Texas safety Foster to play vs. OU

Texas safety Foster to play vs. OU

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Texas safety Foster to play vs. OU

Texas’ hard-hitting true freshman safety B.J. Foster is expected to be cleared from concussion protocol for Saturday’s game against No. 7 Oklahoma.

Foster, who missed last week’s win at Kansas State and did not travel with the team to Manhattan, has practiced all week.

“Foster was great today, barring a setback between now and Saturday, he’s good,” Texas coach Tom Herman said on Thursday.

Herman also said center Zach Shackelford would be back with the starting unit after seeing limited action last week at Kansas State as he works his back from a foot injury.

That means Elijah Rodriguez, who’s been at center the past three weeks, will move back to right guard and that Derek Kerstetter will be used as part of the rotation at right tackle.

Offensive coordinator Tim Beck returned to the team and has been at practice since Tuesday. He did not travel last week to Kansas State due to an infection in his elbow that required surgery.

“(Beck) looked like death-warmed-over on Tuesday, but he’s been better every day and has a lot more color now,” Herman said.

–Steve Habel (@SteveHabel), Field Level Media

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