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Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
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Steve Sarkisian stumbled out of the gate during his introductory press conference at Texas. The 46-year-old head coach fully jumped into the turbulent waters surrounding the song "The Eyes of Texas" and may have drowned his tenure in the process.
When asked about the controversy surrounding "The Eyes of Texas" Sarkisian responded forcefully:

Sark: "I know this much, The Eyes of Texas is our school song. We’re going to sing that song, we’re going to sing that proudly." Says that he knows there are tough discussions that need to happen. But, "That's our song and we're fired up to sing it."

That's going to go over like a lead balloon with his players.

Remember, over the summer, Texas' athletes came together and called for major changes to the university's athletics department. That included removing "The Eyes of Texas" as the school's signature song. The song has a history rooted in racism and players did not want to be associated with it, let along be forced to stand for and sing it after football games.



He's already being called out on social media. Not surprisingly, Bomani weighs in.

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Bomani Jones

it’s over before it even started.

truth is, boosters mandating support for the eyes of texas would be enough to make a coach decline the job. there’s no way a coach can win by taking a hardline position on that. it’s literally impossible. g’luck sark.



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teke184
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
Any coach entering Austin is already fricked whether they know it or not between controlling boosters and coddled players.

At least Sark is taking a stand on what he believes and isn’t just kissing arse to his players.


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
It’s stupid that this is even a discussion

It’s equally stupid that Sarkisian is going to die on this hill


Peter Venkman
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
Tom Herman’s stance on the song was a big reason for why he was fired.

It’s almost like Sark knows that.


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
frick bomani jones


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1BamaRTR
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
Since I know nothing about the song, how is the song racist?


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
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It’s equally stupid that Sarkisian is going to die on this hill


Why? people on social media aren't writing his checks.


ProjectP2294
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
It’s not unless you really try to make it so.


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Why? people on social media aren't writing his checks.


You can’t be this tone deaf

I bet you thought it was a good idea for Orgeron to appear on Fox News


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
They need to stop talking about it. The boosters aren’t letting it go. There is no Texas football without boosters. There’s thousands of players. Even Texas has limited boosters. And they all love the eyes of Texas.


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
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Since I know nothing about the song, how is the song racist?


Because it dared to exist beyond 20 years ago.


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it’s literally impossible. g’luck sark.

A grown man typed this.


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Peter Venkman
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
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Since I know nothing about the song, how is the song racist?

It’s not. It’s just typical liberals making sure that those poor inner-city kids know what they should be offended by.


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TexasTiger08
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
It’s a shite job of journalism and interviewing. I doubt that Sark was tuned in to all the shite surrounding that this summer.


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
If he wins they'll sing whatever the hell he says to.

And why the hell does Bomani Jones opinion mean shit?
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
Not dying on that hill is part of the reason Herman was fired. He was already trending towards getting canned and then the way he handled the eyes of Texas drama sealed his fate for most boosters. I’m sure Sark was coached to stand up for the eyes of Texas.


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teke184
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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
“Some people” interpret the song as supporting the position that slavery was just and moral.

The supporting evidence of that does not appear to be there from the lyrics I am reading.


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
Sounds like Sark is a proponent of winning cures all ills.. that’s the kind of confidence Texas needs


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re: Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players
The players that find the song racist only do so because they had to be told it’s racist


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