The Longhorns are in a stretch of mediocrity, but have the history, recruiting power, facilities, and fan base to make up for it and more. Last year, the Longhorns went 8-4 before beating Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl, giving them two bowl wins in two years. Still, they have lost 16 games over the last three years in total, a far cry from the 16 they lost between 2001 and 2009 and their undefeated 2009 season that earned them a trip to the BCS Championship Game where they lost to Alabama. That team was led by Colt McCoy; brother Case McCoy got some playing time at QB last year behind inconsistent David Ash. Both QBs return, in addition to top wideout Jaxon Shipley (57 receptions, 737 yards) and top rushers Johnathan Gray (701 yards) and Joe Bergeron (16 touchdowns). A few notable losses on defense will hurt (leading tackler Kenny Vaccaro and 12.5-sack lineman Alex Okafor), but 11 four-star recruits, including 10 from the football-rich state of Texas, will fill in all over the field. A top program like Texas should be in contention for the conference title every year, but they have looked flat against top opponents in recent years. The schedule could be worse, but midseason games against Kansas State and Oklahoma might spell trouble.
The University of Texas is known for priding itself in their football program. They have the second most wins in college football history behind the University of Michigan, and boast four national titles and 51 bowl appearances. Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium plays home to the Longhorns as the stadium sits over 100,000 people comfortably, having college football’s first high definition video display for the fans to enjoy replays and in-game action. There are many Longhorns in the NFL, including Seattle Seahawks safety, Earl Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs running back, Jamaal Charles, Green Bay Packers tight end, Jermichael Finley, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, and Buffalo Bills quarterback Vince Young. Don’t forget, Gold Coast Tickets has the best seats for all your Longhorn and college football sporting events. Gold Coast Tickets is your place for this year’s college football madness.