Title says it all. Per Twitterz. There are no words.
Texas needs new DC but not him. Did they not see his defense during RR's tenure!?
Or Syracuse. Or the KC Chiefs.
Yes, let's beat that dead horse some more.
u r d-u-m dum
I hope he brings the stuffed beaver with him to Austin.
Why? Just...why? Do you LIKE stirring up shit like a douche?
That was brilliant! If I could upvote you +100 I would!
Edit: Seriously, comment of the year. I can't stop laughing and I'm crying my eyes out. "Guys GERG did not have full support" LMAO
Greg Mattinson took one of the worst defensive units in the country and turned it into one of the best defensive units in the country. In one year.
Empty cupboards, riiiight.
love this comment. it is hard to play defense with empty cupboards
The greatest thing ever.
as puzzled as others, but then it hit me: it's the hair, Texans love big hair.
I didn't know that Mack Brown was an Oklahoma fan.
Was an absolute killer coaching hire for Mack Brown? That guy fell pretty far at UT.
Mack really wants to get fired, doesn't he?
I find the idea of a Mack Brown - GERG partnership to be limitlessly entertaining. Of course, I'm not a longhorns fan or anything . . . .
He's pulling a Costanza. He probably has a huge buyout or something.
That OU-Texas game is gonna be one for the ages.
TV-MA rating. That's gonna be over really quickly.
Oklahoma looks pretty bad this year too. Baylor or Oklahoma State will win the conference.
I think Texas's best hope will be that their offense is much better than advertised (or Oklahoma's is smoke and mirrors--both of which are doubtful) and GERG can relive the magic of the 2010 Illinois game.
Was that the game we gave up 65 points?
a dumpster fire
I weep for Texas's defense.
Jus polishing up that turd.
Mack Brown is officially calling it quits.
GERG was however their assistant defensive coordinator for one year before he went to Syracuse.
As long as GERG isn't running a 3-3-5 he has no clue how to run, he might be decent at worst.
The real positive is that those kids will now experience a fuzzy beazer (longhorn?) rubbed in their face.
Being forced to run a 3-3-5 when you've never used it and aren't Rocky Long killed the RR DC's.
Damn. I remember when Manny Diaz was the hottest name around.
Also here's the link to Week 2 MS Shamepaint on Shaggybevo while we're talking about Texas.
This is a joke, right?
Not even Mac brown would hire him. After he was canned from Michigan, he did nothing for 2+ years and he's old. Why hire him?
Probably because they gave up 550 yards rushing to BYU and Mack Brown needed a sacrificial lamb, Diaz. There's no way in hell to get a decent DC mid season, so you have to promote from within, and GERG was an analyst on staff at UT. Coaching is a good 'ol boys club, and both have worked with each other in the past.
Sometimes these "good old boy" old school coaches are loyal to less than competent guys they've worked with in the past. Let me think, when did we last see that around here?
Sometimes these "good old boy" old school coaches are loyal to less than competent guys they've worked with in the past. Let me think, when did we last see that around here?
(Edit: oops on the double post)
This would be equivalent to the Vatican hiring Hitler as their public relations director.
....I cant argue with that.
Or like hiring Matt Millen to be your NFL team General Manager.
Clearly Texas just needs to learn good shin angles, and then everything will be fixed.
As far as Greg Robinson is concerned, until his time at Michigan, he's had a good reputation as a DC. Syracuse isn't an easy place to win at recently (I think they are a top 25 program all time by some metrics IIRC).
As HC at Syracuse. I mean Doug marrone is a hall of gamer compared to Gerg.
Tell that to my next-door neighbor, a diehard KC Chiefs fan. Robinson's craptastic defenses under Dick Vermeil got him fired, even though he and Vermeil were good friends.
From 1980 through 1988, Terry Donahue had compiled nine straight winning seasons as HC at UCLA, winning 9 games or more six times, winning four conference championships, winning seven straight bowl games, including three Rose Bowls, and was the strongest program in the PAC 10 at the time. He then elevates Gerg to DC in 1989, and UCLA promptly goes 3-7-1.
