MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KXAN) – It’s been a week of public endorsements and statements of support for Texas football and head coach Steve Sarkisian following a historic loss to Kansas.
Texas Longhorns Athletics Director Chris Del Conte on Tuesday gave a statement of confidence to his freshman football coach and urged the Texas fan base to stand by the program through this low point.
Texas football must stand up and win some victories if it is to keep alive the hope of a bowl game in 2021.
The Longhorns play the season’s final road game on Saturday at 11 toward West Virginia in Morgantown. Both teams have four wins this season, meaning a team does not have a chance of a bowling after Saturday’s game.
The Longhorns have only missed one bowl game four times since 1998. Texas endures a losing streak of five games for the first time since 1956.
Sarkisian was asked about the approval of his boss on Thursday and said he was grateful for the support.
“Not everyone is as lucky as having people who literally have your back and support you through the process, because it’s clear that it’s a process for what we’re trying to get done,” Sarkisian said. “For the CDC to say that, I think he really feels it. I feel that from him, so it’s positive.”
Support is one thing, progress is another.
The Longhorns are desperate to show some kind of progress in the final weeks of the season. The fate of Sarkisian’s Texas program may hang in the balance.
It’s going to be a dry, cloudy day in Morgantown with temperatures in the 40s at kickoff. The wind will be moderately low with 5-8 mph.
Temperatures can reach the 50s around the break before falling.
Texas vs. History of the West Virginia series
The Longhorns and Mountaineers are tied for five wins each in the short series between the two teams. Before 2012, Texas and West Virginia played only once – a 7-6 Mountaineers victory in 1956.
Texas is 3-1 overall against West Virginia in Morgantown and has won two in a row in the series.
How to Watch Texas Vs. West Virginia
Where: Milan Puskar Stadium (Morgantown, W. Va.)
When: Saturday at 11 am
Listen: Longhorn radio network
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