Texas hires former Alabama staffer Patrick Suddes as Director of Player Personnel

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  1. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    The Texas Longhorns have come under recent criticism for failing to leverage their resources on the personnel side and have taken the first step in addressing those deficiencies with the Thursday addition of Patrick Suddes as the new Director of Player Personnel for the 'Horns.

    Suddes worked with Nick Saban at Alabama for the last eight years, most recently serving as the associate director of football operations on the behemoth staff in Tuscaloose. Prior to that the Alabama graduate worked with Saban with the Dolphins and also used as a recruiting intern at LSU. In addition to his experience working with the logistics of recruiting, he also has a background in quality control on both sides of the football.

    Since Saban has been setting the standard across college football in these areas, it makes a tremendous amount of sense to start out the work of catching up with the Crimson Tide by poaching one of their own. Suddes credits Saban for a great deal of his knowledge and acumen.....
  2. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Good hire. Now lets get him a staff of a dozen and start building satellite camps.
  3. koolaid

    koolaid Drink Me

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    Not a longhorns fan, but i like to watch to see what is going on with UT football. I just don't understand how Texas isn't a top 5-10 team nearly every season. It is the premier sports university in arguably the best football state in the country. Texas has its pick of many of the countries top recruits. Looking at the program from the outside its like what the heck is Mack Brown doing? From the outside he doesn't appear to be outworking the opposition or pushing his guys hard. UT should be running over people with a run heavy pro style offense, not trying to McCoy themselves to victory.

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