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New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian on school song with racist roots: 'That's our song, and we're fired up to sing it'

Texas hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian as its new head coach amid great fanfare.

On his first day on the job Tuesday, he stepped into a minefield.

Texas introduced Sarkisian on Tuesday, a day after he wrapped his duties in Tuscaloosa in Alabama’s national championship game win over Ohio State.

One of the first questions he was asked concerned the Texas school song “The Eyes of Texas,” which was exposed in recent months for its roots in racism.

Sarkisian: ‘We’re going to sing it proudly’

Here’s what Sarkisian had to say when asked about the controversial song:

“I know this much, ‘The Eyes of Texas’ is our school song,” Sarkisian said.