Hooverhog reacted to Chris Flanagan in Strong supporters
You can't fire a coach mid-season like this.
This isn't NCAA Football on Xbox. You can't just max out your time on a few blue chip recruits and expect them to come because "Texas". Think about if you are a Junior, here is what has happened in the last 3 years (off the top of my head):
2 head coaches.
3 assistant coaches fired, one in-season (Manny Diaz), at least.
1 offensive coordinator leaves for another job (Harsin).
3 offensive scheme changes.
2 defensive scheme changes.
Look, is it fun to lose by 43? No. However, Oregon lost by 42 last week. I know, they are in a better position but shit happens. This is college football, it changes constantly. Our coaches can't go "We're Texas" and boom, get a commitment. Baylor, TCU and Texas A&M have more established programs and systems that will create stability that recruits want.
And the fans suggestion is to create more instability? Get real. It's growing pains. Is he the right guy? I don't know yet but many thought the same for Mack Brown until he got the program rolling 4 seasons after he got here. IT TAKES TIME.
Hooverhog reacted to Topstarr in 2015 Recruiting Season is in full swing
Who is locking this thread....I have been looking at this thread from the 1st day or page every day and now I got to go to 5 or 6 threads per day....man you mods are hard on a old man. What I learned in college is that this is not good math.
Just name the people who have complained. Now do not close this thread, PLEASE.....
Hooverhog reacted to utisdabomb12 in Andy Staples Comments on Strong
From an ESPN radio show yesterday morning.
"I think he's looking at it exactly right. He looked at it and realized, 'They're not gonna fire me in the first year. They've invested too much in it, so I may as well just rip it down, that way rebuilding it will be easier because everybody that's left will be people who agree with my mindset, who are invested in it the same way I am and that'll make moving ahead a lot easier.' That's what he's doing."
"Will it work? Yeah, it's gonna work? Charlie Strong wins wherever he goes. I don't care what everybody else in the league does; his defenses, when he gets the players he wants in there, are gonna stop those offenses. It's not gonna be a problem. The guy knows what he's doing. He knows how to get players to believe. He just needed to root out all the issues. The best way to do that is just wipe the slate clean. Don't worry about how many you're gonna win this year, worry about how many you're gonna win next year and the year after that, because they're not firing him this year."
"There are not many coaches in the country that I believe in as fervently as Charlie Strong. I've seen it in action too many times to think it won't work."
Hooverhog reacted to HOOKEM1980 in Texas Pride
I'm not certain why some don't see things as they are.... Charlie Strong is here to stay. He's getting things done. I liked Mack and appreciate everything he brought to the table. He was a credit to this institution..... With that being said.... Let me repeat it.... Charlie is here. The toughness he is bringing will translate. I for one am not worried about a recruit that wants the easy road. I coached for thirty years and the one thing that is an absolute.... Teammates that will pay the price with you are the ones you want. It's the same in day to day life...... Coach sees it..... His recruiting of kids not looking for the easy way is fine with me. Let's thank Coach Brown and don't Bash him. Let's support Coach Strong and stand behind him..... HOOKEM
Hooverhog reacted to doc longhorn in Crossfire: Give Me 20
If I may?
Consider the status quo of conferences right now. Then consider the ACC whoop-de-doo with the Maryland litigation. While you are at it, take a look at the imbalance of the Big 12, the SEC, the B1G and, yes, the ACC. Don't forget the coming 4 team playoff system, whereby every major conference has a divisional playoff with the exception of the Big 12. Listen to what has been said by the conferences that no likey the "unfairness" of the Big 12 not playing a CCG.
You got all that? Now let's follow a money trail - which is all that counts anyway.
The Big 12 membership likes the idea of of not sharing revenues with 2 more teams. Ten is just dandy, unless they consider the possibility of ESPN and Fox re-structuring their contracts to raise the revenues to accommodate two extra teams. Ah ha! This also means a CCG is just one more game to increase more revenues. Add this game to the already agreed upon game between the Big 12 and the SEC runner ups and things ($$$) are getting tasty.
So there is now a $$ motivation to consider expanding and what teams could, also, bring in additional revenues on their own merits and add that many more TV sets as well? BYU? Not bad, there are a hell of a lot of Mormons in the US. FSU, just the state of Florida and a national powerhouse as well. Louisville? The northeast part of the country. Clemson? A football school for sure - but they haven't shown any interest lately.
Notice how everything actually ties into the big bucks?
Expansion is coming - count on it. The time table is unknown, but it just can't be too far off.
This is my opinion.
Hooverhog reacted to monarch in PLAY SITE vs PAY SITE: the key is quality programming!
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