Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian answered questions from the media in his Monday press conference on Nov. 6 before the matchup on the road in Week 11 against the TCU Horned Frogs. Among the top questions that Sarkisian was asked during his Monday press conference this week was the injury status of redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers.
Ewers suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain in his right (throwing) shoulder in Texas’ Week 8 win on the road over the Houston Cougars. Redshirt freshman quarterback Maalik Murphy has started the last two games while Ewers is recovering from the shoulder injury.
Texas football QB Quinn Ewers listed by Steve Sarkisian as “day-to-day” with the shoulder injury
Sarkisian said that Ewers is “day-to-day” after throwing in practice last week.
"“Quinn is more day to day at this point opposed to a few weeks ago, it was week to week. Now, it’s about how does he feel and where do the doctors say he is.”"
Sarkisian didn’t rule out the possibility of Ewers making his return to the Longhorns for the TCU game on the road this weekend. But he also didn’t say he would be available.
Various reports over the weekend indicated there is a chance that Ewers plays this weekend against Texas but that a more realistic timeline would be a return for the Iowa State game on Nov 18 in Ames.
Murphy will get his third straight start if Ewers is unable to play vs. TCU
Murphy has led the Longhorns to a record of 2-0 during his two starts in Ewers’ absence. Last weekend, Murphy and the Longhorns hung on to defeat the No. 23 Kansas State Wildcats at home at DKR by a narrow score of 33-30 in overtime.
Texas also defeated the BYU Cougars at home in Week 9 in Murphy’s first career start. In his two starts, Murphy has completed 35-of-62 passing attempts for 458 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and three interceptions.
The Longhorns are 8-1 (5-1 Big 12) heading into the Week 11 matchup in Fort Worth against TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12). Texas-TCU will kick off in primetime under the lights at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth at 6:30 p.m. CT on ABC.