Texas junior WR Collin Johnson announced via Twitter on Thursday he will return to Texas for his senior season in 2019.
SAN ANTONIO — With 22 signees inked into the class of 2019, the Texas staff can focus a ton of attention on its remaining unsigned targets.
One of the highest profile remaining targets is 2019 Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei WR Bru McCoy.
Fun game to watch. We made too many mistakes and missed too many tackles but we stuck a bunch of busy into their operation. We turned several “big play” potentials into minimal gains with tremendous hustle—because we all wanted to. That was a very talented offense last night—those two guys ran hard.
KenPom had Kansas State rated #34 before Texas’ win last night. The Horns 20 point win dropped the Wildcats down to 42.
NEW ORLEANS — When it came time to actually play the Sugar Bowl, one team played tougher and executed at a much higher rate than the other. It just wasn’t the one most were expecting.
Maybe Bevo XV’s charge at opposing mascot Uga X should have been a sign of the impending game. Or maybe it should have been Texas’ opening drive where every play gained yardage. By the end of the night, it was clear who the better team was on January 1, 2019. No. 15 Texas defeated No. 5 Georgia 28-21 to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl and achieve a 10-win season for the first time since 2009.
This was a huge narrative win for Texas. They beat the team that was supposed to be in the playoffs over Notre Dame. They beat the team that Oklahoma couldn’t beat a year ago. They beat an SEC power that Texas A&M hasn’t beaten this century. They beat the spread (Georgia +13!!!!).
The final game of Tom Herman’s second season as the Texas Longhorn head coach takes place in New Orleans against a tough Georgia Bulldogs team. The IT Staff looks at what Texas needs to do in order to have a shot at a New Years Six bowl victory.
The main value of this game for Texas is that they’re going to face a playoff caliber program, indeed one that they’d be likely to face if they made the playoffs in upcoming seasons, that isn’t Oklahoma. The Sooners are a great annual test and Texas’ road to the playoffs goes through OU, but it’s valuable to get a feel for where you’re at relative to a program like Georgia. After all, beating an SEC power is not a hurdle that the Sooners have yet cleared.
These calendars go by pretty damn quick. Remember, tonight is amateur hour so be safe if you elect to go out. But also, be the surge.
It’s been a good year for Texas fandom. The 2018 season has served as a useful springboard into 2019. That’s all we could ask for as Tom Herman works towards building a perennial contender.
The 9-4 Longhorns have a marquee match-up with a 11-2 Georgia team that many believed deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff after going toe-to-toe with Alabama in the SEC Title Game before succumbing 35-28 after a 14 point 4th quarter Crimson Tide rally.