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The State of Recruiting: The Sark effect nets a commitment (interveiw with Armani Winfield)

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The State of Recruiting is a podcast about recruiting in the State of Texas. Horns247 recruiting analysts Mike Roach and Nick Harris work the road in Texas week in and week out to collect the latest recruiting information.

Mike Roach and Nick Harris discuss the new Sarkisian staff and talk with new Texas commit Armani Winfield

Hosts: Nick Harris and Mike Roach

Episodes of This Show

  • The Flagship: Takeaways from Steve Sarkisian's first day at Texas

    The Flagship: Takeaways from Steve Sarkisian's first day at Texas

    • 0:39:28
    • 3 days ago

    A new era has arrived for Texas Football. Head coach Steve Sarkisian was officially welcomed to Austin Tuesday morning to start the next chapter of his coaching career with the Longhorns. Sarkisian held his introductory press conference where he discussed everything from his offensive philosophies, which helped lead Alabama to a National Championship win over Ohio State, to his personal life and what he expects to bring to Texas football.

    On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes weigh in on Sarkisian's first official meeting as head coach of the Longhorns and give their key takeaways from Tuesday's press conference. The hosts discuss how important it was for Sarkisian to emphasize his authenticity as a head coach and recognize the value in being genuine when taking over a role like he has at Texas. The Flagship also discusses the UT men's basketball team after the perfect start to Big 12 play in Year 6 of the Shaka Smart era, and how impressive it has been to see the Longhorns camaraderie this season.

    The Flagship then brings on the weekly 'Love it or Leave it' segment, with this weeks topics ranging from which of Sarkisian's mentors is most important to emulate, Texas offensive players excitement in seeing the Alabama national title win and much more.

    Catch all of that and more on this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast.

  • Longhorn Blitz: Examining Steve Sarkisian's offensive clinic in the CFP title game

    Longhorn Blitz: Examining Steve Sarkisian's offensive clinic in the CFP title game

    • 0:43:24
    • 3 days ago

    Rod Babers, Matt Butler and Jeff Howe look at the 621-yard performance by Steve Sarkisian's offense in Alabama's win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff National Championship, Sarkisian's final game before arriving in Austin provided a snapshot of what could be possible as he takes over the Texas program and the latest episode of Longhorn Blitz examines how Sarkisian's potent attack can work on the Forty Acres.

  • The Flagship: Prominent Alabama radio host Lance Taylor breaks down Steve Sarkisian

    The Flagship: Prominent Alabama radio host Lance Taylor breaks down Steve Sarkisian

    • 0:17:24
    • 4 days ago

    Lance Taylor, who has been a prominent radio voice on legendary WJOX-FM, aka JOX 94.5 FM in Birmingham, Ala., for years, joined the Flagship Podcast to give his thoughts on Texas hiring Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as head coach.

    Taylor gives his thoughts on Sarkisian as an offensive coordinator at Alabama and how he's undoubtedly matured as a coach and now seems ready to once again take over a program after his well-documented alcohol dependency issues that led to him being fired as USC's head coach in 2015. 

    Taylor acknowledges that getting to coach the talented players recruited to Alabama, such as Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith, would probably allow even Chip Brown to put up 35 points per game as offensive coordinator at Bama.

    But Taylor gives credit to Sarkisian for taking an offense that averaged 47.2 points per game in 2019, second only to national champion LSU (48.4 ppg), and improving the Crimson Tide's scoring to 48.2 points per game in 2020 heading into Monday night's national championship game against Ohio State.

    Taylor, a Heisman Trophy voter, weighs in on how he saw the 2020 Heisman Trophy race, which included three Alabama players (Smith, quarterback Mac Jones and running back Najee Harris) among this year's five finalists.

    Taylor said he lost a bet among his co-hosts on JOX 94.5 when Tom Herman was let go at Texas, because Taylor believed Herman would have Texas in the College Football Playoff within five years of being hired.

    Taylor, who runs a prognistication site where sports bettors can get his picks (lanceslock.com), gives his predicition for Monday night's championship game between Alabama and Ohio State.

  • The State of Recruiting: The Sarkisian Special

    • 0:25:45
    • 8 days ago

    The State of Recruiting is a podcast about recruiting in the State of Texas. Horns247 recruiting analysts Mike Roach and Nick Harris work the road in Texas week in and week out to collect the latest recruiting information.

    Mike Roach is joined by Brandon Huffman in this special edition of The State of Recruiting to discuss Steve Sarkisian and what he brings to the table.

