The media drumbeat ahead of the Texas Longhorns entering the SEC this summer is growing louder. That includes Late Kick host Josh Pate’s recent prediction of a Texas powerhouse football program to come in the program’s Steve Sarkisian era.
“This could be an evergreen prediction,” Pate said, per 247Sports. “Keep saying it. Like predicting Saban’s retirement — keep predicting it every year, because eventually you’ll get it right. Keep predicting this, because Texas is going to have a shot every year.”
“They had such a shot this past year,” Pate later added. “Think about how perfectly it lined up for Texas. You got the semifinal in New Orleans against a team that’s halfway to Alaska, and then you got the final in Houston. It didn’t happen. Doesn’t mean it can’t happen.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Vote to see who is the top Texas football alumni in the NFL
Austin American-Statesman: Sign of the times: Texas used billboards to celebrate football signees
Austin American-Statesman: Former Texas football player Richard Hightower shining as NFL coach
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: University of Texas faces a dilemma with Lions—Muny or money?
247Sports: Alumni game provides opportunity for David Pierce, Texas staff to see pitchers tested
Inside Texas: Texas football players who will benefit from a strong winter offseason
Inside Texas: Saturday marks a busy day for Texas Longhorns sports
Inside Texas: Protecting the linebackers in 2024
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: The Stampede: Non-Texas related NSD storylines to watch, road report from Houston
247Sports: Top247 TE Kiotti Armstrong high on Texas thanks to Steve Sarkisian’s offense, relationships in Austin
247Sports: National Signing Day 2024: Every SEC football team’s most impactful recruit, transfer
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: 2025 Texas commits on the road, East Coast prospect on Horns’ radar
Inside Texas: Question answered: Who are the names to know for Texas in the 2025 class?
Inside Texas: Sunday Scoop: The latest on KJ Lacey, Andrew Marsh, and DeQuane Prevo
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Halfway through Big 12 play, Texas can strengthen its March Madness resume in 9 remaining conference games
Frogs O’ War: Monday Morning Point Guard: Inconsistency leads to an uneven week
Frogs O’ War: Football: Three TCU athletes compete at 2024 Reese’s Senior Bowl
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State loses heartbreaker in Waco
Bring On The Cats: Can Kansas State get back on track in Stillwater?
Rock Chalk Talk: KU Hoops Preview: Sunflower Showdown edition
Black & Gold Banneret: Men’s basketball notches second Top-25 win, 75-64 over No. 23 Oklahoma
Vanquish The Foe: BYU inches up in AP Poll after win over West Virginia
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Jordan Poole’s play has cratered since Draymond Green punched him in the face
SB Nation: The coach who might know him best says the Chiefs’ success starts with Andy Reid
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball beat Kansas State over the weekend.