What Huge 12 coaches anonymously mentioned about Texas soccer heading into 2021


In what may probably be the final season of the Huge 12 convention, it’s positive to be an fascinating one.

All eyes shall be on Texas and Oklahoma after stories surfaced that the 2 Huge 12 powerhouse packages have been taken with becoming a member of the SEC. Now that the transfer will the truth is occur by the 2025 season, the goal on Texas’ again obtained a bit larger heading into the 2021 season.

The opposite eight remaining Huge 12 packages aren’t pleased with the 2 colleges selecting to dart for greener pastures, which is actually anticipated. The Longhorns have obtained essentially the most backlash as they have been seemingly the one who initiated the transfer.

How will that carry onto the sector this season?

Athlon Sports activities not too long ago spoke with every Huge 12 teaching workers. So as to get get an trustworthy response and correct evaluation of every convention foe heading into the 2021 season, the coaches have been requested to talk anonymously about their opponents.

Texas appeared to garner feedback from all angles. Some have been surprisingly optimistic, whereas others have been detrimental and/or unsure. Check out what Huge 12 teaching staffs needed to say about Texas soccer heading into the 2021 season:

Arduous to inform what the group will appear like underneath Steve Sarkisian

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports activities

“A really unusual yr for these guys, and now it’s onerous to inform how they’re going to look immediately underneath Steve [Sarkisian].”

Bijan Robinson is a star


“The RB (Bijan Robinson) is legit, the truth that child even obtained up after that fall when he hurdled the man at (Texas) Tech is basically wonderful.”

Offensive line enchancment?

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports activities

“Their line improved steadily underneath Tom [Herman] and Herb Hand. Very gifted guys coming again, one thing they will construct with there.”

Uncertainty at quarterback

Aaron E. Martinez/Austin American-Statesman through AP

“Clearly they’re going to must discover a new QB and constructed the identification on the market. Casey [Thompson] regarded good within the bowl recreation; I’m undecided if that helps him with the brand new workers. Sam [Ehlinger] by no means actually obtained the form of respect I assumed he deserved. He actually willed issues to occur in that offense and labored his ass off.”

Reward for broad receiver Joshua Moore

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

“[Joshua] Moore is the one receiver that might actually stand out in Sark’s system, be careful for him.”

Strong group of inside defensive lineman

Ricardo B. Brazziell-USA TODAY NETWORK

“Defensively, [Alfred] Collins may be nearly as good as any DT within the nation. He’s actually promising. They’ll construct their new stuff off the inside DL guys, they’re actually strong.”

Query marks on the linebacker place

Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports activities

“Their linebackers aren’t nice, nothing jumps off at you.”

Too many long run questions?

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports activities

“There are a ton of questions right here long run. Why make this transfer? It doesn’t look like you’re doing something basically completely different.”

Can Steve Sarkisian repair the tradition?

AP Picture/Michael Thomas

“Texas’ issues are all off the sector and inside their tradition, and I’m undecided that is the coach who can repair points that solely Mack Brown appeared to know learn how to deal with.”





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