FootballFootball Recruiting

Gameplan: National recruiting strategy and the offensive line

Thus far into the 2022 recruiting class, Steve Sarkisian and his staff have made 12 scholarship offers to out of state recruits along the offensive line alone. The program has come quite a long way in 10 years since Mack Brown’s 2011 recruiting class, which ranked fourth in the country but included just one scholarship offer to an out of state offensive line recruit.

Gameplan: Pete Kwiatkowski’s defense

With the hire of Montana State head coach Jeff Choate as inside linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian’s staff is now complete. There are some helpful breadcrumbs in some of the title designations and known pay scales to deduce how this staff is going to work together and what the philosophy and approach will be on defense.

Gameplan: Texas’ RPO-resistant pass defense

The timing of Steve Sarkisian’s defensive hires has been a great puzzle to much of the Longhorn interwebs. First, Mike Stoops was going to come and co-coordinate the defense. Then, it was Will Muschamp until the former Texas DC chose to withdraw from consideration. Next thing Texas fans and commentators knew, the defensive staff was filled up with a pair of defensive back coaches and no defensive coordinator hire within sight.