2 injured Texas football players that should be available vs. Kansas

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D’Shawn Jamison, CB

The biggest absence of note last weekend for the Longhorns at home against the Horned Frogs was senior field cornerback D’Shawn Jamison.

For the first time this season, Texas missed Jamison for a full game due to injury. It looks like he missed the game due to a concussion.

But all signs are pointing to a return for Jamison on Nov. 19 against the Jayhawks. And his return will be welcome as he forms one of the most formidable starting cornerback duos in the Big 12 this season with redshirt sophomore boundary corner Ryan Watts.

I will say that Texas’ younger cornerbacks filled in admirably last weekend for the missing Jamison at field corner. Freshman Terrance Brooks took most of the snaps at field corner in the absence of Jamison, and he had his highest-graded game of the season thus far.

Moreover, it will be nice to have the experience and consistency of Jamison back at the field corner spot this weekend.

Kansas relies on explosive plays to put points on the board. The Jayhawks rank second in the Big 12 this season in passing play explosiveness, only behind the Horned Frogs.

And while Jamison has struggled to defend the deep ball in the last two games he played this season, he’s defended explosive plays relatively well considering his body of work for the entire campaign.

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Jamison is going to get matched up with redshirt sophomore wide receiver Lawrence Arnold in this game. Arnold is having a fantastic season and should provide a notable challenge for Jamison.

Texas’ corners will need to be good this weekend to hold an improved Kansas offense at bey, and give plenty of opportunities for this struggling offense to find its footing in Lawrence.