Latest Steve Sarkisian News

Johnson, Dicker lead Texas past Kansas State 22-17

Nov. 26, 2021 17:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Roschon Johnson came to Texas as a quarterback, converted quickly to running back, and under difficult circumstances he worked at both positions on Friday. Johnson, a junior, ran for a career-best 179 yards, Cameron Dicker...

Texas hosts K-State, playing for pride in Sark's 1st season

Nov. 25, 2021 03:26 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One team is left playing for pride to finish out an otherwise miserable season. The other would like to be the one to put a bow on all that misery. Texas (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) and Kansas State ( 7-4, 4-4) meet Friday with the Longhorns in a six-game...

West Virginia beats Texas, Longhorns' bowl hopes dashed

Nov. 20, 2021 20:02 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian. West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November. Jarret Doege...

Week 12 preview: Power 5 league title matchups taking shape

Nov. 19, 2021 04:56 AM EST

With two weeks left in the regular season, top-ranked Georgia is the only Power Five team to have clinched a spot in its conference championship game. More tickets to title games should be punched this weekend. Second-ranked Alabama (9-1, 5-1, No. 2...

Texas, West Virginia need to win out to become bowl eligible

Nov. 18, 2021 11:02 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Disappointing football seasons for Texas and West Virginia have come down to this: Win twice or stay home. Both need two victories to at least make something out of their respective messes by becoming bowl eligible. One of...

Texas AD defends Sarkisian, urges fans not to 'splinter'

Nov. 16, 2021 19:17 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte urged Texas fans on Tuesday not to “splinter or pull apart” but rather support first-year football coach Steve Sarkisian and the players during the program's worst losing streak in 65 years. “I know...

Texas season going bad to worse as losses and injuries mount

Nov. 15, 2021 17:27 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian's first season as Texas coach is very much going from bad to worse. A five-game losing streak is the worst at Texas in 65 years. And the latest defeat to Kansas — which ended a 56-game road losing streak in the Big 12 for the...

Star Texas RB Bijan Robinson out for year with elbow injury

Nov. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his elbow in the Longhorns' loss to Kansas, coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday. Robinson's 1,127 yards rushing this season rank third in the Big 12 and made him...

Kansas snaps losing skid and stuns Texas 57-56 in OT

Nov. 14, 2021 01:05 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything was going against Kansas late. The momentum. The crowd. The score. Even history. And then first-year Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold decided go for the win and got it. Jalon Daniels hit Jared Casey...

Texas hosts Kansas with both eager to end losing skids

Nov. 11, 2021 14:26 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has yet to settle on a starting quarterback to play against Kansas and coach Steve Sarkisian still does not know if three of his top players will be available to try to end a four-game skid. One thing he is certain of: He liked the passion in...