It’s tough to categorize expectations for the Texas Longhorns heading into the 2022 season.
For the most part, talking heads and analyst types have Texas ranked among the middle-of-the-pack. Take USA Today’s recent rankings of the Big 12 Conference as one example.
From USA Today, who have the Longhorns at fifth in the Big 12 in 2022: “To call Sarkisian’s debut a disaster might be disrespectful to disasters. The Longhorns lost six games in a row in the middle of the season, including an epic meltdown against Oklahoma and missed out on a bowl game for the third time in seven seasons. Quinn Ewers is being heralded as the savior, but the freshman quarterback still is a work in progress and asking him to carry the load is unrealistic. The bigger fixes are needed on the offensive line and defense. Until those are resolved, it’s hard to consider Texas among the contenders.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Del Conte has ambitious plans for Moody Center, move to SEC
Austin American-Statesman: 3,000 miles to Austin: Olympic swimmer Lydia Jacoby set for Texas move
247Sports: The Brew: Agiye Hall a calculated risk by Sarkisian; Timmy Allen’s return good for Beard’s culture
247Sports: The Insider: Football nuggets galore heading into the spring game
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns spring game: What to watch for on offense
Inside Texas: A look back at recent Orange-White Games
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Mike at Night: Thoughts on Texas front seven targets
247Sports: Texas signee Devon Campbell ready for next chapter in Austin
247Sports: Elite WR talks decision timeline, relationship with Brennan Marion
Inside Texas: 2024 On3 4-star, Texas commit Aeryn Hampton dives into recruitment
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Thursday: How many points to win in the Big 12?
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Trouble with the curve
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia baseball wins Backyard Brawl at PNC Park
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Wright retires, Neptune named successor
SB Nation: 4 teams that should trade for Deebo Samuel
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
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