A little more than 10 days away from the start of the regular season, the Texas football program is very close to the opener which is set to take place on Sep. 3 at home against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks out of the Sun Belt. Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian can start building on what must be an improved 2022 campaign compared to last season by getting off on the right foot at DKR next weekend against ULM.
One action item that must come out for Sark and the Longhorns before the regular season opener, though, is the release of the first depth chart. The release of the first two-deep depth chart of the season is another highly anticipated event since many of the Longhorns faithful want to know which newcomers will be asked to step up right away this fall.
The two-deep depth chart on the offensive side of the ball for the regular season opener is also going to look a little bit different than originally anticipated due to some unfortunate injuries that have occurred in camp thus far. The two main Longhorns players that suffered unfortunate season-ending injuries in fall camp thus far are redshirt sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Neyor and senior interior offensive lineman Junior Angilau.
Predicting the two-deep offensive depth chart for Texas football in Week 1 vs. ULM
Here’s a look at a projection of the Week 1 offensive two-deep depth chart for the Longhorns.
Starter: Hayden Conner
Backup: DJ Campbell
Texas has some real depth along the interior of the offensive line, especially at the guard spots, heading into the season. Thanks to this insanely highly touted group of true freshmen signed in the 2022 recruiting class, Texas has some depth to speak of at left guard behind sophomore Hayden Conner.
Starter: Jake Majors
Backup: Logan Parr
Before Angilau’s season-ending ACL tear that he suffered a couple of weeks ago, it looked like he was actually going to assume the starting spots at center. With Angilau out now, sophomore center Jake Majors is likely to resume taking starting reps here.
The backup job is likely going to come down to either sophomore Logan Parr or true freshman Connor Robertson.
Starter: Cole Hutson
Backup: Max Merril
Right guard is likely to see the first true freshman offensive lineman on this list get the starting nod. Freshman interior offensive lineman and former four-star recruit Cole Huston has consistently stood out since spring ball, and that gave him a leg up to win the starting job at right guard coming out of fall camp.