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About abcee

  • Birthday 10/07/1953

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  1. City must have NFL team Stadium must be 70,000 or more January ave temp must be 50 degrees or more or domed/retractable roof stadium present 24,500 motel/hotel rooms within hour of stadium
  2. His buyout is prohibitive. 5 million if he takes an assistant or OC job somewhere else. http://www.orangeandwhite.com/news/2011/dec/15/chad-morris-new-deal-carries-hefty-buyout-penaltie/?partner=RSS
  3. Totally destroyed some excellent SEC defenses with the Air Raid at Kentucky. Bob Stoops could not defend it at Florida and made up his mind that when he did land a HC position he would go after Leach to be his OC. Leach was OC briefly in Norman and soon got his own HC gig in Lubbock.
  4. It may be a window dressing "hire/being considered for hire" prior to the coaches convention. http://www.afca.com/article/article.php?id=1160 Much easier for Watson to go to the convention as the OC of Texas and let the word out that he's "wanting to stay in the upper midwest" or any other reason under the sun. It makes it much easier for him to obtain employment and much easier for an AD to hire him. This stuff goes on all the time. IF Strong can't get anyone better then Watson is the fallback OC.
  5. Best academics of any FBS university in the South/ Texas, Duke, Vanderbilt and Rice have to be the top 4, in no particular order. Georgia Tech would likely be number 5. If you're talking major conference schools, just sub in GT for Rice and you have your top 4. Best public universities would be Texas, UNC, UVa and a rather large drop off after those three. I went to Ole Miss. We have The Grove.
  6. one year as long as Rhett Lashlee has been coaching/
  7. (said with Butthead's voice) Uhhh, Red's an old used car salesman...He was just a....kickin' the tires with that comment.
  8. Official visits are to THE UNIVERSITY, not to any specific Head Coach. If Mack Brown brought a prospective recruit in on an official visit, that recruit has used his official visit to Texas. A recruit can make 5 official visits to 5 different schools. Recruits can make as many unofficial visits as the desire at their own expense.
  9. Mike Sumlin was at Houston and is now at A&M. How could ESPN miss something that obvious?
  10. Patterson and UT are obviously intent on the Strong hire. Lets not debate the merits of the hire, that's not the purpose of the post. Seemingly, the one roadblock is Clint Hurtt, the current Louisville DL coach who is now serving a two year NCAA "show cause" penalty for recruiting violations committed while he was at U of Miami. Under NCAA rules Hurtt cannot be hired by a new university without the new university first showing sufficient cause as to why they should employ Hurtt. According to reports, Texas will not accept Hurtt on the football staff. This is where the issue begins. IF Strong is hired by Texas, and Hurtt is left behind in Louisville, Hurtt will likely not be retained by the next Louisville HC (who will not want anything like an NCAA show cause incident on his coaching staff). Hurtt then becomes an unemployed HC with a show cause order----a virtual death sentence for a football coach. Patterson's problem is that an unemployed, unemployable Hurtt is liable to be approached by individual(s) seeking information about illegal recruiting activities. Virtually all assistant coaches know where some of the bodies are buried in the proverbial recruiting graveyard and Hurtt is no different. There are universities that would spend considerable funds in order to get the NCAA involved against an archrival. Does Patterson risk this with a hire of Strong? Does Charlie Strong risk this by taking the Texas job?
  11. Sumlin and Strong will engage in some epic recruiting battles. Saban would crush Sumlin on the recruiting trail.
  12. http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-12/big-east/2012-louisville-cardinals-football-schedule.php http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-13/aac/2013-louisville-cardinals-football-schedule.php Strong is going to see a level of schools he has never witnessed as a Head Coach. Massive difference between Big 12 and the lower remnants of the old Big East and CUSA. Media will love this hire. That will get some good PR. A&M is breathing a helluva lot easier now than they have for the last month. I think Orgeron comes if he gets his 1M per year and is recruiting coordinator and DL coach. Maybe given Co-DC title as a perk. His family is is Louisiana and that helps the Longhorns chances. I think this hiring process and hire has divided The Longhorn Nation. Strong OWNED Miami recruiting for years due to the investigations into the Miami football program. Huge number of Cardinals from Miami and greater Miami area. Vast talent difference than rest of American Conference. I can't see OU, Oklahoma St or Baylor being intimidated by this hire. Baylor is relieved. They now know that Briles is theirs. I think Texas does this all over again in 4 years and Patterson will be long gone before then. OU has a dynamic young QB and a solid cast around him. Baylor and OSU tough. Not an easy road for Strong. Not a UT grad. Grad of SEC school (not A&M or Bama). I expected much much more from the Longhorn leadership (particularly Patterson). It didn't happen. Sumlin and Strong recruiting battles likely to be epic Just expected more than Charlie Strong for this important hire My opinions, nothing more Very much enjoy the opinions of fellow posters and the efforts of the moderators
  13. How is it a great hire? Texas decided to offer a coach from the America Conference and didn't even offer a native Texan who just won the Big 12? Was Malzahn offered? Was Mora offered and not Briles?
  14. Yes, that is something that will get questioned endlessly. Patterson could hire Strong, but there are a LOT of candidates who deserve the offer ahead of Strong. Briles is one of them.

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