Big 12 Media Days have come and gone, and with actual football still off in the distance, player attrition is taking center stage once again. Orangebloods.com is reporting that offensive tackle Camrhon Hughes will not be returning to the University of Texas in August.
— Alex Dunlap (@AlexDunlapNFL) July 22, 2015
Hughes came to the Longhorns as a highly touted four-star member of the 2012 class. Last season he worked his way into the rotation after some uh… player attrition left offensive line coach Joe Wickline searching for answers.
Hughes started in six games last season, but coach Strong made it clear that Hughes wasn’t exactly his first choice.
“We call him NCAA – No Contact At All – no contact at practice,” coach Strong said. “My man [doesn’t] block anybody, but we ended up starting him tonight. NCAA, I saw him, I was like, wow. Sometimes that’s all you have. That’s what you play with.”
Yikes! Public humiliation is an interesting way to motivate someone.
Given Strong’s comments it’s not surprising that with a new batch of talent coming in, Hughes isn’t expected to see the field much in 2015. If indeed he doesn’t return, he’ll be the fifth member of the offensive line to leave the Longhorns in the last year.