It’s a leap year of sorts. Not in terms of the calendar, but for the Texas Longhorns. In particular, redshirt sophomore and returning starter Quinn Ewers, who will again lead Texas from under center. Head coach Steve Sarkisian recently noted he expects a significant year two leap from the nearly 20-year-old quarterback.
“Year two is when you make those strides and become that elite player,” Sarkisian said during a visit with fans earlier this spring, per 247Sports. “I saw it with Carson Palmer. In year two, he wins the Heisman trophy and ends up the first pick in the draft. I saw it in Matt Leinart. I saw it in Jake Locker, and he ended up being the 10th pick in the draft.”
For Ewers, Sarkisian continued, the potential is there to also take that next step in 2023.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Surging Horns confident they will host NCAA Regional
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas sparkled in sweeping Austin Regional
247Sports: Mike at Night: Remembering Jaden Hullaby
247Sports: Morning Brew: Baseball, softball and women’s golf lead memorable weekend for the Texas Longhorns
Inside Texas: Defcon 1: How Texas could put defenses on high alert in 2023
Inside Texas: Vince Young, Colt McCoy make ESPN’s list of the top quarterbacks of the 2000s
Inside Texas: A few words provide the strongest indication of Steve Sarkisian’s confidence in the 2023 Longhorns
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Texas wins share of Big 12 title with sweep of No. 6 West Virginia
No. 13-seed Texas advances out of Austin Regional
Reacts Results: Which new transfer portal addition are Texas fans most excited about?
247Sports: The Stampede: Taking the temperature on offensive positions on the Texas board
247Sports: Fast-rising LB Khmori House locks in Texas official visit
247Sports: Where Texas commits, targets stand in the updated Top247 rankings
Inside Texas: New Sunshine State EDGE prospect on the radar
Inside Texas: Khmori House locks in Texas official visit
Inside Texas: Rodney Terry continues to build momentum as he adds to his roster for 2023-24
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Taking a look at a three-down defensive scheme
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia baseball team wins share of Big 12 regular season title
WHAT WE’RE READING
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SB Nation: Nikola Jokic’s circus shot to beat Lakers might be his most amazing play yet
SB Nation: The Pac-12 might be screwed after ESPN drops out of TV deal
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- News from the Texas Legislature.
Texas legislature set to send transformative NIL bill to governor, from @jeremycrabtree (FREE) https://t.co/qGDtrYOCyM via @on3sports— Joe Cook (@josephcook89) May 22, 2023