Texas is actually pretty thin at WR.
They have 2 seniors in Burt and Heard
3 Juniors, including 2 that could leave early in Johnson and LJH. Duvernay is the other.
The rest are Pouncey, Moore, Eagles, and Woodard (maybe Epps if you count him as a big WR), then there's Jamison who will probably switch back to Defense next year.
Texas actually needs a big WR class
Not sure this is much of a debate.
Buechele will get tons of reps this week and get into a good rhythm with the first team offense. Rising will get lots of second team reps to make sure he’s ready in an emergency.
They will re-evaluate Sam and if the medical staff clears him to play before walk through son Thursday he will start. If not then it’s Buechele and I have faith in Herman to cater a game plan and play calling to his strengths.
But no way Texas just rests Sam for the sake of resting him. Coaches always have a ton of pain tolerance for other people’s pain! They won’t risk an upset on that. I legit feel they think they can win with Buechele. But they know they can win with Sam.