Texas football is getting major help in the secondary with the return of Caden Sterns.

The Longhorns have been without the former Freshman All American since he sprained a knee ligament in a 36-30 win over Oklahoma State over a month ago.

Since then Texas has fallen to No. 98 in scoring defense, No. 126 in passing defense and No. 117 total defense.

Sterns is considered by many to be the best tackler in the secondary and one of the best on the team, a welcome addition to a team that has failed to bring down ball carriers in crucial situations so far this season.

In addition to Sterns, Texas expects to get back DeMarvion Overshown and B.J. Foster in the next week. Corner Jalen Green also returned last week, putting Texas as close to full strength as it has been all year in the secondary.

The Longhorns are on a bye this week after falling to 5-3 with a 37-27 loss to TCU last Saturday in Fort Worth.

Texas still has a chance at a Big 12 title game appearance at 3-2 in conference play, but likely need to win out and still get some help to make that happen at this point.

Texas returns to action at home next Saturday against Kansas State. The game could be played at either 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. depending on circumstances this weekend when the Wildcats take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Sunflower Showdown.

After that Texas still has games against Iowa State, Baylor and Texas Tech to finish off the year.