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Sarkisian looking for ownership in his quarterback

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Texas Football head coach Steve Sarkisian looking or the quarterback that takes ownership (photos Texas Athletics & Jose Mendez Horns Illustrated / graphic Horns Illustrated)

Hudson Card and Quinn Ewers during media availability before 2022 Spring Game (photo screen capture from Texas Longhorns Youtube channel:

AUSTIN, Texas — After the first day of practice for the Texas Longhorns Football, Sarkisian was asked about his quarterbacks in hopes there was a sliver of knowledge that could be gleaned who may be the front runner: Quinn Ewers or Hudson Card. Sarkisian was asked if he looks very strongly on how they carry themselves?

Sarkisian nodded yes and said, “for sure,” but then did not really agree with the full question of a quarterback’s body language that would suggest that this was there team.

Sarkisian further defined what he is looking for in body language saying,


“Yes, I look for body language, but sometimes body language is ownership. There is a level of accountability that’s taking responsibility for your own actions. If you miss the throw, are you willing to own it and let the receiver know? Sometimes that is as important as having a lot of bravado and a lot of confidence, because, that is, a lot of confidence...that you are willing to accept responsibility for a missed play.”

There is a book on Amazon by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin called Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. The book outlines in great detail what exactly taking ownership looks like at a high level. After reading the book, it likely will change how you go through life.

Based on Sarkisian’s remarks, he may have read the book.

Book by Jocko Willink on Amazon Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
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