"BREAKING: Mack Brown will resign as Texas head coach."
"BREAKING: Mack Brown will resign as Texas head coach."
I got some poppin' to do!
Here's a list of Texas players/recruits who had Michigan offers:
I don't think any of them will be transferring/flipping to Michigan.
Is this one for real this time or is this like the ESPN one?
So it's probably legit.
You mean the one operated by ESPN?
Gerg for coach
Kirk guarantees it
let the speculation begin! I say Charlie Strong
I say James Franklin from Vandy
GERG will coach the bowl, crush Oregon, and become the permanent HC at Texas.
He will then proceed to talk about the Little Engine That Could in the midst of cratering a once mighty program.
The report says Mack will coach the bowl game
NBC is running with this as well - (LINK)
According to their story, Brown will coach the bowl game, but if this is not a false alarm, then Texas is in a very interesting position, to say the least. According to another tweet, he supposedly has already talked to the team about it.
Gotta give Brown credit....made sure Saban was off the table first. This is not a coencedence.
I didn't realize there was beef between the two? I thought Saban actually looked up to him.
The last time Texas was relevant was when they lost to Saban and Alabama in the NCG.
Chip Brown tweeted this piece earlier today from Rivals' OrangeBlood page adding a bit of context to the whole Mack Brown retained/Saban extension situation that broke last night. Not sure how relevant the piece is now but some of the insight it provides is interesting. If Brown had stayed it seems like itd have been an impossible situation.
Chip Brown is trash. There's a webpage dedicated to all the tweets about his "sources" he posts that have been dead wrong.
ah missed that. thanks.
He at one point said there was zero sources for aTm gonig to the SEC. Said it was never gonna happen. He also said it was a done deal that West Virginia was joining the SEC, and that ND was going to join the Big 12 in all sports except football.
Maybe he and Ace Williams can pull their considerable resources together and get a story right once in awhile. Then again maybe not.
I was going to ask that. OrangeBloods is constantly churning out 'insider info' but it seems to fall flat half the time. Theyre halfway to Ace Williams to me
Edit: I found the above mentioned website that details all of Chip Brown's failures. A good read indeed:
I promise that link is legit despite the url
How perfect would it be to have saban still end up in Austin
I wonder who they have in mind to replace him. Take a chance on Narduzzi? BoB? Shaw?
Shaw may be the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders, so I doubt he'd go to Texas.
I would think they'd be more interested in Dantonio than Narduzzi if they wanted either.
Bring in Dantonio, with as much of his staff (at 4x current salary) as Dino wants. Narduzzi, Mike Tressel, plus plus plus.
I don't see it, though. I think it will be somebody from the state of Texas; not an Ohio guy like Dino.
better. What has Dantonio done over the last few years, but for this year and no connection with the South. He's also a prick and would not schmooze with the alums.
"Over the last few years" (Since 2010) Dantonio has led MSU to 3; 11 win seasons and won 2 Conference titles. While he doesn't have any recruiting ties to the Texas region with the right coaches that can be solved and UT and is still a draw for kids in Texas.
As for the prick comments, I don't think that it matter really because unless you have been to an MSU fundraiser you really don't know what he is like with boosters.
Maybe I'm being bitchy but I'm just tired of the "well he's a jerk" comments as a means to discredit the accompishments of others. If your team wins you don't care if the other coach is a "prick" because being a loser is a lot worse than being a jerk.
D'Antonio really is a prick. I know the man. Maybe prick is too strong; he's not a bad guy, he's just amongst the least "cool" people you could ever meet. He is cold and boring and always about business.
I don't really know how any high school kid could want to play for him. I have a feeling he gets a lot of overlooked kids who are mad at not getting attention from bigger programs, and they gravitate towards his negativity and underdog role. Hell of a coach. Good guy. Prickish attitude.
the last five years is not a great record, albeit with less than great talent. I'm not saying he is a bad coach. I respect what he has done at MSU and expect he would do well most places. He would be a bad fit at Texas given his personality and lack of connection with the HS coaches. You could question why then would Texas want Saban, a similar personality to Dantonio, but Texas and Alabama are two different worlds and I'm not so sure Saban would be a good fit at Texas either, but he would be successful just because he has proven himself to be a great coach and attracts great talent, two things Dantonio does not have, at least not yet.
Who is 'Dino'?
I think they would be more like to get Dantanio than Narduzzi (with Narduzzi then taking over MSU). More likely Dantonio is in for a big raise as he doesn't get paid much now and I can't imagine he would be leave as long as MSU takes care of him like they should.
People will also float Jon Gruden but he's not coming. Neither is Jim Harbaugh. Art Briles is probably out too with his recent extension. I don't think David Shaw will leave except for an NFL job.
More realistic options include James Franklin, Charlie Strong, Hugh Freeze, Jimbo Fisher, Jim Mora Jr., Todd Graham, Mike Gundy, and Dabo Swinney.
Also Gus Mahlzan but I think he got a recent extension too.
No way Jimbo leaves FSU. He's all set there with being in the MNC and all.
Jimbo isn't leaving FSU. Just not happening.
Mora just signed a long extension at UCLA. Malzahn just signed a long extension at Auburn. Saban just signed a long extension at Alabama.
Jim Harbaugh surprisingly has dodged the question at pressers when he's asked. He never just bluntly says "I'm staying with the 49ers, not even talking to Texs".
Of the names you've listed, I could see Gundy or Strong. The others are either 1. Texas wouldn't be interested or 2. They wouldn't be interested in Texas.
The extensions guys like Malzahan, Sumlin, etc signed almost certainly won't be able to stop Texas if they come calling if that coach is interested. Those extensions were signed in part for PR reasons and for recruiting. They likely have nothing in them that prevents the coach from leaving.
No Gruden, sure. But what about Tony Dungy?!?
Heard cowher was looking for a job
Hopefully not Narduzzi. I want Michigan to get their revenge against them first.
BREAKING: Texas hires RichRod.
Amen brother, I was thinking the same thing. Call me wrong, but I think Texas shit the bed on this one. Sure they'll get a good coach, but maybe not the "rock star" they were wishing for.
What's Football Scoop's track record like? Ira vouched for them on WTKA earlier this week. Theyre tweeting that Saban couldnt be seen as forcing Brown out the door while heavily suggesting Saban may still be in play for Texas.
This is a good thing because it is another chip in the carousel that could open a spot for Narduzzi to take.
Right now from Columbus to Tuscaloosa coaches be counting dolla bills...
Nick Saban come on down.
Texas has more money than any university. If they zero in on somebody, no one will out bid them.
But it raises the market price for everyone else...just like ridiculous contracts in MLB have a way of dragging the 2nd tier players up a healthy little bit.
*Texas has more money than anyone that cares about football. Harvard has almost 12 billion more and Yale is slightly ahead of Texas.