Newly hired Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer, who turned down the Texas Longhorns job late last year, leaned on former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson late in the hiring process, according to Pro Football Talk. Meyer texted Johnson, “Gonna take one last swing.” And thus history was perhaps forever altered.
“Losing’s gonna be difficult for Urban. He knows that,” Johnson said, per Pro Football Talk. “He’s got a better team with more draft picks than I had when I got to Dallas. He’s not gonna have to go through 1-15. Through the draft, and through free agency, and with the cap money they have, I think he can turn it around fast. But he goes into it with his eyes open.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: 3 things that need to happen for the Texas Longhorns to make an NCAA Tournament run
Dallas Morning News: Does Urban Meyer picking the Jaguars mean Jacksonville is a better job than Texas?
247Sports: Morning Brew: All eyes on Pete Kwiatkowski
247Sports: Lunch Brew: How might Jeremy Pruitt being let go at Tennessee influence things at Texas?
247Sports: How crucial was Steve Sarkisian to Alabama’s offensive success?
Inside Texas: 2021 roster table rough draft and other team building considerations
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: 2022 4-star safety Landon Hullaby reveals top 10 schools
247Sports: Five-star RB Raleek Brown not in any hurry with recruitment
247Sports: Mike at Night: Odds and ends to start the week
Inside Texas: 2022 quarterbacks in Texas
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: After Kansas Win: Baylor’s Mark Vital is still the best glue guy in America
Our Daily Bears: To Be the Man You Gotta Beat the Man: A program defining win for Baylor over Kansas
Our Daily Bears: Butler serves up 30 points for 77-69 Baylor victory over Kansas
Frogs O’ War: Memphis DB T.J. Carter transfers to TCU
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma adds highly-touted OL transfer Wanya Morris
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia announces new dates for games postponed due to COVID-19
Bring On The Cats: Odd start time for K-State at OU
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Hahahahahaha the Warriors won
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball is officially out of the AP Poll’s top 25 ranking after a recent loss to the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Final from Lubbock. pic.twitter.com/Rkts81cGeC— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) January 17, 2021
- Here’s a guy who still thinks he’s relevant.