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Hook Em

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  1. I think you are being naive and more than a little emphatic ( see your 100% off the table statement ) in your responses. Kind of like those arguing about Saban signed or didn't sign. I don't believe Art is coming, but it has nothing to do with signing a contract, and everything to do with him being content in Waco. Opportunities to coach a top 5 program do not occur often and when they do all bets are off. Who you trust or any other fan or sportswriter does is irrelevant. The people that do the hiring want a winner and most fans will rationalize any hire if he wins.


    I am not comforting myself, just being realistic. I have not camped all my hopes in one coach. There are a number I think could do better than Mack has.


    But then I am just a first generation alum and only a VSMD. :)


    My naivete is shared by many, then. Again, I would be amazed to see any coach that recently inked a long-term extension break that to go elsewhere.

    Breaking a freshly inked and executed long term extension, and utilizing the buy-out clause of a contract several years executed is definitely two different things entirely.

    As for first or third generation alumnus, kudos to all Texas Exes.


    Hook Em Horns

  2. I found it interesting that Jim Harbaugh and Chip Kelly have been brought up several times as the coaching candidate. And I wonder, if we are going after Harbaugh and Kelly, why has Pete Carroll been brought up more often?


    Before Saban won it at Alabama, Carroll was arguably the best college coach around. Unlike Harbaugh and Kelly, Carroll actually has won it in the college ranks, twice!


    Since our primary target before was Saban, I think we can throw the argument that we do not want a dirty coach out of the window.


    Some other thoughts on Carroll:


    1. He's media savvy - If there is one school that's similar to the media attention that Texas gets, it's USC, and Carroll has been known to be very savvy dealing with the media. He would do great on LHN.

    2. He fits everything that Steve Patterson spelled out of what he's looking for in a coach (big name splash hire, extensive college experience, can recruit).


    Also just consider this, Pete Carroll has already done it once, going from Pros to College. The same reasons that he did it the first time is still around. There is no reason to not believe that he would do it for the second time, especially when a school like Texas comes calling.


    "Not long before an NCAA report on violations at USC under Carroll was released, on January 10, 2010, Carroll told his players that he would resign his position with the Trojans and become the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. According to the Los Angeles Times, Carroll came to agreement with the Seahawks on a 5-year $33 million contract to become head coach"...


    True, Texas does have media coverage and attention, power, and prestige very similar to USC. That's the exact reason someone with NCAA violations such as Pete Carroll should never be considered to replace Mack Brown. Starting out with a microscope watching a coach who left College due to NCAA violations is not the best way for The University to begin a new head coaching era.

  3. Wrong. Contracts and extensions are no more than the equivalent of a prenuptial. If you break it there is penalty x. Coaches break contracts every year, probably more often than they don't since any coach another school would want to hire is likely under contract. And as far as trust goes how many times have we seen a coach emphatically deny he is leaving and then within a month is employed elsewhere and still be in demand? At the end of the day the only buyout I know of that is probably too much is Bill O'Brian at north of 13 million. Anyone else that wants to coach Texas will if Texas wants them too.



    You DO NOT sign a 10 year extension and break it in a matter of weeks.

    Period. No one would ever be trusted again that made such a a move.

    I'm well aware of Saban's past and his denials, as well as other coaches. The act of breaking a contract that you just committed to is an act in a different league entirely than breaking a contract via buyout that you have served through several years.

    You are comforting yourself if you think all the coaches that just inked extensions are still available.

    I would be willing to bet you that the coach that Patterson recommends as a hire is not a coach that has recently signed with their respective university.

    I'm a third generation Texas alum, and third generation booster.

    I would argue that no one is more committed to The University. I have spoken to David Ubben several times regarding this subject, and people that are paid to follow sports and The University are in complete agreement.

  4. As we all know Mack was in Florida recruiting this last week.


    What we were not aware of is his plane stopped in Waco on the way back to Austin.


    Mack had diner with Art Briles concerning the Texas job.


    No chance that ever occurred. Art Briles would never break his freshly signed 10 year contract extension with Baylor...and if he did, that would ruin ALL credibility with his character. No school, especially The University, would ever consider hiring a coach capable of doing such an act.

    He could never be trusted again, and would never do that anyway.

    Any coach that has recently inked an extension or new contract is 100% off the table regarding our new hc vacancy, as well they should be...

    Do to the delay and extensive media coverage of Mack's imminent decision, several good coaches are now securely signed and off the market.

    Jimbo Fisher, although only 54 games as a head coach to his credit, has an 82% batting average.

    Jon Gruden?

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