I think I might be of some help for Jeven. After the 1996 season, I to had to make a choice. Stay at UT and deal with Mackovik, or transfer and do what was best for me.
I wish I could take it all back, so this is my chance to help. I left UT for TCU and although I had a good career and had great teamates. I still would advise Jeven to go to a better school.
Football is not taken seriously at TCU. The talent level that you play against is weak. The media exposure is null and 80% of the fans hangout in the parking lot and get drunk while your inside playing a game called "football". Forgien word on the TCU campass and better known as a big frat party in the parking lot. I am sure I will get a lot of heat for this, but I really don't care. To tell you the truth, UT Alumni have been way more loyal then my TCU Alumni. On top of that, they treat transfers like red headed step children when your playing time is up.
Someoen tell Jeven to call me or email me. I have put a call into the department so he should be able to contact me.