ARLINGTON, Texas — Sam Ehlinger’s growth as the Texas quarterback has been impossible to miss.
“He’s really developed,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said of Ehlinger at Big 12 Media Days. “When they’re young, they make some mistakes and then they kind of grow out of them. I thought he really improved the latter part of the season.”
Ehlinger’s own coaches and teammates certainly saw that remarkable transition in 2018, from a one-dimensional football player who threw two interceptions at the end of an ugly loss to Maryland to a proficient Big 12 quarterback who set the league record for most consecutive passes without an interception (308).
“If there was a quarterback in the country that improved from Year 1 to Year 2 more than Sam Ehlinger,” said UT coach Tom Herman, “you’re going to have to prove that to me.”
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