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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Baron in Hermann needs to go   
    Bowl game?  maybe.  Injury? certainly.  Being healthy and opting out of regular scheduled games to prepare for the draft?  no, that's quitting on the program, esp a captain of the team.  I dont blame him but I'm not going to soft peddle it either.  
    https://twitter.com/SamCosmi/status/1333165323076444161?s=20
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Texas2725 in Hermann needs to go   
    A lot of the excuses the last few years were that the roster was young and the mantra became, "wait until 2020 when Ehlinger is going to be a senior and 2018 class will be juniors."  Well, that year is here and the expectation was a conference championship or bust -  "bust" happened. Not only was this supposed to be Herman's year, but the conference is down with 0U breaking in a new QB.  If Herman can not do it this year, the situation will not be better next year.  To go along with this, Herman's antics, immaturity and arrogance leaves little empathy for decision makers and those who drive brinks trucks. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    yeah, Fenves was another weak Berkeley type (got his PHD at CAL Berkeley) who acquiesced to the pressures of Herman's agent, Trace Armstrong, after the Sugar Bowl win.  Reportedly, CDC was against the extension and wanted to wait to see if the program really turned the corner.  
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    Soldierhorn reacted to Hiwood in Hermann needs to go   
    I know the Harsin family, they are firmly entrenched in the LDS church, and have other family ties to the Boise area, the only reasons he came to UT and then went to Ark St was to make himself as a viable candidate for the Boise St job when Peterson left, and the only reason Pete left is because he needed to be closer to a medical facility that could meet the needs of his son. Money is not a motivating factor , family is what drives him
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    Soldierhorn reacted to aUTfan in Hermann needs to go   
    1. I like the list but I don't know whats going on up at Penn St.???? those guys are 1-5 so far this year! I used to like Franklin but whats going on?
    2. Dan Mullen - ummm.....not leaving Florida.
    3. Matt Campbell - Im pretty sure he can see the dysfunction plenty from where hes at, why would he come here when he can get to the big XII championship game more often at Iowa st.? Thats an Ouch but true 🤷‍♂️
    4. Tom Allen - Where the heck did he come from? Ive watched a couple of their games, those guys play, but so did the kids for TH at Houston before he came here, I would have to defer to more knowledgeable football people on this one and his interview and how he passes the football eye test from someone that knows what they are looking for and at.
    5. Luke Fickle - not bad, same as above as far as deferring. 
    6. PJ Fleck - another good option, same as #5.
    7. Bryan Harsin - pretty sure he also knows how poisonous are culture is too and wouldn't touch this place with anything other than a nuclear bomb.
     
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    Soldierhorn reacted to Baron in Hermann needs to go   
    Urban Meyer - Three national championships. Has been successful at every stop.
    Hugh Freeze - Took a terrible Ole Miss team and made them relevant. Has taken a relatively young football program at Liberty and made people notice. Has some baggage but so does Meyer.
    Kyle Shanahan - I don't really have a reason here other than the cachet of being a Super Bowl coach and an alumnus.
    Neal Brown - Winning 10, 11 and 10 games at Troy. He has already made a difference at WVa.
    Jeff Traylor - This one is just a gut feeling. Like I said in an earlier post his trajectory has been upward even after his stint at Arky.
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    yeah, I dont like to harp on the negative and this is like the Bevo in the china shop.  Austin has more to offer than Waco, Norman, Collie Station, Lubbock, Ames, etc, etc., but it also has more temptations as well.  I dont think "player's coaches" will ever do well in Austin because appeasement doesnt work with constant temptations.  This is also the problem in Los Angeles and what doomed Pete Carroll. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Baron in Hermann needs to go   
    I havent received a phone call asking for my opinion - yet - but for discussion purposes, here is my preliminary list: 
    My first phone call & offer would be to...
    #1 Kyle Shanahan: Offer him whatever he is making at SanFran (8 digits) and make him say no. I would prefer Kyle over Meyer. I dont think he would accept at this point but he is only averaging .466 winning percentage in the NFL and that's including the 13-3 super bowl run; so far 2019 looks like an anomaly.  I love his offenses. 
