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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Report: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian is nation’s top coaching hire

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Plus: Alex Okafor is heading to the Super Bowl

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Bleacher Report ranks the Texas Longhorns’ decision to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as the program’s new head coach as the best of the offseason cycle.

From Bleacher Report: “While no single reason led to Tom Herman’s dismissal, his lack of creativity on offense will be a defining memory. Based on what Steve Sarkisian did as the offensive coordinator at Alabama, that portion of the Longhorns’ concerns should be gone. ... Washington’s Kwiatkowski will serve as the defensive coordinator, but the staff otherwise has a strong Crimson Tide influence. Sark brought in Kyle Flood as offensive coordinator, landed top recruiter Jeff Banks to oversee special teams and coach tight ends and added Alabama analyst A.J. Milwee as the quarterbacks coach. You’re not going to find a projection that he’ll win a national title here. But if Texas wins a Big 12 title under Sarkisian, he’ll have accomplished something not done at the program since 2009.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: A look at Texas coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Sark hired the best, not most familiar

Austin American-Statesman: Sark: ‘All in all, I really love the staff’

Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian’s Texas staff shows application of lessons learned from Nick Saban

247Sports: Sarkisian has built staff full of championship experience at Texas

247Sports: First Impression: Sources sound off on Jeff Choate

247Sports: Morning Brew: The Texas position groups that will benefit most under Sark

247Sports: Senior Bowl week likely most significant in NFL draft process for Texas QB Sam Ehlinger

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Workouts resume; personnel dept. set to grow; ’21 and ’22 recruiting overlap

Inside Texas: Burton: Getting the gang together

Inside Texas: Hide in plain sight

Inside Texas: Sarkisian’s short-term roster plans

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Inside the Numbers: Expect efficiency from Steve Sarkisian’s Texas offense

Report: Mike Stoops had his job offer rescinded by Steve Sarkisian on Friday morning

Longhorns coaching search updates: Texas to hire Montana State HC Jeff Choate as co-DC/LBs coach

Former Texas DB Jalen Green transfers to Mississippi State

How Texas hired new DC Pete Kwiatkowski

How Steve Sarkisian put together the jigsaw puzzle of his first Texas coaching staff

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Burnt Orange Nation: Tennessee transfer RB Eric Gray visiting Texas

Burnt Orange Nation: 2021 K Bert Auburn commits to Texas

Burnt Orange Nation: Texas football commits: 2020 season review

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Recruiting losses hurting Big 12

247Sports: The Stampede: Sarkisian looking to close strong in 2021

Inside Texas: Recruiting territories that make sense to us

Inside Texas: IT Recruiting Matters: Assessing 2022, Texas staff contacts more in-state prospects

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Our Daily Bears: Jared Butler is making a serious push for the Naismith Award

Our Daily Bears: The Fival: America’s best lineup that powered Baylor’s real and spectacular win over Oklahoma State

Frogs O’ War: TCU baseball to participate in Big 12/SEC tournament at Globe Life Field

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners conquer No. 9 Kansas, 75-68

Cowboys Ride For Free: Recap: Kalib Boone’s career-high not enough in 81-66 loss to Baylor

The Smoking Musket: McBride leads West Virginia to 22 point win over Kansas State on the road

Bring On The Cats: Rock bottom? West Virginia 69, K-State 47

Bring On The Cats: Phil Bennett has a new job

Rock Chalk Talk: Jayhawks fall in Norman, lose third straight

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: Danny White is about to hire Tennessee’s next coach. Expect the unexpected

SB Nation: The 7 biggest questions ahead of the Chiefs-Bucs Super Bowl

SB Nation: Budweiser is using its Super Bowl ad money for a better cause this year

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas alum Alex Okafor is heading to the Super Bowl with the Kansas City Chiefs. As noted by 247Sports, that’s 16 consecutive Super Bowls in which a former Longhorn has appeared.
  • Former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger plays in the Senior Bowl this weekend.