The Texas Longhorns finished year three in Steve Sarkisian’s tenure as head coach with significant progress from his first two seasons. Following a 5-7 record in year one and an 8-5 record last season, this year Sarkisian led the Longhorns to a 12-2 record overall and their first appearance in the College Football Playoff. Despite losing to the Washington Huskies 37-31, the Texas program carries a lot of momentum as they prepare to officially become members of the Southeastern Conference in July.
Sarkisian’s work has not gone unnoticed as he was a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant and Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Awards. He can add George Munger Award to that list, as he was named a finalist along with four other coaches on Wednesday by the Maxwell Football Club.
The Munger Award, named after former University of Pennsylvania head coach George Munger, is presented to the best head coach in college football. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, January 10 with the formal presentation of the award taking place at the 87th Maxwell Awards Gala, which will be held on Friday March 8, 2024, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.