Texas football abruptly names Quinn Ewers the starting QB

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Quinn Ewers, Texas Football (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Despite some of the various rumors and reports that were coming out in the last 24 hours or so, Texas football now has the starting quarterback named for Week 1 in redshirt freshman Quinn Ewers. Multiple reports have now officially confirmed that the former Ohio State Buckeyes freshman transfer Ewers will get the starting nod over Ewers.

For a little while there, it looked like the momentum was sitting with junior quarterback Hudson Card to win the starting job over Ewers for the regular season opener on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.

This news that Ewers will be the starting quarterback comes a little more than 24 hours before the second scrimmage of fall camp is set to take place for the Longhorns.

Quinn Ewers announced as the starting QB for Texas football

It also comes roughly two days after Ewers took to social media himself to say “big things to come ATX… stay tuned”. That could just be a coincidence given the quarterback announcement coming from head coach Steve Sarkisian on Aug. 19, but it is interesting timing nonetheless.

For much of the offseason, it was anticipated that Ewers would eventually be named the starting quarterback. And while there was some doubt that came to the surface earlier this week concerning Ewers’ status in the quarterback battle with Card heading into the weekend, those concerns were put to rest this afternoon.

Sark and the Longhorns landed a commitment from Ewers by way of the NCAA Transfer Portal back in December 2021. He joined the Longhorns after spending one semester roughly with the Buckeyes.

Ewers is a one-time Texas commit that was a perfect-rated recruit coming out of Southlake Carroll High School. He was originally part of the 2022 recruiting cycle before reclassifying and joining Ohio State’s 2021 class.

The regular season opener for the Longhorns at home on Sep. 3 against Louisiana-Monroe will be the first career start for Ewers. He only took a few snaps with the Buckeyes last season, which came in the blowout win over the Michigan State Spartans.

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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. Ewers and the Longhorns have a difficult road ahead during the non-conference slate, which includes the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in Week 2 at home.