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CCC 12.7.18 — Texas basketball has gone sideways, 20+ assistants make $1M a year, Hugh Freeze has a job

All the latest Longhorn links in one spot, including plenty of bad surrounding Shaka Smart’s program.

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Texas Football

Sam Ehlinger vows not to let Texas experience disappointment of Big 12 Championship loss againBurnt Orange Nation, 12.5.18

Tracking every Texas player still eligible to redshirt this seasonBurnt Orange Nation, 12.5.18

Texas graduate transfer OT target Tommy Kennedy sets visit scheduleBurnt Orange Nation, 12.6.18

Mapping an ideal, yet realistic close to the Texas recruiting classBurnt Orange Nation, 12.7.18

Texas Basketball

Texas drops third straight in 54-53 loss to VCUBurnt Orange Nation, 12.5.18

VCU 54, Texas 53: Longhorns’ shooting woes on full display in 3rd-straight lossAustin American-Statesman, 12.5.18

Bricking From the Corner: VCU 54, Texas 53Barking Carnival, 12.5.18

Truths and takeaways from Texas’ non-conference slateBurnt Orange Nation, 12.6.18

Big 12

Big Ten Source: League targeting OU, TexasOU Insider, 12.5.18

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray beats out Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa for AP Player of the Year awardCBS Sports, 12.6.18


Ohio State keeps missing Playoffs because Schiano’s defense gets lit up by mediocre teamsSB Nation, 12.3.18

Why Nick Saban Coaching ... the Green Bay Packers Makes SenseSports Illustrated, 12.4.18

Overpaid or worth the cash? Here’s how 10 highest paid assistant football coaches stack upUSA Today, 12.5.18

Twenty-one assistant coaches made at least $1 million in 2018Football Scoop, 12.5.18

With salaries for college football assistants spiraling, coaches can be pickier about taking top jobUSA Today, 12.5.18

Sterlin Gilbert to be next McNeese State head coachFootball Scoop, 12.5.18

American Athletic commissioner on Central Florida’s playoff snub: Not playing ‘JV’ footballUSA Today, 12.5.18

More college football programs investing big money in strength coachesUSA Today, 12.5.18

Liberty close to hiring former Mississippi coach Hugh FreezeUSA Today, 12.7.18

Final Thoughts

Texas basketball has officially gone sideways.

After a strong showing in Las Vegas, including a top-10 win over North Carolina, the Longhorns have lost three straight and looked completely disorganized in each contest.

The Shaka doubters are out in full-force. With Purdue coming to Austin, the restlessness from Horns fans will only grow louder if Texas lose yet again.

It’s a long season, but this Texas team — which a lot of people were high on coming into the season — doesn’t look much better than any of Shaka’s previous squads. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season will play out.

I’ll be surprised if a change is made — especially with the money tied up in Shaka — but missing the tournament would certainly expedite the process.

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