“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
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: 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
Cowboys Ride For Free: Football Recruiting: OSU tops off great day with third commitment
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Film Room Quick Hits: TCU
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: In 2006, Hawaii demolished a punting record
SB Nation: LaMelo Ball is unlocking Miles Bridges’ potential with the Hornets
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.