Texas QB jabs at Oklahoma lineman's poor NFL combine performance

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Texas quarterback <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/275098/" data-ylk="slk:Sam Ehlinger">Sam Ehlinger</a> (11) tries to get past Oklahoma linebacker <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/college-football/players/275222/" data-ylk="slk:Kenneth Murray">Kenneth Murray</a> (9) and cornerback <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/267597/" data-ylk="slk:Parnell Motley">Parnell Motley</a> (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) tries to get past Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (9) and cornerback Parnell Motley (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

It’s about time we got to see some trash talking this offseason.

It all started innocuously enough with Texas linebacker Marqez Bimage complimenting the offseason program of Longhorns strength and conditioning coach Yancy McKnight on Twitter.

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About 20 minutes later, Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger came over the top with a jab aimed at Big 12 rival Oklahoma.

The 14 reps is a reference to the underwhelming performance by Oklahoma lineman Orlando Brown at the NFL scouting combine. Brown, once thought to be a possible first round pick, could muster only 14 repetitions on the bench press — the lowest total among all participating offensive linemen. It was also one of the worst bench press outputs for any offensive tackle since the turn of the century.

The 6-foot-8, 360-pound Brown also struggled in pretty much every other drill, so it was an easy thing to pick on for Ehlinger, especially when Texas doesn’t have much else to point to recently in its rivalry with the Sooners.

OU wideout Marquise Brown was quick to make that point and fire back in defense of his former teammate:

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