Newly hired Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian may dip into the Alabama Crimson Tide’s cookie jar of assistant coaches when assembling his staff in Austin, 247Sports report.
From 247Sports: “Holmon Wiggins, who has led the Crimson Tide’s wide receiver corps the past two years, is a top target for Sarkisian to lead the Longhorns’ efforts at the wideout spot. Horns247 reported Sunday there are additional Alabama assistants who could be getting a call for Sarkisian at other position groups. ... Wiggins has played a vital role in [wide receiver DeVonta Smith’s] development and his personnel grouping is expected to have multiple first-round picks for the second consecutive NFL Draft cycle in 2021 as Smith and Jaylen Waddle should join Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs as Day 1 selections.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Dallas Morning News: Tom Herman failed on his promise to keep elite Texas players in-state. Can Steve Sarkisian do better?
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian watched the Longhorns’ last national title win from the opposing sideline. Now, he’s tasked with bringing Texas back.
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Dallas Morning News: Timing may have been odd, but Tom Herman’s firing indicates his level of failure at Texas
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247Sports: Everything Steve Sarkisian said after being hired at Texas
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Crimson and Cream Machine: Big 12 Football: Thoughts on Texas replacing Herman with Sarkisian
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The Smoking Musket: West Virginia’s offense shows up late, loses at Oklahoma, 75-71
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- No. 19 Texas women’s basketball notched a big win over the Iowa State Cyclones last night.
That's it #TexasFight pic.twitter.com/LgzkpklRPj— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) January 3, 2021
- ESPN’s Paul Finebaum weighed in on the Tom Herman firing: “I just think it shows you the absolute disgust at Texas for Tom Herman,” Finebaum said Monday on WJOX FM, per 247Sports. “I can use a line of parallels here, and people can imagine it any way they want. But Texas went shopping for Urban Meyer. Had Urban Meyer said yes, Herman would have been gone three weeks ago. They couldn’t get Urban Meyer. Herman sat there and fumed. We even had an interview with a guy who claimed that Herman was trying to get the South Carolina job, which sounded like a stretch.” Finebaum continued, “But it got so ugly that his wife went on social media and denied it. But that relationship was fried. I don’t blame Texas for getting rid of him. The money doesn’t phase Texas, you know that. Texas has more money than anyone, and if you don’t believe that, just ask any graduate of the University of Texas. To me, Sark was the best-available coach. I think it’s as simple as that.”
Paul Finebaum offers initial thoughts on Texas firing Tom Herman, landing Steve Sarkisian: https://t.co/NvaQJWaDDB pic.twitter.com/Si6BFR48LT— 247Sports (@247Sports) January 4, 2021
- Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Chandler Morris is transferring to the TCU Horned Frogs.
Excited to be headed to Fort Worth! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/ctINotVu06— Chandler Morris (@Chandleram4) January 3, 2021