Fall camp is officially underway for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program this week. The excitement is abundant around the Forty Acres with the start of the 2022 regular season just around the corner and with actual football taking place for the men in burnt orange.
Sark and the Longhorns will open up the regular season slate on Sep. 3 at home against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks out of the Sun Belt. That will give the Longhorns the opportunity to build up some confidence and momentum coming out of fall camp before the non-conference schedule really ramps up for the following two weeks.
But before Texas begins the regular season, there are some tasks to sort out in fall camp. Namely, Sark and the Longhorns must name a starting quarterback for the opener.
Why Steve Sarkisian can develop a Heisman contender for Texas football in Quinn Ewers
The quarterback competition in fall camp is set to put junior Hudson Card and redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers. Yet, it seems like the momentum lies with Ewers to win the starting job in camp. And we’re likely to see the starter named earlier in fall camp this year than last.
If Ewers does have a solid showing in fall camp and is named the starter in the near future, he should be primed for a big start to the regular season. And if he comes even close to fulfilling that massive five-star billing he had as a perfect-rated recruit coming out of Southlake Carroll High School, he should be able to build some real Heisman hype this fall.
Here’s a look at three reasons why Ewers could win the Heisman in 2022.