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I realize that a litany of reasons and examples can be cited by everyone as to why they feel that Mack Brown is basically stealing money from the school and not acting in the shareholders’ best interests, but I’ve got a couple of issues that make me want to spit in his face and then pull a moving van into his front yard.
***The Scouting Department***
When asked about taking advantages of the new rules allowing an expanded set of personnel to evaluate talent and provide data and insights to the program on high school and junior college talents, Mack Brown at his press conference and his coaches at the luncheons yesterday have responded with the same milquetoast platitude:
“We’re going to look into it.”
That translates into “We don’t want to do it, so we’re going to delay it as long as we can.”
Lazy managers resting on their laurels loathe one thing more than anything else in their pathetic and wasteful lives – dealing with personnel - the problems, the development, and the growth.
The prospect of building out a new department for the betterment of the organization would excite any hungry, competitive, aggressive manager in a leadership position. As a for instance - Nick Saban, of the same age as Mack Brown, has already built a team out for this project at Bama. They have 20 employees currently on the payroll prepping to be transitioned into this realm as soon as the rules allow.
Apparently, most of the SEC is not far behind, and Ohio State and Michigan are both already staffing up.
“Does Texas have the resources that someone like the mighty Alabama does? “
You bet your ass. Give credit to Mack Brown for not actually being dumb enough and tone deaf enough to cite “resources” as a concern. The guy is an intellectual mediocrity who consistently views his audience as less intelligent than he is, so this is something of a surprise. I assumed he’d be dumb enough to insult us all with the resources line, but someone likely advised him ahead of time that this line wouldn't go over with anyone but his apologists and sycophants, whether on the payroll, part of his family, or in the case of stepson Chris Jessie, both.
So crying poor won’t work, the next option is to play stupid, bully behind the scenes, and expect the subject matter to go away. Brown has no interest in facing the prospect of staffing a new group and gaining from their insights. He might yet wind up being forced to hire a group of this nature, although he likely believes he can dig his heels in and do nothing. You can expect whatever he winds up doing to be utterly half-assed and dickless. If they “build a team”, they’re likely to be small in number, powerless, and they’ll report to a crony, where their reports will dispiritedly go to die. Expect Brian Davis, Mad Dog Madden, Bruce Chambers, or Rucker to be in charge of the group and for their actual access to Brown and staff to be completely limited.
“But Mack Brown is a great CEO for the program!”
This tired statement has been disproven repeatedly. No one great is lazy. No one great is tired. Great is past tense, at best, for the tired and the lazy. Great doesn’t go 5-7. Great doesn’t tolerate the continued failure and mediocrity of Brian Davis or Madden or Manny Diaz.
Mack Brown might have relished the prospect of building a scouting team out 20 years ago. Now, the concept tires him. So, they’re “going to look into it”. I challenge anyone to credibly state what an organization with the reach and resources possessed by Texas is doing with “looking into it” as an answer for something that, when deployed, enables the entities with the most money to win with it through the competitive advantages that it creates. Explaining that they just need more time is as lazy a defense for them as Brown is about addressing it. A well run program should have had a project plan written on the opportunity, with a budget, ahead of the rules getting approved.
What is the money that these assholes are always bragging about in the media and to alumni good for if it is not to be used to drive results on the field? Moneywhip the competition, you inept, dickless clown. It’s the one blunt object at your disposal that an idiot could wield and see results. It’s perfect for someone with the energy and mental capacity of Brown and Dodds.
***The Satellite Camps***
The same exact chorus is sung by the same exact people when it comes to the concept of putting together satellite camps.
The same exact rebuttals to that position apply with satellite camps.
A satellite camp will require planning, travel, effort, and energy. It requires going out and getting what you want.
Mack Brown is currently living in the fantasyland, and selling it to the dipshits who sop it up, that he’d rather just take the recruits who come to him and who profess to bleed orange from day one. He’d rather receive what he’s convinced himself and others that they want. He’s promoting this in the press. He’s having his coaches talk about it at luncheons. The salesman in him understands that this is what the old timers want to hear, and he still thinks that’s good enough. Beyond that, the salesman in him cannot handle the rejection of recruits committing to him and then telling him “see ya” down the line. His solution is to break-up with them first and to take less risk in whom the program pursues in the first place.
Meanwhile, by my early count, 13 schools are hosting satellite camps in Texas this spring. Sure, some of them are Houston and Texas State. Some of them are LSU and Oklahoma.
Fred Akers used to tell the alumni base recruiting for him on behalf of the school (this was a legal practice in the 80’s) that “You have to make them want it.” And then he’d go into some black kid’s house, ask for the ring to be kissed, stumble all over himself with unintentional and ignorant tacitly racist statements. Then he’d watch the players, bought or not, head to his competitors and ultimately whip his team’s ass on the field. Akers was out of touch with his landscape and what was needed to compete by the time he was shown the door. Texas had to get bent over just once before he was tossed. Mack Brown is better insulated, of course. He’s allowed the program to be raped in public on multiple occasions, but it can’t last forever.
Mack Brown has lost every aspect of his skill set and talent that made him a success in the first place. He’s not invigorated by recruiting, he’s not trying to find an edge that will separate his program, he’s not working to attract the best and the brightest. He’s setting the program up to recruit and sign the next batch of Clint Haneys, Dustin Mikschs, Gerald Hansens, and Taylor Doyles. There will be 15 out of 25 in this next class that will be justified by intellectually dishonest or weak followers of the program with the notion that “these are players who wanted to be horns!!!” while not realizing that that is exactly what Texas ATM fans have been mocked for over the last 16 years.
