At the Texas Open Practice on Wednesday, there may have been answers to some questions about the order to bite in the event of an offense.
Since the departure of four-year-old starter Sam Ehlinger, has there been an ongoing question about who will replace the quarterback?
Competition has continued between Casey Thompson and Hudson Card, but none of the quarterbacks appear to have separated from the other. The spring game gave the new team a first look and we saw Thompson with the first team, while Card was with the second team. Still, Card was much more efficient than Thompson and head coach Steve Sarkisian said the battle would continue.
The two aspirants have been rotating and handing out rehearsals throughout the offseason, but during recent internships, Card would have started with the starters, hinting that he is currently in the lead.
Here’s what Inside Texas said about the quarterback situation prior to Wednesday’s practice:
The main story of the UT camp. Hudson Card has taken most of the snapshots with the first team in both practices since the first fight. Will this continue with the fans in the stands? Or will Casey Thompson get extra replays compared to the last two days before Saturday’s fight?
In fact, Card received the head-to-head on Wednesday, but Thompson also received opportunities to play with the headlines.
The quarterback position isn’t the only offensive position in question, as wide receivers and the offensive line are also expected to have a few new full-time starters.
Let’s take a look at who was with the initial drive in practice on Wednesday according to Joe Cook of Inside Texas. Something to keep in mind is that the impressive first-year receiver, Xavier Worthy, didn’t practice due to an illness, but would probably be included otherwise. While this depth chart can easily change on a day-to-day basis, it’s significant considering that the season opening is about two weeks away.