Can Texas Football contend for the College Football Playoff?

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Can Quinn Ewers take the Texas Football offense to the next level?

The Longhorns’ offense was solid despite setbacks before the start of the season. Wyoming transfer Isaiah Neyor and Junior Angilau (now with Oregon) were injured for the season during the spring and summer. Ewers injured himself against Alabama, and he wasn’t quite right the rest of the season.

Despite those setbacks, running back Bijan Robinson had a monster season, and Xavier Worthy was the go-to receiver for the Longhorns. Tackles Kelvin Banks and Cameron Williams played significant snaps as true freshmen on the offensive line last year.

There is no Bijan or Bust plan for the offense in 2023. This is Quinn Ewers’ show. The offense revolves around him. Sarkisian and his staff loaded the offense, so he has no excuses if he doesn’t perform.

The offensive line is a year more mature and will be better this season, barring injury. Robinson is going to be difficult to replace. Expect a by-committee approach led by redshirt sophomore Johnathan Brooks and Jaydon Blue. Keep an eye on true freshman, five-star CJ Baxter. He’s as advertised according to the staff.

Texas’ receiver room is loaded. Isaiah Neyor is healthy after a season-ending injury. Xavier Worthy and Jordan Whittington return. Georgia transfer Adonai Mitchell was brought in to operate in the slot. Keep an eye on true freshman Johntay Cook II to get some snaps.