You’ve got to recognize the elephant in the room,’’ says Sarkisian
It may not have been intentional, but Texas coach Steve Sarkisian’s response when asked about the The Longhorns and Oklahoma moving into the SEC in 2025 was hilarious.
“You’ve got to recognize the elephant in the room,” said Sarkisian in a nod towards Roll Tide Nation. “We can’t be naive to that. But we also can’t put so much emphasis into it that we don’t focus on ourselves and do what’s necessary for us to have success.”
The former Alabama’s offensive coordinator had the head coaching jobss at Southern Cal and Washington prior to reviving his prospects with a solid three year run in T-Town.
As the story goes, the 1930 Crimson Tide linemen were so dominant that Atlanta sportswriter Everett Strupper dubbed them the “Red Elephants.” Alabama went 10-0 that year (sound familiar?), outscoring opponents 217-13, and the name stuck.