Plus: Check out Texas recruit QB Maalik Murphy at 7v7
The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian, a former offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide who was hired to replace Tom Herman, will likely soon sign a six-year, $34.2 million deal if approved by the UT System Board of Regents. And per the Statesman’s report, it almost undoubtedly will.
From the Statesman: “Sarkisian’s annual salary starts at $5.2 million for the 2021 season and escalates by $200,000 each year until it tops out at $6.2 million in 2026, according to the information posted late Friday in the UT regents’ agenda. All multiyear contracts or contracts that exceed $1 million in value need approval from the regents. They are scheduled to meet Wednesday and Thursday.”
The Statesman’s report goes on to add that Sarkisian will be granted the use of two courtesy cars, club membership, private airplane use and access to the suite on game days, plus an additional $250,000 to make up for costs for relocation and temporary housing.
On Dec. 31, 2024, a $1.2 million bonus in the form of a “special one-time payment” will be granted to Sarkisian, if the program’s succeeding at that point in his contract. Herman, per the Statesman, had a similar component to his contract. Sarkisian will also receive “a maximum of $675,000 in annual team performance bonuses, $100,000 for winning national coach of the year honors and $50,000 for being named Big 12 coach of the year.”
Not bad. Not bad at all.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas goes down swinging against Arkansas
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Horns must channel their fight toward Kansas
Austin American-Statesman: Spieth turningin another star performance at Genesis Invitational
Dallas Morning News: Texas LB outlook for 2021: Will Longhorns start to develop long-term stability at this position?
Dallas Morning News: ‘Basketball is kind of far down the list’: Health and safety of Texas players, staff a priority for Shaka Smart during winter storm
247Sports: Morning Brew: Looking for silver linings in UT basketball, baseball
247Sports: Jay Bilas gives thoughts on Texas altercation
Inside Texas: Assessing the 2018 class three years after its arrival
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: Why Evan Stewart is a perfect fit for Steve Sarkisian’s Texas offense
Burnt Orange Nation: 4-star S Landon Hullaby commits to Oregon
Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star WR Kevin Coleman reveals top 8 schools
Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star CB Denver Harris includes Texas in top 4
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas’ defensive tackles solid
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas must raise cornerback play
Austin American-Statesman: Four-star receiver puts UT atop Big 12 in recruiting
247Sports: The Stampede: Recruiting scoop from Pylon 7v7 Bullhead City
247Sports: Observations on Maalik Murphy from day one of Pylon 7v7 Bullhead City
247Sports: Elite 2023 athlete Daniel Demery discusses re-offer, Texas interest
247Sports: Under Sarkisian, Longhorns aim to do ‘a really good job recruiting the big guys’
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Leaving Las Vegas, 2022 recruiting, team notes
Inside Texas: Cole Hutson and 2022 OL recruiting
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Everything you need to know about 2022 prospects
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baylor football hires Kevin Curtis as CB coach
Viva the Matadors: The Red Raiders rally proves to be too late, as they lose their second one in a row
Frogs O’ War: The transfer portal giveth, and the transfer portal taketh away. Is Patterson still a skeptic?
Frogs O’ War: Kansas State 62, TCU 54: ‘I’m disappointed in how we played’
Cowboys Ride For Free: Cowboy Baseball wins season opener against Wichita State, 3-1
The Smoking Musket: Mountaineers win 3-2, split series with Georgia State
The Smoking Musket: No. 13 West Virginia rallies from 19 point second half deficit, knocks off No. 12 Texas in Austin
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Cyclones fall to Oklahoma, 66-56
Bring On The Cats: Cats break through! K-State 62, TCU 54
Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas closes out Tech, 67-61
WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Check out Texas recruit Maalik Murphy light it up at the Pylon 7v7 in Bullhead City.
— Rivals (@Rivals) February 21, 2021
- It’s safe to say UT got burnt on this place.
West Virginia committed about three fouls on this play. Greg Brown was held and Jericho Sims was fouled at the rim. pic.twitter.com/pIu5v18XQS
— Rob Dauster (@RobDauster) February 20, 2021
- The NCAA will also 25 percent capacity at the men’s basketball tournament games.