In virtual fashion, new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian is shaking the right hands and meeting the right people prior to the start of team activities under his purview. In those recent conversations held over Zoom with members of the alumni and fan base, Sarkisian explained the areas requiring immediate focus during his first spring as the Longhorns head coach.
New Texas defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski joined Softy and Dick on Sports Radio 950 KJR Wednesday afternoon in Seattle to discuss why he took the Texas job and some of his favorite memories a with them Huskies.
If the Pete Kwiatkowski hire isn't a home run, it's a triple where the ball thunks off of the 420 foot stencil in deep center, the center fielder scrambles around like a disoriented chicken trying to corral the ricochet, and the base runner jogs into third base as the crowd goes "Oooooooh."
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.
Pete Kwiatkowski has caught my eye many times over the years for what he's done as a defensive coordinator out west. One of his initial wins was serving as the D-line coach for the 2006 Boise State Broncos when they stopped up the Adrian Peterson Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl.