Despite losing a sizable chunk of its playing roster to the NFL Draft, Texas has been listed with a surprising early sign of strength.
Bovada.lv, an online web service, has listed the Longhorns as a 20-to-1 pick to win the national championship next season. The Longhorns are tied for eighth nationally with that number with Auburn and second in the Big 12 behind Oklahoma (18-1).
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It will be a test of Tom Herman’s coaching for his team to reach that standing next season. The Longhorns return eight offensive starters, five defensive starters and a kicker from their 7-6 2017 team. The Longhorn capped the season with a 33-16 victory over Missouri in the Texas Bowl.
But it shows that the Longhorns again are early betting favorites because of their strong national brand. It’s a trend that has been seen in many recent seasons. Perhaps Bovada wanted to capture early money from bettors because of that familiarity.
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