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QB Casey Thompson Getting Most of Texas’ First-Team Reps

NCAA Football: Alamo Bowl-Texas vs Colorado

The Texas Longhorns have a quarterback battle going on with Casey Thompson going up against Hudson Card this spring. Both are trying to be the guy to take over for Sam Ehlinger, who elected to not use his extra year of eligibility and declared for the NFL Draft.

So the question is, who’s in the lead? While we aren’t expected to have an answer to who the starter is until this summer, we might have just gotten a glimpse as to where new head coach Steve Sarkisian‘s mind currently is.

According to Brian Davis on the Austin American-Statesman, Texas OL Denzel Okafor told the media on Thursday that Casey Thompson has been “getting most of the reps” with the first-team offense.

 

This is an interesting twist as it was nearly one month ago that Sarkisian said that Thompson and Card were set to split reps during spring camp.

Casey Thompson had an impressive showing in the Alamo Bowl. Even though he completed just eight passes, he threw for an incredible 170 yards and four touchdowns in a quarter and a half of work. Thompson has patiently waited his turn and even his brother insinuated it was time for Sam Ehlinger to move on after the 2020 season, as Thompson is heading into his fourth season on campus. He was a Top 15 dual-threat QB coming out in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports.

Meantime, Card was the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2020, according to 247Sports. He hasn’t had many reps, but certainly has an incredibly high ceiling as a talent prospect.

But as we go through camp this spring, we are finding out that it may be Thompson who has the early leg up. Let’s see if that holds.

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