Texas is coming to the SEC and Steve Sarkisian loaded up in preparation. He lost AD Mitchel, Xavier Worthy, and Ja’Tavion Sanders to the NFL, then promptly poached Isaiah Bond and Amari Niblack from Alabama to give Quinn Ewers elite weapons.
Sark also gets the highest marks for keeping both Ewers and Arch Manning on his roster for 2024. That seemed unthinkable a year ago, but Manning is patient enough to wait and Ewers wasn’t ready for the NFL. Now, even after Maalik Murphy transferred to Duke, Texas has the best quarterback room in the country.
Former Clemson safety Andrew Mukuba was a big get on the other side of the ball. Texas desperately needed to improve its 116th-ranked passing defense and Mukuba does that.