    #2 Urban Meyer. Just stating the obvious.
    BIG gap to #3... 
    #3 Chris Peterson:  He was my mainstay for the Mack Brown replacement list ten years ago and he's still relatively young enough (56)
    #4 Bryan Harsin:  A younger Chris Peterson disciple and already knows the Texas atmosphere. 
    #5 Dan Mullen: Is a favorite of about half of the Texas BMDs and likely a solid, safe choice. 
    My dark horse...
    #6 Jeff Traylor: if they are going to go after someone that doesnt have P5 head coaching experience, why not Traylor?  I think he is a future star.  If you could get Urban Meyer while he was at Bowling Green, would you do it?  Traylor would have immediate Texas high school coach acceptance and would kill it on the recruiting trail.  Great offensive mind and if he keeps someone like Ash for DC (who is also killing it on the defensive recruiting front), he could be a huge success for a LONG time.  
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    good point... we dont. 
    however, he is young (40-ish) and likely would relate to young recruits. He also has more cache (esp as a superbowl head coach) than most head coaches. But, as the head coach, he would have to build a staff of good recruiters and then be able to close the deal.  I'm confident he can do that. More than that, my question mark for Kyle is can he build a staff of recruiters that can also coach and develop players, which I think is different than building a NFL staff.  It could be throwing the dice but he could also be the next Pete Carroll. USC took the chance and I would take the same chance on Kyle
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    Terrible list.  It's like, ok, we dont want to be obvious mentioning Urban Meyer so lets throw four names out there.  geez
    1. Graham Harrell:  seriously?  A shot in the dark turning over one of the largest, most valuable CFB programs to someone who has not been a head coach - yeah, right. 
    2. Gary Patterson:  Blah. I think that ship has sailed
    3. Matt Campbell:  Nah. an obvious name to throw out there but, no.
    4. Steve Sarkisian:  Pass.  Did he finish Alcoholic Anonymous yet?  He couldnt handle USC but someone thinks he can handle Texas?
    5. Urban Meyer: oh, here we go. Someone competent AND available
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from UT1983 in Hermann needs to go   
    A lot of the excuses the last few years were that the roster was young and the mantra became, "wait until 2020 when Ehlinger is going to be a senior and 2018 class will be juniors."  Well, that year is here and the expectation was a conference championship or bust -  "bust" happened. Not only was this supposed to be Herman's year, but the conference is down with 0U breaking in a new QB.  If Herman can not do it this year, the situation will not be better next year.  To go along with this, Herman's antics, immaturity and arrogance leaves little empathy for decision makers and those who drive brinks trucks. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    A lot of the excuses the last few years were that the roster was young and the mantra became, "wait until 2020 when Ehlinger is going to be a senior and 2018 class will be juniors."  Well, that year is here and the expectation was a conference championship or bust -  "bust" happened. Not only was this supposed to be Herman's year, but the conference is down with 0U breaking in a new QB.  If Herman can not do it this year, the situation will not be better next year.  To go along with this, Herman's antics, immaturity and arrogance leaves little empathy for decision makers and those who drive brinks trucks. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from hornag in Hermann needs to go   
    A lot of the excuses the last few years were that the roster was young and the mantra became, "wait until 2020 when Ehlinger is going to be a senior and 2018 class will be juniors."  Well, that year is here and the expectation was a conference championship or bust -  "bust" happened. Not only was this supposed to be Herman's year, but the conference is down with 0U breaking in a new QB.  If Herman can not do it this year, the situation will not be better next year.  To go along with this, Herman's antics, immaturity and arrogance leaves little empathy for decision makers and those who drive brinks trucks. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from dillohorn in Hermann needs to go   
    A lot of the excuses the last few years were that the roster was young and the mantra became, "wait until 2020 when Ehlinger is going to be a senior and 2018 class will be juniors."  Well, that year is here and the expectation was a conference championship or bust -  "bust" happened. Not only was this supposed to be Herman's year, but the conference is down with 0U breaking in a new QB.  If Herman can not do it this year, the situation will not be better next year.  To go along with this, Herman's antics, immaturity and arrogance leaves little empathy for decision makers and those who drive brinks trucks. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from UTfish in Hermann needs to go   
    This question is the thin red line that good coaches toe up to. Most good coaches simply want to coach and dont want to get caught up in the messiness of life whether it's the players, the assist coaches, boosters, on and on. Urban Meyer looks to be that kind of coach.  DKR admitted later that he probably should have been more aware that happened around him.  Joe Paterno? did he know or should have known what was going on in the showers?  it looked like Jim Tressel wasnt 100% forthright in his reporting of Terrelle Pryor's activities, which seem rather innocuous in today's context. Art Briles was fired because he should have known what his players were doing above and beyond legal requirements (whether he actually knew is the point of contention).  And, if we think Mack Brown ran a 100% clean program, then we delude ourselves. 
