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It is a simple truth in football that the team takes on the personality of the head coach. Look no further than Stanford and the 49'ers with Harbaugh and the transformation of Florida with Muschamp. Those teams are hard nosed and in your face.
Even Oklahoma with all the off season turmoil, offensive line issues, and average players pounded Mack Brown's team into submission yet again. OU plays with the same fire Bob Stoops and his brother breathes.
Everyone knows the UT/OU game is a street fight, contest of will, kind of game.I can take a loss to a superior team. But a blow out of a "milk toast" team 2 years in a row and 4 years in Mack's tenure should be more than anyone could stand. I believe we lost our chance to be a team equal in intensity to a Bob Stoops team when we let Will Muschamp walk to Florida to keep Mack Brown.
Hind sight is 20/20, but I couldn't believe they kept Mack over Will then and I lament it even more now. Mack did great things to get UT back into the upper level of football again, he is a class guy and also runs a good program, for all of that he should be celebrated. However, you can't live in the past unless you want a repeat of Florida State with Bowden or Penn State with Paterno (football only).
The team reflects the head coach. What reflection is our team showing?
This post was edited by rv8riveter on 10/14/2012 at 8:26 AM
This team needs Nate Boyer's help right now, and not on the field. They need to learn what toughness and resolve are all about and Boyer knows everything you need to know about those things...jmo.
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