Sark off to great start wes4usc Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 231 Likes Received: 255 Jan 12, 2021 #1 Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Will With His Players (msn.com) 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. © Provided by The Big Lead Steve Sarkisian, Alabama Spring Game | Joe Robbins/Getty Images 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.