Momentum building for Texas football’s Quinn Ewers to return vs. OU

Quinn Ewers, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Quinn Ewers, Texas football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Good news arrived for Texas football fans on the afternoon of Oct. 4 regarding the quarterback situation. According to a report from Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods on Oct. 4, Ewers is progressing in practice toward a potential return this weekend against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Richardson didn’t specifically say that Ewers is definitely going to be back. But he did mention that things are trending in the right direction for Ewers. It definitely sounds like Ewers is the closest to returning from this clavicle sprain than he has been at any point in the last few weeks.

This is also good news because it signifies that we haven’t heard about any setbacks regarding Ewers’ recovery timeline in the last four weeks. And from what we’ve seen out of Ewers in warm-ups in the last couple of weeks, you could see that he was getting more comfortable with his throwing motion.

He was still going through his throwing motion gingerly in the pre-game warm-ups a couple of weekends ago against the Texas Tech Red Raiders. But he looked at least a little bit more comfortable when going through his throwing motion in warm-ups last weekend ahead of the matchup against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Texas football QB Quinn Ewers trending in the right direction in practice early this week

This report from Richardson of Orangebloods was posted in a YouTube video on Oct. 4. The injury update was also posted on Orangebloods on the afternoon of Oct. 4.

If Ewers is able to return this weekend against the Oklahoma Sooners in the Red River Rivalry game, it would be his first live-game reps since he originally hurt his non-throwing shoulder against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Sep. 10.

For the last three games, junior quarterback Hudson Card got the start. Card had the best game of his career last weekend in Texas’ convincing 38-20 win over West Virginia at home where he registered more than 300 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and no picks.

Yet, the thought of what this offense could look like with Ewers leading the way is pretty mind-boggling. The rest of the Texas offense looks pretty healthy at the moment. And with how banged up that Oklahoma team is, Ewers could have a shot to really pick apart this secondary on Oct. 8.

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Texas is sporting a record of 3-2 (1-1 Big 12) following the win over West Virginia on Oct. 1. Ewers and the Longhorns will kickoff against Oklahoma in Red River on Oct. 8 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas at 11 a.m. CT.