Texas Longhorns Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

Texas College Football Preview 2022: Team breakdown, season prediction, keys to the campaign, and what you need to know

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Head Coach: Steve Sarkisian, 2nd year at Texas, 5-7
9th year overall, 51-42: 2021 Preview
2021 Record: Overall: 5-7, Conference: 3-6
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Texas Longhorns Preview 2022

It shouldn’t have been a shock in any way that Arch Manning decided to take his talents to Austin, just like it shouldn’t have been surprising when Quinn Ewers decided to transfer there from Ohio State.

It shouldn’t be anything less than expected for the program to bring in high-end NFL-caliber players just by getting up in the morning.

It shouldn’t be asking for the world to get a Texas defense that can tackle, or a starting five on the offensive line that can pass protect, or for the program to simply go to a bowl game.

And now this football team that’s got more money and more power and more resources than anyone wants to go to the SEC?

How about first beating Kansas again?

Texas can’t win a Big 12 championship lately, all while being lapped by Baylor, and Iowa State, and Oklahoma State, and now it thinks it can go compete with Alabama, and Georgia, and LSU, and Florida, and – yeah, let’s go there – Texas A&M?

Yeah, it absolutely can, and this is the season to take the big step to get there.

Forgetting that the program is insane for not going to the Big Ten – or staying put in the Big 12 – rather than spending life beating its head against the SEC wall, it’s going, and if it can’t somehow happen next year it’s definitely going to be in 2024. But first, it really does have the talent in place to win big now.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian has a slew of all-star talents across the board, and he’s got the skill guys that could and should be as good as any in the country outside of Alabama and Ohio State.

Other than having to play the Crimson Tide, the schedule isn’t bad, the excitement is there with Arch on the way and the needle pointing up, and …

Enough of being college football’s sad trombone the moment any adversity strikes. You’re Texas. Go win the Big 12 this year.

You’re Texas. Go make the SEC worry about you.

You’re Texas. Go ahead and be awesome at college football already.

Get there faster.

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TCU Horned Frogs Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

TCU College Football Preview 2022: Team breakdown, season prediction, keys to the campaign, and what you need to know

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TCU Horned Frogs Preview
Head Coach: Sonny Dykes, 1st year at TCU
12th year overall, 71-63. 2021 Preview
2021 Record: Overall: 5-7, Conference: 3-6
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TCU Horned Frogs Preview 2022

It’s an interesting hire.

Gary Patterson was an institution at TCU. He was the one who helped take the program from life in the WAC, to Conference USA, to the Mountain West, to the Big 12.

Along the way, the program won a Rose Bowl, came within an eyelash of going to the first College Football Playoff, and was almost always able to punch above its weight considering it’s a relatively small, private research school dealing with the Texas and Oklahoma behemoths of the world.

Now Patterson is gone, and in comes Sonny Dykes, a good coach who won a WAC title at Louisiana Tech back in 2011, and …

That’s about it.

He had one winning season in four years at Cal, was solid at SMU – although his teams never finished higher than third in the divisional format and couldn’t push past fifth overall in the last two years – and now it’s up to him to take TCU back to a high level in the upcoming new world of the Big 12.

The guy knows offense, he sure knows Texas football and the landscape of the state, but can he do what he couldn’t at SMU and make his team stronger than Cincinnati, UCF, and Houston?

The offense was good last year and should be again with this coaching staff, but the success of the season depends on how quickly the defense can come around. This isn’t going to be a quick fix – there’s going to be work to do overall.

After going 16-18 over the last three seasons, TCU needs Dykes to stop the skid.

1996-1997 was the last time TCU had back-to-back losing seasons. There are too many good things in place for that to happen now, but under Patterson, TCU went from 5-6 in 2004 to 11-1 in 2005. It went from 4-8 in 2013 to 12-1 in 2014, and 6-7 in 2016 to 11-3 in 2017.

TCU will have a winning season, but more importantly, it needs to show under Dykes that it’s going to be a player in 2023 and beyond.

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Big 12 Top Letdown Games For Every Team: 2022 College Football Season

Big 12 letdown games – the date on every team’s college football schedule that might be dangerous.

What’s the game on every Big 12 schedule that should be a problem? They’re games that each team should win, but the A effort might not quite be there consider what happened the week before, or what’s coming next.

