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.”
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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Dallas Morning News: Texas WR Xavier Worthy secures NIL deal with American Airlines
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247Sports: The Insider: Everything you need to know leading into Saturday’s showdown between Texas and Alabama
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Inside Texas: Three things to know from Sark: Pete Kwiatkowski has multiplicity in Year 3, the Bama benchmark, practice mindset
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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247Sports: Five-star OL Brandon Baker sets commitment date, will announce on 247Sports YouTube channel
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Inside Texas: Two new RPMs in favor of Texas for a 2024 On3 Industry Ranking five-star
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BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Texas tops Big 12 football writers’ power rankings
Our Daily Bears: Big 12 Week Two football preview
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WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball takes on Florida Gulf Coast today at 5pm Central.