On Friday, Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns fell to Iowa State, 23-20, after losing a late lead. The team had a 10-0 lead at one point, but could only muster up 7 points in the entire second half.
The Longhorns got the ball back with 1:26 left in the game, but Ehlinger was sacked to force a 57-yard attempt by kicker Cameron Dicker who would miss and send the team to their third loss of the season.
In the postgame press conference, Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked about his future, and Ehlinger faced a question about coaching staff’s inability to maximize the talent on the roster.
“It’s never fully on the coaching staff,” Sam Ehlinger told reporters. “That’s the million dollar question that everyone’s been trying to figure out for the last 10 years.”
Herman was asked if he’s the right guy for the job at Texas.
“That’s not for me to decide. I feel like where we have the program right now than where it was when we took over, the future is very bright. I feel great about the trajectory of our program.”
Texas football is 30-18 with Tom Herman at the helm, and even though that record is not terrible, it’s not the standard the program wants as they want to be in contention to playoff for a National Title every year.