The hire of Steve Sarkisian as head coach of the Texas football program is a significant shift from the school’s established hiring pattern. Sarkisian has head coaching experience, just like the last seven hires dating back to Darrell K Royal’s in 1957.
After being named a member of the first team by three of the five recognized All-America selectors, junior linebacker Joseph Ossai became the 61st player in school history to earn consensus All-American status. Ossai is the first consensus All-American from Texas since DeShon Elliott and Michael Dickson earned unanimous All-American status in 2017.
The William F. Campbell Trophy is presented annually by the National Football Foundation to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance.
Shaka Smart’s Texas basketball team is ranked No. 4 in the latest AP poll following a 25-point win over the Kansas Jayhawks in Phog Allen Fieldhouse. That was Texas’ first win in Lawrence since 2011 and only their second in program history.