THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON …
Three Longhorns we watching the rest of this season. And why:
MARCUS JOHNSON, WR
He has six catches through four games, but five of them came against Kansas State last week. With Mike Davis out, Johnson emerged as a legitimate perimeter threat, going for 70 yards with a couple of difficult sideline catches. The 6-1, 198-pounder has shown he can be a reliable target, especially if Davis misses more time.
QUANDRE DIGGS, DB
Remember Quandre the Giant? Texas’ junior nickel back has had a minimal impact through the first third of the season — 15 tackles, one pass breakup in four games. He moved over to Kenny Vaccaro’s spot from the corner, and given the results — both team and individual — he needs to pick it up going forward. If new defensive coordinator Greg Robinson wants to shuffle his personnel, this bye week would be the time to do it.
DESMOND HARRISON, OT
Speaking of missing persons, the Longhorns are yet to reap the rewards from landing one of last year’s top junior college prospects. The 6-8, 310-pound tackle has played sparingly, struggling to get on the field even as the offensive line has dealt with injuries. This line was supposed to be improved, and Harrison was supposed to be a big reason why.
— Dave Behr