It’s no secret that Texas Longhorns nation wants to forget last season. Check that: the entire Charlie Strong era.
After finishing a disappointing 5-7 last year, it’s no surprise they are already trying to shift the focus to the upcoming season.
Boys are working hard, no doubt about that. But will it be enough?
This past year was very “un-Texas” on the recruiting trail. Failing to produce a top 25 class and watching a lot of their homegrown talent look elsewhere couldn’t have been fun to watch. For a team accustomed to winning National Championships, don’t think the past three years of losing records is lost on the highly coveted Texas high school talent. Considered one of the hotbeds of future footballing superstars, they’ll need to turn things around immediately if they want to prevent sliding further down the list.
Right now, the Longhorns aren’t thinking CFP, they’re thinking of the future. They have a long road ahead to respectability.
If you’d have told Longhorns fans in 2004 that in a little over a decade they’d have a recruiting class only 3 spots better than the one at Kentucky, they would’ve have thought their basketball team had suddenly become as good as the football team.