Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian are now just a few weeks away from kicking off the regular season slate. That also means Texas is firmly entrenched in fall practice, with the first full-pads practice taking place earlier this week.
The Longhorns faithful are ready to see this team take the field in the near future, especially with how good this offense could be in 2022. Sark and the Longhorns definitely boast one of the most talented offenses in the entire country.
A projection of the 10 best offenses in the country for the 2022 season by Brad Crawford of 247Sports on Aug. 10 highlighted how good Texas could be on this side of the ball.
This ranking/preseason projection from Crawford of 247Sports pegged Texas as having the ninth best offense for the 2022 college football season. That pegged Texas as the second-best offense in the Big 12, behind the Oklahoma Sooners who rang in at No. 7 on the list.
Here’s more on what this piece from Crawford of 247Sports had to say regarding the placement of Texas at No. 9 on the list of best offenses in college football this year.
Texas football projected as one of the 10 best offenses in 2022 under Steve Sarkisian
"If the offense line performs, this Texas offense should challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12’s most prolific unit as a scoring machine this season. Between Hudson Card and Quinn Ewers at quarterback, the Longhorns have two options they’re comfortable with as playmakers under center and the weaponry on the outside is impressive following Xavier Worthy’s spectacular freshman campaign at wideout and the addition of Isaiah Neyor and Jahleel Billingsley from the transfer portal."
There was more mentioned regarding the strength of the Texas running back room thanks to the presence of star junior Bijan Robinson, senior Roschon Johnson, redshirt junior Keilan Robinson, etc. Texas’ overall versatility and lethality of the skill position weapons in this offense were also emphasized in this piece.
It is interesting to note, though, that the major x-factor for the offense seems to be the play of the offensive line. If Texas’ offensive line play improves in the second year under offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Kyle Flood, then this entire offensive unit for Sark should be much more effective.
The fact of the matter is that Sark and the Longhorns staff won’t have much of an excuse if the offense doesn’t at least make some marginal strides to improve this fall compared to last season. A combination of upgraded talent in the quarterback room, vastly improved depth and star power at the skill positions, and an injection of touted freshmen along the offensive line should mean that this side of the ball is a major strength for Texas in 2022.
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. Sark and the Longhorns are set to open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.