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Gary Patterson is strong candidate for staff role at 1 major program

Gary Patterson watching warmups

Former TCU coach Gary Patterson is poised to return to college football at a very prominent program.

Patterson met Friday with Texas coach Steve Sarkisian about a possible role with the Longhorns, according to multiple reports. Jason Suchomel of Orangebloods reported that Patterson was a “strong candidate” to join the staff in some role.

Patterson was in his 21st season coaching TCU when he abruptly left last season under some curious circumstances. Joining Texas would allow him to remain close to his roots while simultaneously getting back into college football. The 61-year-old is also known as a great defensive mind, which could be a very good complement to Sarkisian’s reputation as a good offensive coach.

The only real issue here is whether Texans fans might have some lingering distaste toward Patterson from when the two programs clashed in Big 12 play. In all likelihood, they’ll get over it.

Photo: Oct 2, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian makes change to his coaching staff

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

Texas is undergoing some major changes after Steve Sarkisian’s disappointing first season with the team, and the program’s old coaching regime is now completely gone.

Sarkisian has fired wide receivers coach Andre Coleman, Chip Brown of 247Sports reports.

Coleman was hired by former Longhorns head coach Tom Herman in 2019. He was one of two coaches, along with running backs coach Stan Drayton, that Sarkisian retained when he took over prior to the 2021 season. Drayton was named Temple’s head coach last week, so there are now no coaches remaining in Austin from the Herman era.

Brown reports that Coleman and Sarkisian had some disagreements over recruiting. Texas had two wide receivers — five-star Evan Stewart and four-star Armani Winfield — decommit from their 2022 class.

Texas got off to a strong start this season before finishing 5-7. Despite that, they still have one of the top recruiting classes in the country heading into next year. Sarkisian even managed to flip a top recruit on National Signing Day last week. He also landed a highly coveted transfer quarterback, so there is no need for Longhorns fans to panic just yet.

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Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian scores another big win by flipping top recruit

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

The Texas Longhorns struggled on the field this season, but those problems do not appear to be carrying over to the recruiting side of things.

Steve Sarkisian landed another big recruit on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday, flipping four-star cornerback Terrance Brooks from Ohio State. Brooks is rated as the No. 8 cornerback in the 2022 class and the No. 58 player overall, according to 247 Sports’ recruiting rankings.

Brooks, a native of Little Elm, Tex., made the announcement on social media and noted he was “staying home.”

Texas went 5-7 in 2021, a huge disappointment in Sarkisian’s first year as head coach. That may be forgotten quickly if his recruiting class delivers. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Longhorns’ 2022 class ranked fifth in the country in 247 Sports’ rankings, placing them ahead of the likes of Notre Dame, Michigan, Clemson, LSU, and Oklahoma. That also includes a highly-coveted transfer quarterback.

There have been plenty of false dawns for Texas in the last several years, and a lot of highly-ranked recruiting classes failed to live up to expectations. There is no guarantee this will be any different, but on paper, Texas will have the talent for a quick rebuild under Sarkisian.

Texas fans! Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach of the Longhorns and promising a high-octane offense. Show some support for the squad with this great All Gas No Brakes shirt. It makes a perfect gift for yourself or a friend. You can buy it here:

Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian lands major transfer QB at Texas

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

The Texas Longhorns had an awful season this year, but they may be back in business for 2022.

Quinn Ewers, one of the top quarterbacks available on the transfer market, has decided to transfer to Texas. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel reported the news on Sunday.

Ewers was originally scheduled to begin his college career in the fall of 2022, but he reclassified and skipped his senior season to join Ohio State this season. He did not see any game action this fall and decided to transfer.

Ewers heading to Texas is a familiar feeling for Longhorns fans. The former Southlake Carroll quarterback was originally committed to Texas but dropped his commitment in Oct. 2020. A few weeks later, he announced he was committing to Ohio State.

Whether it was Casey Thompson or Hudson Card, the quarterback spot was shaky all year for Texas. If Ewers is anywhere near as good as his 5-star recruit status suggests, Texas should be much improved next season.

Texas fans! Steve Sarkisian is the new head coach of the Longhorns and promising a high-octane offense. Show some support for the squad with this great All Gas No Brakes shirt. It makes a perfect gift for yourself or a friend. You can buy it here:

Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Top WR commit bails on Texas in middle of game

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

Texas finally snapped their ugly losing streak with a hard-fought win over Kansas State on Friday, but they suffered a significant loss in the recruiting department.

Armani Winfield, a four-star wide receiver recruit from Lewisville High School in Texas, decommitted from the Longhorns in the middle of Friday’s game. He said in a statement on Twitter that he will wait until National Signing Day to announce his decision.

Winfield was the first player to commit to Texas after Steve Sarkisian was hired as head coach back in January. He’s now the sixth decommitment for the 2022 recruiting cycle, according to 247 Sports.

Texas has had some truly atrocious losses this season after getting off to a strong start. You can’t blame recruits for wanting to look elsewhere, especially after some of the concerning quotes Sarkisian has delivered amid the disappointing season.

Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Texas hits ugly low in loss to West Virginia

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

The Texas Longhorns hit a new low this season during Saturday’s loss to West Virginia.

The Longhorns fell 31-23 for their sixth straight loss, sending them to 4-7 on the season. They were officially eliminated from bowl contention with the defeat.

