Texas Longhorns men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart’s squad got hot at just the right time during the 2019-2020 regular season. Then the pandemic happened. Life changed.
But while the college sports world as we know it continues to swirl with uncertainty, the Longhorns basketball momentum is carrying into the 2020-2021 season, it seems, as two more way-too-early top 25 polls have included Texas among their preseason rankings.
The Athletic has Texas ranked No. 18. NCAA.com has the Longhorns at No. 22 overall.
Not bad, if Smart’s crew can live up to the hype.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive recruiting wishlist is headlined by Tommy Brockermeyer
Dallas Morning News: Hoping to see college football return, coaches’ main priority is getting players enough practice time
Sports Illustrated: These college football programs are the modern ‘U’ for each position
247Sports: The Stampede: Predicting the 2021 defensive class
247Sports: Ten potential offers for Texas in the 2021 class
247Sports: What we’d be talking about if spring ball had gone on as planned
247Sports: Herman details Longhorns’ weekly routine of coaching online
247Sports: Colt McCoy has new role in mentoring Daniel Jones
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- Despite the shortened season, Texas softball was still one of the nation’s top programs. The latest poll to recognize that fact was the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which ranked the Longhorns as No. 3 overall to end the season. The Longhorns were also recognized as No. 3 overall by the USA Softball poll and No. 1 by Softball America.
- Sports Illustrated named Longhorns legend Vince Young the top Texas recruit of all time.
- For your viewing pleasure, here’s every touchdown by Sam Ehlinger in 2019.