Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
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


Malzahn would have been the right hire.
Reply95 months
I THINK IT,S a black thing!
Reply95 months
could they look any more disinterested with that stupid hand sign?
Reply95 months
I'm not understanding why he's upset. Is it because he didn't have input or because he feels it was rushed?
Reply95 months
Texas problems, meh
Reply95 months
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