The sky’s still the limit for Texas – The Daily Texan

While Texas was pulled out of the playoffs weeks ago, last week’s win over Kansas State proved there’s still plenty to look forward to for the remainder of the 2022 season.

The Longhorns qualified for the Bowl by defeating the Wildcats and ticked another important item on their to-do list. Texas can still earn that second spot in the Big 12 title game, especially if they beat TCU on Saturday.

This time last year, Texas was in the midst of a losing streak that would ultimately smother its postseason chances.

In fact, this week marked the one-year anniversary of the infamous Bo Davis rant from last year’s game against Iowa State. The leaked video was secretly recorded on the team bus after the Horns’ demoralizing 7:30 loss to Iowa State. Davis, the Texas defensive line coach, used about 16 profanities in the 47-second video in which he rightly criticized the players for not taking the game seriously. (Most of what Davis said was probably not meant to be printed, but the video can still be found on YouTube.)

But now things look very different. And much better.

Texas hosts No. 4 TCU at home Saturday night hoping for their first top-five home win since 1999. While it’s a daunting task, outsiders seem to think Texas can beat the potential college football playoff contender . Texas is currently a seven-point favorite over TCU.

While this season isn’t perfect, people believe in Texas’ ability to execute it. Including highly coveted junior staff.

Earlier this week, former Oklahoma member and Westlake product Colton Vasek announced that he intends to play for Texas. Vasek is a four-star recruit and helped Westlake win the 2021 6A D-II state title. He was also named defensive MVP of the state title game in Westlake’s 40-21 win over Denton Guyer.

Five-star linebacker Anthony Hill, who recently resigned from Texas A&M, plans to visit Texas for Saturday’s game. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian and linebacker coach Jeff Choate were spotted at one of Hill’s high school games in September, despite Hill’s verbal commitment to Texas A&M in July.

Hill’s visit is at least a sign that the next generation of college football stars are taking note of Texas’ recent success. If Texas is able to give TCU its first loss of the season, the momentum will only increase.

While momentum doesn’t necessarily mean a team will do exceptionally well, it does give people hope for their team. And that’s part of the beauty of college football.

In January, only one team will hold the title of 2022 College Football National Champion. While it’s impossible for Texas to be the team to lift the trophy at SoFi Stadium, the wave of recruits arriving with recent success is enough to make fans think Texas might, just might, be back crowned national player will soon be world champion.

But before that conversation even happens, Texas has business to attend to on Saturday.