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Mr. Cosell

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  1. Solid list. I personally think Red Sox vs. Yankees, Michigan vs. tOSU and Texas vs. OU are the best rivalries in sports (in whatever order you like). Iron Bowl is a fantastic rivalry but I think the other 3 are bigger games on a bigger stage (throughout history). Duke vs UNC is a good one but college basketball is a step below the other sports IMO.
  2. OC/WR - Lincoln Riley Co-OC/QB - Shawn Watson OL/Run Game Coordinator - Joe Wickline RB - Tommie Robinson WR/TE - Major Applewhite Riley has coached WR, so makes sense for Watson to be a QB coach? hope this is it....
  3. He will, but it's all about the buyout... From what I've picked up on while he was at LT, he'd most definitely take the job. People say things they don't mean when looking in from the outside. It's a different story when you have a chance to be on the inside.
  4. If he will guarantee 3 years, I'm all for it. That gives enough time to groom his successor. The execution of his offense at Lake Travis was a thing a beauty. I don't think many college coordinators get that kind of precise execution out of their college kids, much less high school kids. If he comes, I hope he talks with Malzahn about the adjustments Auburn made this year for their JUCO QB. It would come in handy with Heard. If Ash is ready to play, and can stay healthy, Morris would do wonders for his game.
  5. Kid is a diehard Longhorn. I've met him a couple of times on the 7 on 7 circuit. He's all class ... a really impressive individual who people gravitate to ... Heard and Joe are very much alike and will no doubt get along well ... expect them to be the team leaders of the 2014 class. If he can knock another tenth of a second off his forty time, the kid is going to be a very productive wide receiver. He runs good routes and can plant his foot and cut as quick as any kid over 6-2 you will find out there. It's all about getting just a tad bit more explosive. He's not far off IMO.
  6. His same at Alabama just became the DC at Louisville today. I would think Suddes is heading back to Alabama. Just a guess.
  7. I think this spot is replaceable. I like the fact that it sounds like they are going to add to the numbers in the personnel department. I hope so. What names would our readers like to see added to the personnel department? Also, if you have an idea on who should replace Suddes. But this thread is for anyone who would be a great hire for the growing personnel department, realistic hire or not. Give me your wish list. I would like to see more high school and college coaches in the department as well as real scouts. Can you imagine Claude Mathis, Joey Mcguire, Ron Zook, Bruce Chambers and Mike Belloti added to this list? Just for starters. I'd also like to see some former players added to the list (camps are a big deal). Of course, I'm not saying all those names are poachable, but that is the direction I would go here. BTW, Ed Orgeron needs to be on the coaching staff IMO.
  8. tOSU will match one bump in salary.. Bump up 2 spots on the pay scale and he won't wait around for tOSU to counter. Offer him $950,000-$1,100,000 per year and be done with it. There are coordinators making more than that in college football and this is an important hire for Texas. He also happens to fit exactly what we need right now. It is not like there's a bunch of guys out there that can fill this role for Texas. Qualified OC at Texas right now is kind of rare.
  9. I think you bring up a great point. A lot of good reasoning in your thought process. I will add that sometimes coaches tend to be too loyal and complacent when it comes to hiring/firing coaches. It is one of their weaknesses. They are too close to the situation to see flaws in their guy. They are coaches, not CEOs. One of the greatest moves Bob Stoops ever made was going out of his circle of trust and hiring Mike Leach and Mark Mangino. That's been a big piece of his program's foundation for the past 15 years. I don't think Sumlin brought in his old staff either. A coach needs a comfort level with his coaches. He also needs the best coaches possible and the right fit depending on where he is coaching. No two jobs are alike. With that said, I agree, he's the coach and you have to let him do his thing. If Patterson didn't make a demand during process, there is nothing that can be done about it. I'm sure most will jump on board after it happens, but right now they feel the need to stress their dissatisfaction and concerns. I think Watson is not the best fit for this state. I also think Texas is a great job with a fresh start and has a great defensive fit for the state's recruiting personnel. Texas will be fine, but it can do better than Watson. A coach should want to be the very best. Hiring all your buddies is not the best way to tackle this job. But that's. Other to say it cannot work either.
  10. I think it is too early to draw a conclusion on how Strong will recruit at Texas. This is a different landscape, a totally new culture for him, but I would expect he would be a little slower with the hard sell to a recruit outside the very super elite. I think you will see the no-brainer offers, maybe some other offers they will slow play, and an emphasis on out of state. The end result may be up to 7-10 somewhat early commits in Texas and then the rest will come slowly. The end result may include 5 to 10 late commits within the state, allowing a detailed evaluation of the growth of recruits, and anywhere from 3 to 7 out of state commits. One must realize there are over 400 scholarship football players every year in the state of Texas. I would say some other regions have a higher concentration of freak players per square mile, but no one has a higher concentration of good high school football players to evaluate than the state of Texas. That's why a detailed evaluation is very important in this state. There are many good prospects but few slam dunks. Evaluation and fit are key here. Grab 10 or so no-brainers that present themselves early, offer a few other kids but don't recruit them too hard early. In other words, you're interested but you don't want a commit at that particular time. Throw out a hundred offers to the national elite. It will work itself out in the end. Remember, this is tough business and very hard to predict. The percentages of a kid turning into a star are very low. If you are 100% sure a kid can flat out be a star at Texas, you may hit on 50% of them. So, you definitely don't want to take a kid who gives you pause, unless his upside is through the roof. Of course this is all speculation on my part; some of it just the way I'd do it if it was my call.
