NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Not a Mack Brown fan (at all) BUT.....
October 15, 2012, 07:16 PM
What the heck has happened to College Football when a coach with his record is on the freaking hot seat?

ES-take the fun out of sports-PN has turned tradition, honor, honesty, courage and loyalty on it's ear. Who cares about that crud, were going to talk about who can win the NC and that is all that matters.

It is all about business now, rather disgusted by this to say the least.

All they care about is who wins the NC, everything else is just a joke to them.

I recently purchased some black plastic that I put along the bottom of my TV so the asinine perpetual scroll is hidden from my view. Still that stupid network should be taken off the air (just for putting that idiot holtz in front of the camara if nothing else) but they have no competition, really sad they are ruining the sport.

Sorry just need to rant now and then.
October 15, 2012  07:21 PM ET

ERRRR I am mad as heck!

October 15, 2012  07:41 PM ET

Hammered...it isn't ESPN..tho they do get blamed a lot.

Imagine if UM looses to TSUN 2-3 yrs in a row...or has a 4-9 record and, of the loses, three are the worst in history (opposing teams scores 65 and 63 twice). Sometimes school pride comes before the money and these things just aren't allowed.

Now, factor in, from what I am hearing, that UM is telling his players that this isn't a big deal, just another game, and keeps the players from contact in practice.

Sometimes it ISN"T about the money, just the pride.

Tho not an alum, I am an Okie born boy, and this does run deep....if it were reversed and Stoops had lost to TU 9 times, his head would be on the block....for an OU coach, you just DO NOT LOSE TO TEXAS...period. I would expect it to be the same at Texas.

October 15, 2012  07:42 PM ET
QUOTE:

I recently purchased some black plastic that I put along the bottom of my TV so the asinine perpetual scroll is hidden from my view

LMAO! Hey Hammered that's hilarious! And effective. Hahaha!

October 15, 2012  08:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

for an OU coach, you just DO NOT LOSE TO TEXAS...period. I would expect it to be the same at Texas.

That sums up about 90% of it, from what I hear from Tx Exes that I know.

The other 10% is a mix of the "our guys are soft", "telling our guys it's just another game, that is BullShizzlle" and "4 of the worst losses in the entire series are on Mack".

October 15, 2012  08:48 PM ET

I agree. With the resources and recruits at Texas, you should not lose that bad to a rival regularly. Mack is getting lazy as he nears the twilight of his career. It is time for new management.

October 15, 2012  09:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree. With the resources and recruits at Texas, you should not lose that bad to a rival regularly. Mack is getting lazy as he nears the twilight of his career. It is time for new management.

4-9 means he wasn't that effective from the beginning..

October 15, 2012  10:05 PM ET
QUOTE:

I recently purchased some black plastic that I put along the bottom of my TV so the asinine perpetual scroll is hidden from my view.

A strip of black paint works well, too.

October 16, 2012  12:07 AM ET
QUOTE:

....I recently purchased some black plastic that I put along the bottom of my TV so the asinine perpetual scroll is hidden from my view...

I like how, in the middle of a football game, they'll scroll football scores then switch to MLB scores then hockey then NASCAR and they even let you know what time Dancing With The Stars comes on ABC. Black plastic sounds like a great idea!

And I share your attitude about ESPN. I only watch ESPN for actual games.

October 16, 2012  12:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I agree. With the resources and recruits at Texas, you should not lose that bad to a rival regularly. Mack is getting lazy as he nears the twilight of his career. It is time for new management.

I think Mack bet the farm on the new assistants making a difference. I'm not sure yet if Diaz knows how to teach. The team is still very young (20 of 22 starters will return next year).

Longhorn message boards are calling for Mack's head, and Diaz' too, in the typical 3rd grade overreaction. Suddenly Kirby Smart .... yes Kirby Smart ... is the coach that we need to go get NOW NOW NOW!!!! LOL!

October 16, 2012  12:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

4-9 means he wasn't that effective from the beginning..

Yah, it may be history records him as simply riding a select few great talents in the glory years he did have. I.E. the dude can recruit but not coach at the highest levels.

October 16, 2012  12:36 AM ET
QUOTE:

ES-take the fun out of sports-PN has turned tradition, honor, honesty, courage and loyalty on it's ear. Who cares about that crud, were going to talk about who can win the NC and that is all that matters. It is all about business now,

The bias is readily apparent.

Some of the comments broadcast to the nation are quite subtle; others are mildly suggestive; some are downright stunning.

The unbiased viewer is most likely thinking, "Did that reporter really just say that? Did he not just influence the opinion's of a slew of voters with his biased comment?"


Like you said, "It is all about business now."

October 16, 2012  07:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yah, it may be history records him as simply riding a select few great talents in the glory years he did have. I.E. the dude can recruit but not coach at the highest levels.

Don't be misled by his record against Stoops. Mack has won a BCS championship. Stoops hasn't. That's what history has recorded so far.

October 16, 2012  07:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Don't be misled by his record against Stoops. Mack has won a BCS championship. Stoops hasn't. That's what history has recorded so far.

You forget about 2000?

Or that Stoops has been in 8 BCS games (only one to be in all 5)?

Or OU's 7 CC vs 3 for MB?

October 16, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Don't be misled by his record against Stoops. Mack has won a BCS championship. Stoops hasn't. That's what history has recorded so far.

But Stoops has been invited to the BCS champ game several times in addition to winning the 2000 season BCS Championship. He's kept Ok at a high level for the past decade.

Mack has had a couple good years the past decade, but with all that money, support and recruits, a reasonable CFB fan could assume better results over a 10 year period.

October 22, 2012  12:34 PM ET

Whaaa? Stoops hasn't won a BCS champeenship?

October 22, 2012  02:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Whaaa? Stoops hasn't won a BCS champeenship?

Dr. Bubba had some of Hippyweed's brownies....

October 22, 2012  04:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Dr. Bubba had some of Hippyweed's brownies....

I needs me some of those!

October 22, 2012  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mack is getting lazy as he nears the twilight of his career. It is time for new management.

Where are the painted piglets fans with their flippant Petrino posts?

October 22, 2012  04:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Mack is getting lazy as he nears the twilight of his career.

How can you say that mack is lazy?
Why he's doing THREE shows per week just for the Longhorn Network!

 
October 23, 2012  03:06 PM ET

LOL.. not mack is blaming LHN for taking too much of his time and his assistants. having to tape both ankles of players when only one is injured so as to not allow competing teams to learn about injuries. mack has had two horrible seasons and is on track for a third. and it's not that we are losing, but getting killed in games like the TX/OU is unacceptable. winning big 5-7 yrs ago doesn't guarantee job security. if texas finished at .500 this year look for the heat to turn up on mack to the point where he may find it best to retire!

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