because they are forced to take 90% Texas kids, and if they don't get a Benson + Vince Young at the same time, they are average.
OT: Rumor: Mack Brown to Retire on Saturday
Agree about Texas for recruiting. California and Florida are just as good for talent, but those states don't have one dominate school controlling the recruiting.
doesn't have one dominate school controlling recruiting? I would disagree. SC is still going to control recruiting there even while they are on probation.
Don't you think Oregon bites into SC's California recruiting more than whoever #2 in Texas is does to UT? I bet so. I feel like TX has a bigger advantage in its home state than SC does in its.
Wow, wonder if he is having any health issues?
I heard he just wants to spend one offseason with his family.
Gene Chizik, and Gus will be HC at Auburn
I would imagine the job would be a great one for Gary Patterson, and I am sure they'd take him in a cold minute. I would imagine Sumlin would fill this spot nicely if he somehow isn't going to ASU.
How long as it been since this many headline jobs have been up in the air?
Well, that's a pretty big job opening. The head coaching position at Texas is probably one of the top head coaching jobs in the country. It's a prestigious football program in a big football state; you have your choice of top notch high school talent, the school has fantastic facilities, tons of $$$. I am just wondering who the heck is out there that is available to coach and that is worthy enough of the position? Gary Patterson would seem to be the obvious choice. What about Chris Petersen? Then again, he did turn down other big-time jobs and expressed that he is content at Boise. What about John Chavis? Bill Cowher?
RT @ChipBrownOB I'm told Mack Brown doesn't plan to retire any time soon.
Chip Brown... the mouthpiece of UT athletics.
I hear Urban Meyer is super happy at ESPN.
the Texas players step up this weekend to give Brown a win in his last game to prevent any chance of Baylor sneaking above us in the BCS rankings.
Crazy, I'm down here in Austin and go away from my computer for 30 minutes and this happens. The UT alumni magazine blog posted a quick article about it here:
Quote from the article: "When I emailed Mack’s people for a response, they wrote: “You can say we said it doesn’t even warrant a response.”"
yoo.. you live down there? very cool, im moving in three weeks to Austin and was wondering about the michigan alumni club.
Yeah actually in grad school at UT, so they're my (distant) second favorite school now. You'll enjoy it down here, I've had a pretty good time.
Don't know much about the Alumni club because I usually watch the Michigan games with classmates who went to Michigan. There seem to be quite a few UM grads down here though.
we've even got John U. Bacon visiting next weekend
Should he have waited untill the some of the coaching dusted settled and have a better option than Arizona? Not that RichRod would get the Texas job, buthe might have gotten a better job than Arizona.
RichRod should, and did, wind up at a program that was beaten-down enough that they would look upon him as a savior. Patience in the face of salvation is easier to come by when you don't have a long line of illustrious predecessors to live up to. Also, nobody at Arizona is making outlandish promises about how RichRod will transform the program into a perennial MNC (ahem, like certain MGoSiteOwners) .
Texas brought in some really good coaches last year. The reason they weren't more successful was because Texas is young and their coaching got lazy the for a couple years prior. The Oline went soft (so they got Wisc O-line coach), the offense went stale (so they got Boise's OC), the DC left (so they got the hottest DC in CFB from Miss St) and a few others. It takes time to get players who haven't been coached properly to play well sometimes. They needed to get back to a lot of fundamentals and teach people how to play. They start a bunch of Freshman. I guess I wouldn't be surprised if someone got promoted if this is true.
with all their talent, they have no good excuse for two bad seasons in a row.
One plus is that with all the coaches retiring/being fired, it takes away alot more guys Urban could be looking at as potential coordinators. I mean all of his previous coordinators are head coaches somewhere else except for Mattison, and with all the coaching changes this will hurt him a bit more.
On a side note, man in like 3 years once Mike Leach and RR get recruits into their schools respectively, boy the PAC12 is gonna be insane for offenses, with Oregon, Arizona and Wazzu. Hopefully RR takes a leason from his time at Michigan and gets himself someone that can marginally coach a defense. Seriously he just needs someone that can hold the other team to under 28 and he will win a bunch, same goes for Mike Leach.
Corwin Brown & John Tenuta?
If Urban pulled a "ND...mmm, no...Florida" to OSU and went to Texas?
always seemed like a coach I'd like to play for if I were a high school kid. I'd of course pick Michigan instead, but Texas would definitely be in the mix.
He reminded me too much of a former president (not trying to start anything political), so I never felt like he was trust worthy.
This season Brown often looks lost on the sidelines, like an old man who's memory and talents are slipping, kind of the way JoePa looked 20 years ago.