Originally Posted by Tailgate
Mack Brown was and is as good as his coordinators are. Nobody can deny Macks ability to recruit. He is a sincere father figure type that families want to send their kids to play for. Everyone knows Mack is not a coach. He just couldn't afford to miss on his recent hires, and he whiffed. And having a stud playmaking QB can make any program look legit and in full steam ahead. But as soon as that QB leaves, you better have the next one ready and Texas has failed here miserably as well since Colt left.
None of it matters now anyway. Texas will be in complete overhaul on many levels and in multiple sports soon.
Well therein lies a huge problem right there. Who in the hell wants a coach who sucks if his coordinators aren't great? The coach is supposed to be able to coach and if your coordinators are really good, they eventually LEAVE. Then what do you have? You're right back to having that soft grandpa of a coach that is looking for coordinators again. And Mack had one of the worst OC's in college football for the longest time in Greg Davis. The AD department and anyone involved with UT had been wanting Greg Davis out for years. Mack refused and put his loyalty to GD before the program and the players Mack even threatened to walk when they tried to force his hand before VY arrived. UT tried to force GD out a long time ago. Mack is a stubborn old man and always has been. His loyalty to certain players like Gideon, Derry, Simms, Mock, and so many others over the years hurt the team in a lot of situations. There were so many games that the Longhorns barely won despite their coaching where they had to make up for Mack's blunders. And don't even get me started on how badly Bob Stoops has owned Mack for years.
It's a reason why Boomer has wanted Mack to stick around all these years. When your main rival campaigns for your coach to stay for over ten years and your fans can't figure out why, then you have a problem.