One college football coach has tipped Arch Manning to usurp Quinn Ewers as the starting quarterback for the University of Texas in the coming season.
Ewers is expected to go into the campaign as the starter for the Longhorns. However, a Big 12 assistant coach doesn’t believe his run will last the entire season and has backed Manning to become the starter at some point, pointing out that Bijan Robinson’s departure will leave the current starting QB under a lot of pressure.
“Damn man, it’s really hard to not be successful when you’ve got all those weapons around you. Last year, (Texas was) really solid at running back, so you don’t put a lot of pressure on your quarterback,” the anonymous staffer told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. “I know he’s going to get a lot of hype and all that, but I don’t think he’s as good (as other Big 12 quarterbacks).”
Ewers, whose last game for Texas was in a loss to Washington in the Alamo Bowl, passed for 2,177 yards, 15 touchdowns, and six interceptions in his freshman year, completing 58.1 percent of his passes.
He threw for a career-high 369 yards in the aforementioned bowl game.
Meanwhile, the Longhorns finished with an 8-5 record. They are expected to improve in 2023, with USA Today ranking them at 12th in the preseason Coaches poll, which does suggest Ewers has been touted for a better term. But, as the unnamed coach has implied, it might not take much to see him lose the starting role to Manning.
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