Texas Football: 3 reasons why Quinn Ewers should be definitive starter

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Additional reps working with the ones in fall practice

It was interesting to see that Sark was giving the first-team reps at the outset of fall practice to Card over Ewers. And while it does sound like both Card and Ewers were getting mixed in with reps with the ones and the twos in the early stages of fall camp, you would still figure that the coaching staff would want the presumed starting quarterback to get more reps with the ones exclusively ahead of the opener.

With time winding down before the regular season opener, I would anticipate that it won’t be too long before Sark gets the starting quarterback working with the ones more and more often.

Moreover, it’s especially important for Ewers to get more work with the ones if he is named the starter over Card. Ewers doesn’t have many live-game reps under his belt. And he still has yet to throw his first career college passing attempt in live-game action.

Ewers could use the added confidence and trust from the staff that he can lead the way for this offense, which should only benefit in terms of the emerging chemistry with the ones in practice.

It is imperative that Ewers get as comfortable as possible with some of the top skill position weapons for the Longhorns in practice. There is a ton of potential that Texas has in the passing game this year with skill position weapons such as star junior running back Bijan Robinson, star sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy, redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Whittington, redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor, etc.

But Sark and this staff have to give Ewers some trust that he can find the right chemistry with these top skill position weapons working most often with the first-team in practice.