The first draft of the author field appears in the books, and Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian had differing opinions about what he saw, depending on the group of positions in question.
Of course, the quarterback competition is most notable as the season approaches and it looks like nothing happened on Saturday for any quarterback to separate. In fact, Sarkisian was less than pleased with what he saw of junior Casey Thompson and freshman Hudson Card.
“I wanted to push the line with them and look at decision making,” Sark said. “And frankly, I think neither of them met the standard that I consider acceptable and I think what they consider acceptable.”
Sarkisian noted that both Thompson and Card had a great week of practice, but that preparation did not translate or apply to Saturday’s fight.
“The key to the drill is to apply preparation to performance and we’ve been too inconsistent in doing it today.”
Of the two, the only billing was an interception thrown by Thompson.
As for his continued development during the rest of the fall camp, Sarkisian compared it to teaching a child to ride a bike and that they will now take off their training wheels and experience the growing pain instead. during the season, when he prefers them to learn to pedal faster.
To that end, the Texas receivers didn’t do Thompson and Card too many favors, and Sarkisian noted that they were just a little out and that they didn’t have the sense of urgency he’d like to see.
“We have to be better. I didn’t think we were playing with the sense of urgency we’re used to playing with, “Sarkisian said.” We were a little out. I expect more. I’ve seen more, so I expect more. There’s this combination. of quarterback and wide receivers: it is clear that this aspect of our game is not yet where it should be “.
As for a silver lining in a dark cloud, Sarkisian relies on what Texas has on its back. Beyond having a star talent at Bijan Robinson and a workhorse backup at Roschon Johnson, Sarkisian likes the change of pace that fast Keilan Robinson provides behind them and said Texas has four positions to include Daniel Young.
The defense, on the other hand, seemed “solid and disciplined” and did not allow explosive plays or gifts. In addition, Sark was praised by all three units of Pete Kwiatkowski’s defense.
“I think we have a deep group in this line of fight. I think obviously now with the addition of [Demarvion Overshown] in the back, this front is very active, it’s harmful, ”Sarkisian said.
Beyond the trenches, he praised the defensive body and transfer experience Ben Davis, who learned today after wasting time with a foot injury, Ray Thorton, Devin Richardson and Ovie Oghoufo, which Sarkisian highlighted to be physical. More specifically, he said they have experience and have played a lot of football, as a high level allows them to “let it go” and play with the kind of speed and physicality that staff look for.
Meanwhile, the secondary continues to function very well.
“I feel good about what happens in high school,” Sarkisian said. “I think we find the right combination of people.”
Sarkisian pointed to Anthony Cook as someone who has impressed him, saying he plays physical and solid football. Other highlights were Chris Adimora, who fights Cook for the initial nickel role, D’Shawn Jamison, and the three security guards: BJ Foster, Brendan Schooler and Jerrin Thompson.
Right now, talent is in place, but with so many options, Texas is still trying to find the right mix in high school.