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There is no coach in the country that helps young coaches move on to their dreams in college football like Mack Brown. Mack has been taking a beating over the last few months rightfully so but one thing is for sure, he is helping a lot of young coaches reach their dreams and potential. The LHN also prepares young coaches for the responsibility of being a head coach.
He may lack in some areas but I always loved working for a boss that was all about helping to promote his people and helping his guys reach their dreams. I know Harsin's time was coming but I am sure that Harsin learned a lot from Mack and Mack deserves credit in some ways.
Much Respect to Coach Brown on that from me.
Wow. Give me a break. The Mack Brown Coaching Tree looks like one scraggly twig. If you want to give Texas credit as a program for creating new opportunities for coaches, great. The notion that Brian Harsin got an HC gig somewhere because of Mack Brown doing something for the guy, is silliness.
"There is no coach in the country that helps young coaches move on to their dreams in college football like Mack Brown."
I actually had to read that a couple of times to make sure I read it correctly and that it was serious. Wow.
Pretty sure it was sarcasm. Pretty sure.
Surprised you didn't change your name to Jumped after you read it. I would have done it. :-)
Off the top of my head...
Steve Stigall (Ops for SMU)
Can I count Greg Davis
Keep 'em coming!
Shanahan, Trahan, and Applewhite, Brown gets credit for in some manner. I give Mack Brown credit for Will Muschamp in the same way I give Greg Davis credit for Vince Young.
Shanahan got in the NFL because of his dad, Will Muschamp because of Saben, Greg Robinson because he was a long time NFL DC, Dick Tomey is the all time winning coach at AZ and Hawaii before Mack hired him
I think I'm being filmed
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
My point is not that Mack was THE catalyst...but that teaching is part of his leadership philosophy. As bad as I believe it became between Will and Mack, Will still took time to recognize what he learned from Mack.
Mack only gets credit for staying too long. Bobby Bowden redo! The coaching tree - give me a break.
Some of the greatest lessons I've learned have been how to not do things by watching terrible managers and coaches for whom I've worked/played. That hardly makes me thankful for those assholes, just grateful to God for silver linings. It wasn't like they were purposely trying to show me and others how to do it right by them displaying how to do it wrong.
Have you ever spoken with anyone who knows Muschamp? The guy does not apparently speak glowingly of Brown when he's comfortable being candid. His feelings about Texas, however, are supposedly considerably different.
Cute thread. Just wondering though. Is Macks job to get staff members hired or is it to coach and win games?
Oh, it has to be the first (in Mack's mind) (enter D. Wyatt as co-coordinator), because we sure as hell haven't been doing the latter as of late and believe me, I give all the credit to Mack for that. Whose to say Harsin didn't leave because of Mack? No question he's seen the writing on the wall by now.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by txhookem78 16 months ago
Ho. lee. fark.
Mack is known as one of the WORST teachers in the profession with coaches and players alike.He does less with more than any coach in the country.
Was this a case of Mack helping someone get ahead, or is this a case of an AC getting out while the getting is good?
Lots of rumors that Harsin was chafing under Mack - would love to hear some inside info on whether that instigated the move.
I understand it's a HC job ... but it just doesn't smell right. Seems like with one more year at Texas he'd be in the play for a HC on the west coast, which I'm sure he and his family would enjoy a lot more than Jonesboro.
100% dead serious
See if Ashton Kutcher is in the area.
The fact that a guy, who's in position to know much about the state of our program, chose to bail to Arky State could be speaking volumes about how far away we truly are from being a top five team. Don't be surprised if Harsin's leaving doesn't send the same alarm about the program to some top commits and their families.
The best feature of Harsin leaving might be that it will be open the eyes of BMDs about the growing damage to the brand of indulging Mack Brown's pursuit of DKR's wins record.
This post was edited by detly wepun 16 months ago
Which job on the west coast is available next year?
Well there were approximately a shitload of openings this year. I'd expect there to be close to the same amount next, with some being closer to Boise than Arkansas.
You must be in the wrong place. This is a no-praise Mack Brown zone.
So none that any of us knows of?
And why couldn't he leave Arkansas St for a west coast job if one came available?
I just don't get all the "this is a sign" talk. The man took a raise and promotion. I don't know any competitive person who doesn't think they could do a better job if they were in charge. This is his chance to be in charge.
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