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Upvote for sticking your neck out posting an unpopular stance on Mack. But I disagree that Mack should be allowed another year to cement his legacy. He's done a lot for UT football. But at the end of the day, he's paid $5 mil to produce with 4 and 5 stars and hasn't done so the last 3 years. Getting blown out by OU 2 years in a row is unacceptable. There's too much entitlement and that's a reflection on him. The culture needs to change and that won't happen as long as Mack is still here.
yes, comparing three year trends that have different variables as some sort of justification for your position is stupid. Not hard to understand.
How many other coaches could have had a run like Mack had? Better yet, how many coaches would have done MUCH better than Mack?
It makes me sick to my stomach to know there are fans who are so scared of the McWilliams and Mackovic years, they cower in the face of change.
If I were to tell you that we could have (insert elite coach of your preference) as our coach in 2013, and we win right away and compete for a title in 2014, would that be worth alienating Mack?
Who gives a FLYING FUCK about Mack Brown and his legacy? I could care less about the "boatload" of money he has made for Longhorn athletics. I haven't seen a nickel.
He's had his opportunity to go out with a bang. How long will you allow him to whimper?
And I think the thread should have gone like this...
For those calling for Mack to be fired....
Mack is going to leave on his own likely after next season. My guess is that has been his plan all along as long as his rebuild materializes. When he decided to stick around it was to rebuild the program back to "Texas" standard as an elite team competing for championships and BCS bowls. He also had a time frame in mind after the 5-7 debacle to accomplish this by the third season, which is this coming season and needed to see yearly progression. He has seen this but came razor close to being de-railed this year and it was not as steep an improvement from 2011 as he planned. Had we not beat Baylor and not won our bowl game I think he would have stepped aside as this would be clear evidence in his mind that his rebuilding plan failed.
Mack's heart truly wants to see Texas succeed and thinks he is the guy to do it and if he sees he is failing in that endeavor he will be the first to resign. The plan is to be back to that level in the upcoming season and there after so if he falls well short of that next year then some one else will be in control this time next season, by his own accord too. The question is: does he ride off after next season even if we have a BCS type year? My guess is he will either way.
This post was edited by Texasmdcoach 15 months ago
Honestly, it's impossible to tell. In fantasy, you can insert any coach you want but Texas isn't fantasy land. Nick Saban is not coming to Texas, nor is a BRian Kelley. There are a lot of prerequisites required and Dodds is the one who would make the hire. Brown is far better than everyone else he's hired.
Not sure I trust Dodds to make the right hire. Remember, he wanted Willingham & Barnett, not Mack at first. Donors got involved and the search changed. Way to much PC stuff and not enough football mindset IMO.
No he's not, Dodds did not hire Mack and hes not the one who will hire the next head coach
I just want to say that I disagree with your original post. You're just trying to make the best of our current situation and talk yourself into accepting it. You can try and rationalize it, but it's silly.
Don't let the upvotes fool you.
JUst because Texas can't go out and get a Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, or a Brian Kelly doesn't mean they should stick with the status quo and accept mediocrity. This is such a loser mentality.
You are right about there being uncertainty with every hire. There is no guarantee it will work out. That's the nature of coaching hires and just something you have to accept. Sticking with your mediocre coach because you are afraid of failure tells me a.) those in charge are pussies and b.) they accept mediocrity
I'd much rather have Texas botch a hire in an attempt to improve than to be content with mediocrity. Part of that is because a botched hire at a place like Texas is an easier fix than at other places, but it's mostly because it shows we have high standards that we refuse to accept anything less, and we are willing to take risks to meet and exceed those standards.
This post was edited by Silky Johnson 15 months ago
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