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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas HC Steve Sarkisian says he failed in establishing player, coach connections in first year

Plus: Texas baseball takes on Texas Southern tonight

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Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian opened up about the ups and downs of his first season leading the program earlier this week, during the Texas Fight Tour’s first leg.

“We had eight months and if you really, really want to critique a program, you have to look at that program from A to Z,” Sarkisian said, according to 247Sports. “Where I failed, quite frankly, in our program, is I failed at connecting with our team and our team connecting with one another at this time last year. Why and how did that happen? We were in the north end zone. I was on the seventh floor, up in a cubicle. Our players were down in the visiting locker room. We would meet as a team on the eighth floor of the concourse in the north end zone where that big bar is. You know where the Tito’s sign is? (Where) the Deep Eddy sign is? That was right behind me with a pop-up screen and our players were in card table chairs. Then, the position coaches met with their players in the suites on the eighth floor. We didn’t have a natural place to really connect with our players and I failed in that spot because I didn’t generate enough opportunity for our team to grow as one. That’s what culture is, right? That’s what we’re talking about and that has to grow organically.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Texas Fight Tour offers dose of old-time, burnt-orange religion

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Late-season bullpen shakeup may turn things around for Texas

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas implodes against Baylor, but has bigger goals in play

Dallas Morning News: Five reasons for optimism heading into next Texas football season

Dallas Morning News: Plano West graduate Parker Coody cards two hole-in-ones at U.S. Open Local Qualifier

247Sports: Morning Brew: Sarkisian’s philosophical shift on defense for 2022 and much more

247Sports: Where Steve Sarkisian says he failed in his first season as Texas head coach

247Sports: The HUDdle: A couple notes to start the week

247Sports: The Brew: New NIL guidelines are coming, but who and how will they be enforced?

Inside Texas: Taking stock of the Texas offensive line

Inside Texas: Tuesday: Steve Sarkisian on tour

Inside Texas: 2022 Texas Longhorns Position Outlook: Cornerback

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas post-spring depth chart

Podcast: Baseball trying to catch its stride

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Austin American-Statesman: Toppmeyer: Texas isn’t Alabama, making Longhorns ideal for Manning

247Sports: Arch Manning talks top schools and previews senior season

247Sports: What’s next for Texas at quarterback in 2024?

247Sports: Top247 CB Jasiah Wagoner talks Big 12 visits, Notre Dame offer

Inside Texas: 2023 On3 Consensus No. 69 Jordan Renaud recruitment heating up

Inside Texas: Timelines for 2023 Texas Longhorns recruiting targets

Inside Texas: Tyrese Hunter would give Texas a formidable backcourt

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Inside Texas: Current betting odds for Big 12 Champion

Frogs O’ War: TCU LS Antonio Ortiz signs with Chicago Bears

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: Yes, the NCAA campaign against NIL collectives is about money

Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Football: What Jadon Jackson brings to Kansas State

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Texas baseball takes on Texas Southern tonight at 6:30pm.