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Texas Longhorns and who will be the next coach

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Thought this thread would be better to talk about the possible new coach for the Longhorns instead of the old BYU thread.
  2. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I think Mack will be there as long as he wants but if I were to guess I would say they raid & get Sumlin or Briles.
  3. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    Whether or not they get him, option 1 is going to be going full-force at Nick Saban. Everyone else is a consolation prize.
  4. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Saban said he is too old to move... BUT he could have a chance to do what no one else has ever done; Win a football NC with three different schools... plus Texas is the richest school by FAR, so they could throw some impressive cash at him...
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Saban said he was too old to "start over". Not to move.

    Going to UT wouldn't really be starting over.
    Yes, that's semantics but Saban said he loved LSU and had no desire to leave a week before he took the Dolphins job too.
  6. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Did the same thing with the Dolphins.
  7. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    I actually think josh mcdaniels would make a great coach at UT for a long time, don't think it will happen but that's who I'd like
  8. bounce

    bounce Active Member

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    I imagine that's more of an appeasement to the Alabama fan base than anything. I'm not saying he will leave, but he's smart to deflect that sort of question mid-season/mid-contract. UT could double or triple his salary and not even blink. They offer the best chance to "rebuild" a top notch program, at arguably the best football school in the country (money/prestige wise), while getting paid handsomely to do so, and solidifying himself as best NCAA coach ever. There are worse situations for Saban to go into. Texas needs Saban, and honestly, the NCAA needs Saban at Texas.
  9. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Josh McDaniels would interesting.
  10. Aggie87

    Aggie87 Member

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    Why does Saban "need" Texas? His place in NCAA history is pretty secure already.
  11. Aikbach

    Aikbach Active Member

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    And would be tainted if it didn't go out on a high note at a new locale.
  12. Aikbach

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    IF Mack Brown "retires" the genuine short list of prospects should include the following:

    Dave Campo (just kidding)
    Sonny Dykes (Texas blood, family knows the state and has great respect at hs level with his name)
    Phil Montgomery (Baylor OC is mighty loyal to Briles but some things are too good to pass up, he is also one of Baylor's key recruiters)
    Chris Petersen (I think Boise State has plateaued and he might be motivated to seek new adventures)
    Bill Muschamp (is a buyout possible to lure back the man once intended to be the heir in waiting?)
    Jon Gruden (exciting to play for, but can he recruit?)
    Tony Levine (considering the last two UH coaches were Kevin Sumlin and Art Briles, might as well see if there's a third diamond to pinch)
  13. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Jim Mora Jr.
    Chad Morris ( Texas never hires coaches that have no college or pro experience but he does have Texas recruiting ties and he's probably the best OC in the nation).
    Charlie Strong
    David Shaw (I doubt he leaves Stanford but money talks)
  14. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    He didn't say Saban needs Texas. Having said that, I don't think Saban leaves Alabama for another college program. If he goes, it's because someone like Jerry Jones offers him a boatload of money and a chance to become another Jimmy Johnson.
  15. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Since I don't think Mack Brown is leaving anytime soon. I will say Major Applewhite he should be in his early 40's by then. :)
  16. Aggie87

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    I know he didn't say that. My question was a follow on. Don't see why Saban would particularly want to go to Texas at all (unless we assume, like some apparently are, that money is *THE* sole motivating factor in decisions like this, which I don't think is true at all).

    But if you prefer, "Why does the NCAA need Saban at Texas"? I don't see any particular logic behind that statement, either.
  17. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Add Briles and Sumlin to the list.

    I don't care if it makes bear or aggies fans mad. I don't care if there is a good, small or no shot at all that they would leave either team to be the new HC at texas...they still should be on that list.
  18. bounce

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    Because from a business standpoint, the NCAA is more profitable when Texas is good. They're the most profitable program in the NCAA by a wide margin, and they're not that good. When Texas is good, Texas makes more money. When Texas makes more money, the NCAA makes more money. It's the same premise as the NBA needing the Lakers to be successful or MLB needing the Yankees to be successful. Stern said that his dream Finals matchup was the "Lakers vs. Lakers." I'm not saying the NCAA is going to push Saban to Texas, or will sway a decision, but they would sure be happy if he went there.

    I'm not even saying Saban will leave, I'm saying that IF he decides to leave, Texas is the best situation for him. From a money standpoint, from a program standpoint, from a talent draw standpoint and from the fact that they are very close to being a dominant program. The talent is there. Talent has never been a problem. It's that the current regime has never been able to maximize the talent they have. Saban won't have to start over. All he has to do is right the ship.
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    No offense guys. I mean it, no offesne intended here...
    But only UT fans would think a head coach would leave a legendary Alabama program that is currently drowning in National Titles to coach in Austin.
    And no, money would not do it. Alabama can match it.

    Also, I have an honest question:
    Has a successful Texas A&M head coach ever left them to go coach at Texas?
  20. Aikbach

    Aikbach Active Member

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    A successful A&M coach, what's that? I kid, I kid.;)

    Jackie Sherril, RC Slocum, Dennis Francione, Mike Sherman, Kevin Sumlin, that constitutes the last 30 years of Aggie football, which subsequently is the most successful era in the program's history so no, none has ever jumped to Austin.

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