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

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.”


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  • 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.