Longhorns HC Steve Sarkisian named to midseason watch list

Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian has beeny named to the Dodd Trophy Offseason Watch List. TEXAS LONGNORNS After three years as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns, Steve Sarkisian was named to an off-season watch list: the Dodd Trophy Watch List.

   The Dodd Trophy recognizes a college football head coach who, in addition to emphasizing the importance of success in the football world, emphasizes academic excellence and character. Sarkisian led the Longhorns to a historic start to the season with a 5-1 record (2-1 in the Big 12).

   The Horns have been in the top 10 in the AP poll for the last six weeks, a feat that hasn’t happened since 2009. Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian Averaging 486.5 yards per game, Texas ranks 13th in total offense. Speaking of defense, the Longhorns claimed 25th in the nation in total defense.

   Not only was Sarkisian added to the Dodd Trophy offseason watch list, but on Tuesday he was named to the Bryant Award head coach watch list, which is presented in January to a coach who makes contributions to fans and athletes as well as football. in the field and out. Selection takes into account the program’s graduation rate, Graduation Rate (GSR), commitment to service and philanthropy in the community, success on the field to date for the 2023 season, and Academic Progress (APR), according to Texas Athletics.

   Dodd Trophy winner On December 30, 2023, the week of the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, PNC Bank will announce and present the recipient of the Dodd Trophy.

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