2023 Texas Longhorns Football Training Camp Over

(Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

Steve Sarkisian may be the most accessible head coach in college football. In the month of August, Sarkisian sat down with the media six times to share insights into the team, how they were shaping up, who was catching his eye, and even set CFB on fire with the story of a freshman QB getting up to speeds of 20 miles per hour down the field on an 80-yard run during a play where he caught the secondary off guard.

Listen carefully to Sarkisian's press conference during the season. What he says usually is a flash of what is likely to happen in a game somewhere in the season.

During Sarkisian's final press conference to end camp and as the student-athletes start school, he first paused to recognize Bill Little and pay respects to him and his impact on Texas Athletics, then shared thoughts and prayers for his family.

Throughout the camp, Sarkisian put a high priority on player health and credited the strength and conditioning staff for preparing the players for training camp. He also acknowledged the training staff for their role in recovery.

During the most recent scrimmage on Saturday, the defense displayed a positive energy and attitude that provided for a strong run defense and effective red-zone stops.

The offense showed some inconsistency with dropping the ball on a pass, but Sarkisian had high praise for the offense's third-down performances, with Xavier Worthy being singled out.

With heat being a problem, there is an emphasis on having a deep and versatile roster. Texas has an excellent ability to rotate players in key situations.

Students start classes, and the first game against Rice is just weeks away on September 2, for a 2:30 p.m. kickoff.