03 Sep

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Roschon Johnson is the Longhorns’ next man up … at running back

Head coach Tom Herman lauded freshman Roschon Johnson for his first performance as a quarterback, and said Johnson will get "a lot more" work this week at running back (photo courtesy of texassports.com)

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Roschon Johnson came to Texas in the spring as an early enrollee to hone his skills and fight with Casey Thompson for playing time at quarterback behind Longhorns starter Sam Ehlinger.

How things have changed. Now it’s likely, even probable, that

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 .