Last edited by John Robinson; 12-17-2013 at 02:06 PM.
Jacob's just trying to hype it so Less Smiles might saddle up for Tejas.
Then Saban would become LSU's prodigal son all over again - of course.
'superb gig', for sure!
there is NO reason for the longhorns not to contend year in year out.
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Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!
People sometimes have difficulty in separating a school's football success from the prestige and academics of the school itself..We can argue all day about who is or isnt the "Harvard" of west/south...or which school is the leader in a certain field of expertise...
We can also argue about which school has the best looking song girls/cheerleaders..(USC-UCLA-Oregon)
But when it comes to football its usually a matter of what have you done for me lately....and for some lately is last week
Marvin, I know you are older than me, so recent is relative to what we remember, but I remember Stanford being great back in the Plunkett then later Elway years. I just go from my memory and perception and can't list National Championships, but as a USC fan growing up in the 50s and 60's I remember Texas and their Wishbone offense, Oklahoma being contenders every year, Nebraska with Tom Osborn as coach, I only knew of T A&M because my former girlfriend went there in the 70s and apparently dated the quarterback. Can't remember his name but he went on to be a minor backup in the NFL. Notre Dame had their up and downs under Ara Parsegian (spelling?), my Trojans won four NC's under John McKay and another one or two under John Robinson, then went into a decline. The Crimson Tide was a perennial contender too. Can't forget Michigan and Ohio State, they seemed to contend year in, year out.
I would think a younger person would wonder what we are talking about, and think Miami, along with the other Florida schools and LSU have become dominant of late. I wonder how the average fan would rank various programs from across the country that are out of their area.
My biggest point about the Texas Job is looking at the past. None of the Coaches were Big Dogs really.
Take a look.
While money is a big factor and can make big name coaches jump to a new job, what else shows that they are capable of stealing a big name from a major program?
Texas Coaching Hires
Mack Brown - Hired in 1997
-Coached 10 seasons at North Carolina where he averaged 6.9 wins per season
-Finished strong with two 10 win seasons in 1996 and 1997
-Never won a conference championship
-6-5 at Appalachian State
-11-23 at Tulane
John Mackovic - Hired in 1992
-Coached 4 seasons at Illinois where he averaged 7.5 wins per season
-10-2 in 1989 finishing with a #10 ranking in AP & Coaches
-Tied for 1st in Big 10 in 1990 with 6-2 conference record
-14-20 at Wake Forest
David McWilliams - Hired in 1987
-Hired after only coaching one season at Texas Tech, going 7-4
Fred Akers - Hired in 1977
-Hired after two seasons at Wyoming, going a combined 10-13
Darrell Royal - Hired in 1957
-Two seasons at Mississippi State where he went 6-4 both seasons
-Then he coached one season at Washington going 5-5
-Turned out to be one of the all-time greats, but was not a big name coach when going to Texas
Clifton Garrett commits to LSU in HS Press Conference
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Rivals - 4 star #3 MLB
Last edited by Dustin D; 12-17-2013 at 04:29 PM.
Davis McWilliams was the prodigal son coming home, he was the co captain on the '63 National Championship team and hand picked by DKR
and John Mackovic was the long time offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys and got the job due in part to Texas alum Tom Landry
Texas has always made the "safe" hire...I remember when Mack got hired, everyone went WHO, some even thought we hired his brother Watson who was coaching at Rice..Like I mentioned before , image is everything at Texas, they have never had the nads to hire a big time coach because they were afraid of them being bigger than the program itself..plus Texas was known for being frugile (read cheap) when it came to paying coaches..That is why the sudden departure from that mold is due to the fact that Texas has seen that a successful athletic dept can be an asset to the coffers of the school
They will have to prove to me that they can make the "name" hire...I am skeptical to say the least