    Hosts: Nick Harris and Mike Roach

  • The Flagship: Latest intel on Steve Sarkisian's staff at Texas

    The Flagship: Latest intel on Steve Sarkisian's staff at Texas

    • 0:45:00
    • 10 days ago

    The Longhorns kicked off 2021 with major news in college football after Texas officials made the decision to fire fourth-year head coach Tom Herman and replace him with current Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The changes inside the football program came down in the weeks following Urban Meyer turning down the Texas job offer, which led to UT officials to narrow their focus on Sarkisian as Herman's replace. While Sarkisian has yet to make the move to Austin, Texas as he plans to stay at Alabama through the CFP National Championship game against Ohio State, the newly hired coach is starting preliminary talks with coaching candidates to join him on his Texas staff.

    On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes discuss the latest intel coming out of the football program regarding Sarkisian's search to fill his first coaching staff at Texas. The hosts weigh in on some names to watch as potential candidates to join Sarkisian's staff, which could likely include some familiar faces around the Forty Acres. The Flagship also weighs in on Horns247 breaking the news on Sarkisian's contract terms pending UT regents approval and the fate of some current Texas assistant coaches, including defensive coordinator Chris Ash, before shifting some focus to the UT men's basketball team following the Longhorns' monster 84-59 win at Kansas over the weekend.

    Following a quick break, The Flagship returns with the weekly 'Love it or Leave it' segment, with topics ranging from the likelihood Ash is retained by Sarkisian, how much of Herman's buyout Texas anticipates to pay following his dismissal and if the early start to the season has changed opinions on Texas hoops under the direction of Shaka Smart.

    Catch all of that and much more on this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast.

  • Longhorn Blitz: The Steve Sarkisian era at Texas begins

    Longhorn Blitz: The Steve Sarkisian era at Texas begins

    • 1:43:05
    • 12 days ago

    In a matter of hours on Jan, 2, Texas fired Tom Herman and hired Steve Sarkisian to take over the football program. Rod Babers, Matt Butler and Jeff Howe give their thoughts on the hire, examine how Sarkisian might be different from Herman, how he's evolved as a coach and what it's going to take for him to be successful on the Forty Acres. The latest episode of Longhorn Blitz also looks at the end of Herman's tenure and tries to find Sam Ehlinger's place in the pantheon of Texas quarterbacks after his decision to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

  • The Flagship: What's next for Texas after Tom Herman was fired as head coach?

    The Flagship: What's next for Texas after Tom Herman was fired as head coach?

    • 0:27:24
    • 13 days ago

    It's the end of an era at Texas after head coach Tom Herman was relieved of his coaching duties Jan. 2 after four seasons coaching the Longhorns. The former head coach depart from Texas with a 32-18 record with the Longhorns and was told he was fired Saturday morning, according to multiple Horns247 sources. So what's next for the Longhorns?

    On this week's emergency pod episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes weigh in on Herman's firing by Texas and break down the lead candidate to replace Herman in Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. The Flagship weighs in on where things went awry for Herman, and what Sarkisian brings to the table as the heir apparent to Herman. Chip and Taylor also discuss some names to watch as potential assistant coaches under Sarkisian's watch, including a former UT assistant who's name has been mentioned as a possibility to take over the defense.

    Catch all of that and MUCH more on this week's emergency episode of The Flagship Podcast.

  • Longhorn Blitz: Another Alamo Bowl romp for Tom Herman and Texas

    Longhorn Blitz: Another Alamo Bowl romp for Tom Herman and Texas

    • 1:13:59
    • 15 days ago

    Rod Babers, Matt Butler and Jeff Howe return for an Alamo Bowl postmortem edition of Longhorn Blitz to examine the 55-23 thrashing Texas handed Colorado in San Antonio to end the 2020 season. Rod compares Tom Herman's bowl success to reality television, Matt brings a boatload of numbers to show why there's no reason to keep the ball out of Bijan Robinson's hands and Jeff explains that while it's OK to be excited about Casey Thompson's performance, it's good time to remind the masses that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

  • The Flagship: Previewing Texas' Alamo Bowl matchup vs. Colorado

    The Flagship: Previewing Texas' Alamo Bowl matchup vs. Colorado

    • 0:36:51
    • 24 days ago

    The Longhorns are headed back to San Antonio for bowl season as Texas prepares to face Colorado in the Valero Alamo Bowl. On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes break down the Longhorns' upcoming game in the 2020 Alamo Bowl against former Big 12 foe Colorado. The Flagship weighs in on the latest opt outs on the Texas roster, how the number of players on defense could impact the outcome of the Alamo Bowl game and much more. The hosts then shift focus to the men's and women's basketball team's start to the season and if this is the year both programs turn the corner.

    After a quick break, The Flagship returns with Love it or Leave it, with this week's topics centering on the Alamo Bowl matchup against Colorado instead of USC, predicting how far the basketball teams will make it in the NCAA Tournament, former Longhorns making the NFL Pro Bowl rosters and more!

    Catch that and much more on this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast.