Texas Coach Steve Sarkisian Goes Off On Reports After Question About Longhorns’ Quarterback Situation

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Despite a heartbreaking loss, the Texas Longhorns turned the heads of just about every college football fan in the country last week.

Texas played host to the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and entered the game as massive, three-touchdown underdogs. Rather than getting blown out, though, the Longhorns repeatedly punched the Crimson Tide in the mouth before falling on a last-second field goal, 20-19.

The performance had fans and media alike once again asking if Texas is back.

Longhorns’ freshman quarterback Quinn Ewers was one of the stars of that game. That’s despite Ewers playing less than a quarter before leaving with an injured shoulder. Ewers suffered the injury after a hit by Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner that some are dirty.

Sophomore quarterback Hudson Card replaced Ewers and played admirably, but the difference in the level of play wasn’t difficult to spot.

An MRI following the game showed that Ewers suffered a severe sternoclavicular sprain in his left shoulder. The young star is set to miss at least a month while recovering.

Card finished the game, but also injured his ankle in the contest and had a noticeable limp at the final whistle.

Now second-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is once again left to answer questions about the quarterback position, and he seems sick of it.

Steve Sarkisian Fires Back At Report Over Question About Quarterbacks

Sarkisian finds himself in a tough spot with Ewers laid up and Card potentially hobbled. Redshirt freshman Charles Wright took snaps with the first team in practice. Wright is the next man up if Card can’t go.

Sarkisian met with the media on Thursday and, unsurprisingly, was asked to address the situation.

The Longhorns’ coach then got a little bit testy after a follow-up question. He gave a response that some are calling Nick Saban-esque.

The interaction may not sit well with media members. But it did go over well with Texas fans.

The Longhorns welcome UT-San Antonio to Austin on Saturday. DraftKings Sportsbook lists Texas as a 12.5-point favorite, even without a clear starting quarterback.