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Sooner or later, every kid------ and Jerry Gray -------- has to decide "what do I want to be when I grow up?'........... Apparently Jerry wants to coach in the NFL . Judging his character solely on his own actions over the last 30 days, he has no clue "what he wants to be when he grows up". Never begrudge a man trying to better himself, but "begrudge" the man if he wastes your time or uses you for free. I checked out "Gray's Anatomy" and danged if the body parts marked "character", "my word", "common sense", and "committment" seem to be missing. Compare his actions over the last 30 days to the actions of Applewhite over the last 90 days ----- who do you think has line of sight on what they want to do in their career and how to go about attaining it ? Wish Jerry the best in Nashville. Who knows, maybe Major can offer the DC job to him in a few years when he is the UT head coach ---------- that is if Jerry has figured out what he wants be when he grows up and if Major has a forgiving memory.
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Alan - thanks for the response. While Mack didn't appear to be hell bent on the youth movement for his coordinators from the start, greater continuity through retention on account of relative inexperience had to have been in the plus column when assessing young coaches. We know continuity at the coordinator level is something Mack has voiced as important to him based on DC turnover over the years.
We don't know why Gray wasn't offered DC, but I have a hard time believing it was because Mack didn't think Gray was worthy, as you suggested. I'd be shocked if the retention issue didn't come up between Mack and Gray during their private exchanges last fall. I'd also be surprised if Gray wasn't honest about a career conflict if a prime new opportunity in the NFL magically appeared.
"Don't know. Never had one"
-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
'I'd be shocked if the retention issue didn't come up between Mack and Gray during their private exchanges last fall. I'd also be surprised if Gray wasn't honest about a career conflict if a prime new opportunity in the NFL magically appeared.'
Good assessment. Gray is a NFL man. Has been for a long time.
I don't see how anyone can say Gray leaving closes the door to coaching at Texas. That's a very short-sighted, emotional way of thinking and no good business decisions are made that way. I would be interested to know if his leave does create hard feelings with the staff.
Where is Cleve Bryant?
So do we know this thing is a done deal? Are all of the conclusory statements based on knowledge or is everyone just putting 2 and 2 together?
Trying to figure out if I missed something definitive.
"I've heard some of our fans say, 'We were always an SEC school. We just didn't know it," athletic director Bill Byrne said.
^^^^Good post and welcome aboard.
KXAN reports.."Gray committed to coaching at Texas" per sources.......
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