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Texas Longhorns Pause Spring Football Due to COVID-19

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Texas Longhorns spring practice is on pause due to COVID-19 protocols within the program, according to a report from

Shortly after broke the story, the Longhorns sent out a release noting the pause was happening.

“Out of an abundance of caution, Texas Football will pause spring practice sessions as a result of student-athletes impacted by COVID-19 protocols. The Longhorn medical staff will monitor the situation and COVID-19 testing will continue as a plan for some team activities is reviewed, but all meetings on Thursday will be virtual and team practices will not take place for the next several days, beginning with tomorrow’s scheduled morning workout.”


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While the athletic department did not release the names of any players that tested positive, the report did note that players tested positive.

The Longhorns were getting ready to start the process of answering some burning questions under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, including who would replace quarterback Sam Ehlinger. He noted earlier this week that Hudson Card and Casey Thompson would split reps during spring workouts as Sarkisian and his staff evaluate both players.

Thompson had a solid outing in the Alamo Bowl in place of Ehlinger.

The Longhorns are coming off an 7-3 season in 2020, with a 5-3 conference record, a season that led to the firing of Tom Herman.

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