By David McAtee
After a hot 4-1 start for Steve Sarkisian and Texas in 2021, the Longhorns quickly dropped their next six games to finish with a disappointing 5-7 record. Inconsistent quarterback play and unforced mistakes highlighted what was a year to forget for the Longhorns offensively. But there is a great chance for this offense to make a major turnaround in 2022.
The Longhorns had an extremely productive receiving core last year featuring their three leading receivers Xavier Worthy, Jordan Whittington, and Marcus Washington, all of which will be returning for the 2022 season. Not to mention, this offense will also feature arguably the best running back in the nation, Bijan Robinson. But the main change this offseason was the acquisition of Quinn Ewers, the number one rated high school quarterback in the country. Although Ewers is very young and will make mistakes, he has all the talent in the world. Ewers has the ability to make any throw on the field and there is no one better in college football to help him reach his potential than Steve Sarkisian. We have seen Sarkisian take quarterbacks with far less talent and turn them into top-tier NFL prospects.
This offense has all of the weapons it needs and the coach to put it together. Especially with the lackluster defenses in the Big 12 and Oklahoma seemingly on a decline, the door is wide open for Texas to really contend for a Big 12 Championship in 2022.