In announcing redshirt sophomore quarterback Quinn Ewers will be back under center this week versus TCU, Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian also elaborated on backup redshirt freshman Maalik Murphy’s taking over signal-caller duties in recent weeks.
“I think there are a lot of things that he did the last two weeks he should be very proud of,” Sarkisian said this week, according to On3. “He really tried to execute our game plans at a high level. I thought his ability to throw the deep ball was very evident in both games. His arm talent definitely showed up and to create explosive plays. I think he should have confidence that he can make plays or critical moments so that he can put together a drive in the fourth quarter against Kansas State. He gives us the lead back with a critical fourth down conversion, and a couple of nice completions there to add.
Sarkisian later added, “I think the biggest thing for him is when he takes a step back and looks at, ‘Okay, where can I improve?’ And that’s the stuff we’ve been working on here for the last two weeks, trying to minimize the not-so-great plays.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: What are 5 key takeaways from Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian?
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Shedrick’s bulk will make Horns bigger and possibly better
Austin American-Statesman: Texas men’s basketball preview: Longhorns host Delaware State
Dallas Morning News: Could SEC baseball announcement predict future football scheduling?
247Sports: Jonathon Brooks keeps Steve Sarkisian’s string of 1,000-yard rushers alive
247Sports: Known as ‘glue’ of Texas defense, nickelback Jahdae Barron’s play isn’t unnoticed by Longhorns
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Roundtable: Who is the unsung hero for Texas through nine games?
Inside Texas: Players remaining from 2021 team are the backbone of Longhorns’ current success
Inside Texas: Where the College Football Playoff’s top 10 teams are playing this weekend
Inside Texas: Texas Football notebook: Healthy Horns, tight battles, lessons from 2022
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Texas women’s soccer signs eight recruits, eyes NCAA Tournament
247Sports: Texas four-star EDGE commit Zina Umeozulu looking forward to enrolling at UT in January
247Sports: The race for Top247 WR Drelon Miller is heating up
247Sports: 2025 Bay Area OL John Mills has several standing out
Inside Texas: Recruiting Humidor: 2024 targets, flip candidates, and offensive line news
Inside Texas: Texas has a vision for Florida commit Wardell Mack
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian says Texas needs to be more ‘composed’ against TCU
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Predictions: No. 7 Texas vs. TCU
Inside Texas: Five key players for Texas against TCU on Saturday night
Our Daily Bears: Bears handle business vs John Brown, 96-70
Frogs O’ War: Frogs O’ War Roundtable: Texas Longhorns
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball takes on the Cincinnati Bearcats tomorrow at 1pm Central.
- Texas women’s basketball will play Liberty on Sunday at 2pm Central.