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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian thinks ‘we should be going toe-to-toe’ with Alabama

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Plus: Texas projected to earn Big 12’s No. 3 seed

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Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian thinks his program should be ready to compete against elite programs like the Alabama Crimson Tide. In his words at least.

“My time with coach Saban was tremendous,” Sarkisian said during an interview on 105.3 The Fan earlier this week. “He’s a great mentor of mine. He’s a tremendous coach. He’s a tremendous leader. Obviously, we’re different people, with different niches. He’s a defensive guy, I’m an offensive guy, and the idea is that, hopefully, we are going into the same living room back-to-back nights competing for the same players off the field.”

Sarkisian later continued, “And then the goal is that at the end of the college football season, we are competing on the field in the playoff because that’s the standard here. And I know that’s the standard at Alabama, and we should be going toe-to-toe on a daily basis with recruits, and we should be going toe-to-toe on the field every season.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Texas gets a win on Collier’s historic night

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Smart must keep Texas from imploding

Austin American-Statesman: Which pitchers will shine for Texas in 2021?

Dallas Morning News: Texas QB outlook for 2021: Who will replace Sam Ehlinger?

247Sports: The Insider: Why Jeff Banks is worth every dollar of his seven-figure salary

Inside Texas: Gameplan: The challenge of featuring Bijan Robinson

Inside Texas: Is this Smart team different or more of the same?

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Steve Sarkisian turns focus to critical 2022 Texas recruiting class

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star QB Maalik Murphy set to visit Texas

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Sarkisian inherits talented receivers

247Sports: Four-star safety Landon Hullaby likes direction of new Texas staff

247Sports: Texas offer a big one for Top 247 LB Niuafe Tuihalamaka

247Sports: Jaray Bledsoe building relationships with regional schools including Texas

247Sports: Top 2023 in-state recruit Rueben Owens updates his fluid recruitment

Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Blue recruiting OL, Golden on the radar, TCU vs. Texas

Inside Texas: Just In Time Nightly News: Toviano, Strong, Hicks, and Johnson

Inside Texas: Thoughts on Maalik Murphy and 2022 QB recruiting

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Viva the Matadors: Tech is swept by WVU at the hands of a messy game in Lubbock

Frogs O’ War: TCU Baseball Preview: Starting pitchers

Frogs O’ War: Evaluating TCU safety Trevon Moehrig’s NFL Draft destinations

Cowboys Ride For Free: Football Recruiting: OSU tops off great day with third commitment

The Smoking Musket: No. 14 West Virginia knocks off No. 7 Texas Tech on the road, sweeping series with the Red Raiders

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Film Room Quick Hits: TCU

WHAT WE’RE READING

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SB Nation: LaMelo Ball is unlocking Miles Bridges’ potential with the Hornets

SB Nation: Devin White celebrated the Super Bowl with a horse ride at Bucs stadium

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • USA Today projects that Texas men’s basketball will earn the Big 12’s No. 3 seed, behind the Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma Sooners. From USA Today: “Because of the strength of the league, it won’t just be bubble teams benefiting. Michigan would have to go on a disastrous skid to lose its current stranglehold on a No. 1 seed. Meanwhile, Ohio State and Illinois are out front on the No. 2 seeds with Iowa close behind at a No. 3 seed. With Wisconsin as a projected No. 5 seed, that gives the Big Ten five teams ready to notch top-five seeds.”
  • Looks like Tom Brady is enjoying his seventh Super Bowl ring in Tampa Bay.