Texas Longhorns wide receiver Joshua Moore leaves team, enters transfer portal

Casey Thompson spots Joshua Moore in the endzone as the Longhorns score early against Baylor. (0:17).
Coach Steve Sarkisian announced Monday that Texas wide receiver Joshua Moore has left the team and entered the transfer portal.

Multiple reports claim that Moore and Sarkisian had a heated argument Wednesday at practice.

Sarkisian stated Monday that the plan was for Josh to enter the portal. "That's his choice and opportunity; college football provides that option, and we wish him all the best."

Sarkisian addressed the situation last week and stated that Moore was still with them. However, the Longhorns' top receiver in 2020 will now be playing elsewhere.

Moore struggled this season. He had 265 receiving yards in eight games. Moore's departure from Texas is a further blow to the position, as Texas' receiver depth was hurt by Troy Omeire and Jordan Whittington's season-ending injuries.

Sarkisian also gave an update on Casey Thompson's status, who was replaced during Texas' 30-7 loss to Iowa State by Hudson Card. Sarkisian said that Thompson's thumb is bothering his, and that he will name a starter as soon as possible.

Card completed 14 of 23 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown on Saturday. Texas was the only team to score.

This weekend, the 4-5 Longhorns host 1-8 Kansas.