Dynasties in college football don’t come around often.
Over the years, we’ve seen a couple such as Alabama in the Nick Saban era or a stretch of Clemson or even the past couple of years with Georgia.
But what really signifies a “dynasty”? Is it two titles in a short span? Or is it lengthy dominance with a few titles over the span of a decade-plus? You could argue for either, but in my opinion, it’s a decade-plus of pure dominance that includes at least a couple of national titles and more than a handful of trips to the national stage (playoff).
Which programs could follow Alabama’s lead and become the next dynasty?
5. Texas Longhorns
I know, I know, ever since Sam Ehlinger uttered the phrase “we’re back” after a Sugar Bowl win, Texas has gone into another disappointing tailspin.
However, things feel like they’re changing.
Although I’m not the biggest believer in Steve Sarkisian the coach, Steve Sarkisian the recruiter is elite. He can surround himself with really good coaches and it’ll make him look great. And as I already stated, he’s one of the best recruiters in college football, even landing the third-best class in 2023.
Bijan Robinson may be gone, but the Longhorns return Quinn Ewers and bring in Arch Manning so that quarterback position is going to be locked up and the offense will be one of the best in college football next season. If the defense continues to improve, we may be looking at a legitimate dark-horse candidate to make the playoff.
If Texas continues to recruit at an elite level and improve every year, we’ll be seeing the Longhorns causing problems in the SEC (future prediction). And the best teams from the SEC usually win titles.