Sarkisian calls new Texas football QB Quinn Ewers ‘coachable’

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Last week, Texas football head coach Steve Sarkisian made the decision that fans on the Forty Acres were wanting to know for most of the offseason. He named redshirt freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers the Week 1 starter over junior Hudson Card in an announcement that surfaced on Aug. 19.

A little more than one week after being named the starting quarterback for the regular season opener for the Longhorns, it looks like Ewers is settling in more as the leader of this offense in practice. That is a good sign as Texas has a difficult non-conference slate next month that includes the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and defending Conference-USA Champion UTSA Roadrunners.

Ewers will definitely be put to the test almost right away this season. He does get one game, though, to settle in with the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks out of the Sun Belt on the docket for the opener.

Moreover, Sark discussed his decision to name Ewers the starter over Card in a recent interview conducted this week by Rich Eisen of the “Rich Eisen Show”.

Sark mentioned what separated Ewers from Card in this quarterback competition and his journey up to this point at Texas.

Texas football HC Steve Sarkisian says that Quinn Ewers is “really coachable”

Here’s more on what Sark had to say on Ewers in this interview on the Rich Eisen Show this week.

"“But, since he’s shown up he’s been a great teammate. He’s been really coachable. And he’s just a guy that, quite frankly, can make all the throws. You know, he’s very comfortable in our system of pushing the ball down the field. He’s got a really quick release and I like the leadership. I like what he provides. I like the way the guys respond to him when he’s in the game and feel comfortable about the people that we have around him at the skills spots that he doesn’t have to be the guy to make all of the plays.”"

One part that caught my eye here from what Sark stated in this interview is how “coachable” Ewers is. We all know how important it is for a quarterback to be receptive to feedback in their first year as a starter. But it is even more important for a quarterback to be coachable when they’re as young as Ewers.

As a redshirt freshman that could be a true freshman right now had he not re-classified and joined the 2021 recruiting class last offseason, Ewers is essentially the same age as most of the new arrivals on campus for the Longhorns from earlier in the summer and the spring.

We’re hearing some good things coming out of fall camp this week for the Longhorns regarding Ewers’ status as the newly named starting quarterback. It’s a very positive sign that Ewers is both looking more confident and settled in taking the reigns for this offense since he was named the starter last week.

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Texas landed a commitment out of the NCAA Transfer Portal earlier this offseason from Ewers after he spent one season with the Ohio State Buckeyes last fall. Ewers and the Longhorns will open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against Louisiana-Monroe, with kickoff time set for 7 p.m. CT.