Adrian Phillips is no longer Texas' starting strong safety. The Longhorns depth chart that was released on Monday had him behind sophomore Mykkele Thompson.
Phillips, a junior, played cornerback in his first two years at Texas, but made a position switch to safety this offseason to replace four-year stater Blake Gideon. In the offseason, Phillips received rave reviews from the coaching staff and his teammates.
But, Phillips has not lived up to expectations in his junior campaign. He’s missed multiple tackles and has been consistently beat in deep coverage. This is coming off of a game at Oklahoma State where he missed two tackles in the open field that led to touchdowns.