Steve Sarkisian leaves uncertainty with Texas football QB situation

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK
Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK /

All Texas football fans want to know this week who the starting quarterback will be heading into Week 5 of the college football season. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian had the first chance this week to announce who the starting quarterback will be as this team hosts the West Virginia Mountaineers at home on Oct. 1.

But considering how little information the media got from Sark during his press conferences in the first few weeks of the season, it’s not very surprising that he didn’t divulge much during his media availability on Sep. 26.

When asked about the quarterback situation in his first press conference of game week ahead of the matchup against West Virginia on Oct. 1, Sark didn’t declare who the starter will be. He mentioned that all of the quarterbacks practiced on Sep. 26, but that the decision for Week 5 is still “up in the air”.

It’s also worth mentioning that Sark said “I think we’ll know more as the week goes on”.

Steve Sarkisian says Texas football’s QB situation is still “up in the air”, leaving some uncertainty surrounding Quinn Ewers this week

If this week winds up being anything similar to last week, Sark could wait until gameday to announce the starting quarterback. Last week, it wasn’t until essentially right before kickoff that Sark named junior Hudson Card QB1 for the matchup against the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road on Sep. 24.

Moreover, there is the possibility this weekend that redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers makes his return for the Longhorns. A few weeks ago, Ewers suffered a clavicle sprain on his non-throwing shoulder against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Ewers returned to practice last week but didn’t play in the loss to Texas Tech.

Since Ewers left the Alabama game with an injury, Card took all the starting live-game reps at quarterback. In the process, Texas posted a record of 1-1 with a loss to Texas Tech and a win over the UTSA Roadrunners.

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After the tough upset loss in overtime to Texas Tech in Lubbock last weekend, Texas is sporting a record of 2-2 (0-1 Big 12). Ewers, Sark, and the Longhorns will host West Virginia in their next game at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, with the kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. CT on Oct. 1.