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One Big Thing Steve Sarkisian is Doing Differently Than Tom Herman

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The start of the Steve Sarkisian era officially got underway on the field in recent weeks. The Texas Longhorns spring football practice continues and while there are certainly plenty of differences between how Steve Sarkisian and Tom Herman handle their business, one practice tweak in particular has drawn a lot of attention.

Steven Wagner of the Dallas Morning News shared that one big difference is that Sarkisian has his starters practice against starters, whereas Tom Herman preferred his starters practice against the second string in practice.

Is this going to be the difference between meeting and falling short of expectations?


Who knows. But I’m sure Texas fans won’t be upset to learn that there are big, and little, things that are being done differently.

Herman was fired by the Longhorns back on January 2nd. The Longhorns fell short of expectations this season going 7-3 and missing the Big 12 Championship Game. But they rallied late with a huge win over Kansas State and then crushed Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.

That led to the hiring of Sarkisian, who comes from Alabama after spending a couple of seasons under Nick Saban.

As Inside Texas’ Justin Wells told us this week on our podcast, it’s not just these on-field tidbits that are making things different, it’s the way things are happening behind the scenes that are also big changes from the previous administration.

Now the biggest question remains: Will it translate to more wins on the field?!

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