Texas has hired a new wide receiver coach. After going big game hunting, Steve Sarkisian poached an NFL wide receivers coach, Chris Jackson.
Last week, Jackson coached Christian Kirk and company in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. Now, the former Jacksonville Jaguars coach is part of the Texas Longhorns staff.
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As you can imagine, some have found ways to nitpick the rental. The majority of criticism revolves around Jackson’s lack of experience as a proven recruiter. It’s too early to rate the hiring, but concerns about his ability to recruit are premature.
At his disposal, Jackson has four high-potential receivers for NFL futures. Xavier Digne is the most tested of the group. Worthy is almost guaranteed to be drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft with a strong season this year.
Isaiah Neyor and AD Mitchell each plan to become NFL players Texas can be proud of. Jordan Whittington also has the ability to make an NFL roster.
Here’s a look at how Twitter got the news of Jackson’s hiring.
The time of stability
WR Texas coaches have had since 2010:
— HornSports (@HornSports) January 25, 2023
Hard Nosed Coach
He may be too disciplined for some of our fans lol
— Str8shooter (@Str8shooter11) January 24, 2023
Too early to predict its success
From a player development perspective, Jackson is probably an A.
In terms of recruitment, it is incomplete. However, with a good product in the field, the logo should do half the job. https://t.co/ksXiSco7kQ
– Imagine losing 49-0 (@Doc_Texas) January 24, 2023
I don’t know if I should be happy or outraged. I’ll reserve judgment until I see approval from Twitter experts who have no coaching experience.
— EP__Tex (@EP__Tex) January 24, 2023
Sounds like a terrific rental.
No matter how much recruiting experience is on his resume, those NFL credentials will land him in plenty of fairs.
A team full of developers just added one more to the room. https://t.co/XOp8Dc1UMp
—Jim Thrasher (@thrashman10) January 24, 2023