Texas football QB Quinn Ewers playing it cool after being named the starter

Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Mikala Compton-USA TODAY NETWORK
Quinn Ewers, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Mikala Compton-USA TODAY NETWORK /

A big moment awaited redshirt freshman and new Texas football starting quarterback Quinn Ewers on Aug. 26 when he faced the media for a press conference for the first time since being named QB1 last week. This spotlight pretty clearly didn’t rattle Ewers all that much, though.

He kept a pretty calm demeanor when going through the various questions that were asked in media availability on the afternoon of Aug. 26.

When asked about what he’s feeling ahead of the opener, he responded by saying that he’s “excited, not anxious”. He also noted that “obviously there are going to be butterflies in the locker room and after that first play, but after that first play it’ll be back to the basics”.

When talking about the opportunity that is presented to him to be the Texas starting quarterback this year he said that he’s “just excited to have the opportunity” and that “God blessed me, and I’m just super humbled and excited”.

New Texas football starting QB Quinn Ewers “excited” for the opportunity he has with the Horns

There was also a point of media availability where Ewers gave a nod to junior quarterback Hudson Card saying that “I’m excited to still grow off of each other” after he was named the starter last week.

If his demeanor in speaking with the media is any sign of where his comfort level is at a week after being named the starter, Ewers has clearly settled in a good bit in the role of QB1.

Ewers looks to be trying to keep the noise out with all of the hype building around him among the media and the fans ahead of the regular season opener.

All in all, it looks like Ewers is doing his best to keep a level head if this round of media availability is any indication. We’ll see how this translates on the field when Texas gets the 2022 season underway.

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But the Longhorns faithful won’t have to wait too much longer before witnessing Ewers in his first game as the starting quarterback leading the men in burnt orange. Ewers and the Longhorns are set to open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, with kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.