In the first scramble of the autumn camp so far for the new head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas soccer There was a lot to unzip the program. With a number of points to be figured out on the depths table on either side of the ball, it was important to see who the ones and twos were in each squad in that first game that fall.
One of the more important locations that Sark and the Longhorns have to figure out at fall camp is the slot receiver. Texas lost the former Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year and the touted four-star recruit. Jake Smith, to the NCAA Transfer Portal this off-season. Up-and-coming junior Smith should be the starter for Texas in the slot this fall.
Therefore, the slot was left to the Redshirt wide receiver Jordan Whittington and the former Walk-On Kai money to find out everything. The good news here is that Money did really well for all signs for the first fall.
We expect Whittington to be solid for the Longhorns this fall. That is, if he actually stays healthy.
Texas hasn’t seen a fully healthy season (or anything close to) Whittington in the past two years.
Kai Money a bright spot for Texas Football in a disappointing fall game
Even more than Whittington Money was supposed to be (per Horns247, paid content) the most consistent wideout for Sark and the Longhorns down the line. Apparently, Texas hadn’t put on a great performance for either team on offense.
It is difficult to say at the moment whether this is due to the strength of the defense or simply the attack that has gotten out of step.
This is big for Texas to get at least some space out of this scramble. According to an Inside Texas report Given the scrimmage summary (paid content), the wide receiver’s performance on August 14th left a lot to be desired.
Additionally, the quarterbacks were reportedly quite disappointing on this scrimmage in the first fall. This may not be overly shocking as Texas is still trying to involve two quarterbacks with no starting experience in actual game action.
However, we have to hope for more encouraging signs from the second fall game before the 2021 regular season kicks off. For now, the Longhorns need to be in some time to think about what went wrong on the offensive side of the ball.
And we can at least appreciate the solid performances of this scrimmage which supposedly include money and the standout senior linebacker DeMarvion Overshown.
Money doesn’t have that much experience when he returns for the Longhorns this fall, but at least he’s got some actual replay. Last season he recorded 10 catches for 76 yards (7.6 yards per catch) and a touchdown. That lonely career, which got a touchdown for Money, came with the Longhorns’ inaugural win over the UTEP Miners last fall.