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“Football is fine,” Dodds said, calling last season’s 9-4 finish “the end of the world to some folks but it’s not the end of the world. You’ve got to go through some downs to enjoy the ups. Now, we don’t want to have a lot of them. But 9-4 is pretty good, about where I thought we’d be. I think next year looks a lot better ... back to our standards.”
AUSTIN Texas, the behemoth of the Big 12, is in a serious funk. The wealthiest athletic program in the country, the one with its own television network and some of the finest facilities around, has struggled on the field and been embarrassed by recent revelations of coaches having inappropriate relationships with students. Fans are calling for changes on the sideline and in the administration.
This post was edited by PDX Horn 17 months ago
'Fine' can easily slip into the norm. At an institution like UT the bar should and must be set much higher. Fine should be BCS games and great should be NC.
"We are still pulling in major $$, selling lots of merchandise and I am too lazy to try to fix anything with retirement right around the corner".
I've grown to hate this man.
No DD, UT football isn't fine.
63-21 isn't fine.
118-38 isn't fine.
Historically bad defenses aren't fine.
5 game losing streaks to conference foes isn't fine.
Recruiting fizzling isn't fine.
A complete system rebuild isn't fine.
An athletic department being forced to air its dirty laundry, let alone having dirty laundry, isn't fine.
Your standard, Mr. Dodds, clearly has more to do with the bottom line than victories, and it's pretty clear you can't see the correlation between the two or you'd have rectified your ailing AD, and be rolling in the kind of cash even your money grubbing mind couldn't comprehend.
This post was edited by Bobby_Batronic 17 months ago
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
....things a Texas AD should never have to say
You are describing the bar that DeLoss has always set. It is obviously aspirational since no team apart from perhaps FSU in its heyday has ever met it for a 15 year period.
And yet we wonder what is wrong with UT athletics! Deloss continus to whistle his way rearranging chairs on the Titanic's deck.
Apparently, a lot of people ignored this part of the quote.
His bar may be a tad high, but I can think of a conference member who has won or shared 8 conference titles in the last 13 years, and has played in 4 MNC games in addition to another 4 BCS bowl appearances in that time frame.
Interesting that the article says "Texas, the behemoth of the Big 12, is in a serious funk." The behemoth was reduced to the status of a pet. In some writings, it was served up as food. So might Dodds say to his alma mater, "Here, kitty. Dinner!"
“It’s patience and doing the right things. Keep people in place who are good at what they do and that’s what we’ve done,” Dodds said. “You go through these times and if you’ve got good people they make it work. Good things will happen ... Continuity is huge. Having a person who does it the right way is huge. Having a person who cares about kids is huge.”
Translation: "We're good people, so we don't have to win."
How modest of them.
Winning conference championships has always been Mack Brown's Achilles heel and why it has time for him to go. But he is such an incredible recruiter he has always managed to get his teams into the BCS hunt even without a direct ticket. I have no real hope that he can take us to the next level. The next coach probably won't either, but at least there would be hope.
I don't forget K-State knowing they own UT.
Sounds a bit different than "We are the Jones's".
He can't retire or get fired fast enough for me. Totally sick of his lame act.
August 31, 2014 is your magic number. You'd hang on too for that sweet $1,000,000 annuity.
To quote HelmetBoy (I think), "Eat shit, DeLoss."
Maybe, Deloss is Chipita. All is fine.
I've heard Dodds in on the hot seat with the BOR and may be gone in March. And the info is not from Jesus.
But it's also not info from high up the University ladder, so take it with a grain of salt.
Here's to hoping he is gone in March (retired, forced leave, whatever) and that a new A.D. is brought in who will select his own coach and that Mack retires at the end of 2013 as indicated by the Dodds' dismissal.
RIP orangehorn Eddie Knight: 8/5/1942 - 12/12/2010
The BMD's, most specifically McCombs, are as complicit as Dodds is. It's time for another drink.
Step down DeLost Dudds!
saw the title, and went to pull this image...guess you beat me to it.
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