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At Tuesday’s player availability, the Longhorns reflected on their bye week, the offensive line and their fantasy football leagues. Texas’ second break of the season corresponded with Halloween, senior offensive lineman Parker Braun’s favorite holiday. In spooky spirit, Braun, senior center Zach Shackelford and junior offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter went to a local haunted house.
Fresh off the bye week, head coach Tom Herman met with the media Monday to discuss the state of the team following a gameless Saturday. Now heading toward Kansas State, Herman said the bye week was a great time for the team to regroup and relax.
Head coach Tom Herman met with the media Wednesday to discuss the state of Texas football. The Longhorns are currently in the middle of their second bye week of the season — something the team desperately needed following their 37-27 loss to TCU and slew of injuries throughout the season.
The NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to “permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model,” according to a press release from the NCAA.
TCU fans stormed the field when the clock hit zero, leaving Texas with one question: What could have been? Not only what could have been on Saturday afternoon in Fort Worth, but what could this 2019 season have been?
The Longhorns didn’t play their best and as a result, dropped the TCU game after barely surviving against Kansas last week. Texas’ defense, which has been on pace to finish near the bottom in school history, once again wasn’t able to come through with stops when they were needed the most.