Houston turns its focus to North Texas, rest of season

“Our team is really close. We all respect the decision and have to keep going,” Turner said. “We have a lot of love for (King) that doesn’t disappear just because of the decision he makes.”

In all, UH could have as many as 35 players redshirt this season, Holgorsen said at his weekly radio show, a combination of true freshmen not expected to see any playing time, players down the depth chart and older players like King and Corbin, who will return as fifth-year seniors. Along with senior running back Mulbah Car, Holgorsen said there could be a few more players who decide to redshirt.

“We need to get older, and we need to develop, and ‘redshirting’ is not a dirty word,” Holgorsen said. “That’s been my stance since the day I got here. I’ve identified a little bit of a problem that exists here, and I’m going to do everything I can here to fix it.”