Young’s relationship with the University of Texas was in limbo after he was fired from his part-time job as a development officer back in 2019. Sarkisian seems to have helped the two get back on track.
Young, who led Texas to the 2005 BCS National Championship, had nothing but praise for Sark in a recent interview on ESPN’s College Football Live. It sounds like the new Texas head coach has lived up to his promises.
“I can say with Coach Sarkisian right now, his word is bond,” Young said, via 247Sports. “You know, Coach (Mack) Brown did a fabulous job when he first came to recruit me, and not just me but all of my teammates. They all said when coach said ‘I’m going to give you your chance, your shot,’ we knew that he was a loyal coach. And then the first thing Coach Sarkisian said when he got there was that he wanted us alumni guys to be visible.
“He’s been that way ever since he stepped to that first podium to speak the first time on being the head coach at the University of Texas. So me, personally, that means a lot to me. That means his word is bond. He really wants to win. He really wants to be at the University of Texas. He understands that we’ve been down a bit, but he understands how to get there. He’s been around Nick Saban all these years. He understands that. “
It sounds like Steve Sarkisian is off to a strong start – but we’ll have to wait and see how it translates to on-field play.
Texas has sunk into mediocrity over the past decade or so. However, the ingredients are still there for the Longhorns to become a national power.
Hopefully they can do so before they transition to the SEC where the competition is much stronger.
Texas opens the 2021 season on Saturday, Sept. 4 against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.