3 bold predictions for Texas football in September

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We are now a little more than one week away from the start of the regular season for the Texas football program. In fact, Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian are now just eight days away from kickoff for the regular season opener, which is set for Sep. 3 at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks out of the Sun Belt.

Sark and the Longhorns will have some uncertainty and a lot of youth on both sides of the ball on the two-deep as this team readies up for a difficult September schedule. Texas will easily have more than half of the offensive starters being freshmen and sophomores by the start of Big 12 play.

And while the defense won’t have as much youth on the two-deep as the offense will this fall, there is still some uncertainty on that side of the ball given the struggles we saw from them last season.

Moreover, the September slate for the Longhorns will also feature difficult non-conference matchups against the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at home on Sep. 10 and the defending Conference-USA Champion UTSA Roadrunners at home on Sep. 17. The September schedule for Texas will round up on the road in the Big 12 opener on Sep. 24 in Lubbock against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Bold predictions for Texas football in the first month of the regular season

Here’s a look at three bold predictions for the Longhorns to kick off the season in the month of September.

D’Shawn Jamison leads the team with two interceptions

What makes this prediction so bold for Texas’ super senior cornerback/special teams weapon D’Shawn Jamison has to do with the quarterbacks that this team will face in September. Texas is set to face a handful of quarterbacks that don’t make all that many mistakes.

Two of the better quarterbacks that the Longhorns will face this season are Alabama’s Bryce Young and UTSA’s Frank Harris. Young is the defending Heisman Trophy winner and Harris was one of the best Group of Five quarterbacks last season.

Louisiana-Monroe also has a starting quarterback that was pretty accurate last season, and did a good job of managing turnovers, in sophomore Chandler Rogers.

Yet, I have a hard time believing that Jamison goes another full season with just zero or one interception. After posting three interceptions as part of a breakout 2019 season, Jamison has combined for just one pick in the last two years.

Something interesting to note, though, is that Jamison’s most productive season (in 2019) was the only time when he was in the second year under the same defensive coordinator. That was Todd Orlando at the time.

But Jamison is now in Year 2 under the current DC/defensive staff. That should mean good things for him this fall.

Combine Jamison’s nose for the football and playmaking ability with him getting another year in this defensive system under co-DC/linebackers coach Pete Kwiatkowski and cornerbacks coach Terry Joseph and you get a formula for success for Jamison this fall.

I also believe that Jamison will be ready for an explosive start to the season given his nose for the football and the insane quantity of picks we’ve heard about him nabbing since spring ball. Jamison sounds like the most adept corner in terms of playmaking heading into the season.

It wouldn’t surprise me to see Jamison both lead the team in picks this fall while coming out of the gates hot.