Just days after losing their starting quarterback and starting center, Texas has suffered two more losses on the offense. Offensive linemen Kennedy Estelle and Desmond Harrison, both starters, have been suspended for Saturday's game against BYU.
Harrison was previously suspended for the North Texas game. Estelle started against North Texas at the left tackle position. Now, both will miss the BYU game for "violation of team rules" and are on thin ice for the foreseeable future. Head coach Charlie Strong has clearly started to institute a no non-sense mentality around the Texas Longhorns football program.
Over the holiday weekend, quarterback David Ash was ruled out of the BYU game due to a concussion. Ash will be replaced by Tyrone Swoopes. Starting center Dominic Espinosa broke his ankle versus North Texas and may miss the entire season.
Texas will bring a total of 5 career starts into the game on the offensive line. Only Kent Perkins (two starts), Sedrick Flowers (two starts), and Marcus Hutchins (one start) have any starting experience.
Texas welcomes BYU into town on Saturday. BYU ran all over Texas in 2013 with 550 yards of rushing offense. The Cougars finished with 679 yards of total offense.