Josh Turner was projected to be one of Texas' starters this season. (Michael Thomas / Associated Press)
New coach Charlie Strong is putting his imprint on the Texas football program.
At least six players have been kicked off the team since he became coach, in addition to the two Longhorns players suspended Thursday after their arrests for sexual assault.
Safety Josh Turner, running back Jalen Overstreet and defensive back Chevoski Collins have been dismissed from the program for violating team rules, multiple sources told ESPN.com on Friday.
Turner, a senior projected as a starter this season, made three starts last season and had a solid spring game, including an interception.
Joe Bergeron, a senior running back, also was dismissed from the program, according to Orangebloods.com and multiple media outlets.
Texas has not officially acknowledged any of the dismissals.
As a reserve last season after moving from quarterback to running back, Overstreet, a sophomore, rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Collins redshirted as a freshman and was a backup at safety.
Overstreet previously had academic issues and was ruled ineligible for Texasí Valero Alamo Bowl loss to Oregon last December.
Fullback Chet Moss and defensive back Leroy Scott were kicked off the team in March for a violation of team rules.
According to a source close to the situation, as many as five more Texas players could be facing dismissals over violations of team rules.
Texas receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were arrested on sexual assault charges Thursday.
Meanwhile, Texas football officials say two unidentified players who had received a meal from an agent will be eligible to play when the season starts.
Iowa has another plan
Iowa is hoping that its students start buying as many football tickets as they used to.
But the Hawkeyes are planning for the possibility that they wonít.
Athletic director Gary Barta said Friday that Iowa will make any unsold student tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1. The move comes on the heels of a dip in student tickets sales, from 10,000 two years ago to roughly 7,300 in 2013.
Barta said the Hawkeyes have yet to reach 7,000 student tickets sold for next season, which means that as many as 3,000 spots could soon be up for grabs.
What makes it surprising is that Iowa is one of the favorites in the Big Ten West this season.
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields was released after posting bond of $3,500 after surrendering to authorities on a misdemeanor assault warrant. Thatís after TCU suspended the Big 12 preseason defensive player of the year earlier this week amid allegations he punched an ex-girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun.
... Clemson junior receiver Charone Peake is expected to miss at least a week of training camp after having knee surgery again.