3 reasons Texas football QB Quinn Ewers wins the Heisman in 2022

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Steve Sarkisian’s track record with Heisman finalists

It looks like one of the reasons why Texas was able to land a commitment earlier this offseason out of the NCAA Transfer Portal from the former Ohio State Buckeyes freshman signal-caller Ewers in the first place is the track record of Sark. As an elite quarterback developer at multiple stops during his college and pro football coaching career, Sark is more than proven in terms of his ability to produce talent at the position.

Ewers appears to be the next project for Sark to help develop at the quarterback position.

While the quarterback competition still looms for Sark and the Longhorns in fall camp, it’s hard not to see Ewers come out of this battle as the Week 1 starter vs. ULM.

If Ewers is able to win the starting job for Week 1 vs. ULM, the Longhorns faithful should start getting excited about what’s to come from this quarterback-coach combination with Quinn and Sark. Giving Sark another NFL-caliber talent to work with at the quarterback position should be fruitful for this team during the 2022 campaign.

Moreover, in the last four years alone, Sark coached up four different Heisman finalists during his time as the offensive coordinator with the Alabama Crimson Tide. And of those four Heisman finalists, two were quarterbacks. Sark and the Crimson Tide also had one Heisman winner in that span in the former Alabama star wideout DeVonta Smith back in 2020.

And if you go all the way back to Sark’s time as an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach with the USC Trojans in the 2000s, you encounter a double-digit number of Heisman finalists and three winners that he coached up.

It’s clear that Sark can develop Heisman-caliber quarterbacks from multiple rounds of doing so at previous college coaching stops in the last two decades. He now has a more than talented enough quarterback to work with this fall in Ewers to make him the next effective Texas signal-caller.