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"We only focus on the ones that came."
"It's the new Big XII"
"We're going in the right direction"
"They're a great group of kids."
"We knew we would have a small class coming in, so we were very selective in who we offered and we feel we got some of the best talent in the state."
"It scares me to death"
This will be the first year I don't watch in a very long time. Just because I can't stand to hear his billion excuses and BS.
I hope the media will ask tough questions.
What could Mack say that would be approved of?
He's not going to dump on his recruiting class, nor should he. So no matter what he says, nobody wants to hear it.
It is what it is. I believe Mack is earnestly trying to fix this. Until he's gone, there's no need to trash him. The man has done good for Texas.
DeLoss is where the problem lies anyway. Our whole athletic infrastructure is in shambles. Griping about Mack seems so irrelevant to me at this point.
Exactly. You people that get worked up about what is said at his press conferences crack me up. He's said the same thing for 15 years. Do you really think that he is going to say, "man we really shit the bed letting Ashawn Robinson" get away. Or "I was really disappointed with the way we finished."
He is going to celebrate the kids that came in and that is what this PC has always been about, and IMO is what it should be about.
I hope someone asks him why he decided to do in-home visits somewhat early this year, opening the door for other coaches to have the last visit and deny Mack of the one skill he has as a coach: closing a recruiting deal. Please, someone ask him what cacophony sounds were bouncing around that hollow head of his when he made that decision!
Well, that and spinning the "we offered X players and got _%". Can't wait for that line this year with this being the most amount of decommits ever while also being one of his smallest classes.
True. And he probably won't say it in this year's PC. I think most (especially in retrospect) weren't fans of that stat. It reflected a lack of effort to get kids that you may have to fight for.
All I'm saying is that getting worked up over what he says in his PC is silly. We know what he's going to say, no reason to get mad when he says it.
So Mack hasn't maximized the unlimited resources at his disposal, but we can't blame him because his AD has kept him around?
Seems flawed, although DeLoss is awful.
clap, clap, clap......
"We want kids who want to be at Texas."
I understand your point, and yes Bob Stoops (for example) probably would have won more at Texas, but I still remember my life during John Mackovic and prior years, and how Mack turned things around.
Allow me to say this - Mack did more for us than wins and losses. He rekindled the fire at Texas. I remember going to Texas games where everybody wore something different, very little of it being burnt orange. We were all "too good" and "too sophisticated" to be simple "fanboys". We had to be high society.
Mack stripped all that down. We wear the colors now. We support the traditions. All that good stuff. To summarize, MACK REBUILT THE TEXAS BRAND. For that, I give him credit, and I am glad he came here.
But now we need to move on and keep growing the brand by winning games. I agree with that. Let's don't forget what Mack has done however, which was sorely needed when he came.
And the reason I am especially down on DeLoss is because he opportunistically over-leveraged the brand that Mack revived. DeLoss overplayed our hand, and has now made us a pariah. DeLoss didn't deserve the success the Mack brought, DeLoss didn't even choose to hire Mack actually. But in all his amateurish splendor, DeLoss took a good thing and ran it into the ground with excess and overkill.
And now here we are.
God isn't this the truth. He must think everyone is dumb as dirt to say the things he always says.
But Mack is currently known for extinguishing the fire. There is no fire at Texas.
Do you mean the 6 Mackovic years where we won three conference championships?
I'm not tuning in today or any day next season. I'm done with Mack's bullshit. I'm on cruise control until he's gone.
No matter what kind of class we sign, we will never be the team we could be until his selfish ass steps aside.
Did you look that up or were you there...
Sometimes the googling 20-somethings miss the point.
I was there, and yes, it wasn't fun. I also remember standing at the Cotton Bowl vs. Miami. Also not fun. I'm a third generation alum who's family has held season tickets since the 60s.
All of that means exactly zero as it relates to the absolute incompetence demonstrated by Mack Brown over the last three seasons. The game, from an Xs and Os to a program organization standpoint, has long passed him by. As you say "HE REBUILT OUR BRAND" and he did do that - from 2003-2009. That doesn't make him some sacred cow. He is now openly defecating on that brand and drawing a $5.3M paycheck at the same time.
Our "brand" is stale, unattractive to recruits, uninteresting to the media and not relevant on the national stage. The major stories about UT football of the last two years are beatdowns by our biggest rival, A&M leaving and having success in the SEC, two Texas quaterbacks win Heisman trophies that Mack deigned not to recruit and multiple embarrassing off field incidents by both staff members and players.
Our "brand" is being actively recruited against to positive effect by multiple other programs, some not even traditional competitors (how did Ohio State & Alabama combined to take 1/3 of the top 15 Texas recruits!). Mack either doesn't know how to fix the issues or can't. If he were a CEO of an actual company, he would have been fired.
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I'm actually looking forward to the reaction to Mack's press conference today. Should be some pretty entertaining reading, especially on shaggy.
I got my popcorn ready. Anyone know when the spindoctor takes the stage?
We had to withstand their surge.
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