Texas Football Embraces ‘Target on Our Back’ Ahead of Pivotal 2023 Campaign: Will They Rise to the Challenge?

John Rizzo

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Texas Football Embraces Target

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The Texas Longhorns are no strangers to high expectations. The storied program has a rich history of winning championships, producing NFL stars, and attracting national attention.

But after a disappointing 2022 season that saw them finish 7-5 and lose to Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown, the Longhorns are hungry for redemption.

That’s why head coach Steve Sarkisian says his team is embracing the ‘target on our back’ mentality as they prepare for the 2023 campaign. “We know that every game we play, we’re going to get the best shot from our opponents.

We know that we have a lot of talent and potential, but we also know that we have to work hard and stay focused every day. We’re not going to shy away from the challenge, we’re going to rise up to it.”

Sarkisian, who took over the program in January 2021, has been busy building a culture of excellence and accountability at Texas. He has brought in some of the top recruits in the nation, including five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers, who flipped from Ohio State to join the Longhorns.

He has also hired some of the best assistants in the country, such as defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski, who came from Washington and has a reputation for developing elite defenses.

The Longhorns have a tough schedule ahead of them, with games against Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa State, and Baylor among others.

But they also have a lot of talent and experience returning, led by senior running back Bijan Robinson, who rushed for 1,440 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2022. Robinson is widely considered as one of the best players in college football and a Heisman Trophy contender.

Robinson says he is excited for his final season at Texas and wants to leave a legacy of success. “I love this team and this program. I came here to win championships and make history.

I know we have a lot of work to do, but I also know we have what it takes to be great. We’re not going to let anyone or anything stop us from achieving our goals.”

The Longhorns are ready to make some noise in 2023 and prove that they are back among the elite teams in college football. They are not afraid of the target on their back, they are proud of it. They are Texas football.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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