AUSTIN (KXAN) — Charlie Strong suspended two offensive linemen ahead of the Longhorns’ matchup with BYU this Saturday.
Senior offensive tackle Desmond Harrison and junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle will not play this week after violating team rules. Harrison was also suspended for the opener for violating team rules, but was scheduled to be back on the field this week before Strong suspended him again. Estelle did not play in last year’s Alamo Bowl after being ruled academically ineligible.
The suspensions are not the first handed down by the Longhorns new coach this season. Wide receiver Daje Johnson and safety Josh Turner are still serving out their suspension following rules violations.
Running backs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet, and safety Chevoski Collins were all dismissed before the season started for breaking core values put into place by Strong.
Strong said in July that wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander, who were suspended after being arrested on sexual assault charges, will not be allowed to return regardless of how their legal cases turn out.
Texas hosts BYU at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.