Andrew Coker offered by childhood favorite program

Andrew Coker offered by childhood favorite program
The Longhorns offered on Tuesday night. Vype

It's been a big month for Katy Taylor offensive tackle Andrew Coker. The 247Sports four-star prospect held some big offers prior to the spring eval period, and was once committed to Flordia, but for whatever reason the big in-state programs had not extended scholarships.

That has now changed as Texas A&M and Texas have offered the 6-6, 310-pounder. In fact, the Longhorns, who Coker called his "childhood favorite," offered on Tuesday night.

The Aggies were the 247Sports crystal ball favorites with 89-percent of the expert predictions but Texas is expected to be a major player for his services.

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The Texans are releasing corner Shaq Griffin. Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images.

One of the big factors that led to the Texans' loss to the Jaguars on Sunday was the secondary. Multiple flags for pass interference gave Jacksonville more opportunities to pick up first downs and score points.

So it's no surprise that DeMeco Ryans is making some changes to his defense this week. According to several reports, Texans corner Shaq Griffin has been cut.

Nickel corner Tavierre Thomas was flagged for PI more than once on Sunday, and was burned badly by Jaguars receiver Calvin Ridley for a touchdown.

DeMeco was asked after the game if he considered replacing Thomas with Desmond King or Shaq Griffin. Ryans didn't give a definitive answer, but it looks like we got one today.

One has to wonder if Desmond Kings' experience playing nickel was the reason for his promotion to the active roster and why Griffin was released. If Thomas continues to struggle, King looks like the next man up to replace him.

The Texans also made some other adjustments to their roster on Wednesday, per Aaron Wilson. Linebacker Denzel Perryman returns from suspension, kicker Matt Ammendola and linebacker Garret Wallow join the practice squad. They also released Gerrid Doaks from the practice squad.

The other big piece of news involves left guard Tytus Howard. He heads to injured reserve, ending his season after hurting his knee against Jacksonville.

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