Updates from today’s Longhorns football press conferences with head coach Mack Brown and assorted players:
First, the obvious: Quarterback David Ash (concussion) and right tackle Josh Cochran (shoulder) are out for this week’s game. Again.
Ash hasn’t played since the first half of the Kansas State game. Cochran was hurt against Ole Miss.
Case McCoy has started the last five games — all wins.
Speaking of right tackle: Kennedy Estelle, Cochran’s backup who has started the last five games, is dealing with a strained hip injury. He’s not out for the Oklahoma State game, but Brown said if the game were played today, Estelle wouldn’t start.
Jackson slowed: Defensive tackle Desmond Jackson, who played so well at West Virginia in place of Chris Whaley, who’s been lost for the season, is dealing with a strained hip as well. It’s slowing him down early this week.
Depth chart moves: More tweaks than moves, really. Sophomore Sedrick Flowers has made an appearance in the left guard two-deep, as an either/or backup behind Trey Hopkins. Same goes with true freshman Kent Perkins, who’s an either/or backup behind Donald Hawkins at left tackle.
Perkins, a highly-regarded recruit in the 2013 class, has already played some this season.
Overstreet watch: Jalen Overstreet is now in the depth chart mix at tailback, with Johnathan Gray out for the season. Malcolm Brown is your new starting tailback. Joe Bergeron, out of the doghouse, is No. 2.
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