Robinson was the de facto DC at Syracuse, and they had the worst four-year stretch in program history.
RR sealed his doom when he selected Robinson to be his DC, a decision that will puzzle me forever.
You can't hire someone at gunpoint, you have to find someone willing to take the job. In RR's case word was out about what had happened to Shafer--the DC wouldn't have full control, would have to work with RR's set of position coaches, would have to run a 3-3-5 come hell or high water and would be the one to take the fall when the defense failed. In Brown's case he has to make a midseason hire from the ranks of the unemployed, and the new guy isn't really going to have time to get that crappy defense fixed but he's going to get full blame for the results.
Robinson's perfect both times. His career is over and he doesn't have to care if the move is bad for his reputation. He's just happy to get to be around the game. It's sort of the same service to the profession John L. is serving at this point in his career.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA they are so screwed.
Home and Home with Texas please?
Is this real life?
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
You're doing it wrong Texas
Oh....this is for real?
This all but guarantees I will be demanding the Longhorn Network from my cable provider just to witness the epic tire fire for the rest of this season. TX plays Baylor Dec. 7--after the Longhorns may have given up on their season. How many rushing yards will Baylor have? A thousand?
Is Mack Brown in the midst of the most epic troll in CFB history? Johnny Manziel teaching Sunday School is not as bad as GERG being allowed to run a college defense
1) TWIS is going to epic this week.
2) Mother of God what is Baylor going to do to Texas' defense?
I guess Texas is throwing in the towel already...
Not enough lolz.
This is for real?
You know what they say: fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. C'mon Texas. Just wow.
Greg is his handler.
In all seriousness, is he going to bring the beaver with him or buy a stuffed Bevo to motivate his defense?
Maybe Mack is trying to force his AD's hand to fire him and pay the buyout?
Once Diaz left his office, I am going to a wager a guess that Mack Brown thought, "Who in the world gives up 550 yards rushing to another team?" and who should walk into the office but...well...
The guy who shut us down in the bowl game a few years ago? I thought that guy was pretty solid. Apparently, not.
Yeah everybody was in love with Diaz after having a top 15 D in his first year at Miss St. Maybe too small a sample size?
More likely that Mack was forced to make the hire (he was) and wasn't comfortable, kept meddling, and brought in GERG as a video analyst so he could do this after one disaster.
Mack is a terrible coach who had a pre insane Vince Young dropped at his doorstep.
Apparently, he said no to Mainzel and that guy at FSU for QB.
I tend to think it's more late stage imperial decline. You see it with most good coaches as they get old.
bring in GERG, have everyone blame GERG for the tire fire, and then fire GERG, de facto improve, and then fans love the mackdaddy.
Good time for the stuffed beaver salesmen in Austin.
Moved to ATX and he follows me here. Mack Brown is literally senile. Time to clean out the entire house here in Austin.
This is one of a few headlines to come ending with 'Mack Brown fired after bowl loss'
Baylor may rush for 1,000 yards and put up 90. Hyperbole.
I certainly wouldn't rule out 700 yards of offense and 60 points though
STFU. it's just not possible
You know what they say; if its broke, don't fix it.
Hysterical. Texas has gone from elite to a joke. Yay! GERG
The list of unemployed coaches is pretty thin this time of year. Even Jay Hopson has an HC job.
I'm pretty sure that no one would be better than Gerg. I mean, like, have no one be your DC. Just an empty chair. Let the players figure it out, let the position coaches cooperate, let the head coach do it (and that's given the fact that Mack is senile) - any of these would be better than hiring Gerg.
I be like wtf. You can't make this stuff up.
I have a feeling that the next Brown presser starts with...
that I be able to upvote this.
Brian Cook, tear down this wall!
Lololololol. Goooooood luck with that Texas…
They seemingly gave up infinite yards without GERG. It can't get worse...can it?
Gerg can give up infinite plus 1
but congratulations on successfully blocking out the 2009 and 2010 defenses from your memory. I'm getting close
And yet...2010 happened. Somehow. Someway. The only reason Michigan won more games that year was the offense.
