It’s fair to say the Texas Longhorns (and Oklahoma Sooners, for that matter) aren’t the most popular Big 12 programs this season. Not by metrics of fandom or revenue Texas generates, but for the fact that they’re being welcomed into the SEC next summer before the 2024 season. Head coach Steve Sarkisian is helping his team embrace that fact in this case, too.
“I think we just need to understand what we’re walking into, we’re gonna go into Baylor here Saturday night on the road,” Sarkisian said, according to Inside Texas. “It’s been well documented as of right now the last time we’re gonna play Baylor, last time we’re gonna go there. So we understand the environment we’re walking into and we can’t be fearful of that. We have to embrace it, we gotta walk in there and be ourselves and play our brand of football, but understand what we’re going into.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas running back Jonathan Brooks hopes to build on career game
Dallas Morning News: Steve Sarkisian talks Longhorns injury issues, opening Big 12 play with Baylor rivalry
247Sports: As Texas enters Big 12 play, the offense has to perform more consistently on first downs
Inside Texas: Under Jeff Banks, Texas is reaping the benefits of high-quality special teams
Inside Texas: Quarterly report: Texas non-conference defensive grades
Inside Texas: Film Room: Jerrin Thompson, with two picks already, getting results following offseason takeaway focus
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Top247 linebacker Elijah Barnes talks Texas, updates recruitment
247Sports: New Crystal Ball pick in for nation’s top offensive tackle prospect
Inside Texas: On Texas Football: Recruiting breakdown, wide receiver targets, potential flips
Inside Texas: Andrew Marsh, On3’s No. 3 2025 WR, recaps his Texas visit
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns hoops recruiting: Decisions nearing
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Longhorns embracing being ‘the villain’ in final Big 12 visits
247Sports: Morning Brew: Longhorns preparing for first stop on their Embrace The Hate Tour across the Big 12
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Bijan Robinson’s ‘holy ****’ moments are electrifying the Falcons
SB Nation: Sanders, Hunter admonish death threats, forgive player who injured Colorado star
SB Nation: Bryce Young isn’t a bust. Stop being an idiot.
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- By the way ... congrats, Coach Brown.