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Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Chop, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts

  2. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts

  3. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Has there ever been this much coaching turnover?
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  4. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    He's too long not among the living. Passed away close to two years now.
  5. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Sad to hear. RIP.
    He was a good one.
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  6. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Austin Pee -- isn't that what drains down the gutters of alleyways off 6th Street on weekend nights?
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  7. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Not my business, but for some of these lowlier college programs, I like it when they hire successful high school head coaches.
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  8. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    More like, one of the perennial juggernauts that TAM plays every year to assist in achieving bowl eligibility.
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  9. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    Somehow, "Let's go Miners" isn't as cool as, "Let's go Pee"
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  10. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Uh, I might take issue with that - but it is kinda funny.
  11. HalRex

    HalRex 1,000+ Posts

    Maybe not as cool but certainly has a resonance with those of a certain age, like me;)
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  12. cnb

    cnb 5,000+ Posts

    IT mentioned Coach Choate will remain with Texas until the season is over, but will also balance his Nevada duties.

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  13. das3603

    das3603 250+ Posts

    General question - in a case like this if he were to totally leave now, would he forfeit any additional bonuses the coaches may get for winning the CFP or playing in the championship? Would he not get a ring if we were to win it all? I assume he would lose all of that but just wondering out loud.
  14. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    Maybe just me, but if we are not losing coaches regularly who are being "promoted" then we are doing something wrong.
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  15. bishophorn

    bishophorn 500+ Posts

    And then find the best young talented coaches to replace those that do leave. That keeps the cycle going in great organizations.
  16. txhorn_et

    txhorn_et 1,000+ Posts

    I resemble that remark at least 3x a night.
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  17. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    I know it's ancient history, but see also Frank Broyles. Consider those directly or one removed from Coach Broyles:

    Fred Akers
    Jim Mackenzie
    Chuck Fairbanks
    Barry Switzer
    Bill Michael (best coach I've ever known)
    Gary Gibbs
    Jimmy Johnson
    Mike Gundy
    Terry Don Phillips (OK, he was AD, but belongs on the tree)

    That's for starters because I'm sure I missed some.
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  18. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    Did you know Jimmy Johnson in high school?
  19. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts


    Fritz hired his son as director of player personnel.
  20. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    No, Jimmy was several years ahead of me. Bill Michael was his position coach at Port Arthur and told Coach Broyles he should take him. Like everyone in South Jefferson County, I knew of his self-proclaimed "best friend" Kyle Haines. Haines was about twice Jimmy's size and accepted a scholarship to play for the Horns. According to a story told by Coach Royal, the first week of practice, Haines was told by another freshman player that he was going to the COOP to sell back a book he bought by mistake. Haines was amazed you could do that, so he went to the COOP, sold all his books back, went to Tom Dennis' Sporting Goods and used the money to buy fishing tackle. When Coach Royal found out, he told Haines he had until practice started to go buy the books back or clean out his room. Haines returned to being the "King of 16th Street" picking fights with kids half his size.
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  21. Chop

    Chop 10,000+ Posts

    More importantly, did you know (or know of) Janis Joplin in high school?
  22. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Nobody knew of Janis, although at one time she lived across the street from Jimmy Crouch, Horn baseball player in late 60s/early 70s.

    Everyone was listening to Swamp Rock, particularly The Boogie Kings and Jerry LaCroix (PNG Class of 1962 ??), aka Jerry Count Jackson, later lead singer of Rare Earth and Blood Sweat & Tears after David Clayton Thomas quit two weeks before their European and Asian tours; also people like Rod Bernard, Jivin Gene Bourgeois. Janis didn't start singing until she was several years in Austin. Legend has it that she got drunk at the original Threadgill's on north Lamar, grab the mic and started wailing. Her big break came at Monterrey Pop in 1967 (??), which is THE GREATEST music festival of all time. It launched the careers of:

    The Who (big in England but unknown in US)
    Jimi Hendrix (again big hit in Europe but unknown in US)
    Otis Redding
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  23. bishophorn

    bishophorn 500+ Posts

    Sabre, that is the way to do it.
    More recently, Saban has been following that path of developing great coaches.
  24. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 5,000+ Posts

    Actually Janis worked at Threadgills waiting tables. She would hang around playing guitar and singing with Threadgill and his buddies.
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  25. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Deo Gratias

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  26. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Prediction Contest Manager

    How can that be? He wasn't even the best coach in the Big XII.
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  27. Walking Boss

    Walking Boss 2,500+ Posts

    MH beat me to it.
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  28. LonghornEE72

    LonghornEE72 25+ Posts

    Probably best to use that as a measurement point about the Big 12 more than anything else, don't you think?
    Thank goodness we're leaving this side-show conference.
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  29. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts


    How can think that? I was really looking forward to Yormark eliminating the bands and halftime and replacing them with headliner rasslin match, followed by some no talent guy wearing 42 pounds of fake gold jewelry belting out pseudo music.
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  30. LonghornDave

    LonghornDave 1,000+ Posts

    It just gets more embarrassing in the Big 12

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