Ehlinger ready for opener amid campaign of great expectations

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Sam Ehlinger has received a lot of attention leading up to the start of the 2019 season, and for good reason (photo courtesy of

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — This will be the first feature of the 2019 season written by our publication on Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, but if the 10th-ranked Longhorns live up to their hype and lofty expectations, it surely won’t be the last.

Ehlinger, the steely-eyed, über-confident gunslinger from Austin's Westlake High School, is ready for his place in the sun as the Longhorns prepare to battle Louisiana Tech to open their campaign of promise and pride.


Steve Habel

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .

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