Longhorns Head Coach Sarkisian wants to see his guys compete and execute at a high level.
"We've literally been waiting for this moment since we took off the cleats," said Anthony Cook, senior defensive back.
"Obviously a lot of excitement in the air! I felt it today in meetings and practice, the volume as I say kinda gets turned up," said Steve Sarkisian, Texas' head football coach.
It's turned way up for new quarterback Quinn Ewers. The last game for 5-star quarterback started was a junior at Southlake Carroll.
After skipping his senior season to redshirt at Ohio State, its go time again.
An overmatched Louisiana-Monroe defense should help Ewers ease back into the pool. And, if all else fails, there's always that Heisman hopeful to hand it to, Bijan Robinson, junior running back.
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After an influx of new talent, and a year of cohesion for the older players, Sarkisian said Texas fans should expect a bigger, faster, and tougher season.
"We're bigger, especially up front on offense. We got bigger. We feel fast, I feel speed on our team across the board. As a team, we are faster. We also feel tough. I feel like we're a hardened group. That's the new guys and the old guys who didn't want to lose their job," said Sarkisian.
"I think our guys are excited to play a game! I don't think they're worried about what's down the road. Honestly I think our team is just excited to play football against another team, another helmet, another scheme, and enjoy doing it!" Sarkisian added.