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Switzer: Briles could make Texas 'like an Alabama'

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07:35 AM ET 11.01 | Nearly 20 years ago, Barry Switzer told Mack Brown that Texas was the best coaching gig in the country, and now Brown's under fire on the job. Switzer believes Baylor coach Art Briles is the "perfect fit" to replace Brown, should he not return to Austin next season. After winning four Texas state titles at Stephenville High, Briles built Houston into a successful program, and now has Baylor ranked No. 6 in the BCS Standings. "I don't know about the people hiring at Texas," Switzer said. "They're kinda blue-bloods down there. Art Briles might be too country for them, but I'm gonna tell ya, he's the perfect fit for those high-school coaches in Texas. Talk about recruiting. He's one of them. High school coaches would love to help him at Texas. He'd make them like an Alabama."

The Oklahoman

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November 1, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Blue Bloods......lol

November 1, 2013  08:05 AM ET

....i would take that as an insult...bama is the best minor league pro team in a minor league pro league......not a proper model for the university of texas, or notre dame or college football programs like that....and yes, briles is too country....when luck is hired he will bring in a harbaugh....

November 1, 2013  08:19 AM ET

"I don't know about the people hiring at Texas," Switzer said. "They're kinda blue-bloods down there. Art Briles might be too country for them, but I'm gonna tell ya, he's the perfect fit for those high-school coaches in Texas. Talk about recruiting. He's one of them.

Briles current job has less interference than the UT job.

Country---ya thank. He's from Rule, TX for gawds sake. Coached the Hamlin Pied Pipers prior to Stephenville. (Hamlin Pied Pipers is one of the great mascot names along with Winters Blizzards, Hutto Hippos, Trent Gorillas, Port Lavaca Sandcrabs, Progresso Red Ants, etal.)

Briles has to use his HS coaching connection to recruit at Baylor. Such is not needed at UTx or A&M. Those two recruit themselves...at least in Texas.

November 1, 2013  08:20 AM ET

"Art Briles might be too country for them..."

Barry - you know damn good and well the term is folksy.


And - as an aside - the Tea Sippers would be foolish as hell not to grab Briles if he were available. I've been watching him for 15 years now (since his Stephenville team trounced my poor little HS alma mater in the playoffs). Nothing about the game of football is too big for the man.

I agree with Barry (and I ain't no UTx fan) - he would be a serious difference maker down Austin way.

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November 1, 2013  08:36 AM ET
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He would be great down there. But switzers right about the old fogies running the show.

Old fogies are okay except for running the show.

November 1, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Mangino Holloween costume? LMAO

The kid that had the Kingsbury look had better taste.

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November 1, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Old fogies are okay except for running the show.

Hey now, what's wrong with getting old

November 1, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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These fogies should be eating dinner at 3 pm, watching some Matlock then go to bed at 8 pm and rise at 5 am for some sweating with the fogies.

I eat "supper" at 4 pm, bed at 7, getup at half past three like I have for over 50 years now. what is wrong with that.

I think somwwhere in here I am being made fun of.

November 1, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Hey now, what's wrong with getting old

From my personal experience, I'd say plenty.

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November 1, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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....i would take that as an insult...bama is the best minor league pro team in a minor league pro league......not a proper model for the university of texas, or notre dame or college football programs like that....and yes, briles is too country....when luck is hired he will bring in a harbaugh....

Yeah, because the Harbaughs would DEFINITELY give up an NFL HEAD COACHING position to be someone's assistant in the college ranks...............question: you stay up nights thinking up the inane prattle that spews out of your mouth like feces out of an incontinent geriatric's ****?

November 1, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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Yeah, because the Harbaughs would DEFINITELY give up an NFL HEAD COACHING position to be someone's assistant in the college ranks...............question: you stay up nights thinking up the inane prattle that spews out of your mouth like feces out of an incontinent geriatric's ****?

Now that is funny. Well said.

November 1, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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From my personal experience, I'd say plenty.

Better than the alternative!!!

November 1, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Yeah, because the Harbaughs would DEFINITELY give up an NFL HEAD COACHING position to be someone's assistant in the college ranks...............question: you stay up nights thinking up the inane prattle that spews out of your mouth like feces out of an incontinent geriatric's ****?

Alabama is no different than any other team... they're just more successful. (A deliberate rewording of something Jerry said to George).

But you guys don't wanna be like Alabama. "They CHEEEEEEEEETTZZZZ!!! I hates Mean Ole Sabenz!!!!!!@!!! He Oversigns!!!!!!11111 He's a mean ole meanie!!!!!111"

Lol.

November 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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....Briles current job has less interference than the UT job...

Yep.

And he does not like dealing with the media although he does a great job of puting reporters in their place with his wit. All those weekly appearances and obligations with LHN, like "Coach's Corner", would be a negative for him.

November 1, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Barry must hate the Sooners...He should be recruiting Briles to replace Boob

BS is just prepping 0U faithful for the beatdown next week

 
November 1, 2013  09:47 AM ET

And speaking of Texas schools, watched UNT and Rice last night.

They're getting some things right in Denton. Their D completely shut down the Rice O that has looked good all season, including at aTm

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