Keilan Robinson has confidence Texas football can upset Bama

Keilan Robinson, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Keilan Robinson, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The biggest game of the non-conference schedule by far this coming season for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program is set to come against the reigning National Champion runner-up Alabama Crimson Tide. Texas will face Alabama in Week 2 of the upcoming regular season in a game that will be a massive test for Sark and his staff in Year 2 at the helm.

With a lot on the line for this meeting between Texas and Alabama early during the upcoming regular season, it looks like the players are already getting in the mindset to find motivation for this one.

One Longhorns player that recently showed some confidence in Texas being able to beat Alabama is the rising redshirt junior speedster running back Keilan Robinson. Earlier this week, Robinson mentioned that he thinks “we can beat them boys” in reference to Texas’ Week 2 matchup against the Crimson Tide.

This came via a tweet from Brett Greenberg of the Tuscaloosa News, which has since been deleted.

Texas football RB Keilan Robinson believes the Horns can upset Alabama

Keilan reportedly spoke on this matter on a Twitter Space this week, displaying the confidence in him and his teammates that they can pull off this big-time upset this fall against the reigning National Champion runner-up.

While it clearly seems obvious that the Longhorns players are going to be able to find motivation for this game, Keilan has past connections with the Crimson Tide that could make this game extra meaningful for him. Keilan is facing his former team for the first time since transferring to Texas last offseason.

Keilan spent two seasons playing for the Crimson Tide before putting his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal last offseason and committing to Texas. He was one of the more productive Texas running backs last season, registering a career-best 322 rushing yards and three rushing scores. Robinson also led the team with 7.2 yards per carry last season.

Yet, Robinson isn’t the only former Crimson Tide player for the Longhorns squaring up for this game. Former Alabama freshman wide receiver Agiye Hall and junior tight end Jahleel Billingsley will also get to face their former team wearing the burnt orange in this game.

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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. Keilan and the Longhorns are set to face Alabama at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Sep. 10, with the kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.