College football coaches dealing with changing sports landscape

Standing in a Scottsdale, Arizona, resort lobby, Steve Sarkisian employed a 5-term adage to explain how soccer teams can react to the sweeping variations getting position throughout school athletics.  

“You adapt or you die,” explained Sarkisian, Texas’ head coach. 

“If you don’t adapt, I assume you happen to be gonna get swallowed up in the things,” he added. “So we may well as properly embrace that improve is taking place. The genie is out of the bottle. It is really almost certainly not heading again in.” 

As Sarkisian appears to compose a new chapter of Texas soccer, matters these as name, impression and likeness, the transfer portal, conference re-alignment and foreseeable future media contracts are generating a new landscape in university athletics.

These subjects, as nicely as many others like recruiting changes and compliance, ended up mentioned this week in Scottsdale as coaches, athletic directors, commissioners and other reps from the Pac-12, Big 10, Major 12 and Mountain West took aspect in meeting meetings.