In partnership with CBSSports.com
The place to talk about the Texas Longhorns
The place for off topic discussion on Hookem
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
While I can appreciate all he has done at TCU, for some reason I just don't think he would work out at Texas. Wondering if anyone else has the same sentiments.
I really want Pat Fitzgerald because I think he would be an up an comer and bring the intensity and enthusiasm that this program needs.
Mack agrees with you on your first point.
This post was edited by UT27am25 20 months ago
That's be awesome if Mack thought Pat Fitzgerald should have his job.
I do wonder if he'd be a good culture fit or not. Then again, the 'culture' is part of the problem so maybe upsetting the status quo might not be a bad thing.
I think Gary Patterson would dominate at Texas and I also think he is the leading candidate.
I've said I think Patterson would be an excellent hire. But there's no "candidate" at this time.
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BobbyBurton247
I think Patterson would be a good hire.
Fitzgerald would be an interesting hire but GP works just fine.
He isn't Texas good.">)
I have some concern with Patterson's temperament at a place like UT and whether he could handle the intense scrutiny, but I would choose Patterson over Fitzgerald.
Patterson has a nose for talent, fields hard nosed football teams, and runs a great defense. His offenses have always looked kinda pedestrian to my eyes, but good talent playing great defense makes up for a lot of sins.
I think Texas would lose the soft label in a hurry, but his hire wouldn't blow my skirt up or anything. He's a second round pick in my eyes.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
He's a home run for me. I don't know what's not to like.
(assuming saban and Meyer and Muschamp say no)
Maybe it's time to quit being distracted by esoteric qualities that are purely subjective, and about which our knowledge is mostly anecdotal. Being polished and personable, familly atmosphere, honoring ships, etc. don't mean squat if the program can't beat ranked teams and gets embarrassed repeatedly in big games.
The first and foremost criteria should be whether a candidate can deliver signature wins and champioships, and a coach's record is a much more suitable and reliable measuring stick. Since taking over at TCU, Patterson has 6 wins over Top Ten opponents, including 4-1 against Top Five teams. To me, that's more like what Texas' standard should be.
What exactly do you know about his temperament? Do you hang out with him and have insight we don't?
I think Gary Patterson's teams are everything Mack wants his to be. Tough, runs the ball well, beats you with their defense. I don't get what more the man has to do to be considered a good candidate to be HC at Texas? His first year in the Big 12 and he fought through a scandal, losing his starting QB, and playing a team that's the youngest in CFB. I'd say he's acquitted himself quite well. If he beats OU, look out.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports