Quinn Ewers leads Texas to two fourth-quarter comeback wins
One week ago, Sark and the Longhorns named redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers as the starter for the regular season opener against ULM on Sep. 3 over junior Hudson Card. This now gives the keys of the offense to the uber-talented former perfect-rated recruit Ewers, likely with a pretty long leash as the starter, heading into the season.
The faith that Sark and this staff displayed with Ewers coming out of fall camp has to give him more confidence and comfort heading into the regular season. Especially when you compare this situation at the quarterback position for Ewers this season compared to the situation Card was in during the 2021 preseason, you have to feel good about the comfort level and rhythm he could find at the outset of the 2022 campaign.
It sounds like Sark is going to place a pretty high level of trust in Ewers’ arm considering the fact that he hasn’t taken real reps as a passer since his career at Southlake Carroll High School wrapped up nearly two years ago. If Ewers is able to channel that confidence and talent during clutch time early this season, the Longhorns will be a tough team to beat.
Moreover, I fully understand the ups and downs that will come along with Ewers as the starting quarterback this season. The hope I have is that it will all steady out and the insane arm talent that Ewers brings to the table will ultimately win the day.
The idea here is that Ewers’ confidence will ultimately pay dividends for the Longhorns in clutch time if they’re playing in some close games early this season. The two games where I could realistically see Ewers leading the Longhorns to fourth-quarter comeback wins would come against UTSA on Sep. 17 and Texas Tech on Sep. 24.