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Armanti Foreman buried on the depth chart – but not the stat sheet – as Texas prepares for Oklahoma

Posted October 9th, 2017

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According to Texas coach Tom Herman, senior Armanti Foreman will need to step up during the week if he wants to step onto the field.

Herman said on Monday that five of his receivers received a “championship level” grade in Saturday’s 40-34 double-overtime win over Kansas State. Freshman Reggie Hemphill-Mapps had a breakout performance, and Collin Johnson turned seven catches in 92 receiving yards. Six Longhorns recorded a reception, and quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw it 50 times.

Foreman, however, was seemingly absent from the UT’s offensive plans. Foreman dressed out and was listed on the participation report. He was not targeted once.

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Foreman led UT last year in receptions (34) and receiving yards (420). Through five games this year, Foreman ranks third at Texas with his 17 receptions. Foreman has scored three times, and he is the only Longhorn to catch more than one touchdown pass.

Houston Texans running back D’Onta Foreman noticed his twin brother’s absence on Saturday night. Foreman rushed for 2,028 yards last year at Texas.

Foreman’s father, Derrick, also hinted this weekend that the UT coaching staff may be holding a grudge against his son. Derrick Foreman said on Facebook that Herman “wants people to kiss his ass.” Foreman also floated an idea on Twitter that his son was being punished for his father’s outspoken nature on social media.

Herman has been critical of Foreman’s practice habits, saying just three weeks ago that “He was third on our depth chart because he was a really bad practice player, and I’m not telling you anything I haven’t told him.” Herman sang that song again on Monday.

Herman said, “I think we’re making it out to be a little bit bigger of a deal than it needs to be.” The first-year head coach listed a litany of starters and back-ups on UT’s roster, and maintained that if the second-stringer practices and plays better than the starter, then the back-up will see more playing time. Foreman’s position is no different.

“We have three very quality H receivers,” Herman said. “At certain positions, you need to prod guys to go a little bit because there may not be as much competition, but at that position? You’ve got to go. It’s extremely competitive.”

On Monday, Foreman was listed as the third-string “H” receiver. Texas expects to start either Hemphill-Mapps or sophomore Lil’Jordan Humphrey against Oklahoma. The Sooners are allowing 232.4 passing yards per game.

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