The Austin American-Statesman reports that Mike Stoops, who was most recently was an analyst for the Alabama Crimson Tide, will not coach linebackers for the Texas Longhorns after all. The Statesman, which spoke directly to Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian, followed up on reporting from AL.com that claimed the former Oklahoma defensive coordinator was set to join the Forty Acres. Stoops is the brother of former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian tells me this morning the Horns are not hiring Mike Stoops. He does have someone else in mind for LB coach, hopes to finalize later today. “I’m really excited about who we’re talking to.”— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 22, 2021
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: Update: Former Oklahoma DC, Alabama analyst Mike Stoops will not join Texas coaching staff
Inside Texas: Sark intros, players ready to go, 2021/2022 recruiting, Whac-a-mole
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Longhorns coaching search updates: Texas expected to hire Mike Stoops as LBs coach
Texas WR Tarik Black signs with agent, will declare for 2021 NFL Draft
Texas OT Reese Moore enters the NCAA transfer portal
Burnt Orange Nation: Longhorns extend offer to 2022 LB Kip Lewis
247Sports: Mike at Night: Crunch time in 2021 class
247Sports: New Texas staff intriguing to four-star OL Jacob Sexton
247Sports: Four-star 2022 QB Cade Klubnik opens up on recruiting options
247Sports: Texas still top of mind for four-star tackle Kelvin Banks
247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Breaking down Sark’s staff, state championship recap
Inside Texas: Catching up with Cade Klubnik
Inside Texas: Texas reaching out to more 2022’s, Uke
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Have the Baylor bigs already answered the biggest question of the season?
Frogs O’ War: TCU News: ‘The fact that we were able to keep everyone’s jobs is almost unheard of’
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2020 Position Recap: Defensive secondary
Wide Right & Natty Lite: 2020 Positions Recap: Wide receivers
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Bracketology 2021: The 2021 NCAA Tournament takes further shape
SB Nation: Baseball icon and Braves legend Hank Aaron passed away at the age of 86
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas basketball’s postponed game against the Iowa State Cyclones has been rescheduled for Feb. 18, per Big 12 officials. The Dallas Morning News reported it earlier today.
New: Texas basketball’s game against Iowa State, which was originally scheduled to be played this Wednesday, has been rescheduled for Feb. 18 at 6:00 CT.— Stephen Wagner (@stephenwag22) January 22, 2021
- Texas baseball will open the 2021 season against a tough slate of SEC teams, including the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs at the 2021 Starm Farm College Showdown at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Starting the season in the Top 10 #HookEm pic.twitter.com/C1hUKfZ4YX— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) January 18, 2021