Ewers and Card ‘need to be more vocal’ for Texas football this summer

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Mikala Compton-USA TODAY NETWORK
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While the activity on the recruiting trail for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program has dominated the headlines of late, summer workouts still have some notable storylines worth discussing. Namely, it’s worth looking into what the status of the quarterback competition ahead of the start of fall camp for Texas.

Sark and the Longhorns staff are still seeing the likes of junior Hudson Card and redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers duke it out to win the starting quarterback job this fall. But it doesn’t sound like there is much progress to speak of for either Ewers or Card at this point of the offseason in this quarterback competition.

That is evident from a recent Horns247 report that surfaced on June 30. According to this report from Chip Brown of Horns247 (paid content), the Longhorns coaching staff still feels like both Ewers and Card “need to be more vocal” throughout summer workouts.

If that is really the case where Ewers and Card still aren’t being vocal leaders for this team this far into the offseason, that is something that needs to change before the start of fall camp. Texas will need someone to become more of a vocal leader compared to what Sark and this staff had in the quarterback room last offseason.

There are similarities between the quarterback competitions from each of the last two offseasons. The fact that the Longhorns still don’t have a proven leader at the quarterback position is one similarity, granted it’s hard to see how that wouldn’t be the case this summer.

Texas football reportedly needs more vocal leadership from Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card

Another similarity is the fact that there is one quarterback that is the apparent favorite in the Longhorns fan base and one that will clearly be fighting an uphill battle. Given the fact that Ewers has the support from most of the Longhorns’ faithful to win this starting job, you would anticipate Card to step up his vocal leadership a bit more throughout this offseason.

Combine the lack of vocal leadership from Card with his struggles on the field last season, and it’s hard to see how he is realistically going to be able to win this starting job.

Moreover, there is still time for these two quarterbacks to start taking more of a leadership role in the locker room. But we’re going to have to see that breakthrough soon as fall camp is set to begin in barely over a month.

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Texas finished up last season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12), missing out on bowl season for the first time since 2016. Ewers, Card, and the Longhorns are set to open up the 2022 regular season on Sep. 3 at home against Louisiana-Monroe.