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Texas Loses Wide Receivers Coach Brennan Marion to UNLV

NCAA Football: Alabama at Texas

The Texas Longhorns are losing their wide receiver coach Brennan Marion to UNLV. Marion was hired by coach Steve Sarkisian from Pitt following the 2021 season, where Marion coached Biletnikoff Award winner Jordan Addison.

Brennan Marion has been the target of several teams in the off-season as the Longhorns have showed impressive depth at wide receiver this past season, led by standout Xavier Worthy. Texas had three wide receivers with at least 50 catches and 600 yards in Worthy, Jordan Whittington and Ja’Tavion Sanders.

 

In 2021, Marion was a part of a Pitt staff that led one of the nation’s most explosive offenses. Serving as wide receivers coach for an offense that ranked among the nation’s top eight in scoring (41.4 ppg/4th), total offense (486.6 ypg/8th) and passing offense (337.4 ypg/8th), he helped lead the Panthers to an 11-3 record, their first-ever ACC Championship, a No. 12 final regular-season ranking and a berth in the New Year’s Six Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. 

The Texas Longhorns are heading into the offseason as one of the most exciting teams to follow in the Big 12. Featuring the No. 3-ranked class in the country and a veteran leader in head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Longhorns are expected be a contender for the Big 12 title in the fall after improving from five wins in 2021 to eight wins in 2022.

Currently, Texas is on schedule to be a part of the Big 12 through the 2024 season, but commissioner Brett Yormark has noted that he would be okay with an earlier departure. As for the 2023 schedule, that has not yet been announced, but Yormark also added over the weekend that it is scheduled to come out “real soon”.

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