It can ALWAYS get worse.
I guess its time to play who will get canned first Mack Brown, Lane Kiffen, or other.
It's pretty quiet around Austin today. I think they are so much in shock from last night, the real nature of this new disaster has not set in. I will say, a few of the local radio talking heads were concerned this could happen and it would completely sink UT's season. Guess I will be getting more free tickets to the games this year than I know what to do with.
Texas to hire Matt Millen as General Manager.
You win the internet.
Breaking news: Matt Millen hires Charlie Weis as new head coach. Front Butt hires Bollman/Greg Davis as co-OCs and promotes Gerg to DatBullDC4Life with a contract that doubles Kirk Ferentz's buyout clause.
Is still trying to find a way to pick up a turd by the clean end.
Bobby Petrino. Dear WKU, Pat Narduzzi.
Now it's come full circle.
Ok now they have a reason to fire Mack!
It's gonna get stuffed.
Get them on the schedule, STAT!!
In other words adios motherfuckers!
I get it. GERG is Chauncey Gardiner.
Mack Brown just gave the middle finger to UT. Wow.
Needs a breath of fresh air at head coach. I think Mack Brown is a great coach, but he's not getting the job done anymore.
To say the least
I'm not sure they know what they're about to get into. The only thing worse than giving up 550 yards on the ground to BYU is convincing yourself that GERG is the solution to it. Those poor souls...
Edit: Maybe Texas will go for Narduzzi, at least as a DC in the offseason? Lord knows they need some help and Narduzzi would get them there
GERG probably still thinks it was all the fault of RichRods 3-3-5.
allow this situation?
Ouch. Not gonna be a fun season in Austin
How quickly can we schedule Texas for a home and home?
I lied there was a word. So many questions.
This is gonna be good
There isn't ANYONE in the country that wants to be the Texas DC? Anyone? They could have grabbed any successful high school DC in Austin and done better than GERG.
Sitting in the back at my nephew's bday party on my phone laughing out loud while everyone around me wonders why
I really can't believe this.
How does that guy still get work?
No defense can miss tackles, stay 15 yards from receievers and give up 70 yard runs up the middle like a Gerg defense.
This is truly a white flag.
Fits right in line with the ideals of the Big XII: all offense, no defense.
31.52 = defensive PPG allowed in Gerg's two seasons as DC
18.61 = defensive PPG allowed in Mattison's two seasons as DC
Oh dear, the folks at Burnt Orange Nation are trying to talk themselves off the ledge when they should be drinking Jim Jones's Kool Aid.
"Michigan didn’t have the athletes on the defensive side of the ball. They were usually in position to make the play, the right play was “usually” called but you could tell they couldn’t match the speed or athleticism of their opponents."
"That was a bad hire. It was a clash bringing RichRod to Ann Arbor and it caused a messed up situation. I have trouble pinning anything on Robinson."
"This was the only credible move that could have been made and I held about 2% hope that it would actually happen."
I seem to recall two wheel routes that Illinois ran in 2010 that were the easiest touchdowns in existence. A correctable thing for ANY defense, no matter how young...and yet Michigan looked like it was the trickiest trick play in existence.
Can't wait to see the reasoning when they give up 60 points to a 6-6 team.
Yikes . . . it sounds like Mack Brown hired Diaz in the first place because his D "shut down" Michigan in the 2011 Gator Bowl. Of course, we know that was more about us mailing it in than anything. And now he's hiring the other awful DC on the field that day? Oh Mack...
Thank you for pointing this out.
CW is Brown will be out. I'm not so sure about that, but regardless this is probably a temp job for Greg. Although, that said, I don't think Brown is much of a teacher, so Robinson should fit right in.
Mac Brown is bad at coaching and has been since a man named Colt left town. That is all.
I hate Texas almost as much as I hate Notre Dame.
So Gerg and his beaver are going to the Longhorns!
