MOBILE, Ala. — A tenured and decorated starter, Sam Ehlinger is a national name to most college football fans.
Ehlinger played in 46 games for Longhorns in his storied career, including a 2019 Sugar Bowl victory. Tom Herman’s scheme is a pro-spread offense, but almost entirely out of shotgun. Its aim is to create mismatches in pass-centric out of a variety of formations and route concepts. There are some play-action concepts, but the quarterback will almost never turn his back to the defense as there is very little under center play.
Ehlinger noted that he only played two snaps under center in his college career. In addition, Ehlinger cited the new verbiage and calibrations that come with playing under center. That includes the internal clock, footwork, and more as he transitions to the next level.
However, Ehlinger truly is Mobile to prove himself and learn from NFL coaches. As he starts to feel comfortable, Ehlinger is increasingly confident that can prove himself to be a solid prospect to NFL teams.
Alan Saunders of Steelers Now contributed reporting and video from Mobile.