Steve Sarkisian on Agiye Hall's struggles at Alabama: 'Transition is tough for everybody'
Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns will host Alabama in Week 2 in one of the most-anticipated games of the 2022 college football season.
One former Alabama wide receiver, Agiye Hall, will be on the Texas sidelines for that game, as he transferred from Tuscaloosa this offseason, ending his tumultuous tenure with the Tide.
Speaking with reporters on Thursday, Sarkisian weighed in on Hall’s struggles at Alabama. He said Hall is making progress in Texas (via On3 Sports):
“I think he’s progressing you know, transition is tough for everybody, I get all that you know,” Sarkisian said. “When you’re a true freshman and you’re thrust into some of the environments and big time games that he was in, and are you prepared? Are you not? So our job as coaches with any player, Agiye is no different than Keilan Robinson or Ryan Watts or anybody that comes into our program, is to try to get them immersed into our culture.
“And then try to develop them on and off the field so they can grow and have an impact on our team, but also kind of grow as a person and man and player, to build their brand and get them to be as close to their potential as progress. He’s got a lot of potential, he’s making progress. Not a finished product, but I don’t expect our guys to be finished products, what I do expect is growth. We’re seeing that.”
How much will Hall contribute to the Texas offense this fall? We’ll see if he can make an impact against his former team.
Here’s the full video of Sarkisian’s media appearance: