Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
Alahunter
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
86299 posts

Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people



quote:

FootballScoop Staff ?@footballscoop 14m
Haven’t spoken w Charlie; but get the sense that there has been quite a power struggle already in Austin re: hiring his coordinators


Texas.








Back to top
Share:
Feral
Arkansas Fan
Member since Mar 2012
3934 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people




Couldn't happen to a better group of entitled idiots.



This post was edited on 1/10 at 11:19 am


Back to top
SECSolomonGrundy
Slaughter Swamp
Member since Jun 2012
4336 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


Red thinks Charlie's coordinators would make fine peanut vendors





Back to top
Chad504boy
New Orleans Saints Fan
Five Oh Four
Member since Feb 2005
83857 posts
 Online 

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


red still trying to get saban as defensive coordinator.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
AlaTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2006
14228 posts
 Online 

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


He will not have the gravitas to get done what he wants to get done.

It has nothing to do with him being black (actually, at Texas, it might). His resume is not impressive enough to get people to leave him alone and let him do his job.

Saban had a track record he established at LSU so he could take control at Alabama. Strong doesn't have that. What did he really win at Louisville? Not much.

This could be a train wreck. He is a good coach, but if boosters interfere and don't let him do what he wants, it could derail the whole thing.

I already feel bad for him. ALL of the disfunction is going to come out now.






Back to top
Crowknowsbest
Georgia Fan
Terrapin Station
Member since May 2012
12072 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


Texas needs to figure out that it's not actually different than any other major program. The boosters need to stfu





Back to top
Feral
Arkansas Fan
Member since Mar 2012
3934 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


quote:

Texas needs to figure out that it's not actually different than any other major program. The boosters need to stfu



I've said for a year now that Texas wouldn't ever get Saban for this simple reason -- Alabama boosters are preoccupied with winning, while Texas boosters are preoccupied with nonsensical BS (i.e. access).

Texas is the Dallas Cowboys of college football.






Back to top
JEAUXBLEAUX
LSU Fan
Bayonne, NJ
Member since May 2006
46174 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


Funny when I asked if Texas would hire an African American I was dismissed as a trouble maker. Credit to them they did but how the boosters treat him we shall see.





Back to top
Alahunter
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
86299 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


quote:

Alabama boosters are preoccupied with winning, while Texas boosters are preoccupied with nonsensical BS (i.e. access).


It took the 2000's for that to change at Bama from the 2nd part of the above statement. Texas will probably never get to the stage that they'll give complete control to a coach, like needs to be done at a program like the Bama, Texas, USC and the like. Too many money men wanting to feel big with access.






Back to top
Prominentwon
McNeese State Fan
...that's where TOTS come from!
Member since Jan 2005
73436 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


quote:

Couldn't happen to a better group of entitled idiots.


It could happen to Alabama and it wouldn't break my heart.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
cardboardboxer
New Orleans Saints Fan
Corndog heart with an Aggie brain
Member since Apr 2012
8299 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


quote:

It has nothing to do with him being black (actually, at Texas, it might). His resume is not impressive enough to get people to leave him alone and let him do his job.



Or more directly, HE isn't enough of a splash hire to move their needle, so they want splashes on his coaching staff. The big problem is he wanted to bring the UL offensive coordinator, and they all want someone who can run a spread or can recruit in Texas.

Coach Strong is actually growing on me some- how is he taking this new job and using it how he see fits. Texas fans expected him day one to start flipping Baylor and A&M recruits, and instead he is going back to those Florida high schools where is already a known quality and trys to sell those boys on his new team.

Time will tell if Texas fans demand not only who recruits for him, but where he recruits from. Some really like the idea of their program showcasing the best of Texas high school recruits to the country, but Charlie's easiest path for now is just bringing in the Florida boys (who seem to shun the idea of state loyalty). Time will tell if fans care more about stars than local representation.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
tmc94
Texas A&M Fan
Member since Sep 2012
7402 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


They definitely aren't giving him free reign which makes it pretty unfair to him if he fails. For instance, this tweet from his LB coach at Louisville, Brian Luc Jean-Mary

quote:

@luc_brian 20m
Interviewing at the University of Texas for the LB job. Waiting to see if Coach Petrino will offer me to stay.

That's right, he's interviewing for the job. WTF? Does anyone think Strong is running the interview? That would be awkward. "So Brian, tell me about your experience at Louisville?"

Strong either wants him or he doesn't. Sounds like he wants him and someone else needs to approve the hire of a LB coach.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Houston Summit
Texas A&M Fan
Houston, TX
Member since Apr 2012
1533 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


quote:

Red thinks Charlie's coordinators would make fine peanut vendors







Back to top
Goldrush25
Washington Fan
San Diego, CA
Member since Oct 2012
5095 posts
 Online 

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


This isn't off to a good start for them.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
CBandits82
Harvard Fan
Epcot
Member since May 2012
11362 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


Thing about Strong is that he doesn't play into any of that bull shite.

And Texas is absolutely full of said bull shite.






Back to top
  Replies (0)
Porky
Arkansas Fan
Member since Aug 2008
13170 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


I have little doubt that Charlie Strong would be successful at Texas if it weren't for the fact that their boosters will get in the way.





Back to top
Austin Cajun
LSU Fan
Austin, Tejas
Member since Aug 2013
1144 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


I've been saying since 2010 that Mack Brown wasn't the problem. Now I'm being proven right. No coach will have success there because of their boosters and their political involvements.





Back to top
  Replies (0)
slackhouse
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2005
18462 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


he should've had this kind of stuff ironed out in his contract. if not, his agent is brain dead. If it is, he needs to call his lawyer and call these Texas bigshots' bluff.





Back to top
Big12fan
Texas Fan
Dallas
Member since Nov 2011
1900 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


Strong has been the HC at Texas less than a week. You guys might want to revisit this thread in a week or so. I'm pretty sure I will.





Back to top
Akit1
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Jul 2006
4241 posts

re: Charlie Strong facing a power struggle already in hiring his people


This is RichRod at UM all over again





Back to top


Back to top