Before this season, the Texas football players decided to log off of Twitter. With his mentions unavailable, LSU fans have found another way to connect with Sam Ehlinger ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
ESPN’s Maria Taylor reported on Friday that LSU diehards have discovered the Texas quarterback’s phone number. On the Paul Finebaum Show, Taylor said that Ehlinger has already been sent around 600 text messages. He’s also received some phone calls.
A Texas spokesperson confirmed the story to the American-Statesman. Ehlinger’s phone number had originally been posted on social media.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) September 6, 2019
Ironically, these hijinks give Ehlinger something in common with noted Longhorn foe Baker Mayfield. During the 2017 College Football Playoffs, the then-Oklahoma quarterback had his number publicized ahead of a meeting with Georgia. Mayfield was forced to change his phone number.
To whoever posted my cell #, bravo. But I got it changed! And to the Georgia fans that had the kind words of encouragement… I applaude your creativity
— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) December 4, 2017
LSU and Texas are currently ranked sixth and ninth in the AP poll. A Heisman Trophy contender, Ehlinger threw for 276 yards and rushed for 34 yards in UT’s season opener. He also accounted for four touchdowns in that 45-14 win over Louisiana Tech.
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