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Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

Oklahoma State College Football Preview 2022: Team breakdown, season prediction, keys to the campaign, and what you need to know

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Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview
Mike Gundy: 149-69, 18th year at Oklahoma State
18th year overall, 149-69, 2021 Preview
2021 Record: Overall: 12-2, Conference: 8-1
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Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview 2022

So Texas and Oklahoma are looking to get out.

Okay, so then who’s going to be the anchor tenant in the mall in 2024 – or whenever Macy’s and Neiman Marcus are allowed to leave?

Of course BYU should be strong, and UCF, Houston, and Cincinnati are all terrific gets, but it’s not like the Big 12 is adding, say …

Texas and Oklahoma.

Of course there will always be debates about this topic, but Ohio State is the star of the Big Ten. Even with all the other great teams, of course the SEC is Alabama’s conference.

To the chagrin of everyone else in the league, USC is the Pac-12’s big national program, Clemson has taken over for Florida State as the star of the ACC, and …

Who’s it going to be from the Big 12?

The 2022 Oklahoma State team is going to be terrific. Last year’s squad should’ve won the Big 12 Championship, this year’s version is good enough to be in the mix for the title, and next year will be interesting when the ten-team league – likely – goes to 14 programs for one year in a conference called the Big 12.

The window is open right now for Oklahoma State to make a giant statement about its standing in the new era.

The program will never recruit to the level of the superpowers, but it’s been 16 years now without a losing season in the Mike Gundy era.

It’s also been ten years since the Cowboys won a conference championship, and before that the previous outright league title was 1948.

This isn’t exactly a blueblood program, but that distinction hasn’t exactly meant much on the field for Texas lately, and Oklahoma State has never been scared of OU.

Yeah, of course it’s a stretch to think one big 2022 would launch the Cowboys into the Big 12’s power player position and signature star, but very soon there’s going to be a big void to fill.

As it, if all goes right, Oklahoma State might make the league its own now before those other two take their talents to the SEC.

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Oklahoma Sooners Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Oklahoma Sooners Preview
Brent Venables: 0-0, 1st year at Oklahoma
2021 Preview: Overall: 11-2, Conference: 7-2
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Oklahoma Sooners Preview 2022

There’s a whole generation of Oklahoma fans who have known nothing but Bob Stoops and Lincoln Riley as the head coaches of their program, but no – this is not normal.

There was a stretch after the legendary Barry Switzer era when Oklahoma football took a little bit of a break. There were some shifts in philosophy, there was the year of dabbling with Howard Schnellenberger, and then in 1999 came this unknown Stoops guy, followed up in 2017 by this relatively unknown Riley guy.

It’s like Green Bay Packer fans who think quarterbacks are always supposed to play like Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. It isn’t easy to find coaches who are that good, that consistent – just ask Texas – and can step into a seemingly sure-thing job and be in the mix for championships every year.

With that said, Brent Venables – at the very least – makes a whole lot of sense to be the exact right fit as the Next OU Coach Up.

No pressure, but he has to not only keep all the production rolling, but he needs set the program up to take an even bigger step forward as it heads into the SEC in the near future – likely 2024, but with forces still trying to push for next year.

Venables represents more of a nod to the pivot to Stoops than the tweak with Riley. Stoops came to OU as a hot shot young defensive coach, and he all but turned the offense over to Mike Leach – at least for the first year – and the Air Raid style that set the tone early on. The O was great, but the Sooners won the national title in 2020 with a jaw-dropping defense.

And then there was Riley, who might have been the brilliant young offensive star who cranked up epic attacks, but the D couldn’t quite do its part.

Stoops had the one massive season almost right out of the gate, but he could never win another national title. Riley was able to dominate the Big 12, but he couldn’t get out of the College Football Playoff semifinals.

That’s where Venables comes in.

He might not be a young star like Stoops and Riley were when they took over, but the guy knows what he’s doing.

He was the defensive coordinator during those early years under Stoops, became the DC at Clemson in the ascension under Dabo Swinney, and now he finally has his first head coaching gig.


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Losing a talent like Riley stinks, but Oklahoma actually needed to change things a wee bit. What might have been fun over the past several years isn’t going to get the program through the gauntlet of life in the SEC.

You can be great and be 9-3 every year in the SEC if you don’t have all the talent that Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and now Texas A&M are able to amass. Venables knows what national championship-level teams look like, and he’s got a few years to get Oklahoma there.

