Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian thinks the workforce will profit in 2022 from just a little addition by subtraction.
“The youngsters knew not all people in that locker room was all-in final yr,” Sarkisian told ESPN on Wednesday. “I feel they might really feel it, and so they needed to weed out a few of the warts, a few of the unhealthy apples. I feel they received a way of actuality about a few of the issues we had been speaking about and attempting to instill final offseason. I do not know the way a lot they gave credence to it, after which those self same issues reared their ugly head in-season.”
Texas started its 2021 season with a 4-1 document earlier than dropping six straight, its longest dropping streak in additional than six a long time. The Longhorns lastly snapped their slide with a win over Kansas State within the workforce’s season finale, however completed 5-7 on the yr.
Sarkisian did not point out names who dragged down the locker room morale in his first season, however the workforce has undergone a number of adjustments because the 2021 season ended. Over 20 gamers entered the switch portal, together with beginning quarterback Casey Thompson.
Among the many newcomers are quarterback Quinn Ewers, who transferred from Ohio State. The Longhorns can even soon add top Class of 2023 quarterback recruit Arch Manning.