At my alma mater, the two major coaches are overpaid. And not enough is demanded in return.
Case in point numero uno: Mack Brown, head football coach. He is the highest paid coach in all of college football yet has been totally eclipsed by the coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, Bob Stoops. Stoops' team has played in 8 of the last 11 Big 12 championships. He has won seven Big 12 championships, Brown only two. And one of those was dependent on the replay officials.
Clearly Longhorn football is lagging. Even worse, this year we are a cellar dweller in a dying conference.
Case in point numero dos: Rick Barnes, head men's basketball coach. Depending upon your source he is the 7th or 8th highest paid college basketball coach. He makes only slightly less than University of North Carolina coach Roy Williams who has won two NCAA championships. Barnes has never won the Big 12 tournament in his 12 year tenure. He has never advanced to the NCAA championship game. Kansas meanwhile has won, during the same time frame, 9 regular season championships and 6 tournament championships.
Longhorn basketball simply does not measure up to the gold standard, Kansas. And other emerging programs, such as Kansas State and Baylor, may push us even farther down.
University of Texas Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds has created a very comfy country club for coaches.
It's time for big changes in Austin.
Is it time for Rick Barnes to go?
Yes (52 votes)
No (194 votes)
246 total votes