A few days before the first fall scrimmage for the Texas football program and head coach Steve Sarkisian, the quarterback competition looms large in camp. Texas is still seeing the likes of redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers and junior Hudson Card duke it out to see who will be the starting quarterback for Week 1 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks on Sep. 3.
There are a lot of speculative college football fans around the country who wonder why it’s taking so long for Sark and the Longhorns staff to name a starting quarterback, though. Most would figure that Sark would be in a spot at this point of the offseason to name Ewers as the starting quarterback.
But it’s clear that Sark wants to see out this quarterback competition to really see what he has in both signal-callers ahead of the regular season opener.
Why Quinn Ewers is bound to get the best of Hudson Card in the Texas football QB battle
It’s also important to note that both quarterbacks are likely to see significant snaps in the regular season opener, especially if Texas is up on ULM by a considerable margin early on. Sark and the Longhorns staff will likely want to see what they have in each quarterback before the non-conference slate really ramps up in the two weeks after the opener.
Yet, I still wouldn’t imagine it will take much longer for Sark to name a starting quarterback. And the writing on the wall likely still indicates that Ewers holds the edge over Card in this quarterback competition in fall camp.
Here’s a look at three reasons why Ewers should soon be named as the definitive starting quarterback for the Longhorns ahead of the regular season opener on Sep. 3.