Despite signing one of the top 2023 recruiting classes in the nation, including no. 1 overall recruit and legacy quarterback family heir Arch Manning, ESPN has decided to stir the pot and include Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian on its coaching hot seat list.
From ESPN: “Sarkisian is 13-12 at Texas, continuing a head-coaching tenure — no 10-win seasons, only one nine-win season — that hasn’t come close to what he accomplished as a coordinator. He’s signed through 2026 and would be owed $12.6 million if fired this year, but Texas has the funds if the team backslides this fall. The arrival of decorated quarterback recruit Arch Manning helps Sarkisian’s chances of coaching in 2024. What could hurt him: two attractive replacement candidates within the state in Sonny Dykes, who just took TCU to the national title game, and UTSA’s Jeff Traylor.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: Texas RB outlook for 2023: Opportunities for young players to step up
Dallas Morning News: Ripple effects of Texas, Oklahoma leaving for SEC are positive, but not perfect
247Sports: 2023 NFL Mock Draft after Super Bowl: C.J. Stroud goes No. 1 after Bears trade in latest CBS Sports projection
Inside Texas: Texas listed at No. 9 in ESPN’s preseason SP+ rankings
Inside Texas: Three big myths about competing in the SEC
Inside Texas: Coach V: Why the best athletes play EDGE and not linebacker
Inside Texas: Offseason inventory: A look at Texas’ safeties
Inside Texas: Column: Why was Steve Sarkisian included in ESPN’s 2023 coaching hot seat and retirement watch?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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No. 6 Texas at Texas Tech gamethread
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247Sports: The Huddle: Monday recruiting notes
247Sports: Three standing out to 4-star TE Elija Lofton
Inside Texas: Texas Recruiting: Yes, maybe or no 2024 first edition
Inside Texas: 2024 EDGE Darien Mayo talks Texas, updates recruitment
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Associated Press: College basketball poll: Baylor Bears rise five spots, return to AP top 10
247Sports: Big 12 football schedule 2023: WVU leads CFN’s ranking of conference’s 10 toughest slates for next season
Our Daily Bears: Tied at the Top! Baylor moves into first place in the Big 12 with win over West Virginia
Viva the Matadors: The Morning After: Texas Tech downs No. 6 Texas
Frogs O’ War: TCU 68, Baylor 72: Frogs falter late
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia loses second straight to No. 9 Baylor
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas men’s basketball was ranked No. 6 in the latest AP Poll.
DENIED pic.twitter.com/DgD9chyWDe— Texas Men’s Basketball (@TexasMBB) February 14, 2023
- Texas women’s basketball fell to the Iowa State Cyclones last night.
final from Ames pic.twitter.com/KMKpcD5MLE— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) February 14, 2023