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Longhorns Daily News: Texas’ Steve Sarkisian is fired up for RB CJ Baxter ‘to cut loose this Saturday’

Plus: Texas volleyball returns to the court today

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Ahead of the Texas Longhorns showdown in Tuscaloosa versus the Alabama Crimson Tide, head coach Steve Sarkisian admits he’s excited to see what true freshman running back CJ Baxter can do on the field now that it’s confirmed his rib injury last weekend was minor.

“CJ looked great,” Sarkisian said, per On3. “Fired up for him to go cut it loose this Saturday.”

“Everything is a first time for him, obviously,” Sarkisian later added. “I don’t have any reason to not think he’s going to go out and just perform and go play. Everything about him, he’s a very even-keeled guy. He’s diligent in his approach to wanting to do things the right way. He’s a physical player. So in the end, my anticipation? He’s going to play.”


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