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Our "big donors" have not lost interest. They have lost influence. Think about that. It happened when DeLoss invited ESPN to the table.
Deloss has been AD for 31 years!! We have exactly 1 NC in football and 1 final four in basketball. Simply not good enough for the resources these programs and university offer.
I agree. I think this might have added more fuel for Mizzou, Nebraska, Colorado, and A&M to leave. I understand the Big XII was a dysfunctional family from the beginning. But DeLoss should have been more cognicent of how that would have been received.
Texas has and always will have clout. I think most colleges accept it but I don't think it sits well when someone abuses that clout. Deloss is paid to look out for UT interests primarily and I get that. But he's been heavy handed to the point that he alienated other conference members. He failed to see how cooperating with the rest of the conference would benefit us. Instead he's had the mentality of UT interests and Big XII interests are always at conflict with each other.
Mack saved DeLoss' job. DeLoss had already had a long, uneventful run before Mack came.
If you want irony.... DeLoss did not want to hire Mack. He wanted Gary Barnett. But that choice was not supported by Hicks, McCombs, Jamail, etc, and since DeLoss was already on the hot seat he succumbed.
Name another coach who has won 10 games as many seasons in the last 15 years as Mack Brown? Have we had 3 seasons below our standard, sure. The fact of the matter is everybody loses eventually, everybody! Joe Pa, Bowden, DKR all had rough patches. Were they fired (well I guess technically Joe Pa. was eventually fired but not related to his winning %)? We all want to be like Alabama now but who wanted to be like Alabama 10 years ago? Notre Dame, Nebraska, Michigan, Miami, Tennessee, and USC the same. Several of those universities fired some of their winningest coaches and still haven't recovered. No one stays dominant forever. Losing sucks sure, but what makes it even worse is a fan base crying so damn much about it. It does no good and a lot of bad.
Baksetball is a slightly different story. I would prefer to get rid of Barnes myself but our program was absolutely nothing before he came so I would still contend he was a pretty good hire. He brought players to our program who we will still be talking about 50 years from now.
I am not sure I need to defend baseball in the least, we have dominated under Augie.
As for the LHN, Deloss believes whole heartily in it. One day you will look back and understand why he went "all in" for it. Do most of you realize half of the money from the network goes to the university, not athletics. As for conference realignment, Deloss has a plan in place if change is needed I can asure you.
We'd probably have the same number of Big12 championships with Gary.
The total collapse of the UT athletic department has been astounding.
Volleyball, men's swimming and men's golf are the only bright lights
Our football and men's/woman's basketball programs are in free fall
ESPN cannot be pleased and if they turn the screws on Powers to get it fixed, so much the better.
Dodds and Plonsky are too full of themselves. It is time for wholesale change.
So isn't that scary that in effect DeLoss has sold the voice of approval for our school's athletics to ESPN?
Boosters, Alumni, fans..... don't matter. You have no voice. This can't end well.
The Belmont country club is making money. Whether you like it or not is immaterial, because as long as ESPN is writing checks, they have academia on their side.
This whole quagmire just continues to unfold just as I knew it would when DeLoss sold our soul 2 years ago.
Right. I was (am) one of those LHN haters from day one. And as each day passes, hopefully you begin to see why.
DeLoss has really done a job on us.
Of course we realize how the money is halved out to academics. From DeLoss' perspective, that was a move of pure genius. He probably jumped around the bedroom the night he woke up and thought of that. That was a way to get anything he wanted done, to cut academia in on it. And furthermore, a way to guarantee that the University would stand by him to the bitter end, disenfranchising what the fans or boosters thought.
This post was edited by browncounty 15 months ago
i want him out.
By this time tomorrow it will be done.
Doubt it but I want him gone.
Hate his views on expansion and conference affiliation among other things.
DeLost Dudds is not our standard!
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