10 things to watch as Texas begins spring football training


The proof will ultimately be in the pudding when it comes to whether or not Texas has moved on from the six-game losing streak in the first season on the job for the head coach. Steve Sarkisian. That said, since ending the streak with a 22-17 win over Kansas State on Thanksgiving weekend, the Longhorns have been riding a wave of good news as the recruiting calendar ends and winter has conditioned the start of spring training, which comes up and running Tuesday across the Forty Acres, offering plenty of reason to be optimistic, perhaps even optimistic about Texas rebounding in 2022.

Sarkisian and Co. signed the nation’s No. 5 ranked recruiting class in the 2022 cycle, including arguably the deepest and most talented scrimmage class line for the program in 20 years. The transfer portal haul included four potential starters, including the quarterback Quinn ewerswhose battle with Map of Hudson as the starting job is one of the country’s must-see competitions under center as Sarkisian tries to find his franchise signalman.

Sarkiain hired Brenan Marion away from Pitt to be the program’s new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. One of the brightest young minds on the attacking side of the ball at any level of football, Marion inherits a promising room and can help an attack full of elite talent to a level she could not all. fully reached in 2021.

Pete Kwiatkowski returns to fix a defense that was one of the worst in school history. To help him, Sarkisian hired the former TCU head coach Gary Patterson as a special assistant in the head coach program and although he got his hands on a number of pots, bringing the Longhorns back to ball-side skill where he was a cutting-edge innovator in Fort Worth should be one of its main focuses.

With just over five months to go until the 2022 season opener with Louisiana-Monroe, Sarkisian’s staff begins the process of implementing on-court changes made in the wake of the disappointing 5-7 season finale. last Tuesday, while finding out who they can count on to help them win games. Horns247 takes a look at 10 things to watch as the Longhorns return to the field.


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