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Longhorns Daily News: Texas football ranked among top in early 2023 Big 12 predictions

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It’s predictions season against, as Texas Longhorns football heads into the spring offseason.

First up, Athlon Sports, who predicts that Texas will land atop the Big 12 in 2023.

From Athlon Sports: “Similar to the 2022 season, the Big 12 appears to be wide open going into the ‘23 campaign. Texas gets the nod as Athlon’s way-too-early favorite in the Big 12, but a case could be made for a couple of teams here. The Longhorns improved their win total by three from ‘21 to ‘22 in coach Steve Sarkisian’s second year, and an elite recruiting haul adds to the talent and depth on the roster. The bulk of the two-deep is set to return, but the offense will certainly miss running back Bijan Robinson. Can quarterback Quinn Ewers take a step forward? If not, five-star freshman Arch Manning is ready to push for the starting nod. And the winner of the quarterback competition will have a standout group of receivers - Xavier Worthy, Jordan Whittington, Isaiah Neyor and AD Mitchell - to target next fall. The defense surrendered 31.1 points a game in ‘21 but cut that total to 21.6 in ‘22. With end Barryn Sorrell and linebacker Jaylan Ford returning, this unit is once again among the best in the Big 12. The addition of transfers Jalen Catalon (Arkansas) and Gavin Holmes (Wake Forest) will help to solidify the secondary.”


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  • Texas men’s basketball takes on the Kansas Jayhawks tonight at 8pm Central.
  • Texas women’s basketball actually beat Kansas over the weekend, too.