After a tumultuous offseason, we finally got to see the Longhorns take the field on Saturday night. Following the hiring new coordinators on both sides of the ball, Texas received what proved to be a fairly extensive makeover and finally gave the reveal to their fans.
The Texas game with UTEP is almost more of a glorified scrimmage than a game, but at least it’s still a game and one which the Miners will try to win. The season opener is usually against a useful patsy, but will still often reveal underlying realities.
There are few more effective methods for evaluating a team in the preseason than to consider everything that needs to go right, everything that could go wrong, and then to balance them on the ledger.
With the commitment of 5-star quarterback Quinn Ewers from Southlake Carroll, Texas tapped into one of the most precious resources within the entire state. Much like when a West Texas prospector finds a well of oil, the Longhorns nabbed a generational talent at the most important position on the field. By winning over Ewers, Texas is now positioned to assemble the sort of talent that can win National Championships.
This week's Notebook starts in the Colorado Rockies, then flies back to Texas for the state's top safety, top tailback, and a budding wide receiver from the Metroplex. Dig in for detailed evaluations on Texas Longhorns football recruiting targets.