Paul Finebaum expresses concern for Texas football program
It has been a disastrous first season at Texas for 1st-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, the former Alabama offensive coordinator.
The Longhorns lost at home on Saturday night to lowly Kansas in overtime, 57-56, to fall to 4-6 on the season.
It was the 5th consecutive loss for one of the more storied brands in the history of college football, the longest losing streak the program has suffered since 1956.
With Texas set to join the SEC in the next coupe of years, college football analysts continue to wonder if the Longhorns will be able to be competitive.
Paul Finebaum was asked about the situation in Austin on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Sunday morning.
“At least it was close,” said Finebaum while laughing about Texas’ loss to Kansas. “There’s nowhere to go when you’re talking about historically bad losses. What’s interesting about Texas is they’re leaving the Big 12 in a year or two or three for the SEC, where the hill is much steeper. So, you have to start wondering where this program is.
“Now, remember Steve Sarkisian took over for Tom Herman, and most of this is on Tom Herman. I still believe Sarkisian is a good coach, but I’d probably have a very difficult time convincing anyone in Austin that.”
Texas will look to snap its 5-game slide next Saturday at West Virginia, and it will need to beat the Mountaineers and then Kansas State in its regular season finale to get bowl eligible.