Every year in college football, there are some teams that come up shy of meeting expectations. In some cases, it is because the bar was simply set too high. The preseason buzz was there but just not accurate to the talent level on each team. And in other situations, things went wrong for a team expected to be contenders, resulting in them not meeting those expectations.
Fair or not, there are those teams every year that are going to have higher expectations than other teams. And that puts some pressure on the year ahead. The 2022 college football season will be no different, and there will be teams disappointed.
After a disappointing season, those teams can either bounce back and try to turn things around, or continue to struggle. And it is clear who those teams are this season.Who are some teams in college football that are expected to bounce back from a disappointing 2021 season and be better in 2022? Josh Pate of 247Sports’ Late Kick went in depth on a few of those teams and explained why he sees them bouncing back.
The first year of the Steve Sarkisian era did not go as planned. Texas looked like it was a legit contender early, racing out to a 4-1 start overall and 2-0 mark in Big 12 play. But the Longhorns blew a halftime lead against Oklahoma, thus starting a six-game losing streak that included a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks. A narrow win over Kansas State prevented the year from ending on a seven-game losing streak.