Texas football: 3 key offensive players Steve Sarkisian met with this week

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The last few games saw the offense for Texas football struggle oftentimes. Texas couldn’t move the ball with any sort of effectiveness in the second halves against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (Oct. 22) and Kansas State Wildcats (Nov. 5). The offense also couldn’t move the ball consistently at any point last weekend in the sluggish 17-10 loss to the No. 4 ranked TCU Horned Frogs.

There is a responsibility that should be placed on multiple different personnel groups, also including the players and coaches, as to who must fix some of the issues on the offense in the last three games.

If you count the second halves in the loss to Oklahoma State and the win over Kansas State along with the entire 60 minutes against TCU, you can only find 446 total yards of offense and nine points from this unit.

In fact, the defense gave the Longhorns just two fewer points in the last three games in that same timeframe thanks to the scoop and score last week from junior defensive back Jahdae Barron.

Due to some of the struggles that the Longhorns faced on offense in the last few games, it looks like head coach Steve Sarkisian met with some of the key players on this side of the ball this week.

Steve Sarkisian meets with Quinn Ewers and some of the notable Texas football offensive players ahead of Week 12

According to a report from Orangebloods on Nov. 17 (paid content), Sark met with roughly a half-dozen key offensive players ahead of Texas’ matchup against the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 19.

Here’s a look at a few of those key players that Sark met with this week ahead of the Longhorns’ meeting with the Jayhawks and what that could mean from here on out.


Bijan Robinson, RB

Although I can’t fault some of the performances of the players that Sark met with on offense this week leading up to the Kansas game, it’s still good to see his involvement with key running backs such as star junior Bijan Robinson and senior leader Roschon Johnson.

I definitely can’t fault Bijan and Roschon for the way they’ve played in the last few weeks.

It was mainly on Sark for not getting Bijan and Roschon enough touches in the second half against Oklahoma State and in the loss to TCU last weekend.

I mean, how can you think that giving the best running back in the country just a dozen carries in an important game against TCU is the right move?

Bijan’s 12 carries in the loss to TCU was the lowest number of touches that he received against a Power Five opponent since the Alamo Bowl win over the Colorado Buffaloes to cap the 2020 season.

I would hope that coming out of this meeting, there was a look in the mirror moment for Sark as well as Bijan. Granted, Sark is the main one that needs to be reflecting on what went wrong against TCU since he didn’t get Bijan involved enough in that game.

What I mean by that for Bijan is that he has that chip on his shoulder to round out his collegiate career with Texas on the best note possible. He’s played really well for the Longhorns this season, but his best will be needed for Texas to win at least two or three games to round out the campaign.