Texas Needs To Tame Their 2019 Season Hype

June 13, 2019

Allstate Sugar Bowl - Texas v Georgia

In an article from Sports Illustrated a handful of football writers were asked which college football teams needed to temper down their hype. Texas A&M and Michigan were teams that were named. However Texas, yes that Texas, was named twice. Once from Scooby Axon and once from Ross Dellenger. Posted below are the exact quotes. See if you agree. Is there too much hype at Texas right now for the 2019 season? via Sports Illustrated

Scooby Axson: "For all the constant talk about how Texas is back, especially after winning 10 games for the first time this decade (there are many that have picked the Longhorns to make some national championship noise), the lack of depth—especially on the defensive end—has to have Tom Herman concerned. Breaking in eight starters on that side of the ball, plus having no real contingency plan if quarterback Sam Ehlinger gets hurt, might have Texas looking up at Oklahoma once again."

Ross Dellenger: "Texas.This is a product of the hype and the hype alone, because I do think the Longhorns are contenders, and I like Sam Ehlinger at QB, but the "Texas is back" talk is so overpowering that the Horns can't possibly meet the expectations. Any team that must replace eight defensive senior starters will have some early-season growing pains, and that's not mentioning a pass defense that ranked 110th nationally last season. The Horns feel like a solid top-20 team, but these CFP projections are shooting awfully high."

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