For the third time since 2014, the Texas Longhorns head into spring with a new head coach as Steve Sarkisian takes over the program from former head coach Tom Herman.
The Longhorns will use the time to install a new system on both sides of the ball, changing offensive and defensive systems with a nearly complete staff overhaul. Texas hopes that the new philosophy on both sides of the ball will give them the edge they need to capitalize on the talent brought in by the previous staff.
On Monday, Sarkisian met with the media to preview spring practice.
“Coming off of spring break now, I do think it’s a kind of an exciting time for our players for coaches, we’ve had a good offseason of offseason conditioning and getting our bodies right, a little bit of a different style of training form little more functional mobility, a little more flexibility, a little more explosive explosiveness and change in direction, clearly been implementing our schemes here over the past month to five weeks,” Sarkisian said.
“And now we get to start spring practice and I think for now the beauty of that is the guys are excited. We’ve got a great deal of buy in so far from the players, and clearly from the coaches, and now we get to take it to the grass. One thing I was talking to players about today is everybody wants the end result, the success, what it looks like at the end — that stuff’s gonna take us some time, and we’re gonna have to build towards that.”