Continuity for the Longhorns
After rumors began swirling that Steve Sarkisian, the head coach of the Texas Longhorns football team, was a potential candidate for the head coaching vacancy at the University of Alabama, Texas fans can now breathe a sigh of relief. Sarkisian has officially signed a contract extension with Texas, ensuring he will remain at the helm for the foreseeable future.
A Boost from the Quarterback
The news of Sarkisian’s extension comes just a day after Texas quarterback Hudson Card announced his decision to return for his senior season. In a video posted on his Instagram, Card expressed his excitement to continue working with Coach Sarkisian, highlighting their strong relationship and the opportunity for further development.
Continued Success for the Longhorns
Under Sarkisian’s leadership, the Texas Longhorns achieved their first Big 12 Championship since 2009, earning a spot in the College Football Playoff. Although they fell short in the semifinals against Washington, the team’s impressive performance showcased the progress made under Sarkisian’s guidance.
Alabama’s Search for a New Coach
Meanwhile, the University of Alabama is still on the hunt for its next head coach, following the retirement of legendary coach Nick Saban. Reports surfaced that Oregon head coach Dan Lanning was a potential candidate, but Lanning himself put an end to the speculation in a video released by Oregon. In the video, Lanning expressed his commitment to the university and his desire to continue building a successful program in Eugene.
“I want to be here in Eugene for as long as Eugene will have me,” Lanning stated. “This place has everything that I could possibly ever want. The grass is damn greener in Eugene.”
With Sarkisian’s extension at Texas and Lanning’s dedication to Oregon, the coaching carousel continues to spin as Alabama searches for its next leader.
Source: Fox News