Mack Brown knew he needed more points on the board at Texas Memorial Stadium, and decided to just hire GERG instead of improve the offense.
"It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for 'em."
rings from his time with the Broncos that keeps on getting GERG jobs, there is no other explanation. That is about the only point in his career where he looked halfway competent as a DC. Either that or Mack Brown has a thing for stuffed animals.
If hiring GERG isn't the end of the line for Mack Brown, I don't what is.
Ole Miss just added 2 wheel routes to their play book ... Odds are GERG still doesn't know what they are.
Have fun with GR and please drive LHN into insolvency as soon as possible, thanks.
Mack Brown's dotage > Lou Holtz's dotage
"Yeah guys we are really going to be stout this game! Not a chance at a shootout!"
Stop being so touching.
This is a man who has risen way beyond his level of incompetence.
not in danger.
thanks for the update.
I was hoping Lane Kiffin would hire GERG and MSU offensive coordinator Dave Warner to form the ultimate staff of incompetence
I know EXACTLY how this happened.
At a press conference:
"Coach Brown, some fans have started asking, 'Could the defense possibly be any worse?'"
"You know son, that's a good question. I wonder... *Mack Brown begins rubbing his chin in speculation.*"
If you think Mack Brown would put even 5 minutes of thought into that question before just picking Robinson, you give him way more credit than he deserves.
I know this thread devolved rather quickly, but this hire never made sense. The problem, though, is deeper than a DC. Brown has been coasting at Texas for years now, and at some point he needs to be let go.
I remember when people on the board wanted Manny Diaz as a DC. GERG to the rescue!
It doesn't seem like such a bad hire to me. The worst move Robinson made at Michigan was to accept the position of DC with so many handicaps in place (forced to run a defense he'd never run before with the position coaches he was stuck with). It was a setup for disaster from the get-go. I'm assuming he and Mack Brown are on the same page and as long as the position coaches are decent he has an opportunity to change things for the better, in time. His biggest problem will most likely be that fans will expect significant change in a short period of time, something I'm not sure anyone would be able to do.
Hahaha so Mack Brown just signed his one way ticket out.
Is even left to play defense after the Donnor party devoured them!!!!
Was he threatening to reveal some very damaging information about Mack Brown and Texas football? Or does he get credit for his one previous season as Co-Defensive Coordinator at Texas when he didn't make the defense worse than it had been the previous season? Is this going to be the "Gergian Redemption Tour, Part Deux?" (Part One at Michigan was an unmitigated disaster.) Did no one in the Texas Athletics Administration check out his most-recent accomplishments? Did Jerry Van Dyke turn down the job?
Last year, he was coaching long snappers and helping with the defense at a California high school.
"Gergian" defenses in the NFL ranked 24th with the Denver Broncos in 2000, and then, with the Kansas City Chiefs, 23rd in 2001, 32nd in 2002 and 29th in 2003 when he last coached in the NFL.
His most-recent college defenses were ranked 57th (using Paul Pasqualoni’s players) in 2005, 107th in 2006, 111th in 2007 and 101st in 2008 at Syracuse; and 82nd in 2009 and 108th in 2010 at Michigan.
In those ten seasons, six of his defenses finished in the bottom 20% of all teams. The one "good" season out of those ten (2005) saw his defense ranked just barely in the top half of all NCAA FBS teams.
So, Texas takes the Costanza Method for solving its football team's problems.
While I think GERG has a chance to be moderately succesful since I'm guessing Mack Brown won't make him run a defensive alignment he doesn't understand or make him retain position coaches who don't know how to coach their positions, I still don't understand this move. Texas has more money than any other college athletic department in America. You can throw Mattison-like money at any coaching guru you want. Narduzzi, Diaco....anybody, and you pick GERG?!
One day soon, Lane Kiffin will hire GERG as his DC.
It will be the ultimate coaching combo of: How the hell do these guys keep getting hired?!?
A helluva interview.
If Mack Brown is coaching the team in 2014, it will be a mild surprise to me, and if he is coaching them in 2015, it will be a total shocker.