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Steve Sarkisian Reacts To Quinn Ewers' Spring Game Performance

Steve Sarkisian's debut at Texas on the sideline.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 04: Head coach Steve Sarkisian of the Texas Longhorns looks at the scoreboard in the second quarter against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 04, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

One of the biggest transfer portal gets of this past year was Steve Sarkisian and Texas landing former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers.

And after Saturday's spring game, the Longhorns head coach shared his thoughts on Ewers first performance in orange and white.

“I thought Quinn might have forced one there, but that’s part of the growing pains," Sark told Longhorn Network. "He made a great throw on the touchdown, then comes back and throws a pick. So we’ve just got to keep working through it.”

Sarkisian went on to say that he liked what he saw from the offense early, and once the defense settled in, there were positives on that side of the ball too. “I think the first offense is moving the ball really well,” the coach continued. “[It has] been effective, created some explosive plays. … I thought the first drive of the first defense, we were a little shaky. Then they settled in the last two drives and obviously created a turnover, that was big.”

Quinn Ewers transferred from Columbus without even attempting a pass. Now the Texas-native finds himself back home with a chance to vie for the Longhorns starting job.

The state in which he became a five-star recruit, and the top QB prospect in the nation for the 2021 class.