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Steve Sarkisian: Arch Manning On the ‘Right Trajectory’ as a Freshman

The criticism of Texas quarterback Arch Manning has been loud this year following a shaky performance in the Longhorns’ spring game, but head coach Steve Sarkisian disagrees with the noise.

Sarkisian spoke on 105.3 the Fan, about multiple different storylines surrounding the Longhorns including recruiting, the NFL Draft, and the future of Arch Manning.


“He’s on the right trajectory that he should be on,” Sarkisian said on 105.3 the Fan. “He’s a true freshman in college. He really should still be in high school. Just finished his first semester on the Forty Acres. There’s a definite transition there.”

Manning had an abysmal showing in the Longhorns’ spring game completing five of 13 passes for 30 yards. While the stats aren’t great from the spring game, it’s important to keep in mind just how early Manning is in his college career.

It’s clear that Quinn Ewers is the starter for the Longhorns but that gives Sark and the rest of the coaching staff some time to develop Manning into college sports.

With one of the biggest names in college athletics, Manning will be under the microscope for the duration of his career regardless of how things go at the start. The Louisianna native has a lot of time to develop ahead of him as well as a coaching staff that believes in him.

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