Depth chart shake up
LaRue Cook – ESPN
After Texas’ embarrassing loss to Kansas State, Mack Brown made moves. Some because of injury, others because, well, he has to do something.
Starting senior defensive end Eddie Jones is now No. 2 behind sophomore Dravannti Johnson; senior James Kirkendoll is the starter over junior Malcolm Williams; sophomore Tre Newton, who suffered a head injury, is off the depth chart and junior Fozzy Whittaker will be the starting tailback; and senior Greg Smith is out at tight end replaced by sophomore Barrett Matthews.
And in some unfortunate news, starting senior cornerback Chykie Brown is out for the season after breaking his arm and standout freshman DE Jackson Jeffcoat is off the depth chart with an ankle that has not improved.