Originally Posted by Tailgate
Not sure we are disagreeing on anything really just a bit over the top for me. The formula actually did work. Because you can say what you want, but the run Texas had happened whether you think it felt wrong or it was masked, or not enough conference championships, or whatever. It happened, those results and BCS wins, NC win and appearances happened. There is only 1 Saban.
Like I said, this is all really irrelevant to me now anyway. Mack is gone. Dodds is gone. Its a new day, and my focus is on the next coach. Yes, an actual REAL ball coach lol who can lock down one side of the ball for the most part with his skills.
It didn't work, unless you just want to bring up the recruiting angle which is nothing that I ever debated. Mack is and was a great recruiter. He brought the program out of the shambles and was good for that, but that is where it stopped.
Mack Brown was about to be out of a job and VY came along. Texas didn't do so well with Vy right away and admitted that they had to stop coaching him for him to take over college football. Then they had Colt McCoy where they lost 3 games in his first two seasons and were under achieving again, because they were losing games they shouldn't have lost. Muschamp came along and got the entire team whipped into gear. The team played with a sense of urgency and attitude right away and could have gone to two National Championships.
But how is a system like that going to work long term when and if your coordinators are successful they end up having to leave? You're always hiring new guys and eventually it isn't going to work and then you're in a huge hole. And how can you "want" a HC that can't coach at all and is some sort of CEO, but he is the guy making all of the big decisions?? A coach is supposed to be able to coach. He should have to have the best coordinators just to have a good team.
Watch back on those years before VY and Texas could never win the big games. Mack was known as that until Vince came in and changed it all. But as a coach Mack always held the team back except for when "he didn't coach" and left his main player alone.