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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Analyst picks Texas as one of his surprise teams in 2021

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The Texas Longhorns, somehow, are the underdog going into the 2021 season. But with less-than-great underdog status comes the actually kind of great element of surprise.

Or at least in the mind of longtime analyst Phil Steele.

As Steele said, per 247Sports: “[Texas has] eight starters back on offense and seven on defense. They do play Oklahoma, TCU and Iowa State on the road, but have the talent to contend in all three games.”

And from 247Sports: “Steve Sarkisian said this week at Big 12 Media Days that he won’t judge success by wins and losses this season, instead judging his team’s preparedness and willingness to focus on the details and what it takes to win. He may say that on the record, but you better believe the Longhorns have the talent capable of exceeding outside expectations in Year 1.”

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