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College Football World Reacts To Texas Quarterback News

Steve Sarkisian's debut at Texas on the sideline.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 04: Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Texas Longhorns looks at the scoreboard in the second quarter against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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.

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 fans are encouraged by the news, though many believe this move should've happened earlier in the season.

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.