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Longhorns Daily News: This is all you need to know about Texas’ Steve Sarkisian: ‘I came here to win a championship’

Plus: Texas softball opens with win over San Diego

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Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian’s determination to take the program to the next level is making headlines again. To no surprise, given the success of the 2024 recruiting class and what Texas has to look forward to in future recruits in 2025, too.

“I came here to win a championship,” Sarkisian said during a press conference earlier this week, per Inside Texas. “If I can get one, then I want to get two. I’m borderline obsessed with it at this point. I know what it tasted like last year. I know how close we were, and I couldn’t wait to get back. Hopefully, that’s what our team starts to exude, this obsession with being the best because we have a locker room full of young men that are driven, that are focused, that want to be the best.”

Sarkisian later added, “They want to be the best students that Texas football has ever had. They want to be the best team. They’re totally going for it, but that’s the challenge day in and day out.”

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

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RECRUITING ROUNDUP

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Steve Sarkisian has Texas football rising in new recruiting era

247Sports: Five positions of need for Texas in 2025

247Sports: Watch: Texas signee Melvin Hills III talks new DL coach Kenny Baker, what kept him solid with UT

247Sports: Recapping the nine Texas Longhorns football signees including in the final Top247 for 2024

Inside Texas: On3’s No. 3 OT Ty Haywood talks Texas, recaps recruitment

Inside Texas: The latest on dynamic Houston 4-star teammates

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

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Frogs O’ War: 2025 TCU football recruiting news

Bring On The Cats: Have the Wildcats finally found the winning formula?

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WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Texas women’s basketball takes on TCU tomorrow at 3pm Central.
  • Texas softball began their 2024 season today with a huge win over San Diego.