Projection of the depth map far too early in 2022
Texas Football is coming back with plenty of power despite going 5-7 in 2021. How will the 2022 Longhorns depth chart shake up?
Former Texas football head coach Tom Herman was fired after the 2020 season due to his perceived lack of ability to take the team to new heights. The Longhorns brought in Steve Sarkisian to help Texas turn the corner and compete for the Big 12 championships.
This was not planned for Texas Football in 2021.
Texas got off to a good start, but after losing their rivalry game to Oklahoma, the Longhorns stumbled to a 5-7 record. What made the record even worse was that Texas somehow lost to Kansas. There were rumors that Sarkisian was let go, which would have been drastic, but they decided against it.
There are signs that Texas could get things back on track for the 2022 season. The biggest win Sarkisian has had since being in Austin was securing prized transfer quarterback Quinn Ewers for re-engage with the Longhorns. Ewers is one of the highest-rated quarterback rookies of all time and was originally at Ohio State before deciding to transfer.
This offense has the potential to be one of the best in college football. If Ewers is as good as his talent suggests, there is enough talent for the Longhorns to have one of the best offenses in the country. Where there will be a concern is on the offensive and defensive line.
Texas signed one of the best offensive line classes in the nation, but it’s hard to expect many true freshmen to come in and make an instant impact right away. The defense should be better than in 2021, but it might not be an elite unit yet.
There are plenty of new faces on both sides of the ball for Texas Football. Here’s a first look at how their 2022 depth chart could shake up.