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4 hours ago, Randolph Duke said:

You would be amazed at how many young people seek post secondary education to advance their dreams of pursuing a career in sports management, sports marketing, kinesiology, and other fields related to the field of sports entertainment. 

College athletics programs aren’t just about letting hood rats skate through their time on campus to win games so fat, rich alumni can brag to their cronies about how their team is going. 

So while you are defending the prestige of a college degree in dance theory, music, agricultural leadership, general studies, or the myriad of other majors offered by the various universities out there, some of us will appreciate the sports entertainment business is large, growing, and in need of highly educated people to help the many, many multi-billion dollar sports entertainment organizations and sports related businesses move forward. 

And please, don't cite me bullshit articles about the UT endowment. I know the PUF financial assets exceeded $22B last month, the Long Term Fund is approaching $12B (up more than $2B in a year, impressive, isn't it?) and that the lands contributed slightly less than last year but more than $1B to the PUF for the second year in a row. Add in the smaller funds, and the figure quoted in the article you referenced is laughable. The audited endowment financials were posted on Nov 27th. I studied them over the weekend. I know about the UT endowment funds quite well without your having a bullshit year-old article about them.

Have a nice day. 

 

K

 

You still writing fake articles about exposing the aggys? 

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54 minutes ago, Sirhornsalot said:

Again, you're in left field.

Athletics hasn't spoken on this, you're addressing a board where no members are part of UT athletics system. You're the master at defeating points no one is trying to make.

If academics is bigger than football, why don't they build incredible facilities for them like they do with football? Why don't they even attempt to market the academic side of UT? The only time they bother to talk about it is – wait for it (lol) – DURING A FOOTBALL GAME.

Football provides the revenue and audience that academics just can't.

Football doesn't answer to academics. Neither does janitorial. If academics thinks they own the place, they are sadly living in a dream world.

When kick off occurs each Saturday, are they reading notes from Biology 101 over the loudpspeaker? No, because if they did everyone would get up and leave.

The"University" of Texas

 

an educational institution designed for instruction, examination, or both, of students in many branches of advanced learning, conferring degrees in various faculties, and often embodying colleges and similar institutions.

But hey carry on... 

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49 minutes ago, Sirhornsalot said:

So academics isn't responsible for money that UT invests? OIL IS. lol

Further, academics ISN"T THE OWNER or CARETAKER OF THOSE FUNDS. UT is. Academics isn't doing the investing of those funds.

UT is more than academics and football. A degree at UT should allow you to see that much.

Texas makes money on its brand, which is consumer-desired due to the football program and other athletics. No one pays money to watch anything academic at UT.

I appreciate the assist in further knocking your point. Don't normally see that but okay. lol

You keep bringing up money.

The primary goal of any university if to educate students...

Texas always puts that number one...

 

Hence no chance Urban would get hired.. Fenves would never  allow it.. 

He is the boss... 

 

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2 hours ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

The"University" of Texas

 

an educational institution designed for instruction, examination, or both, of students in many branches of advanced learning, conferring degrees in various faculties, and often embodying colleges and similar institutions.

But hey carry on... 

I will. It's a football board. You seem confused about that. lol

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2 hours ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

You keep bringing up money.

The primary goal of any university if to educate students...

Texas always puts that number one...

 

Hence no chance Urban would get hired.. Fenves would never  allow it.. 

He is the boss... 

 

No, YOU were the one who brought "money and academics" into this discussion. You did this all by yourself with no help from anyone.

Then, you bring up oil revenues for the University i.e. money.

You've morphed into an apparent alter-ego and are now arguing with yourself.

Well, lol, let me get out of your way. lol

 

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"Invincibility lies in the defense; the possibility of victory in the attack.” Sun Tzu

I prefer we be invincible (as much as possible). Therefore, I see the Defensive Coordinator as the most important hire. 

Regarding timing on the coordinators and position coaches replacements, my take:
1. We don't absolutely need any new coaches for the Bowl Game (do we?), so no rush, unless we'll lose our best option(s) by delay.
2. Delay could present new opportunities, that otherwise wouldn’t be known, or available.
3. Hiring sooner could help recruiting, but not at the expense of losing the right guy(s).
4. So, I see no reason to rush the hiring process, unless delaying causes CTH to lose the guy(s) he really wants.

And lastly… I think we need new coordinator hires that will create powerful, new identities for the Offense and the Defense. (Per James Clear, a change of identity is the most powerful agent of change, then better habits… and last -  empowering goals.)

Hook ‘em, Bill 🤘

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2 hours ago, MBHORNSFAN said:

Harrell seems to be trending in the right direction. It thinks there a couple names a little higher on the list then Ash right now.... 

What invaluable "analysis" did Ash provide while contributing to Orlando's 108th ranked total defense as its analyst, he asked?

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36 minutes ago, TFloss32 said:

The Football Brainiacs re-emphasized today that a Chris Ash hiring would mean that Herman missed on a handful of candidates.

A new name contacted about the job is Mizzou DC Ryan Walters.

