Looking back on the past decade for the Texas football program did bring a couple positive results from various bowl games, especially in San Antonio.
The 2010’s weren’t the best decade by any means in the history of the Texas football program. Texas had to beat the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl last year and the Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl this season to even get a respectable number of postseason results heading into the new decade.
However, Texas does have hope under current head coach Tom Herman for what postseasons to come hold in the near future. Herman does have his team trending up heading into the offseason, and for the new decade. Two of the best seasons of the 2010’s on the Forty Acres came under Herman’s direction.
And Herman is building up this program and recruiting well enough to keep up the progress headed into the 2020 season. He’s doing more to get Texas back into national title contention than either of the last two head coaches for this program. Granted former head coach Mack Brown was starting to see the program lapse under his direction at the end of his tenure.
Fellow former Texas head coach Charlie Strong just seemed setup for failure from the start of his tenure, back in 2014.
With the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on the horizon for fans across the country, it’s fun to look back at the most successful postseason ventures for Texas of late. Hopefully Texas can get to the point that the Clemson Tigers and LSU Tigers are at this season in the near future.
Here’s a look into the definitive ranking of the top three best bowl games for the Texas Longhorns football program of the past decade.