Per 247Sports, former Texas Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has weighed in on the firing of Tom Herman and hiring of Steve Sarkisian last week.
“No. 1 you never like to see coaches let go. It affects staff members, it affects families, it affects the person, the head coach,” Brown told 247Sports. “Everyone says, ‘Well he gets a bunch of money.’ You know there is some emotional damage when you are let go because you feel like you failed and it’s just not good. So I hate it. I hate it whenever I see it across the country. And our coaches would tell you too, that’s why assistant coaches leave. They go to different places because they don’t have big contracts like head coaches, so they are not in a position just to eat. They have to worry about their families and take care of them.”
Brown continued, “And I really haven’t talked to anybody out there because we were at the bowl game and have been very busy, so I don’t know anything about it. Tom (Herman) worked for us, so I like Tom. And I just hate it. I am sure Coach Sarkisian will do a great job. He’s a tremendous coach. I don’t know him really well. He was on the staff when we played USC in the National Championship game. And he is doing a great job with the offense at Alabama.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Ehlinger, Sarkisian hope for great 2021
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Trio of offensive prospects remain uncommitted
247Sports: Mike at Night: More on Herman and what went wrong in recruiting
247Sports: Afternoon Delight: Sources sound off on Sarkisian, LJ Johnson
247Sports: Nick at Nite: Big basketball moves being made in class of 2022
247Sports: Jaylon Guilbeau updates commitment status amid coaching change
247Sports: Tuesday recruiting nuggets: The latest on what we are hearing
Inside Texas: New staff will turn over every high school rock this month in the 2021 class
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Big 12′s undefeated bowl season, while impressive, must be put in perspective
Wide Right & Natty Lite: How the Heisman voting for Breece Hall shook out
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Iowa State falls to No. 4 Texas 78-72
Bring On The Cats: Final: No. 18 Texas Tech 82, Kansas State 71
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: DeVonta Smith can be one of the best receivers we’ve ever seen entering the NFL
SB Nation: NFL expert picks for Wild Card Weekend
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Blake Gideon, who was most recently the special team coordinator for the Ole Miss Rebels, and who’s also a former safety at Texas, is expected to join newly hired head coach Steve Sarkisian’s staff, according to a report in the Dallas Morning News.
With all the discussion of Blake Gideon coming back to Texas, never forget that he ACTUALLY was a 2 star recruit who started as a true freshman in one of the best defenses in the country and ended up starting for 4 years.— Mike Roach (@MikeRoach247) January 5, 2021
- Former Texas linebacker Byron Vaughns, who entered the transfer portal back in October, is set to join the Utah State Aggies in the spring offseason, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Say... @USUFootball y’all ready to win a few conference championships Str8 BIDNESS stamped— Byron Hobbs-Vaughns (@ByronVaughns) January 6, 2021
- Capri Davis has opted to leave the Texas volleyball program.