As the calendar turns to August, one thing remains true; Texas football is on the horizon.
Led by second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Longhorns begin their three-week ‘fall camp’ on Wednesday. After an offseason filled with roster turnover, Sarkisian and the Longhorns are looking to leave their 5-7 2021 season in the past.
Having replaced 35 of their allotted 85 scholarship players from last season, Coach Sarkisian seemed to be bullish on the culture he is aiming to establish when speaking to the media on Tuesday.
“As you guys get an opportunity and get around our players, I think you’ll feel that. What a difference a year makes of just kind of where we’re at from a team perspective.”
Position battles will command the news cycle for Texas football in fall camp
The 16 fall camp practices are going to prove pivotal for Sarkisian and his staff as they try and piece together a depth chart from a roster full of very talented athletes.
At the forefront of these camp battles is the quarterback position where Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card will have three more weeks to prove to Coach Sarkisian why they are the right guy for the job.
Two other intriguing position battles will take place in supplementary roles of whoever is named the starting quarterback. Tight end and left tackle are two positions that are ripe for the taking should someone come out and have a strong fall camp.
Let’s take a look at these three position battles and what you can expect come Sep. 3 when the Longhorns open their 2022 campaign against Louisiana-Monroe.