    I think people can make an argument that some coaches are singularly focused on football and head coaching and block out whatever interferes with that tunnel vision.  I think that coaches have broader responsibilities but I can see that perspective. And, in spite of the fact that most of the fan base insists on calling these players "kids" rather than the young adults they are and responsible for their own actions is indicative of the problem. 
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    Soldierhorn reacted to primal defense in Hermann needs to go   
    He can do better than Nebraska.
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Baron in Hermann needs to go   
    This question is the thin red line that good coaches toe up to. Most good coaches simply want to coach and dont want to get caught up in the messiness of life whether it's the players, the assist coaches, boosters, on and on. Urban Meyer looks to be that kind of coach.  DKR admitted later that he probably should have been more aware that happened around him.  Joe Paterno? did he know or should have known what was going on in the showers?  it looked like Jim Tressel wasnt 100% forthright in his reporting of Terrelle Pryor's activities, which seem rather innocuous in today's context. Art Briles was fired because he should have known what his players were doing above and beyond legal requirements (whether he actually knew is the point of contention).  And, if we think Mack Brown ran a 100% clean program, then we delude ourselves. 
    I think people can make an argument that some coaches are singularly focused on football and head coaching and block out whatever interferes with that tunnel vision.  I think that coaches have broader responsibilities but I can see that perspective. And, in spite of the fact that most of the fan base insists on calling these players "kids" rather than the young adults they are and responsible for their own actions is indicative of the problem. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from J.B. TexasEx in Hermann needs to go   
    This question is the thin red line that good coaches toe up to. Most good coaches simply want to coach and dont want to get caught up in the messiness of life whether it's the players, the assist coaches, boosters, on and on. Urban Meyer looks to be that kind of coach.  DKR admitted later that he probably should have been more aware that happened around him.  Joe Paterno? did he know or should have known what was going on in the showers?  it looked like Jim Tressel wasnt 100% forthright in his reporting of Terrelle Pryor's activities, which seem rather innocuous in today's context. Art Briles was fired because he should have known what his players were doing above and beyond legal requirements (whether he actually knew is the point of contention).  And, if we think Mack Brown ran a 100% clean program, then we delude ourselves. 
    I think people can make an argument that some coaches are singularly focused on football and head coaching and block out whatever interferes with that tunnel vision.  I think that coaches have broader responsibilities but I can see that perspective. And, in spite of the fact that most of the fan base insists on calling these players "kids" rather than the young adults they are and responsible for their own actions is indicative of the problem. 
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from dillohorn in Hermann needs to go   
    now, stealing a national election and threatening our republic is worth getting sideways over - even in my old age
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from DMAC in Hermann needs to go   
    now, stealing a national election and threatening our republic is worth getting sideways over - even in my old age
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Hermann needs to go   
    hhhhmmm... the only things I can think of are smart-alec responses..  LOL

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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Hermann needs to go   
    which is code for negotiations are in progress
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from Bear19 in Hermann needs to go   
    now, stealing a national election and threatening our republic is worth getting sideways over - even in my old age
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from hornag in Hermann needs to go   
    now, stealing a national election and threatening our republic is worth getting sideways over - even in my old age
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    Soldierhorn got a reaction from MBHORNSFAN in Hermann needs to go   
    Bob Stoops?  Shirley you jest

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