  11. He was always coming to Texas IMO. And he's an excellent fit in Strong's system. Probably a better fit than a prospect.
  12. I agree with you guys, but this is certainly a test so to speak. He needs to hold on to this one. We've had recruits in this class visit A&M earlier in the process and come away with a totally different attitude on where they want to spend the next 4 to 5 years. He's also added Ole Miss and LSU to the list.
  13. This is the one reason we needed a big name, the perception of the Big 12 Conference. It will define Charlie Strong, his ability to change the perception in the minds of high school athletes and their coaches across the state of Texas. Right now, our kids want the SEC and they want high flying spread offenses at an up-tempo pace. I'm a big fan of Strong, but he comes into a tough situation. Let's hope he can hit the recruiting trail with much success. BTW, Alaka is an underrated recruit. He's top 20 in the state good and probably deserves more attention than he's received. He's a lanky kid who gets downhill in a hurry and is surpassingly solid in coverage. He's not the fastest kid but has great instincts and very good athleticism. He also happens to be a very good kid. Otaro Alaka, a 6-3, 220 pound outside linebacker from Cypress Falls, Texas, committed to Mack Brown back in April of 2013. He selected Texas over top programs like Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, UCLA, Texas A&M and many more. This will be an interesting development to follow.
  14. Doesn't take much evaluation with the names on that list. i agree evals are very important, but there's always recruits anyone would take. That's not to say they're slam dunks to greatness, but they're slam dunk offers.
  15. Although rare, players have left in these circumstances. I'm just saying, Strong should stay in touch. February is the deadline without sitting out a year, I believe... Even for early enrollees. If Strong is a good recruiter, I still expect 1 or 2 from that list.
  16. He believe he can but it's unlikely. I'd stay in touch with his high school coach though
  17. If true, that's hard to take. I wouldn't quit. He still has till February to change his mind.
  18. This is kind of how I expected this to play out. I have outstanding bets on OB that Brown will be a Horn. I just figured Mack would be on stable ground or there would be a new coach to sell the kid on his favorite school. I will stick by it. Strong needs to give him the hard sell. An aggressive pitch will land Tony Brown.
  19. He loves the school and location. He didn't like the uncertainty surrounding the program and, to lesser degree, the track program. Both have taken care of themselves over the past 6 months. Of course, the uncertainty just ended at the time he was about to report to Bama. The odd thing is Mack had finally sold him on the fact he was going to stick around. As much as we love our schools, when you are in his position it is a business decision and he must approach that way.
  20. His early enrollment is the one obstacle, but I wouldn't give up on it until signing day. Strong should be on the phone giving the hard sell right now (today) before he enrolls. I'm telling you, from people I've talked to close to the situation over the past 2 years, if it made business sense Tony Brown would be a Longhorn. it now makes business sense. I know the timeline isn't great, but an aggressive pitch can make this happen. Urba Meyer is very good at that. Can Strong do the same?
  21. Despite the internet fallacy, Tony Brown has always wanted to be a Longhorn and this isn't over. Now that it is starting to make business sense for him to make the leap, well, that's why I've stuck to my guns for 2 years. All the business stuff was going to take care of itself before signing day 2014. It is in Charlie Strong's hands now. This is one of the recruitments that will tell me a lot about his ability as a recruiter. Brown Adams Solly Thomas Whitley Harvey Springs Strong should be able to land at least one or two of that group, maybe more. 5 of the 6 kids on that list would have committed to Texas 3 or 4 years ago.
  22. But there will always be miserables who trash JS, McPhaul and anyone not named OB. That's just the nature of the beast. There was a power struggle and Powers and Mack won the battle. It's obvious Powers made it known to Patterson. It could have easily gone the other way and past trends tend to support that. Anyone want to do an invesrigation to reveal if UT gives TOS info? I bet some of it isn't even within the rules (recruiting). It is about time the propaganda meets the end game. That's not a knock on OB, but more a dig at the ppl in Bellmont who leak info to specific media members. Sometimes factual info. Sometimes possibly propaganda. It needs to stop. Well, at least we have all the bases covered: Orangebloods for good Bellmont info and propaganda. Without question, the best in the business at covering the news in the current climate. Hornsports and Inside Texas for an unfiltered take in real time from the BMDs perspective. 247hookem for the mouthpiece and solid recruiting takes. Scipio for his unique takes. ShaggyBevo and Orangebloods for a loud-in-your-face-anything-goes message board where there are no rules and fighting is almost encouraged. I guess there is a positive? It's a good place to vent. I truly believe Hornsports has the best message board. The family of great posters here bring reasonable discussion and constructive criticism as well as updated software, an easy to read layout and a multitude of functions and add-ons. With time, we will improve on sourced info. And the message board will continue to grow. We've added well over 3, 000 members in the past 3 months alone. That's big-time. If you want different perspectives, Longhorn fans have all the bases covered.
  23. Take a look at Ron Cooper. He is avail and was the architect of the great LSU defensive backs. He's not a lights out recruiter but a great coach and evaluator.
  24. Other than Harbaugh or Meyer, he's the best hire so long as he can change the perception with the high school players. JMHO

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