In what should have been a high-flying offensive display and thrashing of Rice, Week 1 turned into questions surrounding the offensive unit for Texas.
Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers was missing on the deep ball throughout the game, going 0-of-7 on passes beyond 25 yards. It didn’t help that the offensive line, which is supposed to be one of the strongest units in the country, was giving up pressure, allowing Ewers to get hit, and looked inferior against Rice.
According to Inside Texas, there may be a solution in place for this shocking lackluster performance. Cole Hutson has been taking reps with the starters at right guard. He appears to be replacing DJ Campbell, who started in place of him during Week 1.
Hutson and the rest of the offensive line started all but one game together last season.