The start of spring camp is just a few weeks away which will give us our first glimpse at the outlook for Texas football in 2019.
The long waiting period that is the 2019 off-season has some noteworthy early events significant to the Texas football program. There are a few former Texas football players taking part in the Super Bowl this year, between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots. If not for injuries to one former Texas football standout, Patriots defensive tackle Malcom Brown would be squaring off against Rams running back Malcolm Brown.
Texas football is coming off a high-note to end the 2018-19 season. The Allstate Sugar Bowl victory over the Georgia Bulldogs gave this Texas football team a ton of confidence heading into a pivotal off-season. Even though it didn’t show in the final score, Texas football did run things on the field against the Dawgs in a convincing seven-point victory on Jan. 1.
The work that head Texas football coach Tom Herman did last off-season clearly had an impact on the field during the 2018 campaign. That makes this a very meaningful off-season as Herman looks to continue successfully rebuilding this program to the point where it can win a Big 12 Title and make an appearance in the College Football Playoff.
What Texas football did this past season gives some hope that the next Big 12 Title isn’t too far away, and the first appearance in a national title game since the 2009 season is looming. There’s plenty for fans of Texas football to look forward to this off-season, then heading into the 2019 regular season.
Here’s a look at the five definitive reasons for optimism heading into the 2019 off-season for the Texas Longhorns football program.