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Anonymous Big 12 Coach on Texas Football: ‘They Could Get Scary Good’

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We’ve reached the point of the offseason where preseason magazines start to trickle out onto grocery store shelves and in .PDF format on Twitter and everywhere else you find your college football content.

One of the mainstays of the preseason magazine world, Athlon Sports, has long had a segment during this part of the season when they ask coaches, anonymously, about other coaches in their league.

Perhaps the team with the most hype coming into the 2023 season is Texas, who has high expectations every year. With Quinn Ewers returning this season, and Steve Sarkisian on the play sheet, the potential is off the charts.

 

Here’s what one Big 12 coach had to say about the Longhorns heading into 2023.

“They could get scary good if Quinn [Ewers] plays the way he’s capable of. They’re really close to connecting it all on offense and playing up to that standard of a Sark [Steve Sarkisian] team. … Losing Bijan [Robinson] is a serious blow, no doubt, but this is the kind of scheme and the kind of roster where you just adjust to the other talent; you don’t try to fill a hole. There’s so much talent there at tight end and receiver that they’re going to burn some teams.”

Despite losing the best offensive playmaker in college football, there are playmakers galore in Austin, as there always have been. The Longhorns have one of the top rosters in college football coming into the year, but it will all depend on if Steve Sarkisian can put it all together.

 

With one of the best young offensive lines, the best wide receiver groups in the country, and a quarterback room full of top-end talent, Texas has all the tools be lethal offensively. Plus, defensively, they return several contributors from last year, and should be even better this season.

The issue is, in his career, Sarkisian has never won 10 games in one season, but for Texas to reach its potential in 2023, they will certainly have to do that, and more.

Texas is being considered a fringe playoff contender going into the season, and should be. But, the biggest question still remains: Is Texas back?

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