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Quinn Ewers, QB

If there is one player for the Longhorns that the bulk of the fans on the Forty Acres would want to have back this weekend above anyone else, it would probably be redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers.

Texas could really use the boost that a return from Ewers would provide to this offense against West Virginia. Sark clearly trusts Ewers to open up the offense to a much greater degree than junior quarterback Hudson Card. And that would help to have a more proficient offense down the stretch against West Virginia than Texas had with Card leading the way.

I want to make clear that I’m not trying to bash the play of Card in the last few weeks. He played admirably and hung tough while playing through an ankle injury that would’ve kept out a lot of other quarterbacks in this spot.

But Ewers is definitely the more talented of the two quarterbacks. The potential of this offense is just so much greater with Ewers leading the way.

Moreover, Ewers originally suffered a clavicle sprain on his non-throwing shoulder against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 10. He missed the last couple of games, but there is a chance that he could make his return for the first time in a few weeks against West Virginia.

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It is encouraging to hear that Ewers is splitting the first-team reps in practice this week with Card. That doesn’t guarantee that he will be the starter this weekend, but it does mean that we could realistically see him at least taking some live-game reps for the first time since the Alabama contest.