What a clown show.
The Strong hire lacked any pop from the get-go and quickly fizzled when Red declared it a bust followed by UT's entire DL class de-committing the next day.
Stong is a good coach, but these people here in Austin were sold
SABAN IS COMING (I live 5 min from campus and know exactly what it was like - checkout clerks at HEB would strike up conversations about Saban to Texas). It was like they'd collectively won the lottery. But they ended up getting a guy who, while competent is a looooooooong way from that kind of excitement. Longhorn media tried to spin it, but it failed. Compared to the names that were touted, Strong is "meh" to the fanbase and recruits.
So, when word was circulating that Strong was bringing his no-name OC from L-ville, who'd been fired by Nebraska
for being too boring, the "meh" upon "meh" general disappointment was just too much for the fanbase and big boosters, who revolted.
Now they are in the position of walking around pretty much telling their coach "we all find you to be 'meh', so hire someone exciting". The guy was shot in the back out of the gate by Red and is now being emasculated by Patterson who is telling him, not only that he can not make all of his own hires, but also
that he has to hire someone to make up for himself
This post was edited on 1/11 at 11:10 am