Texas reloads

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  1. Doppelganger

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    And just like that, Texas has completely reloaded in terms of coaching.

    OC Greg Davis and DC WIll Muschamp are gone. The new Co- OC are former Boise State OC Byran Harsin and former running back coach Major Applewhite. The new DC is former Mississippi State DC Manny Diaz. The combination of Harsin/Applewhite is a HUGE upgrade over Davis and Diaz may be the second coming of Muschamp.

    Look out rest of college football...Texas is back!!!!

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    Co-co-ordinators?

    Sounds like a recipe for disaster. I could be proven wrong though.
     
  3. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Here's a cure all recipe .

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    Yawn....wake me up next fall when they actually start playing games to see if your statement is true.
     
  5. Doppelganger

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    Yeah Co-Coordinators can work if there is at least 1 good coach to the duo. Texas has done the Co-Coordinator thing before. During the National Championship year there were two co-coordinators on defense: Chizik and Akina. The next year(when Young left) the team went 10-3 with Chizik and Akina. This led to Chizik taking the head coaching spot at Auburn. The next year with Akina and Mac Duff the D struggled and Muschamp was brought in the following year.

    I think what this means is that Harsin will be the lead and help Major out. Harsin is great and I suspect in a couple of years, Harsin will leave to be a HC elsewhere and Major transitions into sole OC. It is a way to get Major a saftey net as I see him as the "heir apparent."
     
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    Texas won 5 games this season. It was the first time the Texans won more games than the longhorns in the same season...and the Texans play 5 more games than UT!!!

    Think how sad that statement is for a moment. The Texans play 16 games and prior to this season have never had more wins than the University of Texas football team which plays only 12. And, quite frankly without the lucky play in DC, KC, and Oakland, they still may not have done it!

    That said, I am not predicting a national championship, but I think they will be a force to be reckoned with and have a chance to win every game next year. Sadly we cannot say the same about the Texans.
     
  7. TexansSeminole

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    Manny Diaz, if I remember correctly, is a FSU alum and was being considered for the defensive coordinator position on Jimbo Fisher's staff but we went with Mark Stoops. It'll be good for Diaz to learn under Muschamp.
     
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    :confused: You do know that Muschamp is the new HC at Florida?
     


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    Lol, yea I'm sorry I was thinking Florida for a second I don't know why. :facepalm:
     
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    JB Old Curmudgeon

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    C'mon man! :facepalm: TS!
     
  11. pbat488

    pbat488 gig 'em

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    Chizik was at Iowa State before Auburn.
     
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    You are right, I forgot that he went to Iowa State first.
     
  13. Mr. White

    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    That defense totally fell apart toward the end of the 2006 season. There were rumors that Chizik and Akina clashed and the product on the field paid the price.
     
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    Mr. White H-Town Beatdown

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    Here is a pretty good description of what went on between Chizik and Akina from the 2006 season.

     
  15. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    I won't think Texas is 'back' until they show it on the field.
     
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    Until that kid at QB starts playing better .....
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    Jerry Gray has gone back home to be their new DB coach. That's big time to have him coaching.
     
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    And now the new O line coach is former Georgia O line coach Stacy Searels.

    So prior to this year the Texas Coaching staff was:

    HC: Mack Brown
    OC/QB: Greg Davis
    DC/LB: Will Muschamp
    DB: Duane Akina
    RB: Major Applewhite
    TE:Bruce Chambers
    DE:Oscar Giles
    OL:Mac McWhorter

    Now it is

    HC: Mack Brown
    OC/QB: Bryam Harsin
    OC/RB: Major Applewhite
    DC/LB: Manny Diaz
    DB: Jerry Gray
    TE:Bruce Chambers
    DE:Oscar Giles
    OL: Stacy Searles

    Looks like major upgrades across the board.

    Go Horns!
     
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    Why did Duane Akina leave for the same position at Arizona? Did he feel disrespected or something?
     

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