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I accept that a lot of what as happened on the 40 in the last three years is at Brown's door. I'm not sure I need to hear it everyday in articles like this that are nothing more than copy and paste under a different title of a hundred before it saying the same thing. But, I'm just a little tired of the BS too that comes with every article like this. Yes, Texas did miss on Andrew Luck, and took you know who. Everyone, and I mean everyone, wanted our kid.
Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, OU, and everyone else perennially in the top ten, except Oregon, and the University of Houston, missed on Manziel as a QB. Blame Brown for being inept at other things than that. And RGIII was never interested in Texas . Briles had been on him from infancy.
It is getting ridiculous. People forget that GG was 1B to Matt Barkley's 1A. Really can not knock the decision at the time, it is easy to do it in hindsight. I have plenty of issues with Mack, but this is simply hindsight nonsense and lazy reporting. If you want to slam him for his ever changing vision of the offense and its effect on development and recruiting, I will lead the chorus.
It's Mack's job to evaluate talent...we're not talking about a recruit from SoCal that's a USC lean...we're talking about getting in his car, driving 1 hour to Copperas Cove or Kerrville to watch 2 QB's that have been the last 2 Heisman winners. I don't care who offered & didn't offer...Texas did not offer 2 QB's from Central Texas that live 1 hour (driving) from campus...2 QB's that would not have allowed 22-16 over the last 3 years...would be more like 32-6
That is Mack's responsibility & he should be criticized...Bob Stoops is able to make it to various HS games to personally watch & meet recruits...why can't Mack?
I have zero faith in Mack Brown when it comes to anything coaching related or in scouting players. He's made so many sad mistakes in both areas. I just hope that we can win in spite of him this year, and then I hope he retires. I just hope that he lets the assistants do their jobs and stays the hell out of the way. I pray that Diaz can figure it out on defense.
Is a season capped off with a gutsy Alamo Bowl victory not considered big?
So easy to say. Your view completely disregards the meltdown that would have happened when Texas offered a 3 star kid at QB. Imagine the uproar if Texas let Gatoraide POY go to another school, despite the fact he played 10 miles away. It really is not helpful to look back and base your opinions on the outcome. The NFL is littered with kids that many pundits did not think would ever pan out. You can only judge the decisions based on the facts present at the time. You are also assuming that Luck, RG3, and Manziel would all have had similar success playing for TExas. All 3 would have seen a down grade in talent surrounding them, especially on the o-line.. Think about that.
This post was edited by Codaxx 12 months ago
Guys respectfully Mack Brown does need a "big season". He is at Texas, has high paid assistants, and a fan base that expects results. I for one am tired of seeing far more Bama, LSU, and aggie bumper stickers than UT. I for one hope he goes undefeated for the next 5 years.
This post was edited by JFrankWebb 12 months ago
275-0 scoring margin
Dana X Bible's National Championship team
Two conference championships in fifteen years vs eight in fourteen years for main rivial
I have zero problem with your statement. Yep, Mack needs a big year.
So does every coach in the country right now pretty much.
It's the off season, we likely get a great many "blinding glimpse of the obvious" write ups.
Good lord, NFL draft over. I HATE THIS TIME OF YEAR>
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