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Where will Texas stand in the world of college sports, specifically the big three?
1. Football: Will Texas be back to being competitive with Oklahoma every October, and be back to playing in its conference championship game? Will Texas have a no-nonsense headcoach who tries to fix things rather than find excuses for his shortcomings?
2. Basketball: Will Texas basketball be playing on the second weekend (or beyond) in the NCAA tournament? Will Texas be able to sign elite players, specifically ones that played high school ball in Texas?
3. Baseball: Will Texas field a lineup with boys that can mash the baseball? Or will they continue to depend on their pitching staff while the offense provides 2 runs a game?
4. Leadership: Will the new AD hold his coaches accountable for perrenial underachievement? Or does he just not give a shit, like the current one, because he is bringing in money hand over fist?
Where do you see Texas athletics in five years?
This post was edited by Silky Johnson 16 months ago
Don't know where we will be in 5 years but your post was a pretty good synopsis of where we are now.
BTW Silky, I love that blond in the middle. Did you take that picture?
This post was edited by GetHooked 16 months ago
Hard to make an educated guess without knowing who the new AD will be.
BUT It's generally accepted that we need a new AD. The snap shot of where we are now is troubling.
yes, right before her and I got it on.
While true DD as at the most one more year.
I think it's a question that is hard to answer without knowing AD and coaching changes. The only coach in those 3 that I could envision still being here is Barnes. New hires can turn programs around VERY quickly (Mack, Sumlin, Stoops) or they can bomb. Hard to say today.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
1. Will Muschamp will have won 2 NC's @ Texas & be 4-1 vs OU...Bob Stoops will be coaching the Cowboys by then
2. Russ Springmann will be the HC @ Texas after a 2 year stint @ Texas St, replacing the fired Rick Barnes...RB will be hired as a commentator on Fox Sports SW
3. Texas will have hired George Horton from Oregon to take over for the retired Augie Garrido
4. UT will have hired Jeremy Foley from UF...@ $1.75M per year
have to think that w/i 5 years, there will be a new ad, and with that change, new hc in the big 3 sports. solid hires *fingers crossed* would mean being right back in the thick of it 04/05/06 style.
And who the old AD picks to be the new head football coach, the new head basketball coach, and the new head baseball coach. Dodds will make these choices and oversee the hiring and approval of contracts before stepping down, and he will attempt to justify doing this on the grounds of easing the demands on the new man taking over his job.
that's pretty much the exact opposite of everything we've seen and heard to date.
Dodds hasn't left yet, has he?
I hope he doesn't pick the replacements.
I fear he will.
I believe Dodds has a consulting contract after he retires. My biggest fear is that he will handpick the AD and the new AD will have the same beliefs (realignment & coaches) as Dodds. Deloss could still have heavy influence over Texas athletics even after he retires.
Geez. I'd hope so, Doods would be 79 by then.
Texas should take a look at Fedora in a couple years.
Of all the people in this world, you are my new hero.
1. Yes, yes; yes (Mack will be gone by then, so by default it will be a newer head coach with something to prove and expectations to live up to--see #4 below as it ties into new AD also)
2. Yes; no
3. Yes (Garrido won't be here in 5 years so odds are new style isn't small ball)/same question really-
4. Yes, I think there is about to be a new era at Texas once Dodds is one (for better or worse) where Texas cycles through coaches at all levels if not successful almost immediately, because the new AD will come in with expectations of success. Money pre-existed that person's hire, success had declined over the previous few seasons in all men's sports-
Always go with the blue chips in your financial and athletic pursuits. You'll do fine in the long run
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