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Longhorns Daily News: Despite struggles, Texas’ Steve Sarkisian says the Wildcat formation isn’t going anywhere this year

Plus: Texas, Arkansas set for an exhibition basketball game

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We all saw the Texas Longhorns fall to the Texas Tech Red Raiders over the weekend.

We saw Texas running back Roschon Johnson’s failed fourth down conversion from the Wildcat formation, too. But despite the offense’s recent struggles out of the formation, head coach Steve Sarkisian says it’s here to stay as a part of the Longhorns’ 2022 game plan.

“I felt good about what we were doing,” Sarkisian said of a running game which, per 247Sports. “I didn’t think we would get beat and give up penetration on fourth-and-2 the way we did. I’ve gotta call a better play, obviously, in that situation.”

It worked until it didn’t, in other words.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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Dallas Morning News: ‘Self-inflicted wounds’: Steve Sarkisian reflects on Texas’ loss to Texas Tech

247Sports: Morning Brew: Latest on Texas’ quarterback situation heading into Saturday’s game against WVU

Inside Texas: What has Chris Beard excited as prep for Year 2 begins

Inside Texas: Comparing statistics between Texas and West Virginia, two 2-2 teams

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Winning is Hard Podcast: Final thoughts on loss to Texas Tech, looking ahead to Graham Harrell’s offense

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: WATCH: Texas commit Johntay Cook shows off big play ability in mid-season senior film

247Sports: Texas commit Ryan Niblett talks senior season, commitment status, Texas football outlook

Inside Texas: Recruiting Notebook: DeAndre Moore

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

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Inside Texas: West Virginia head coach Neal Brown shares good understanding of Texas’ three phases

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