It just means more

Welp, one thing’s for certain…

The SEC’s asshole quotient won’t be going down after expansion.

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Filed under SEC Football, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

55 responses to “It just means more

  1. ben

    I know the SEC wants that Texas footprint and Texas money, but it’s gonna suck dealing with their arrogance.

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    • akascuba

      It’s going to be very enjoyable to watch Texas learn what life is like in the fast lane.

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      • I feel like I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter from excited ‘Horns fans about how they’re gonna own the SEC when they get here. That’s pretty ballsy from a program that’s barely sniffed a Big 12 title since Mack Brown left.

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        • How are they going to do that when they can’t even beat the team they are coming into the league with?

          I thought the University of Texas was actually a good school, but what qualifies as rational thought is brain-numbing.

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  2. I really hope the SEC puts Texas on the road against Bama for their first SEC game. That would be an asteroid game compared to the meteor game of Handbags/Hillbillies. Then again, I wouldn’t mind them coming to Athens for a good old-fashioned @$& whipping between the hedges.

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    • Down Island Way

      Does anybody expect or willing to acknowledge the okie and ut addition is gonna’ go well for the sec, despite the potential for financial gains and I get the potential for more sec institutions in the cfp expansion (?), in reality if you ain’t UGA football or the bammers (as long as satan resides there), that’s it, that’s all there is…not saying tosu, klempzen or for that matter, Saint Peters can’t win the title…GO DAWGS!

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    • Russ

      We’re heading to Austin to kick that ass in 2 years. Texas is really getting a lot of mileage out of beating a disinterested Dawgs team in the Sugar Bowl.

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  3. Castleberry

    Texas would definitely be in my top three if I was measuring by ability to collect enormous buyout after 2-3 years.

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  4. 69Dawg

    Look there is an old saying that if you could give Texas an enema they would be Rhode Island.

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  5. JaxDawg

    It’s real easy to hate Texas. I’m going to enjoy watching them get destroyed.

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  6. Ran A

    2005 last Natty – 16 since, with the SEC winning 12 of them. They are 83-67 since 2010 (that’s a .550 win percentage).

    Yeah, these guys are going to be lovely to deal with.

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  7. Derek

    I think its arguable whether Alabama is a better job than Texas.

    Keep in mind that when I am assessing a job I focus on resources, the availability/quality of in state talent, the historical attraction of the institution to that talent. I’m not accounting for institutional, cultural issues that inhibit the ability to compete. I get that some places are difficult because of the personalities surrounding the program. The coach is supposed to be able to manage and negotiate those things: see Kirby and Saban.

    With that understanding I believe that the top 3 jobs in America are:

    Georgia, LSU and Texas

    I wouldn’t argue what order you put them in.

    Ohio State would probably fall 4th simply because while Ohio HS talent is good, but not quite the same as those other 3.

    However, a gd moron should be able to win in those places and they have.

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    • dawg100

      Add USC and that may be your top 5.

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    • MGW

      If you presume that disfunction amongst a bunch of oil tycoons is an easy thing for a coach to fix, sure it’s a top three job.

      Back here in the real world, that disfunction trumps all those other advantages Texas has. Until that gets sorted out they’re going to jeep losing because the best coaches now know they’re going to have to deal with that crap.

      Bama has money and influence, but they tend to pull in the same direction. Georgia’s got a sort of genteel monied influence that was perfectly content to hand the reigns over to the guy who had been Saban’s protégé for the last decade. They’ve got that whole “georgia way” shit in their heads, but there isn’t much infighting to the point it affects a coaching search through competing factions pushing for different coaches, trying to go over the AD’s head, etc. Nobody’s first order of business was trying to force Kirby behind their favorite campus social issue or whatever that crap with the song was at Texas.

      At places like Texas, Tennessee, and Auburn, the wealthy people snatching the reigns back and forth from the administration and each other aren’t going to suddenly step back and quit trying to meddle, and coaches know that, so they don’t want to go there. Here’s some proof… Texas hired Sarkisian, a f’n retread with a pretty mediocre history aside from scoring a bunch of points for nick Saban with the best talent possible, which every single other OC he’s ever hired has had no trouble doing. That’s not who you hire for the best job in the country.

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      • Derek

        The problem with putting all of that into a ranking is that its far too subjective and undefinable. I’m sure Bill Curry would argue that Alabama’s culture was poisonous and hindered him. He was forced out the same year he won the conference. I’m sure that Tuberville struggled in areas and with people whereas Pat Dye didn’t. Same place, same people.

        Likewise, Kirby dealt with problems CMR couldn’t overcome.

        Does anyone think that stupid meddlesome oil men would have kept Saban from winning in Austin had he taken that job ten years ago?

        Are there as many men who can handle those places as there are places where the right guy can be successful? Nope.

        However, you take the right guy and say:

        Where can you go and get from start to natty the fastest and with the least effort and the answer is:

        Georgia, LSU, Texas and then OSU.

