Following the Texas Longhorns’ win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl, Sam Ehlinger said “We’re back.” His simple statement could set the stage for either an epic or disastrous season in 2019.
Texas enters this upcoming season with high expectations after owning a 10-4 record the year before.
Most projections have the Longhorns battling the Oklahoma Sooners for supremacy in the Big 12. However, it turns out that Sports Illustrated isn’t sold on all the hype in Austin.
In fact, two of the writers at SI chose the Longhorns as a program that will struggle to meet expectations.
From Sports Illustrated:
Scooby Axson: “For all the constant talk about how Texas is back, especially after winning 10 games for the first time this decade (there are many that have picked the Longhorns to make some national championship noise), the lack of depth—especially on the defensive end—has to have Tom Herman concerned. Breaking in eight starters on that side of the ball, plus having no real contingency plan if quarterback Sam Ehlinger gets hurt, might have Texas looking up at Oklahoma once again.”