Texas football enters 2014 season with toughest strength of schedule in the Big 12

Side ViewNothing will come easy for Charlie Strong in his first year as Texas’ head coach.

According to CBS Sports, the 2014 Longhorns face the toughest non-conference schedule, and thus the toughest overall schedule, of any team in the Big 12, and the 15th most difficult schedule in all of college football.

Here is what CBSSports had to say:

“Charlie Strong’s debut season won’t be easy. The Longhorns will play the toughest non-league schedule among Big 12 teams, facing both UCLA and BYU. In the league, they get Kansas State and Oklahoma State on the road, as well as the Red River Shootout against Oklahoma.”

Though fans certainly applaud the athletic department in their effort to schedule stronger, more intriguing non-conference opponents, the caveat is losing early games and potentially wrecking the confidence of a re-building team.

Nonetheless, if the Longhorns do well this season, no one can use a Mickey Mouse schedule as an excuse.

Here is how the rest of the Big 12 stacks up:

School SOS
Texas 15th
West Virginia 16th
Oklahoma State 20th
Iowa State 28th
TCU 38th
Kansas 41st
Baylor 45th
Kansas State 51st
Oklahoma 54th
Texas Tech 71st


Brian Kendall

Part-time journalist turned full-time blogger, Brian is an online staff writer at Horns Illustrated and serves as senior staff writer for digital marketing agency Speak Social. Brian currently resides in Austin and you can read his blog at the following address: briankendall.wordpress.com

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