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Tom Herman’s message to Casey Thompson after Sam Ehlinger injury


#When #Texas backup quarterback #Casey #Thompson entered the game #Tuesday against #Colorado in the #Valero #Alamo #Bowl, the #Longhorns were hardly in commanding position. #Texas had a 17-10 lead at halftime as #Thompson replaced #Sam #Ehlinger to start the third quarter after the veteran star suffered a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the game.

#But #Thompson responded by completing 8 of 10 passes for 170 yards and four touchdowns against zero interceptions, flashing the talent that made him a 4-star recruit in the 2018 class. #So what type of pep talk did #Herman and offensive coordinator #Mike #Yurcich give #Thompson at halftime?

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#Not much of one, according to #Herman.

“#Nothing really dramatic,” #Herman said after the #Longhorns’ win. “#We smiled. I said, ‘#You’re up, kid.’ I told him that I believed in him and his team believed in him, to go do you. #And he did.”

#Herman said he and #Yurcich discussed which plays they wanted to call for #Thompson, as well as what #Thompson himself was most comfortable with. The staff’s confidence in #Thompson was well-founded, as he put together a highly impressive performance — especially considering he did not prepare as the starter beforehand. #Thompson looked solid in a relief role against UTEP early in the season for the #Longhorns, but he had not had an extended chance against competition anywhere near the level of #Colorado, which contended for the #Pac-12 #South title.

#Now #Herman and #Co. will have an interesting quarterback battle on their hands, primarily between #Thompson and fellow former 4-star recruit #Hudson #Card, a rising sophomore. #Thompson said the members of #Texas’ quarterback room are friendly and make each other better, but he acknowledged that he feels he helped himself with the great performance against the #Buffaloes on #Tuesday.

“When I went in the game, obviously, like I said, I just focused on one play at a time,” #Thompson said. “I’ve been preparing every week and every day as if I’m going to be the starter. #To me that doesn’t matter if I’m first string, second string, third string, or even my freshman year when I was redshirted. #That’s how I approach every day. #Going into this game, that’s how I approached it. #It’s no disrespect to the other guys in the room, the quarterback room. #We do a great job of pushing and competing with each other. I think it will be a very fun off-season.

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“As far as the quarterback battle, I have no say in that. I can just control what I can control. I think today I did that.”





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