Texas Booster: Hiring Coach Strong Is a Kick in the Face

Published on 08-Jan-2014 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Review

Red McCombs

The honeymoon is already over for new Texas head coach Charlie Strong.

Texas booster Red McCombs -- who used to own the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, and Minnesota Vikings -- was not pleased by the hire and expressed his dismay on a radio talk show in San Antonio. 

"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."

McCombs' bigoted comments continued.

"I think it is a kick in the face. 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."

Mr McCombs, here is the reality of the situation: no one wanted the job. You went after the biggest name in college football and he turned you down. Then you tried to make up a lie, which no one bought, that you never wanted him in the first place. 

You went after the two head coaches who were in the national championship game this year and they turned you down.

Not to mention you went after one of your rivals' head coaches, and he said no, too.

Wonder why? Probably because of big mouth bigots like you.

You were lucky to hire one of the best and up-and-coming coaches in America who looked like he'd rather be in hell than Austin yesterday answering questions.

In short Mr McCombs, you were fortunate to land Charlie Strong, because in reality, neither you nor your school deserves him.

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