5 biggest winners from college football offseason

Looking back at the college football offseason, here are the five biggest winners.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl - Missouri v Ohio State
Goodyear Cotton Bowl - Missouri v Ohio State / Sam Hodde/GettyImages
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Texas

Texas is another big winner in the college football offseason. For starters, the Longhorns got quarterback Quinn Ewers back for another season. Maybe that wasn't the move everyone wanted because Arch Manning is slated to the backup once again.

I don't think many people expected Arch Manning to sit for two years, but if Ewers plays as well as he did in the 2024 season, it's hard to see him getting benched.

However, if Texas, say, drops a game at Michigan early in the season, you know Longhorns fans will be calling for Arch Manning, especially after Ewers left a lot to be desired in his College Football Playoff performance.

Texas lost its top two wide receivers but landed Isaiah Bond from Alabama. Texas also held onto Steve Sarkisian when Alabama could have made a run at the former Crimson Tide assistant. As Texas moves to the SEC, the Longhorns are in a strong position. They looked like an SEC last season but they'll get tested because the schedule is an absolute beast.