Texas’ football program is making a big change at the quarterback position.
Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian announced on Monday morning that Casey Thompson will get the start at quarterback this week. Texas is coming off a bad loss to Arkansas.
Many fans have been calling for Thompson to start this season. Now, they’re finally getting their wish, although it might be a week too late.
I’ve heard that Hudson Card is a better quarterback at practice.
I no longer care. Casey Thompson needs to start going forward. #Texas
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) September 12, 2021
Texas was crushed by Arkansas, 40-21, on Saturday.
The Longhorns are set to play Rice on Saturday. Thompson is getting the start over Hudson Card at quarterback.
“I think it will be good for Hudson to take a little bit of a deep breath after last week’s game,” Sarkisian said.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said Casey Thompson will start at QB this weekend vs. Rice.
Hudson Card will also play, Sarkisian said.
"I think it will be good for Hudson to take a little bit of a deep breath after last week's game," Sarkisian said.
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) September 13, 2021
Texas fans are encouraged by the news, though many believe this move should’ve happened earlier in the season.
Casey Thompson is the new starting quarterback at Texas.
Big call by Sark. It's quite possible that Thompson won't turn back and he'll never let it go. Fascinating call.
— Geoff Ketchum (@gkketch) September 13, 2021
Texas is off to a 1-1 start in the Steve Sarkisian era. The Longhorns opened the season with a big win over Louisiana. However, Sarkisian’s program fell back to earth in Week 2, getting beaten handily by the Razorbacks.
Week 3 will pit Texas against Rice. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. E.T. on Saturday.