There are still unknowns surrounding the season in general, and plenty around the Texas program per the “new normal“ of the last decade, but there’s a lot of optimism that we feel is justified. Of course many of the concerns are every bit as justified, if not more so. It wouldn’t be Texas football without that tension.
Lincoln Riley’s Oklahoma program consistently draws the top offensive talent in the nation to Norman. Baker Mayfield was succeeded by Kyler Murray, followed by Jalen Hurts. Dede Westbrook was succeeded Marquise Brown, followed by CeeDee Lamb.
LSU’s 2019 championship run, which included multiple top 10 wins and quarterback Joe Burrow throwing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns, was a line in the sand moment in college football. It’s now clear that the highest level of offensive football that can be achieved right now is running pro-style passing schemes from spread formations. From here on out, programs that don’t pursue a “pro-spread” approach on offense are essentially run game truthers.
Corona and “recruiting” tail during spring break is much more desirable than corona affecting the recruiting trail during the spring evaluation period. Though, some programs that have created momentum during these unprecedented recruiting times may beg to differ. Despite landing some solid commitments over the last month, Texas hasn’t been one of the schools able to manufacture momentum at this time.