Heading into the summer months, new Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff should have a better idea of the personnel they’re working with than they did to conclude winter workouts. Texas wrapped up spring ball on April 24 following the Orange-White Game at DKR. And while there seem to be some positive signs for the program heading into summer workouts, Sark still has a long way to go until Texas can win a Big 12 Title.
There is a legitimate shot that Sark and the Longhorns can contend for a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game this fall. They just have to avoid a lot of the pitfalls in conference play that often plagued former head coach Tom Herman.
Had Texas taken care of business in very winnable contests against the Iowa State Cyclones and TCU Horned Frogs, then the Longhorns could’ve had a rematch of Red River in the conference title game. Granted, the Longhorns also had a very winnable contest in the regular season last fall against the rival Oklahoma Sooners.
The impact Steve Sarkisian will have on Texas football players in 2021
Last season’s faults aside, the Longhorns do have a lot of potential this fall in the Big 12. It’s just about this new coaching staff following through on the emphases of player development and making the best use of particular skill sets.
By all accounts, a lot of the hires that Sark made were with that emphasis in mind of continuing to develop talent at the highest level. Here’s a look into three Longhorns players who are set to breakout under the new coaching staff this year.