I’ve got a buddy whose a walk on at Missouri and he just told me that he’s the real deal. He’s super smart and prepares for everything, they always knew what the other team was going to do, but he’s super player friendly and he isn’t really a hard ass. We need a hardass.

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5 minutes ago, DBOOK23 said:

I’ve got a buddy whose a walk on at Missouri and he just told me that he’s the real deal. He’s super smart and prepares for everything, they always knew what the other team was going to do, but he’s super player friendly and he isn’t really a hard ass. We need a hardass.

Wouldn't Herman take care of the hardass department?

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TOM HERMAN IS NO MACK BROWN,  BUY  SHIFT IN HIS FOCUS COULD POINT HIM IN THAT DIRECTION

 

Even as you’re reading this, Graham Harrell, Ennis’ favorite son, could well be on his way back to Texas to make sure the Longhorns’ offense runs every Saturday, not just semi-weekly.

Tom Herman also may lock up Chris Ash to be his defensive coordinator, part of a greater plan to keep Texas out of other people’s record books.

Once he makes his two big hires, Herman should then make an even bigger move:

Name himself CEO and get out of the way.

Before getting to Herman’s fitness for a job as big as Texas and whether he could even handle what Mack Brown managed so well, consider the obvious. Harrell might not take the job in Austin if he isn’t granted full autonomy. No big-time OC would settle for less. And make no mistake, Harrell has built himself a nice resume.

After playing for his father, Sam, at Ennis, then Mike Leach at Texas Tech, where he teamed with Michael Crabtree to blow up Texas’ 2008 national title hopes, Harrell hung around the NFL and CFL. Took a refresher course under Leach at Washington State. Made North Texas’ Mason Fine a Heisman topic. And in his first and maybe only season at USC, he took a third-string freshman quarterback and finished 18th in the nation in total offense.

Also managed to avoid being found guilty by association with Clay Helton, a neat trick at that.

And when I asked Hall of Famer Gil Brandt his opinion of Harrell, this is what he said:

“I like him a lot.”

Check.

Frankly, I don’t know as much about Ash, but by all accounts, the defenses have improved everywhere he’s gone. He believes in a simple concept requiring big corners who can play man coverage, freeing up safeties for run support. If Ash didn’t win much at Rutgers, well, not everybody’s a head coach.

Which brings us to Herman, maybe. Back when Texas actually had to fight off LSU for his services, which seems not a little ironic now, the new man showed up in Austin with impressive credentials. Not only did he direct Urban Meyer’s offense, he was an ace recruiter who’d posted two spectacular seasons as head coach at Houston.

Herman’s had his moments in his three years at Texas, but, other than beating Oklahoma and Georgia, few would dare call much of it spectacular.

Herman’s staff decisions have been questionable. For instance, if Tim Beck is good enough to be the OC, he ought to be good enough to call plays, or why carry the title? Herman’s ability to relate his message to his players has too often been a topic of concern. Along the way, he’s occasionally seemed less than presidential, if you will. Even silly. Mocking Drew Lock at a bowl game was not a good look.

Head-butting one of his own players looked like it really hurt.

 

Say what you want about Charlie Strong, but his players loved him and his dignity remained intact. Fred Akers was first class. Won a little, too. So did his eminent predecessor, whose qualifications need not be parsed here.

The only other coach to win a national title at Texas made his bones as a recruiter and CEO. Maybe no Texas coach, Darrell Royal included, was as well-equipped to handle everything the position of head coach at Texas entails. Mack Brown was good with boosters, good with the media, good in living rooms. He took care of everything up to and including the sideline. If Mack’s coordinators were good, Texas usually was golden.

This isn’t exactly going out on a limb, but it seems safe to say, three years in, that Tom Herman is no Mack Brown. A better offensive mind, probably. But not bright enough to dabble in the offense and still handle his head coaching duties. Few coaches at big-time schools can. Lincoln Riley comes to mind, obviously, but his defense hasn’t always pulled its weight, either. Head coaches who spend all their time looking over offenses generally neglect defenses as a result.

Anyway, Texas’ 7-5 record is one explanation for the turnover in coordinators. A better one is that this is what coaches do to give themselves another year.

Seven wins again won’t get it done for Herman. What’s the magic number? Eight? Nine? Matt Rhule just won 11, and he’s not done yet. Who knows where Baylor goes from here? Wherever it is, you’d better believe the Bears’ rapid rise from 1-11 three years ago will be a factor in Herman’s future. Especially if Rhule sustains what he’s started.

If Herman turns over the offense to his new OC, and the results are favorable, he can still be a success. As noted, he’s a good recruiter. But there’s a lot more to the job than he probably figured, a mistake common among most Texas coaches. Herman needs to see the big picture now, before he’s looking at it in his rear-view mirror.

 

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/texas-longhorns/2019/12/03/tom-herman-is-no-mack-brown-but-a-shift-in-his-focus-could-point-him-in-that-direction/

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3 hours ago, J.B. TexasEx said:

What invaluable "analysis" did Ash provide while contributing to Orlando's 108th ranked total defense as its analyst, he asked?

Apparently he gave a lot info to Herman that said the scheme etc was not good. It apparently is what helped Herman make the decision to let Orlando go.

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