The Texas Longhorns’ chances at a Big 12 Championship came to an end on Black Friday (how appropriate) following their loss to the Iowa State Cyclones in Austin.
And while Texas still has two regular season games left, plus likely a bowl game, they’ll have to win those without their best offensive lineman, Samuel Cosmi.
According to Inside Texas, Cosmi is going to opt out of the remaining three games.
It was a big deal when Cosmi announced he would be returning to Texas for the 2020 season, as he was going to be taken in the NFL Draft. But upon his return, Cosmi has been a projected first-round NFL Draft pick in 2021.
He has been the starting left tackle for the Texas Longhorns each of the past two seasons. Prior to that he spent a season at right tackle.
The Texas Longhorns will take on the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan this Saturday and then wrap up the regular season on December 12th when they play the Kansas Jayhawks. The latter game was originally scheduled for last week, but had to be postponed due to COVID-19 issues.
UPDATE: Cosmi confirmed the news with a post on Twitter that you can read below.
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