Longhorns confident as they prepare to take on Kansas State


Redshirt freshman quarterback Jerrod Heard said Tuesday that the Longhorns’ chemistry is peaking after a week off. 

“Our chemistry right now is awesome,” Heard said. “We’re feeling for each other out there. The O-line, communication-wise, is great. … The receivers are running the right routes. Everything is coming together.”

Heard said the upset win against the Sooners sparked new and improved chemistry. Additionally, several players are back from injury, which gives the Longhorns an extra punch.

“We’ve been very banged up up front,” play-caller Jay Norvell said. “That affected us the last couple weeks, to be honest, … but this bye week has really helped us to heal up. We weren’t 100 percent, to be honest with you.”  

The Longhorns are particularly satisfied with the offense’s progress through bye-week practices. Heard said the unit improved the most during the week off. Now, he expects it to put up points.

“That’s the one thing we wanted to do.” Heard said. “Just help our defense out, chew the clock down and execute.”