The college football season is just about in the books for good, with one more game to be played. For the rest of the schools though, the offseason is here and eyes are already heading to the future. Spring football will be here sooner than you think, so a pair of Texas Longhorns made sure to get some surgery taken care of now.
As reported by The Dallas Morning News, Texas offensive lineman Jake Raulerson and defensive lineman Caleb Bluiett each had surgery on their knees Wednesday morning. Raulerson is expected to be back in time to practice in the spring after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure. Bluiett will be out for a longer time and is not expected back until the summer after having a torn ACL addressed. Both should be ready to go in time for the start of the new season though, when Texas takes on Notre Dame.
Raulerson is expected to compete for a starting job in 2015, but Bluiett’s hopes of cracking the starting defensive front may be hindered by his rehab schedule. Texas can use all the bodies it can get in the trenches, but the most important thing is to ensure each player is healthy and able to contribute when needed. If Bluiett is going to make a case for a starting job, it may have to wait until the season is already underway.