Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian has received undue criticism early in his tenure in Austin. That criticism is looking premature.
Many cited his pre-Texas record and first season on the Forty Acres as reason why he would never succeed as a head coach. Those comments were always asinine, and his career before Texas was riddled with unaddressed personal demons.
Sarkisian’s road record was also a talking point well into his second season at Texas. Again, it was a non-story and it is being proven as such as his head coaching career continues.
Saturday’s win continued an impressive trend for the Longhorns’ head coach. Sarkisian and company are 10-3 in their last 13 games and have won four straight road games. Two of those road games came against Top 15 teams.
Here’s a look at Sarkisian’s last four games on the road.
Texas 38, Baylor 6
Texas defensive lineman T’Vondre Sweat (93) celebrates a defensive play with a teammate in the second quarter of the Longhorns’ game against the Baylor Bears, Saturday, Sept. 23 at McLane Stadium in Waco.
Saturday’s win over the Baylor Bears was a complete domination of the opposition. The Texas defense suffocated Baylor for much of the four-quarter performance. Some suggested the game was effectively the team’s Super Bowl. If that was Baylor’s Super Bowl game plan, Texas’ win becomes even more impressive. There were no answers for the Longhorns on the night.
Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) celebrates the 34-24 win over Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Alabama proved itself still to be a good team this season in a 14-point win over No. 15 Ole Miss. Prior to the win, the Texas offense carved up a great Alabama defense. Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers had the game of his career to secure a win in Tuscaloosa.
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Author : Longhorns Wire
Publish date : 2023-09-24 21:29:16
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