In speaking ahead of their matchup, Sitake shared a few nice tidbits about Sarkisian.
“Sark is all about ball, man, and he saw a really good team,” Sitake said, according to Inside Texas. “I think the biggest concern for him during that time was if John Walsh was going to come out early for the draft or return for his senior year. I think all Sark was waiting for was that moment. I don’t want to sit here and act like I did a great job.”
Sitake continued, “Football at BYU speaks for itself,” Sitake said. “I don’t think he came because of a host or because we went and hung out — I don’t know, played ping pong or whatever it was. I think that he saw the camaraderie, the family atmosphere here, the love that the players have for one another and he was drawn to it. I was just a small part of it.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Could Arch Manning play for Texas football this Saturday against BYU?
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Why new QB Murphy will succeed against BYU
Austin American-Statesman: The backup plan: Can Maalik Murphy, Arch Manning fill Ewers’ shoes?
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian on what Maalik Murphy brings to Texas’ offense, injury updates and more
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Roundtable: With Quinn Ewers sidelined, how would you handle the quarterback situation?
247Sports: Jonathon Brooks, who averages an explosive run every six carries, a young QB’s best friend
247Sports: Maalik Murphy’s ‘Cali Swag’ has made him a favorite of teammates in Texas locker room
247Sports: Steve Sarkisian’s experience with first-time starters crucial for a Texas offense without Quinn Ewers
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Auburn 4-star OL commit Deandre Carter still mulling over final decision as Texas makes push
247Sports: WATCH: Texas 4-star QB commit KJ Lacey shows off touch and accuracy in mid-season junior film
247Sports: VIP intel on potential Texas flip target
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns recruiting juice from the road
Inside Texas: Texas recruiting intel on Five-Star Plus+ UGA commit and top 2025 prospects
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Big 12 tiers: OU at top, OSU among conference championship contenders
Inside Texas: BYU head coach Kalani Sitake discusses meaningful relationship with Steve Sarkisian
Inside Texas: How did Texas nearly blow the Houston game?
Inside Texas: Film Room: What the few plays featuring Maalik Murphy looked like versus Houston
Frogs O’ War: MMQB: We are, in fact, not back
The Smoking Musket: The good, the bad, and the ugly of a homecoming embarrassment
The Smoking Musket: The true cost to find a new head coach
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Jordan Addison turned a guaranteed interception into the touchdown of the year
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Basketball season is upon us.