Texas Football: Grading Sark’s coaching staff hires so far

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Terry Joseph, Texas Football

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How has recently hired head coach Steve Sarkisian done so far in assembling his new look coaching staff with the Texas football program?

Heading into the impending 2021 offseason, newly hired head coach Steve Sarkisian and this Texas football program will have a lot of change to deal with ranging from the coaching staff, all the way down to the projected active roster. Texas replaced the now former fourth-year head coach Tom Herman with the current Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator and Broyles Award winner Sarkisian back on the morning of Jan. 2.

This change in coaching regimes for the Longhorns did come pretty soon after the Alamo Bowl win over first-year head coach Karl Dorrell and the Colorado Buffaloes back on the night of Dec. 29. Texas dominated their former Big 12 foe Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, by the comfortable final score of 55-23.

That saw Herman’s Longhorns team wrap up this roller coaster ride of a 2020 season with a record of 7-3 (5-3 Big 12), where they won five of their final six games. Even Texas athletic director Chris del Conte came out last month with a vote of confidence for Herman to return in 2021.

But that turned out to be all for naught heading into this crucial offseason. Texas forked over the roughly $25 million it took to buyout Herman and his coaching staff within the last week or so. And the process is already underway for Sark to piece together his new look coaching staff for this offseason.

There are already a few hires in store for Sark ahead of him officially taking over as the Longhorns next head coach. Here’s a look into the early grades for his initial three coaching staff hires so far.

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