Steve Sarkisian and Texas football opened their season up with a 37-10 rout against in-condition rival Rice. ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit, for one particular, wasn’t all that amazed with the victory.
It really is not that Herbstreit is down on #11 Texas just after the Longhorns handled their small business in the time opener. Somewhat, he knows that with #3 Alabama looming as 7 days 2’s opponent, Sarkisian was not likely to put a lot on tape for Bama mentor Nick Saban to get ready for.
“I don’t personally choose a lot away from the Rice match.” Herbstreit advised reporters on a Zoom phone by using On3.com’s Joe Cook dinner. “I consider when you have, in 7 days 2, a behemoth, I really do not imagine you can definitely do a whole ton with all thanks regard to Rice.”
“I imagine it is really far more about acquiring some men and women out there, the depth, rotating guys around, acquiring a lot of people today to have a prospect to go out and show what they can do.”
Inspite of holding back again ahead of their journey to Tuscaloosa this Saturday, Texas cruised to an easy get above Rice. The Longhorns did drop down by a field purpose early. However, they did not surrender an additional level until the game was already effectively in hand.
Continue to, some issues that Herbstreit noticed from Steve Sarkisian’s squad did be concerned him. “Now, the line of scrimmage is a truth. They’ve received to secure improved, primarily on 3rd down.” Quarterback Quinn Ewers was sacked 2 times in the game’s to start with half, and the Texas offensive line struggled at moments.
Herbstreit also understands how major a section the group can enjoy in these kinds of a hotly predicted matchup.
“They (Texas soccer) don’t have the luxury of being in Austin this time all-around with the group powering them. Alabama, when their fans experience threatened, that is a genuinely good atmosphere and very difficult on the quarterback and offensive line…When they feel there’s a large video game, they can be a variation in the sport.”
We are going to see on Saturday if Sarkisian’s bag of tips is deep sufficient to pull off the upset on the highway.