Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian seems loose this offseason. It’s a good look on the second-year football coach, who led the Longhorns to a disappointing 5-7 2021 record.
Sarkisian’s seemingly not forgotten about it, either.
He’s made it clear in offseason appearances that a losing record isn’t a good look at Texas. Through recruiting, he’s made strides since the conclusion of the 2021 campaign, including vaulted quarterback transfer Quinn Ewers, who left the Ohio State Buckeyes after one year.
The goal, Sarkisian said recently, is the present, according to Inside Texas.
“I haven’t talked to our team about it at all,” Sarkisian said last week, referring to Texas and the Oklahoma Sooners’ eventual move to the SEC. “We’re in the Big 12. We’ve got an opportunity to be a pretty good football team this fall with an opportunity to compete for a Big 12 championship, and that’s what our goal is. We have no reason to think otherwise, right? Our recent success, or lack thereof, should lend to we should be striving to go win a Big 12 championship. We’ve got to get ourselves to Arlington to do that.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Jefferson, Czech power Texas past Weber State in NCAA softball regional
247Sports: Texas football sees 11 Longhorns participate in spring commencement
247Sports: Tuesday: The under-the-radar addition of Tarique Milton
Inside Texas: Where ESPN’s SP+ ranks Texas (and its non-conference opponents) in preseason projections
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Manning would be the biggest QB landing at Texas since Vince Young
247Sports: Florida cornerback Antonio Robinson working on return trip to Austin
247Sports: Where Texas stands with four-star WR Jaquaize Pettaway with official visit set
247Sports: Four-star OL Ian Reed talks Texas, summer visits
Inside Texas: True or false on seven additional Texas Longhorns recruiting targets
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Regular Season Win Totals: Texas, Alabama, Big 12
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia spring football 2022 updates
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: It’s amazing it took this long for the NFL to be sick of Dan Snyder
SB Nation: Jimbo Fisher beat Nick Saban at his own game, and drove him wild
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- We repeat. Texas women’s tennis won a national title over the weekend.