"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)
posted by texasinafrica at 11/18/2008
I sure do like Muschamp's intensity, but I remember when Gene Chizik was the Defensive Savior and Greg Robinson did a pretty darn good job as well. It's hard to do an old-fashioned, hold 'em to nothing defense in the offensive-minded Big 12, but other than the Kansas game last week, I haven't been overwhelmed by their defense...good...very good...but not great....and my point is, what happens when his defense stinks it up or he doesn't get that stud recruit he wants or he has a rash of injuries....will UT's fans be saying, "Hey, maybe we don't want him to be our next head coach." But, I guess they have plenty of money....I don't think of Muschamp as being any better or more intense as a defensive coach than Mike Stoops was the year Oklahoma won the National Championship...and he's only now beginning to look like a halfway decent head coach at Arizona..And Bo Pellini has a long way to go at Nebraska.....Most successful head coahces (and this is just a hunch) have been excellent offensive coordinators...Bob Stoops would be an exception...but Mack Brown would be exhibit A...Mike Leach also comes to mind as well as Mark Mangino....Mack was an outstanding Offensive Coordinator at OU before he learned the ropes at Tulane and other places....And in response to your headline....I don't know if you meant this was a major move....or, hey...what about ole Major? See you around??? Wasn't he the Head-Coach-In-Waiting?
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:21:00 PM
The only thing I noticed in the article was the salary. I kind of stopped reading after that. So, how much more does Muschamp make than the average professor or grad student? I wonder how much more he makes than the top student player? It seems like such a shame to me that sports are valued so much more than education, even at universities.MB
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:40:00 PM
Ah, but football is a self-supporting enterprise at UT. Those funds are completely separate from anything having to do with the university's educational mission, including salaries.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 2:04:00 PM
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