Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

2022 Recruiting Board/Thread


Recommended Posts

https://247sports.com/Article/Texas-football-Kirk-Herbstreit-opens-up-on-Steve-Sarkisian-175436914/

 Referring to Strong: “He just got there, was getting a lot of heat. He said, 'this is a tough job because on one hand, they want me to recruit a lot of these five-stars in this state, but I don't think they're great players. But there's such immense pressure to recruit this player out of this area or this player because they're five stars. And if you don't recruit those players, they're going to crush you because you didn't land that recruit. And if you do bring them in, you're deep down I don't know if this guy is a dog.' ... Sark knew this before he went. In fact, he and I had a conversation when his name was in there. I called him and I said, 'are you going to take this?' He said, 'yeah I think I'm gonna.' And I said, 'you know the deal there right.' He goes 'oh yeah, before I even commit, I'm going to talk to them about how I’m going to have to do this. It’s going to be really hard to do this the right way. And as long as you’re going to support me through this, we’re going to do this. It’s not going to be pretty.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, Johnny Depp said:

https://247sports.com/Article/Texas-football-Kirk-Herbstreit-opens-up-on-Steve-Sarkisian-175436914/

 Referring to Strong: “He just got there, was getting a lot of heat. He said, 'this is a tough job because on one hand, they want me to recruit a lot of these five-stars in this state, but I don't think they're great players. But there's such immense pressure to recruit this player out of this area or this player because they're five stars. And if you don't recruit those players, they're going to crush you because you didn't land that recruit. And if you do bring them in, you're deep down I don't know if this guy is a dog.' ... Sark knew this before he went. In fact, he and I had a conversation when his name was in there. I called him and I said, 'are you going to take this?' He said, 'yeah I think I'm gonna.' And I said, 'you know the deal there right.' He goes 'oh yeah, before I even commit, I'm going to talk to them about how I’m going to have to do this. It’s going to be really hard to do this the right way. And as long as you’re going to support me through this, we’re going to do this. It’s not going to be pretty.

Good find

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, North Texas Golfer said:

According to Suchomel's sources, despite the loss to Kansas, Texas “absolutely” helped its position with some of those guys, maybe even all of them. 

Just don't see how that performance helped them with anyone. 

And I forgot to include Neto Umeozulu in that group. 

Either Suchomel's sources are bad – or – he's right, it really didn't hurt.

I can't tell you how many times through the years I've noticed how bad performances didn't hurt our recruiting. When Mack would get smashed by Stoops 60-something to hardly anything, our class wouldn't skip a beat. It amazed me then and now.

Maybe it really is the idea of early playing time and wanting to be a part of changing the on-field results.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Johnny Depp said:

Did you like how I left out the part about firing? It's just an opinion anyway. 

I still think the Big Cigars are the virus Kirk mentions.

To some extent you are what represents the virus as well.  The impatient fan?  Win now or get fired?  The article specifically talks the issue as if its the players and culture and not the coaches as you suggest.  The reference to putting a bandaid on it means the coaches dont fix the problem they just mask it.  It appears Sark is determined to fix it based on the quotes.

Quote

“In order to change the culture there that has been struggling since 2010, even the last couple of years with Mack (Brown). Something got into this program that’s like a virus, and it’s permeated itself for over a decade now. So to get it done right, you can’t put a Band-Aid on this problem and a Band-Aid over there and expect it to be ‘look we’re 8-4, everything’s fine over here.’ Nope. It’s almost like a decayed tooth. You gotta really go to work on that thing.”

 

To be clear i do not mean to single you out, specifically.  I have done the exact same thing throughout the last 3 coaching regimes.  We all want to see wins.  Im just mentioning this because of the "fish stink starts with the head" comment etc.  We are impatient but maybe this cant be fixed with bandaids it needs to be fixed and it will be ugly before it gets better.

Edited by DMAC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, DMAC said:

To some extent you are what represents the virus as well.  The impatient fan?  Win now or get fired?  The article specifically talks the issue as if its the players and culture and not the coaches as you suggest.  The reference to putting a bandaid on it means the coaches dont fix the problem they just mask it.  It appears Sark is determined to fix it based on the quotes.

 

To be clear i do not mean to single you out, specifically.  I have done the exact same thing throughout the last 3 coaching regimes.  We all want to see wins.  Im just mentioning this because of the "fish stink starts with the head" comment etc.  We are impatient but maybe this cant be fixed with bandaids it needs to be fixed and it will be ugly before it gets better.

 As mentioned, impatient fans are part of all sports these days, Texas just has more of them. I think it's more than the press or social media critiquing recruiting, I infer it to mean big money donors who have the coaches contact info? It would seem a perfect opportunity for NIL backing? You want me to respect your opinion, pony up some cash.

I am not of the belief that you have to tear it down to the foundation to remodel it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, North Texas Golfer said:

According to Suchomel's sources, despite the loss to Kansas, Texas “absolutely” helped its position with some of those guys, maybe even all of them. 

Just don't see how that performance helped them with anyone. 

And I forgot to include Neto Umeozulu in that group. 

I'm not buying it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share


  • 2021 Texas Football Schedule

    Week
    Opponent
    W/L
    9/4
    Louisiana
    W 38-18
    9/11
    @Arkansas
    L 21-40
    9/18
    Rice
    W 58-0
    9/25
    Texas Tech
    W 70-35
    10/2
    @TCU
    W 32-27
    10/9
    Oklahoma
    L 48-55
    10/16
    Oklahoma State
    L 24-32
    10/30
    @Baylor
    L 24-31
    11/6
    @Iowa State
    L 7-30
    11/13
    Kansas
    L 56-57 OT
    11/20
    @West Virginia
    L 23-31
    11/27
    Kansas State
    W 22-17

Our Affiliation

USATDP_Logo.png

Quick Links

×
×
  • Create New...