Last season, the Texas Longhorns surprised many people by finishing with a 10-4 record. That won’t be the case this upcoming season, as expectations are high for the football program.
Texas finished last season with a statement win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Following the victory, quarterback Sam Ehlinger announced that the program is “back” on the map.
It’s easy to understand why many analysts are confident in the Longhorns. After an average first year under Herman, he quickly proved that he could coach a team to the top of the Big 12.
While there are certainly doubters that believe Texas won’t live up to its expectations, the reality is that Herman has the Longhorns on the rise.
During Big 12 Media Day, Herman talked about how he views his current tenure with the team. He sees the progress that his coaching staff is making at Texas, and he believes they’re ahead of schedule.
“I think (Del Conte and Fenves) understood where this program was when we took it over,” Herman said. “We’re probably a bit ahead of schedule, to be honest with you, in terms of getting us back to consistently being where we expect Texas to be. But I do think there is an element of patience.”
Texas opens the season with a home showdown against Louisiana Tech.
We’ll see if Herman can lead the Longhorns to another successful campaign.