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        • MGW

          For sure it isn’t a black and white thing. But I would also say it was a different era with those examples you have. Less money, lower stakes, more “mobility” for schools to jump up a tier, longer term coaches, etc. but the big question really is what Saban would have done at Texas. I definitely think if anyone could do it it was him. But he got yanked around in the NFL and left because of it; point being that even Saban’s powers have (had?) limits. That is a very possible outcome if Sabin had gone to Texas; bangs his head against the wall for a year or two and then announces “these people don’t want to do what it takes to win my way so I’m leaving. They think they know what’s best, so they should go do that.”

          I still think the Sark hire is very telling. Coaches are aware of that dynamic and what it means for the job you’re looking at taking. Charlie Strong and Tom Herman were at near demigod status when Texas hired them. Both failed, and meddling/backbiting wasn’t the only factor but it was definitely a big one. The next coach of that stature ain’t going to Texas if he truly wants to win. If he’s guided only by money that’s another thing, but it would be with an understanding that he’s likely going to be handicapped.

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          • Derek

            Mack Brown hadn’t done much before he got to Austin and he managed to be successful there. Is it a den of snakes? Yes.

            Is everything there for you be be successful? Yes.

            I don’t know that Texas has any problems that aren’t present at other places. Texas sticks out because its been so long since they’ve had a guy overcome them.

            Hell we went decades with self-defeating behavior didn’t we?

            Doesn’t mean Georgia isn’t a great job.

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      • Basically, Texas has devolved into Even Wealthier Auburn, driven into the ground by a cabal of dumbfuck boosters who would rather be kings of a shitshow than mere cogs in a well-oiled machine.

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        • 81Dog

          “Even Wealthier Auburn” is a line I am stealing, and plan to use copiously. It’s not often I find a term that insults both fan bases so effectively. Many thanks for this brilliantly efficient and hilarious slur. 🙂

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    • sniffer

      I get that some places are difficult because of the personalities surrounding the program

      And yet you still put Texas on your list. UT may have an meddling alumni base WORSE than Florida and Bama.

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  8. Hobnail_Boot

    Oklahoma is even more insufferable.

    This is gonna be fun.

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  9. artistformerlyknownasbman

    I might have to start referring to them as Techsas, because I’m probably going to hate them about as much as I the Waffle House Institute.

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  10. MGW

    Texas WAS a better job till the boosters got too big for their britches. Now it’s just Auburn with more money. And several more years since the last national title.

    Disfunction negates all other “pro’s” of a coaching job.

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  11. Illini84

    Since we’re sign to have an Aussie kicker THIS meant more!!

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    • Matthew McKinney

      I can promise, this is an anomaly. Most sport events here in Australia have empty stadiums and the crowds are only annoyingly obnoxious.
      That said, we focus way too much on Aussies’ kicking prowess (which is ok, I guess). The AFL, IMO, is a place where the cornerback potential talent is huge.

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    • RangerRuss

      That’s a strange game, but I have been known to watch it. Entertaining.

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  12. WH

    I lived in Texas for over half my life. It’s a huge state that takes football very seriously at all levels including HS; I would say it ranks just below the southeast in terms of football being a “way of life.” YMMV of course.

    But there are TWELVE FBS programs in Texas (for context: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, MO, SC, & TN combined have 37 for an avg of 3.7/state).

    As for UT, it has the “Texas” brand but because the state is so huge, diverse and divided in loyalties, the ‘Horns are hated more in their state than anywhere else not named Oklahoma. Anecdotally, very few non-alumni outside of the Austin area actually root for Texas.

    Yes, joining the SEC will improve their standing as a football “powerhouse” more than anything they could do besides hiring Nick Saban. And, it should certainly improve their recruiting, primarily because they’ll lose fewer top in-state recruits to non-top-tier SEC coaches. (Nick, Kirby and especially Jimbo will keep getting their share from TX.)

    However, at the end of the day, I fully expect that the upgrade in competition will do more than enough extend their recent tradition of losing enough games to be irrelevant to any Natty discussion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt we’re about to see another case of timing-the-SEC-jump-just-right like TAMU did with Sumlin/Manziel or a decent Mizzou team showing up just as the East was slumping.

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  13. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2021)

    LMAO!!!

    The stupid… IT BURNS!!!

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  14. Senator…Kirk Bohls of the Austin-American Statesman is reporting that Sakasian will be fired this weekend after an internal review of a breech of his contract rules of conduct and is to be replaced by…Coach Irvin Meyers for $11.5M per year. Grantham rumored to be interviewing for DC position.

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  15. It’s such a great job, like 4 different coaches have held it in the last decade at least!

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  16. otto1980

    Nobody does less with more than Texas.

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  17. stoopnagle

    I’m sorry. I could read that due to the glare coming off of this national championship trophy.

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  18. David D

    Texas’ shade of orange is uglier than Tennessee’s. That’s a very difficult thing to do. FTMF, too.

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