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A Couple of Major Developments in College Football Could Impact or Have Connections to OSU

November 12, 2023

STILLWATER – The Big 12 first-place team will have to find another player to pace their rushing game on offense as Texas rushing leader Jonathon Brooks went down Saturday night the 29-26 win over TCU and today it was learned he is out for the season with an ACL tear in his left knee. 

Brooks being examined on the field by the Texas medical staff.

Brooks injured his knee at the end of a 9-yard run that pushed him over the 100-yard barrier for the sixth time this season. He finished the TCU game with 104 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. For the season, Brooks ran for 1,139 yards with 10 touchdowns and he caught 25 passes for 286 yards and a score.

“We’re heartbroken for Jonathon,” Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian said after learning of the severity of the injury. “He was having a fantastic season and leaves a void that needs to be filled. But we know he will continue to be an invaluable leader on our team, helping us prepare as we move forward in our mission this season.”

Brooks will have to have surgery to repair the injured knee.

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Yurcich at Penn State.

Meanwhile, a coach that Mike Gundy formally coached with at Maryland has fired the offensive coordinator that once worked for Gundy and that Gundy recommended to him at Penn State. The Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin let go of Mike Yurich on Sunday after Penn State lost to Michigan on Saturday. That marked two more top 25 losses for Franklin as head coach losing to both Ohio State and the Wolverines.

Running backs coach Ja'Juan Seider and tight ends coach Ty Howle will replace Yurcich as co-offensive coordinators.

Yurcich was hired by Mike Gundy from Shippensburg State in Pennsylvania in 2014 and left Oklahoma State after a successful run in 2019 to become the quarterback coach and offensive coordinator (non play calling) at Ohio State. He left after one year and became an advisor at Texas before being hired at Penn State.

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