It’s Brent Venables – the defense is going to be amazing very, very soon.

If that happens, and Jeff Lebby can do make the offense as strong as he did under Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss – it’s not Air Raid, but it has the same sort of pace and tempo – Oklahoma should be able to party like it’s 1999.

For now, it might be all about SEC, SEC, SEC, but Oklahoma is still in the Big 12, and it can certainly win that and be in the hunt for something bigger.

Nothing stops. Win the Big 12 title, get to the CFP, roll the dice.

Give it a year or so under Venables, accept that it might take a bit to get everything right, and then the focus becomes win the SEC – or be in the mix – get to the CFP, and win it.

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Kansas State Wildcats Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

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Head Coach: Chris Klieman, 4th year at Kansas State, 20-16
10th year overall, 92-29: 2021 Preview
2021 Record: Overall: 8-5, Conference: 4-5
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Kansas State Wildcats Preview 2022

Kansas State was closer than it might have seemed to being deep in the hunt for big things.

Granted, life in the Big 12 is about winning the tight games to get out of the middle of the always even pack, but it didn’t get hammered in any of the five losses, slipped through enough wins to get bowling with ease, and then rolled a totally depleted LSU in the Texas Bowl.

The first three years under Chris Klieman have been solid for a program that’s used to being solid. Now what’s it going to take to be sensational and rise up and be in the Big 12 Championship mix?

This would be the year to do it.

Oklahoma is in a reboot and Texas is still trying to find itself – and then both of them are bolting.

The program knows how to fill in the parts instantly, it’s bringing in a dynamic veteran quarterback in Adrian Martinez, and there should be enough firepower to get that boost needed to win all those tight games.

2003 was the last time Kansas State got to the Big 12 Championship. It’s about time to get back, and it starts with …

Kansas State Wildcats Preview 2022: Offense

The Wildcats weren’t as bad offensively as the stats might make it seem, but they finished ninth in a ten team league averaging 362 yards per game, the running game was just okay, there was only an average of 28 points per game, and the 200 passing yards per outing were ninth in the conference. That’s all about to change if …

The offensive line has to rise up fast. The skill parts will be sneaky-great, and there’s talent at tackle around all-star Cooper Beebe, but the interior needs to be even stronger with three starters gone. Again, Kansas State always fills in the gaps.

The backs are in place to roll no matter what. The 5-6, 173-pound Deuce Vaughn is tough enough to handle the work coming off a 1,404-yard, 18-touchdown season. The depth is unproven, but the rushing production will also come from …

Adrain Martinez. He might not be the passer Skylar Thompson was, but he’s a veteran baller who threw for close to 8,500 yards and ran for over 2,300 with 35 scores in four years for Nebraska. He fits the offense, and so does backup Will Howard who can run, too.

The receiving corps is terrific. Vaughn led team with 49 catches, but Phillip Brooks is the top idiot, Malik Knowles is a big all-conference caliber target, and there’s a little help coming from the transfer portal.

Kansas State Wildcats Preview 2022: Defense

The defense was better than the offense. It finished third in the Big 12, was good enough to hold on against the stronger passing teams, and it allowed just 21 points per game.

There are plenty of losses, and unlike the offense there’s a whole lot more instant talent coming in to play a big role. The back seven/eight in the alignment should be terrific once the transfers get used to their jobs, and the pass rush should be fine, but …

The overall developed depth is a bit of a question mark. That goes for the offensive side, too, but for now it’s about figuring out how to get the starting 11 up to speed and then all the other parts should fill in.

The line isn’t exactly a concern, but the tackles have to rise up around veteran Eli Huggins. The pass rush starts with Felix Anudike-Uzomah and gets veteran Nate Matlack in the mix, but again, the overall depth and options need work.

The linebacking corps should be fine with Will Honas a ready-made producer from Nebraska after missing all of last year with a knee injury. With  Honas on the outside and leading tackler Daniel Green back in the middle, Kansas State will have one of the best 1-2 hitting punches in the Big 12.

The secondary already has established corners in Julius Brents and Ekow Boye-Doe, and the safeties are getting reinforcements with former QB Shawn Robinson coming in from Missouri – he first started at TCU – and JUCO transfer Kobe Savage ready to go.

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