Despite the errors that cost his squad a chance at the national championship, Steve Sarkisian is still proud of his group.
There is a final for the College Football Playoffs. In another thrilling football game in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Washington narrowly avoided a late comeback from Texas following a thrilling overtime match that saw Michigan defeat Alabama. The Longhorns’ head coach, Steve Sarkisian, claimed that his team’s own errors cost them a game this season after the team narrowly missed making it to the championship.
According to Crissy Ford of the Sporting News, Steve Sarkisian said after the game, “We dug ourselves a hole with some self-inflicted wounds.” “Says there’s nothing to hang their heads about, but the team came up short.”
The two fumbles that were lost in the second half and the defensive breakdowns in the secondary that let Michael Penix Jr. and the Huskies score 11.0 yards per completion on Monday night are among the “self-inflicted wounds” Sarkisian refers to.
All things considered, Sarkisian is correct that his team performed admirably, as the football teams from Texas and Washington both amazed the crowds at home and in the stadium. The Longhorns had a strong performance throughout this College Football Playoff game, so they have nothing to be embarrassed of. In the end, Penix Jr. simply outperformed Quinn Ewers.
Though there will probably be some significant changes this offseason, Steve Sarkisian and team have a bright future ahead of them despite the Sugar Bowl defeat. The action at quarterback is what you should be watching. Still, it’s not really a question at all.
With excellent backup Maalik Murphy transferring to Duke and Ewers eligible for the NFL Draft, he must make a decision. All of this will probably make it possible for Peyton and Eli Manning’s nephew Arch Manning to start for the squad the following season.