Texas football DB Jaylon Guilbeau expected ‘to miss some time’ with injury

Jaylon Guilbeau, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
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In last weekend’s loss on the road to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and longtime head coach Mike Gundy, Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian suffered some injuries on the backend of the defense. Texas fell short to Oklahoma State on Oct. 22 on the road at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater by the final score of 41-34.

But it was some of the defensive backs that the Longhorns lost to injury in that game that could be costly over the course of the next few weeks. Texas saw senior safety Anthony Cook suffer a broken forearm, freshman defensive back Jaylon Guilbeau get banged up, along with redshirt sophomore cornerback Ryan Watts.

The prognosis for Cook looks to be more optimistic than originally anticipated. While it once looked as if Cook could miss the rest of the regular season for the Longhorns, it now seems like he will be able to return before the end of November.

Yet, the outlook doesn’t appear to be as optimistic for Guilbeau as it is for Cook.

Texas football could be without freshman DB Jaylon Guilbeau for a while

According to a report from Eric Nahlin of Inside Texas on Oct. 29 (paid content), Guilbeau is expected to “miss some time” after getting injured against Oklahoma State last weekend.

It doesn’t sound like there is a definitive timeline set yet for Guilbeau to return to live-game action for the Longhorns.

Meanwhile, Cook and Watts could reportedly give it a go in Texas’ Week 10 matchup on the road against the Kansas State Wildcats. Yet, we don’t have definitive word yet of Cook and Watts being 100 percent ready to go by next weekend.

In the meantime, Texas is going to have to rely on some of the younger defensive backs to step up in place of the injured Longhorns from the last week or so. Young defensive backs such as true freshman cornerback Austin Jordan, sophomore cornerback Jamier Johnson, and true freshman safety BJ Allen will be asked to take on bigger roles in practice this week and potentially even in the game against Kansas State on Nov. 5.

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Guilbeau has already taken more than 200 defensive snaps for the Longhorns this season, mostly complimenting junior defensive back Jahdae Barron at the star position. With Guilbeau’s status in doubt for at least the next week or two, Barron is going to have to remain at the star position with some others stepping up behind him on the depth chart.