What if Steve Sarkisian runs out of time before Arch Manning arrives in Texas?
The biggest season-long addition to Texas football every year is not the offspring of the Manning family or a QB from the Ohio State junkyard. That is exaggeration. People pointed to hiring charts, staff changes, the Texas flag, the sky, an arm and, before that, college football followers developed amnesia and forgot that the Longhorns had made it twice. into the top 25 since 2010, and one of those was the COVID year when they only played 10 conference games.
This year’s story revolves around Steve Sarkisian I guess he has too much talent to fail with QB Quinn Ewers from Ohio State and a couple of skilled players transferred from Alabama. Whatever the pipe dream, a few stories about college football’s pre-season rankings have at least nibbled on burnt orange Kool-Aid. (Mmm, tastes like rust, cumin, and sweat.) Sports Illustrated has a team that finished 5-7 years ago. in the top 25CBS Sports 29th placeand some asinine formulations at ESPN puts them in the top 10.
The transfer portal has become so popular that it doubles as another barometer for raising expectations clocks, and when you combine that with a top five recruiting class, people forget that Sark wasn’t a good head coach at USC or Washington before that. He just needs to restore his image of commanding Nick Saban’s offense as if anyone who’d played Madden in the last decade couldn’t guide the all-pro’s march to 40 plus points for every match.
However, we all know this was a flawed year for the show. Ewers will have to play so well that his mullet no longer looks like a desperate plea for attention and develops the ironic coldness he is aiming for. because Arch Manning is going to Austinand he will fix the Longhorns before returning the Cowboys to glory.
Right! God bless Texas!
Only, what if – and this is possible – they end up throwing garbage out? I know this is only Sarkisian’s sophomore year, but he hasn’t even had two years in Southern California. There are more reasons than just his on-field performances that led to him having to leave for five games in his second season in LA, and although he was not the lightning rod for off-court problems during this, but there were a lot- more exciting happenings at the show. Are from fight with receiver in realityarrive Monkeygateto silence high-level players when they cultural criticismSark had more embarrassing moments in his first season than most coaches in five years.
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So say Texas gets dismantled by Alabama, who they face in week two for reasons unclear to anyone, then drop one to West Virginia, which they did last year, get blasted in the Red River Rivalry game, and are .500 before mid-October. How much patience will UT boosters have then? Is Manning giving a coach job security before he even plays a down?
I know coaches have coasted off the hype of a recruiting class before — hell, Sark is doing it as we speak — but we’re about to see if all it takes to overlook flagrant incompetence in one Manning. The instantaneous turnaround afforded by the transfer portal has given coaches even less time. It used to be that a guy got a full recruiting class before becoming an unsightly entry in the university ledger.
There are even fewer excuses for Texas to keep rolling out high-grade dog food every fall, and this will be a fascinating experiment of the power of recruiting if this season goes like so many have in Austin of late.
Even if he’s is no longer the #1 quarterback in his class, The mere recognition of Arch’s name has given fans a lot of hope. And we know what Red says about hope in Shawshank.
Hope is indeed a dangerous thing, and if it can drive a man crazy, what does that say about the hype?