As the decade comes to a close, Texas is still trying to find its way back to the right path. The 2010s have been a forgettable decade for the Longhorns. Eight seasons of at least five losses and multiple appearances in the Texas Bowl and Alamo Bowl leave the 2018 Sugar Bowl win over Georgia as one of the lone bright spots for the program.
Texas Football has fired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer, according to a press release on Sunday. They have also re-assigned offensive coordinator Tim Beck to quarterbacks coach for bowl preparation, while inside receivers coach Corby Meekins will serve in an “administrative capacity.”
For the fifth time this season, the Longhorns were forced to put into words what yet another loss meant for the Texas program. The final thing several players and coaches saw after their loss to Baylor was a giant banner across the Jumbotron at McLane Stadium that read: “Championship Game Bound.”
After facing game-changers like LSU’s Joe Burrow, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Kansas’ Pooka Williams Jr. throughout the season, the Longhorns’ rollercoaster of a year will end on Black Friday when Texas hosts Texas Tech. Here are four Red Raiders to watch in Texas’ regular season finale.
For a team that had aspirations of making the College Football Playoff at the beginning of the year, this season is all but over. But Texas should try to finish the season strong against Texas Tech to avoid the possibility of having a losing record.
The best player in college football doesn’t always win the Heisman, or even gain the recognition he deserves. While Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, Justin Fields and even Tua Tagovailoa have been nothing shy of incredible this season, a rare defensive player must be included.