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Longhorns Daily News: We’ll never know if Texas’ Steve Sarkisian, not Kalen DeBoer, was Alabama’s top Nick Saban replacement

Plus: Texas WBB beat Kansas last night

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The tricky thing about the college football coaching carousel is that some of the sport’s top coaching candidates – folks like Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban and Kalen DeBoer – all have the same agent, the infamous Jimmy Sexton. That’s why it’s become, and will likely remain, murky in our understanding of how DeBoer came to replace Saban for the Crimson Tide.

Was Texas Longhorns head coach Sarkisian the actual top choice?

“The fact that we don’t know, that ignorance, that is where Sexton thrives, in that gray area,” On3 analyst T-Bob Hebert said earlier this week, per On3. “Because he can tell you that it’s real and you almost have no choice but to believe him, because you have no concrete information saying otherwise. And it doesn’t behoove Alabama to put out their list or who the No. 1 actually is. So really, the only person that actually knows, is Jimmy Sexton.”

He added, “And in a world where information is power, he has all of the power, because he’s the only one that has the actual concrete info. It’s unreal how that allows him to pull the strings everywhere.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Texas football helps elevate athletic program revenue to new highs

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Lots more quality than quantity in Longhorn football transfers

Austin American-Statesman: Texas enters 2024 season with a top 25 rankings

247Sports: Rodney Terry hints at lineup changes to spark Texas with UCF next on the schedule

Inside Texas: Post-season Inside Notes: Texas defensive tackles

Inside Texas: Texas, now unranked, faces gritty UCF in early ‘must win’ clash

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Oregon State transfer WR Silas Bolden commits to Texas

Report: Washington transfer CB Jabbar Muhammad is visiting Texas

Alabama transfer LB Kendrick Blackshire signs with Texas

Reports: Texas DT signee D’antre Robinson released from NLI

Texas Longhorns in the NFL: Dolphins DBs Brandon Jones, DeShon Elliott rack up stats in playoff loss to Chiefs

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Two visits set for Top247 ATH Michael Terry III

Inside Texas: 1st & 10: Saturday’s junior day marks the beginning of what should be a successful, eventful 2025 cycle

Inside Texas: New Texas LBs coach Johnny Nansen has a ton of quality options in the 2025 cycle

Inside Texas: Simmons Scoop: The latest on Ryan Williams, George McIntyre, Ryan Montgomery and more

Inside Texas: Texas Recruiting Intel: Details on Dakorien Moore, Drew Evers, latest adds to Junior Day

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Austin American-Statesman: Texas eyes some tweaks as Big 12 homestand approaches

Dallas Morning News: Cowboys reload with Oklahoma, Texas players in NFL analyst’s latest 2024 mock draft

Our Daily Bears: Baylor crashes in Manhattan in 68-64 loss

Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: TCU falls in overtime thriller against Cincinnati

Bring On The Cats: Kansas State rallies twice to top No. 9 Baylor 68-64, keep Tang unbeaten in OT

Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas crashes into Oklahoma State, 90-66

Vanquish The Foe: Shorthanded BYU convincingly beats No. 24 Iowa State

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Texas women’s basketball beat Kansas last night.