We’re factoring supply and demand considerations against program need. The 2022 cycle is loaded with elite talent, but linebacker, per the usual, is a bit thin at the top with one prospect head and shoulders above the rest. Also, for the second year in a row, corner isn’t as deep as it has been in the past. That will increase the frenzy for a certain North Shore athlete.
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.
Texas head coach Tom Herman said Monday freshman receiver Jordan Whittington will have surgery this week for a small tear in his lateral meniscus that will keep him sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks.
Plenty of offseason attention on the Longhorns went to fourth-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger, fourth-year offensive linemen Sam Cosmi and Derek Kerstetter, and fourth-year head coach Tom Herman. Saturday night’s 59-3 win for the Longhorns over UTEP wasn’t just a time for established veterans to show off. Several members of the program took the opportunity to make strong impressions on Campbell-Williams Field.
That was really fun, even factoring in my many disclaimers about about UTEP's quality. How badly Texas beat a bad team doesn't really matter. What mattered was how Texas did it. Over the last few years, this is the kind of team the Longhorns would have screwed around with for three quarters before wearing them down and pulling away late 42-17. It would have been 14-10 or some bull**** in the mid-2nd quarter until an Ehlinger 2:00 minute drill made it 21-10 going into the half.