Texas Football: Early bold predictions for the Longhorns in 2018

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AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 07: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns sings the Eyes of Texas after the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The start of the 2018 season is less than 50 days away for Texas football and the time for bold predictions for the year is here.

Texas football is drawing very close to the start of the 2018 campaign. A look off-season is finally coming to a close near the time when fall camp starts up. But, we still have Big 12 Media Days to get through before we reach that point. Big 12 Media Days is sure to provide for some entertaining interviews, rumors, and coach punchlines. It will also be interesting to see who head Texas football coach Tom Herman brings with him to Big 12 Media Days.

The Longhorns have a more difficult start to the regular season than potentially any other team in the Big 12. Starting off against what could be a surprise team in the Big 10 in the Maryland Terrapins before getting the USC Trojans at home two weeks later is no easy task.

A long Big 12 slate is capped for every team in the conference by the Big 12 Championship Game in Arlington, TX, on Dec. 1. The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game delivered an underwhelming affair, but that could change this year.

Texas has three worthy non-conference contests before taking on a stingy in-state rival to start Big 12 play in Week 4. The 2018 schedule for Texas should be one of the most difficult in the Big 12, as it projects during the off-season. We’ll see what the team looks like against Maryland and judge from there.

Here’s a look at six early bold predictions for the Texas Longhorns for the 2018 season.

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