You really took time out of your day to write all of that?
Inept dickless clown is my favorite.
Took me 20 minutes at lunch and I enjoy writing, so it was fun. Plus, I know for a fact that Brown has Belmont paying trolls to scour the boards and report back, so I'm always happy to throw his bullshit in his face. Or at least in Chris Jessie's face. Think about that. They circumvented public hiring practices and hired Chris Jessie to monitor the Internet forums for them, but Brown is sitting on his hands in regard to things that could actually drive the program forward.
Solid take. The Mack Brown of 1998 would never have a guy like the Mack Brown of 2012 on his staff.
I don't know why you gotta go after Chris Jessie like that. That guy has touched balls for the program.
He wants a cap placed on the number of new hires first because he doesn't want to fire anyone in a year.
He actually said that. Any other coach in the country, if at Texas, would abuse this luxury.
The satellite camp excuse is that Texas isn't allowed to host one.
He's actually said that too.
The truth is that it would cut into his vacation time in July, and he desperately needs the whole month of July to "recharge the batteries" while in a state 1500 miles away.
Like you know for a fact that I'm Chris Jessie? LOL.. You have PROBLEMS. The fact that you're a middle aged man makes you even more pathetic.
I don't blame Mack Brown. He lost the drive, and it's understandable. He doesn't have the dick gene that a guy like Saban does that propels him to always crave to beat everyone's ass because he's a dick. Mack is too placid for that.
He got his money, millions and millions thrown his way, and he got his NC and he checked out. I can't say I wouldn't have done the same in his position so I can't blame Mack Brown. Nobody walks away from 5.5 million dollars annually to just show up.
I blame the people who are keeping him around, the people who let Mack Brown "brown-nose" his way into their hearts and have lost the perspective of separating business and friendship. I blame these people for allowing a man who has checked out to stay and bring the program down with him into quasi-retirement.
Here's something for the trolls to report back to Mack: it's 12:49pm and Mack still sucks.
Also, it's 12:51pm and Shawn Bradley has never not sucked.
Sorry, I had to stop reading at
That translates into “We don’t want to do it, so we’re going to delay it as long as we can.”
Big assumption based on a preconceived idea.
not really. The fact that they haven't "looked into it", or even attempted to host them shows how far behind other programs Mack is.
This post was edited by Silky Johnson 14 months ago
Again, you're assuming Mack is showing all his cards. It's a classic example of CTJ being CTJ
This post was edited by papa horn 14 months ago
anyone else wonder if Mack handles his personal life the same as he does recruiting.
For example, he was interested in asking Sally out that first time but before he did he had a friend take her a note that said "Would you go on a date with Mack if he asked you out? Check yes or no"
or maybe he sat around his house waiting for Sally to show up and show legit interest in him before offering to take her out.
Once dating did he insist she not have an male friends.
That is probably the thing that pisses me off the most about Mack. He has advantages at Texas that other schools don't have and he refuses to take advantage of them.
Also on OB they are reporting that Herron wanted to verbally commit to Mack but Mack wouldn't take his commitment until he got his mother's blessing. Of course his mom shut that down but why not take the chance by accepting his commitment.
Just the name "Jabba the Mack" illicited an upvote from me...awesome.
Obviously, it's the second scenario. But she had to visit and commit before he would make it official that he was interested.
this isn't a facking card game, dude. Do you really think that Mack has something to gain by seemingly looking disinterested in satellite camps or any change that may help recruiting? These types of things aren't new, and any other coach who doesn't have one foot out the door has likely already looked into them.
As shitty and depressing as the state of our athletic programs has become, the idea that Mack reads this forum, and thus may possibly find this thread, is very amusing.
I wonder if papa plays poker.
I think this is obvious. After his friend got back to him with the "Yes" checked, Mack told her that she had been approved for a date. However, in order to get the date, she had to come pick him up at his place. Being the gentleman that he is, Mack waited until the third date to seal the deal, and during the post-coitus cuddle session he told her that if she began looking around for other guys, he would look around for other girls.
The main thing that I am interested in next season is If Mack beats OU, wins a conference championship and a BCS bowl game will CTJ, BS, and other serial complainers shut-up....or will they just find something else to complain about?
This post was edited by HuttoHorn 14 months ago
I guess, but you know this and I know, nothing is gonna change and you won't get those twenty minutes of enjoying a twinkie or whatever back.
Let's be clear here. I don't live with the illusion that I can live my life without making assumptions. The concept that I've made some here, so therefore my position is invalidated, is predictable from your end of the spectrum.
As Silky has handled quite well, there is no upside to playing coy on this stuff. The simple answer here is correct - they're late to the party, reluctant to participate, and other people are taking their girlfriends and trophies home with them. Satellite camps are no longer new. The scouting personnel issue has been a known probable for a year. It's another blowout that you're excusing Brown for, so I guess no one should be surprised.
I agree that this thread is a classic example of me being me, though. If it has an impact, great. The dolts can pedestal leadership all they want, but ultimately there are flawed men making decisions based on external stimuli inside Belmont on a constant basis. Reporters should be hammering the slowness of action on this stuff from Brown. It is an indictment of their beholden position to Brown that they are not.
This post was edited by close to jumpin 14 months ago
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