Despite all the upheaval of this summer, I am super excited to finally have games back starting this weekend. I love this stupid sport, it consumes my Saturdays all fall and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hopefully Texas will have a good season, I have high hopes. Don’t let me down, please.
Oh trust me, I know exactly what I’m setting myself up for. I will say that this season feels different for me. The last few years it was “I hope they win 10 but I’ll be happy with 7 or 8” this year feels like they should win 10. I know I’m setting myself up for a fall. It’s the hope that kills you, afterall.
I would say there are no excuses for Texas not winning ten games this year - it’s the deepest roster they’ve had in more than a decade, with no glaring weaknesses at any position, and the schedule appears to set up well - but I’m trying to approach with cautious optimism.
It’s not a stretch, IMO, to say that the ceiling kind of depends on Ewers playing more like the guy we saw against Alabama and OU, as opposed to the guy we saw against Oklahoma State and TCU. All reports indicate that he worked his ass off in the offseason and that he looks dialed in during camp. He’ll have a ton of weapons around him and an O-line that hopefully keeps him upright.
Texas is a program with every conceivable resource available to it, and despite that has put together exactly two periods of sustained excellence in their history. “Back” is a myth. I’m looking for sustained competitiveness. With the 12 team playoff approaching there’s zero excuses to not participate in it regularly.
After the last two seasons in Auburn, I am just hoping for a winning season and a decent bowl game. 7-5 would be great, 8-4 would make me euphoric. Anything better than that and the boosters will start talking contract extensions.
The season really kicks off tonight. Florida at Utah. First time Florida is playing a P5 road game outside the state in 30+ years. Cam Rising is doubtful which is huge but I still think Utah finds a way to come out on top