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According to ESPN, longtime Texas booster Red McCombs in not a fan of Longhorns decision to hire coach Charlie Strong. McCombs referred to the hire as a "kick in the face". Here is what McCombs said on ESPN 1250 San Antonio:

"I think the whole thing is a bit sideways,"

"I don't have any doubt that Charlie is a fine coach. I think he would make a great position coach, maybe a coordinator.

"But I don't believe [he belongs at] what should be one of the three most powerful university programs in the world right now at UT-Austin. I don't think it adds up."

"I think it is a kick in the face," McCombs said. "Beyond the fact of what actually happened. We have boosters that have a lot of knowledge about the game. When we decided to go get Mack -- from the time we decided to go get Mack to about 30 hours later to have a press conference here and it was done -- we had a lot of input before we went after him.

"So I don't know what the big rush was. I was kind of pleased that [Texas athletic director Steve] Patterson already said that he'd like to get it done in the middle of January. That seemed logical to me. I'm a team player, but I think they went about it wrong and made the selection wrong."

McCombs is the former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings and is the co-founder of Clear Channel Communications. McCombs has donated more than $100 million to the University of Texas and is a close friend of Mack Brown.
Filed Under: NCAA Football


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Cobb Dawg122 months
Malzahn would have been the right hire.
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bayoubilly57122 months
I THINK IT,S a black thing!
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Billy Ray Valentine122 months
could they look any more disinterested with that stupid hand sign?
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Sterling Archer122 months
I'm not understanding why he's upset. Is it because he didn't have input or because he feels it was rushed?
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Tommy Patel122 months
Texas problems, meh
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