Charlie Strong Early Favorite For Texas Job

Here’s who Bovada lists as the favorites for the Texas job: Charlie Strong (2/1); Art Briles (9/2); James Franklin (5/1); Mike Gundy (7/1); Bill O’Brien (15 /2).

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  • Henry Bibby

    So much for Texas making a bigger splash than USC. I’d take Sark over all of those candidates. Please, Charlie Strong? That’s pathetic.

    • gotroy22

      Who had a better coaching record, Sarkiffian at UW or Strong at Louisville?

      • Booyakasha

        The schedules are vastly different gotroy

        • gotroy22

          Who won their last bowl game?

          • gotroy22
      • Henry Bibby

        With that moronic throught process, Lane Kiffin is a better coach than James Franklin. Do you agree?

        • gotroy22

          Moronic is your dismissing a man who earned his assistant and head coaching jobs.

          • Henry Bibby

            Backpedal a little faster for me next time. Thanks.

          • gotroy22

            You brainless rah rahs that once defended Kiffin now must now rationalize the horrible Sarkiffian hire.

          • Arturo

            The sanctions have clouded everything- you might be right about Sark. Then again, you could be wrong.

          • B.Miller

            Point of the Sarkisian hire is USC should be able to compete right away in recruiting and playing.. No need to build relationships because USC and the west Coast knows Sarkisian.
            Charlie Strong does not have any West Coast connections.. USC would have to rebuild instead of reloading.. Sarkisian was the best decision unless USC wanted to do a complete over haul of its program.

      • Jack B

        Do you even watch college football? Ever hear of the American Athletic Conference? Ya, same comp as the Pac-12, so let’s compare records. Duh.

        • gotroy22

          Do you even read the BCS rankings? Tell me who is ranked #18 and who is unranked. Duh.

          • Jack B

            Try to stay on topic, idiot. You were talking about records, not BCS rankings. Probably too tough for you to understand. I agree with Bibby’s reference to you as a moron.

          • gotroy22

            We’ were talking about quality of programs, idiot rah rah. Strong rebuilt Louisville into a Top 20 BCS program, your hero Sarkiffian, not so much at UW. And you rah rahs do need your approval from others since you can’t think for yourselves.

          • Arturo

            Louisville has been good before-he didn’t build them from nothing and certainly not from the depths UW was at- and Strong has ties to FL and that part of the country. Sark has similar ties to CA. I think it remains to be seen who does better.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    wow they have actual CHOICES??

    at Southen Cal it was: “forget it”… “dont call me”… “who gave you my number”… “is this a prank?” …

    then “Sark please come!!!”

    HAWR-HAWR!!!!

    • Henry Bibby

      U really are an idiot. Ok cya.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        whether i’m an idiot is immaterial. what i said is true and you know it!!!

        cya! wouldn’t wanna be ya!!!!!

        • Henry Bibby

          What happened to Nick Saban to Texas? Also, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson had targeted four NFL coaches: Seattle’s Pete Carroll, Green Bay’s Mike McCarthy, San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh and Philadelphia’s Chip Kelly.

          Kelly, the former Oregon coach, was at a loss to explain why his name had come up for the Texas job.

          Sounds like Texas has “choices”, but the answer is always “forget it” and “don’t call me”.

          • FMUSC81

            No Winning NFL Coach goes down to College Football… It’s one thing to get fired and go, but to resign … he’ll never get a NFL HC gig again… those name sound nice, but none of them plan on going to TEXAS unless one of them gets canned .. 49ers said they wouldn’t stand him Jimmy football way if he wanted to go, but that was their way of saying … “you’ll not hold a gun to our head for a better contract “

          • Cheap seats

            Didn’t Bill Walsh go back to College after winning multiple Super Bowls?

          • FMUSC81

            Yes and he retired forM the 49ers and took four years off and never used Stanford as a launching pad cause Bill Walsh didn’t need too .. he could have gone and coach any NFL team if he wanted to Stanford part 2 was a kinda coming home and did it for thee years and went back to the 49ers when they came calling as VP player personal …. Do you really see Pete Carroll leaving Seattle for Texas or Jim Harbaugh ? Not saying Texas is bad Job because it’s a great job, but it’s not the NFL… and The NFL is the pinnacle for any Head Coach… It doesn’t work out for all i.e Petrino , Saban, Lou Holtz and countless others, but they take a shot at it.
            I see Tomlin leaving before the others … The steelers are in need of a overhaul … Teams get old and steelers are one of those teams not bashing them ,but it’s part of NFL football… can’t replenish the team with 20-25 1st rounders every year.

          • Cheap seats

            I know Walsh was more of an exception and I agree that it will be very rare if a winning NFL coach leaves for NCAA.

            However, Cowheard made a good point on his show that the college gigs are certainly more attractive now due to higher salaries, significantly less hours per week, and more stability than an NFL job.

          • Booyakasha

            How is it more stable than an NFL job? Just look at Jason Garrett, Jim Schwartz-guys who have QB’s, can’t make the post-season and still have jobs. If Kiffin had the same win-loss record in the NFL(although it’s unlikely he would), that he had at SC, he is not fired. Big time college programs are not patient for results.

          • Cheap seats

            Kiffin was given over 4 years at SC, right? With the Raiders, he was gone in the middle of his 2nd season.

            Anyway, it was Cowheard’s point and I found it intriguing. Like you said, there are some NFL GMs more patient than some boosters/ADs.

          • Booyakasha

            Wasn’t Kiff 3+ years…8-5;10-2;7-6;fired.
            Although I can understand it felt like 4+.

          • rusoviet

            Kiffin signed a bad contract w. Al Davis – that’s why he got sacked then again Davis sacked everyone.

          • Cheap seats

            I don’t he “signed” a bad deal. Al stiffed him on the remainder of the contract similar to what he did to Mike Shanahan in 89.

            I think both Kiffin and Shanahan failed when trying for arbitration.

          • FMUSC81

            but you are given three years at college as oppose to one year at some NFL teams…maybe two to win now.

          • rusoviet

            Yeah twice w. Stanford but he never replicated the success he had with the 49ers in either of his two stints.

          • gotroy22

            It sounds like ESPN’s Chris Mortenson had it wronng. What succesful NFL coach would go back to college?

    • FMUSC81

      Your Hawr -Hawr is cause Mora isn’t on that list !!!

    • CryMex

      Sun Bowl not exciting enough for you, so you’re here?

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        oh no, the game was today? and i missed it! sonnova…..

  • Joe Blow

    Goodbye Longhorns

    • Arturo

      Texas A&M is smiling right now.

  • B.Miller

    Where is the “Gruden interest”?