It’s hard to know who will be taking the field as QB for Texas against the Red Raiders on Sep. 24. But if it remains the same as last weekend against the UTSA Roadrunners, it will be junior quarterback Hudson Card as the starter.
Texas is set to take on new head coach Joey McGuire and Texas Tech in a road test in Lubbock this weekend in the Big 12 opener for both teams. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns are still working through some of the quarterback injuries, though, that took place in the last couple of weeks.
Texas still had the likes of redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers and true freshman Maalik Murphy out for last weekend. But that narrative changed early this week. Sark announced in a press conference earlier this week that both Ewers and Murphy returned to practice for the Longhorns.
There was more good news that came from Sark in his press conference on Sep. 22. Sark mentioned that both Ewers and Murphy will travel with the team to Lubbock this weekend, and they will suit up for this matchup against Texas Tech.
Texas football gives the bulk of the first-team practice reps to Hudson Card this week
Yet, the uncertainty is still very much in the air as to who the starting quarterback will be this weekend. A report from Horns247 on Sep. 22 might provide a little bit more clarity ahead of this coming weekend. Chip Brown of Horns247 report this week that the bulk of the first-team reps in practice this week went to Card.
It’s worth noting that the distribution of the first-team practice reps in the week leading up to the game isn’t a perfect indication of who the starting quarterback will be for that contest. A good example of that is how redshirt freshman quarterback Charles Wright took most of the first-team reps in practice last week. Yet, Card was the starter against UTSA and did a great job hanging tough in that game.
Texas holds a record of 2-1 (0-0 Big 12) following the big 41-20 win over UTSA at home on Sep. 17. Kickoff time between Texas and Texas Tech in this Big 12 opener at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock is set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Sep. 24.