Steve Sarkisian talks shifting on from final yr as 2022 season opener approaches

August 30, 2022

Listed below are three takeaways from Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian’s first weekly Monday press convention of the season:

Forging forward

All through August, Sarkisian has emphasised how he and his workforce have left the 2021 season prior to now.

“If I hold wanting again at 5-7, then I’m going to run proper right into a tree sooner or later,” Sarkisian stated.

A lot of the gamers on the 2022 roster aren’t even answerable for the 2021 season. 57 out of the present 85 scholarship gamers are both freshmen or sophomores.

“It is a completely different soccer workforce. We bought a variety of new faces in that room. Greater than half the fellows in that room weren’t even right here a yr in the past. And those which can be nonetheless right here really feel crappy already. So does that make me really feel good making them really feel dangerous? I simply don’t I don’t imagine in that.”

Sarkisian additional burdened that his focus is on what lies forward of his workforce, not what’s prior to now.

“We attempt to hold our focus forward of us. I attempt to not belabor the purpose of what occurred a yr in the past; they hear it sufficient.”

Quinn Ewers’ Texas debut

Sarkisian appears greater than assured in his beginning quarterback.

Just a bit beneath two weeks in the past, he despatched out a proper announcement that solidified Quinn Ewers because the beginning quarterback over Hudson Card.

“He’s a really mellow-mannered and even-keeled man, which I like on the quarterback place. I can really feel his confidence. You’ll be able to nearly see it within the decisiveness of sure throws.”

Sarkisian even introduced up his personal faculty quarterback expertise to additional clarify how necessary it’s for Ewers to belief him and the remainder of the Texas workers.

“I simply instilled my belief in [my coaches] and that they had been going to do every part for me in my greatest curiosity to play effectively. That’s the identical factor I’ll say to Quinn. Simply enable us to teach you and belief the truth that we’re placing you in a extremely good place.”

The submit “Dicker the Kicker” period

Whereas former Texas kicker Cameron Dicker has bailed out the Longhorns on many events, he’s not an possibility for Sarkisian’s workforce. Dicker was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams within the 2022 NFL Draft and was just lately signed by the Baltimore Ravens.

Now, Sarkisian has a handful of underclassmen to interchange “Dicker the Kicker.”

From a punting angle, redshirt freshman Isaac Pearson has it locked down.

“Isaac Pearson has carried out rather well this coaching camp. He had one other good mock sport/mock scrimmage on Saturday. He’s dealing with the calls effectively, he’s hitting the ball the place we wish to hit.”

Sarkisian additionally gave the impression to be glad with freshman Will Stone’s kickoff skills.

“From a kickoff perspective, Will Stone has performed a extremely good job…I really feel good there.”

For discipline targets, Sarkisian talked about each Stone and sophomore Bert Auburn because the gamers to observe.

“Bert Auburn has performed a very nice job, however that doesn’t say that Will Stone gained’t get his alternatives too.”

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