Texas went into halftime trailing 21-10. Quarterback Casey Thompson had a pathetic showing, going 4/14 for 29 yards with an interception. He was replaced in the second half by Hudson Card who went 10/16 for 123 yards and a touchdown.

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian has many weaknesses, but his one strength is supposed to be on offense, and especially in the passing game. His starting quarterback having such a poor first half is a true embarrassment for the program.

Texas has now lost six games in a row for the first time since 1956.

The Longhorns were once 4-1 and led 41-23 against Oklahoma late in the third quarter of the Red River Shootout. They blew that lead, lost 55-48, and haven’t won since. They even lost last week to Kansas.

Texas really got rid of a guy who went 7-3 and won a bowl game last season only to hire Sarkisian to go 4-7 and lose six in a row. That’s awful.

Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas trolls Texas with Matthew McConaughey tweet after win

Matthew McConaughey flashes the Hook Em

Kansas pulled off the biggest upset in Big 12 football history on Saturday, and their social media team was quick to rise to the occasion.

The Jayhawks defeated Texas in overtime despite being a 31-point underdog. It was their first win ever against Texas in Austin and the biggest point spread upset in Big 12 history. After the game, the official Twitter account of Kansas Athletics took a funny shot at Matthew McConaughey.

McConaughey is a famous actor and Texas alum. He’s a huge supporter of the Longhorns and often attends football and basketball games. McConaughey is even the school’s “Minister of Culture,” and his duties include pumping up players and fans. He was also quick to welcome Steve Sarkisian when Texas hired him earlier this year.

Rudd, also a famous actor, went to the University of Kansas.

Kansas is getting as much mileage out of the big upset as possible, and who can blame them? Moments like that don’t come along very often.

Photo: Feb 12, 2019; Austin, TX, USA; actor Matthew McConaughey attends the Kansas State Wildcats versus Texas Longhorns basketball game at Frank Erwin Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Sarkisian had concerning quote after Texas loss

Steve Sarkisian does Hook Em

Texas hit rock bottom on Saturday when they lost to Kansas, and one particular comment head coach Steve Sarkisian made after the game did not sit well with Longhorns fans.

Kansas defeated Texas in overtime despite being a 31-point underdog. The loss was the fifth straight for the 4-6 Longhorns. After the game, Sarkisian was asked if players have been tuning him out. He didn’t exactly shoot the theory down.

The upset was the biggest one in Big 12 history in terms of point spread. It was also the first time Kansas ever won a game against Texas in Austin.

That wasn’t the first concerning quote Sarkisian delivered after a loss, but there’s probably not much else he can say at this point. His first season as the head coach at Texas has turned into a disaster.

Photo: Sep 4, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian and players sing The Eyes of Texas along with fans after a victory over the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Texas trolled by Kansas fans with ‘SEC’ chants

A Texas fan does the surrender cobra

Kansas fans in attendance for Saturday night’s huge upset win in Austin had a lot of fun rubbing in the victory against Texas.

The Jayhawks football team won at Texas for the first time ever, defeating them 57-56 in overtime thanks to some bold calls from coach Lance Leipold. Jared Casey, who caught the winning 2-point conversion, had some fun doing the “Horns Down.” And KU fans brought jokes for Texas.

Kansas fans sarcastically taunted Texas with “SEC! SEC!” chants. They did it after KU had an interception late that looked like it might seal the win.

Then they did it again after Kansas pulled off the upset win. You can hear Kansas fans do it around 50 seconds into this video.

What’s the deal? Texas and Oklahoma surprised people by announcing before the season that they were leaving the Big 12 for the SEC.

The SEC is regarded as a tougher football conference. Given how mediocre Texas has been over the past decade playing in the Big 12, most expect things to get much worse for the Longhorns when they upgrade conferences.

That’s the reason for the sarcastic “SEC” chants.

Texas fans meanwhile are stunned now that they are 4-6 and have lost five in a row.

Ex-Texas players want Bo Davis video leaker kicked off team

Bo Davis Texas

Several former Texas Longhorns players want some severe consequences for the person(s) responsible for the Bo Davis video leaking.

A video of Davis yelling at his players on the team bus for their pathetic effort in a 30-7 loss to Iowa State last weekend was leaked online this week.

You can see the video below, but beware, it contains cuss words from the passionate coach.

The reason the video leaking is unclear, but several former Longhorns are furious that someone from within the program — seemingly a player — recorded the video and potentially shared it publicly.

Here is the reaction from Quandre Diggs.

Ryan Switzer defended Davis.

DeShon Elliott said the player should be kicked off the team.

Quan Cosby backed Davis as well.

Even former Alabama player Reggie Ragland, who played under Davis at Bama, thought the person who recorded the video of Davis was lame.

The majority of reactions have been in Davis’ favor, leading most people to feel like the intended goals of whoever recorded/leaked the video backfired.

Davis is in his first season as defensive line coach on Steve Sarkisian’s staff. He spent the previous three seasons as a coach with the Detroit Lions. He has also coached at Alabama and previously at Texas under Mack Brown.

If you think there was something wrong with Davis’ tirade, you don’t belong anywhere near team sports played at the high school level or higher. Texas is 4-5, has lost four in a row, and their players absolutely deserved to be chewed out like that. Texas’ issue is that they have a player recording that video of the coach, instead of taking the message to heart and being inspired by it to perform better.