Unless we’re talking Texas Longhorns coaching carousel, it’s a slow news day.
That’s why I wanted to float an idea – a crazy idea, but probably not the craziest you’ve heard, nonetheless. What if Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide hired Tom Herman as their next offensive coordinator, replacing Steve Sarkisian, who replaced Herman?
I’m not alone in my thinking. 247Sports floated something similar.
Anyway, the news ...
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Steve Sarkisian focused on winning CFP title
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Jericho Sims and Kai Jones key Longhorns’ surge
Austin American-Statesman: What did Sarkisian learn from how Kiffin’s tenure ended at Alabama?
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian balances focus between Alabama’s national title game, preparation for Texas job
Dallas Morning News: 5 burning offseason questions for Texas: Who will win the Longhorns’ QB job?
247Sports: The Insider: The latest on Steve Sarkisian’s staff search
Inside Texas: Gameplan: Sarkisian RPOs, throws to the running backs, and the right defense for 2021
Inside Texas: Texas-related quotes from Sarkisian, others at Alabama’s CFP media days
Inside Texas: On the defensive coordinator
Inside Texas: Gameplan: Texas and Sarkisian find their way back to 2005
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Sarkisian’s history as a recruiter
247Sports: Mike at Night: Several prospects renewing interest in Texas?
247Sports: Texas in good spot for Jaydon Blue with Drayton being retained
247Sports: Mike at Night: More on Herman and what went wrong in recruiting
Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian speaks with Darion Dunn
Inside Texas: Around the Horns: Wright, Guilbeau, Miller, and a Unicorn
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Nine Men Up: Baylor’s bench powers a 15-point victory against Oklahoma
Frogs O’ War: Kansas 93, TCU 64: Frogs fall flat against No. 6 Jayhawks
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners mauled by Bears, 76-61
Bring On The Cats: Well, it’s Thursday
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: The Shanaplan: Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch are already recruiting coaches
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Check out this news about a guy who couldn’t hack it in the NFL.
You guys pretty much won the SEC championship too...CONGRATS!!!!! https://t.co/U6exUAKqyC— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 6, 2021
- Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith says he’s “happy for Coach Sark” after accepting the Texas job, according to 247Sports.
#Alabama WR DeVonta Smith on how he heard about Sarkisian leaving for Texas:— Roger Hoover (@Roger_Hoover) January 4, 2021
"We had a meeting, Coach Saban told us about it. Everyone is happy for Coach Sark, that's part of the business. He's going to be here for this game and finish things the right way."