3 key injured Texas football players ahead of TCU game

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D’Shawn Jamison, CB

A late injury update that is pretty concerning for the Longhorns has to do with the experienced senior field cornerback D’Shawn Jamison.

Multiple sources have reported (including a tweet from Geoff Ketchum of Orangebloods) that Jamison’s status for the TCU game on this night “remains a major question mark” as of the morning of Nov. 12.

This is a pretty major development that is worth noting heading into such an important conference game for the Longhorns.

Despite his bad performance in the loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 22, Jamison has remained one of the most reliable forces in the back end of the Texas defense. He’s played well as the starting field corner opposite of redshirt sophomore boundary corner Ryan Watts this fall.

If Jamison is out, or limited in this game, we will likely see co-DC Pete Kwiatkowski slide junior star Jahdae Barron over to field corner or give one of the younger backup corners more reps in this spot. But the problem with moving Barron over to corner is the lack of depth at nickel. With Guilbeau likely out for this game, Texas is very thin at the star position.

Moreover, some of those younger corners that could get additional reps at the field spot in this game are sophomore Jamier Johnson and true freshman Terrance Brooks.

I think that Texas will mix up the coverage looks and personnel, moving Barron between field corner and the star position, while also getting some of the younger corners involved if Jamison is out vs. TCU.