Hudson Card officially in transfer portal — Let’s hope Sarkisian knows what he is doing

Hudson Card against ULM
Hudson Card has a fantastic year for Texas and played only 4 games as QB1. Threw 108 passing, completed 74 (69.4%) for 928 yards. (photo Don Bender / Horns Illustrated)

Hudson Card is now officially in the NCAA Transfer Portal as of Dec. 5, the first day players can do so. After Card’s performance this season and how he carried the team after Quinn Ewers got injured during the Alabama game, then to not play for the rest of the season, it would be hard to blame him.

Let’s just hope Steve Sarkisian knows what he is doing. Sarkisian has put all his eggs in Ewers, but not really. Texas has the ‘Big Kahuna’ coming from Louisiana in a couple weeks, though that is not official, plus Maalik Murphy has impressed Sarkisian throughout the season.

Card deserved more playing time, fans begged for it, and he earned it by the way proved himself after taking over and leading Texas during the Alabama game and three games after.

During Card’s three years at Texas he threw 194 passes, 127 were completed (65.4%) for 1,523 yards, 11 touchdowns, and ONLY two interceptions. 

Rushing, Card ran the ball 47 times for 74 (positive) yards and scored a touchdown last year against Baylor.

Maybe coach Sarkisian does know what he is doing. Yes, there is a level of frustration with Sarkisian, but after level heads prevail, we have to look at the facts.

Sarkisian, without question, is interested in what is best for the players and team, or team and players. Countless times Sarkisian has spoken about putting players in the best possible situation to succeed. There is no question where his heart is for all the players.

Could it be that what is best for Hudson Card is to be on a team that needs him and can build a season around him without distractions?

With that, Hudson Card thank you for giving Texas fans some really great football to watch.

Terry Middleton

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