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The Longhorn Republic previews the Sugar Bowl

The Longhorns are in New Orleans for their first New Year’s Six Bowl since 2009.

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The Texas Longhorns are gearing up to take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Vegas has Texas as a 13-point underdog, but we look at why it may be a closer matchup. Collin Johnson and LilJordan Humphrey create a matchup nightmare for a Georgia team that is missing its top pass defender in Deandre Baker. How can Texas exploit that matchup and come away with a win (2:35)?

We also break down what a new arena means to the Texas basketball team (36:25) and how the Longhorns can battle back from a tough loss against Providence (42:32). With quarterbacks Cameron Rising and Casey Thompson both entering the NCAA Transfer Pool, does Texas need to rebuild its quarterback room, and what does this all mean long-term (48:25)?

Finally, we close the show out with Bang the Drum (53:50) where Kyle does his best CFB revisionist history, and Gerald wants some rational discussion about Texas quarterbacks.

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Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0)