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Skinny

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The lie UT fans are constantly being told is that this is a BIG job. Yea in the 2000s. Not anymore. Baylor, A&M AND Houston are on top of you, FACT Texas fan! Deal with them apples!  And Cat has been removed from playing enough years and has had enough of a transition to the coaching world that this would be a perfect hire for Texas and shes ready for it if she wants it. 
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it would make sense to hire RW from tx state. i LOVE rw. i think what she and cat have done in the last 4 years is amazing.
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The lie UT fans are constantly being told is that this is a BIG job. Yea in the 2000s. Not anymore. Baylor, A&M AND Houston are on top of you, FACT Texas fan! Deal with them apples!  And Cat has been removed from playing enough years and has had enough of a transition to the coaching world that this would be a perfect hire for Texas and shes ready for it if she wants it. 

Oh, brother.  Houston?  Let me know when they make a Super Regional.  Baylor?  Definitely benefitted from Texas being on the decline; but, they will continue to be known as Rape U for several more years thanks to their scandalous football program.  A&M is doing well in the SEC; but, very up and down in the post-season the last few years.  Texas has work to do, no doubt.  It's all about making the right coaching hire.
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The lie UT fans are constantly being told is that this is a BIG job. Yea in the 2000s. Not anymore. Baylor, A&M AND Houston are on top of you, FACT Texas fan! Deal with them apples!  And Cat has been removed from playing enough years and has had enough of a transition to the coaching world that this would be a perfect hire for Texas and shes ready for it if she wants it. 


I do agree with this statement, maybe not the tone of this statement, but I do agree. However, Texas is still a big time job...People can say what they want, but Cat is probably the front runner. Who else is there? Does anyone think Glasco at ULL has a shot at this job??
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Coach W is a great coach - but not sure she's the right fit....hasn't been to World Series, and Super Regionals either (I think).  Think bigger resume or a more prominent name will get the nod to take the reins for UT.  
Bigger resume is exactly what Coach W has over Asst. Coach O.  Name?  Who give a rip how big a name is when it came from playing and not from coaching.

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Does anyone think Glasco at ULL has a shot at this job??
Why not?

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I don't think people realize how big of a powerhouse Glasco is setting up Louisiana to be in the next 3-4+ years. He has snagged some big time and under-the-radar recruits since moving to Lafayette. I expect him to be in Cajun land for at least 5-7 years, but I could be wrong...
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I don't think people realize how big of a powerhouse Glasco is setting up Louisiana to be in the next 3-4+ years. He has snagged some big time and under-the-radar recruits since moving to Lafayette. I expect him to be in Cajun land for at least 5-7 years, but I could be wrong...


Big time recruits? Under the radar? 

He's only been there what, 9-10 months and I haven't read/seen anything on any "name" kids. So who's he picked up or, who has jumped ship? Seriously, would love to know.

And, the under the radar kids. I like those kind, they tend to work out pretty good but, if they're "under the radar", how do you know who they are?
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big time and under-the-radar


How can you be big time and under-the-radar at the same time??
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Jumbo shrimp.  You know, for the gumbo...
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IMHO, Del Conte will be trying to lure a big name to the program. Don't let anyone fool you, Texas is, and always will be, a GREAT JOB for numerous reasons...

1.Texas has the richest athletic department in the country. The new coach will no doubt be given assurances of facility upgrades and a fat payday.
2.Texas is a recruiting hot bed.
3.The city of Austin can go toe to toe with almost every city in America, and it is certainly better than Bryan/College Station or Waco.

I can't see Glasco leaving ULL for his 4th school in 4 years, after 9 months on the job. That would not look appealing on the resume. Some have shouted for Murphy and his "16 straight supers" appearances, but 16 consecutive years in the sweet 16 gets basketball coaches fired. Walton will listen, but the real question is would he leave or just use UT for leverage to get more from the Gators? I think Mike White and Glenn Moore will both get phone calls along with Trish Ford at ASU.

Regardless, this job is the BIG domino this year. Several coaches will get raises and new jobs because of this one opening.
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It would be easier and more likely to outbid a non-Power 5 conference school like Louisiana for Glasco than just about every other Power 5 conference school whose head coach would be under consideration.  Him having only been at UL for less than a year is more of a moral dilemma as far as leaving for another job so soon; but, these type of jobs don't open up very often.  With his daughter (and maybe other family) working/living in College Station, there's another intangible reason that's not just about money.
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IMHO, Del Conte will be trying to lure a big name to the program. Don't let anyone fool you, Texas is, and always will be, a GREAT JOB for numerous reasons...

1.Texas has the richest athletic department in the country. The new coach will no doubt be given assurances of facility upgrades and a fat payday.
2.Texas is a recruiting hot bed.
3.The city of Austin can go toe to toe with almost every city in America, and it is certainly better than Bryan/College Station or Waco.

I can't see Glasco leaving ULL for his 4th school in 4 years, after 9 months on the job. That would not look appealing on the resume. Some have shouted for Murphy and his "16 straight supers" appearances, but 16 consecutive years in the sweet 16 gets basketball coaches fired. Walton will listen, but the real question is would he leave or just use UT for leverage to get more from the Gators? I think Mike White and Glenn Moore will both get phone calls along with Trish Ford at ASU.

Regardless, this job is the BIG domino this year. Several coaches will get raises and new jobs because of this one opening.


As far as not Impressed with Murphy’s 16 straight Supers how about 10 WS appearances? Winning the title is hard but so is sustained excellence.

Murphy is in the top 4 of most accomplished current college softball coaches. I’m not sure who you can make a case for above these coaches.

Gasso
Candrea
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Murphy.
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Alabama was one of, if not the first, SEC schools to become a softball powerhouse; and, that's attributed to Murphy.  Since then, the other SEC schools have really strived to get to that level.  While a couple of SEC schools have had more recent success than Alabama, it is hard to argue with his consistency and overall success.   I would be thrilled if he gave the Texas job consideration.
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1.Texas has the richest athletic department in the country. The new coach will no doubt be given assurances of facility upgrades and a fat payday.


A brand new stadium will have to be part of the deal for any new coach coming in.  Austin is a great town for sure, but really, their athletic dept, with all its money, sure isn't that great since 2000.  Swimming and Diving are good.

 

 

 

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Chris del Conte has brought a breath of fresh air to the UT athletic department - I wouldn't look too much at recent credentials of UT sports, rather the possibilities of what vision, $$, and all the other resources could bring given the right hire and a few years. 
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Chris del Conte has brought a breath of fresh air to the UT athletic department - I wouldn't look too much at recent credentials of UT sports, rather the possibilities of what vision, $$, and all the other resources could bring given the right hire and a few years. 



Many athletic depts have said this very same thing over and over.  Money talks...but commitment walks that talk.
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I can't see Glasco leaving ULL for his 4th school in 4 years, after 9 months on the job. That would not look appealing on the resume. .
 Doesn't matter what it looks like on the resume b/c UT would be his last stop.   If he is successful, he'll be there as long as he want, and retire with a huge bankroll.   If he fails, he still doesn't have to work again b/c his contract will be for a minimum of 400k-$500k/yr for 5 years guaranteed.   That's $2M-$2.5M guaranteed, and he can live on that comfortably the rest of his life.

There is zero downside for Glasco.   Whether UT thinks he's big time enough, and whether they can get a "bigger-time" coach like White for under $750/yr, that is the question.


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\ I think Mike White and Glenn Moore will both get phone calls along with Trish Ford at ASU.
 White, I agree, but that would take Gasso type money, and then it comes down to where he'd rather spend the next 15 years of his life.  Walton, fageddabout it, he has the best job in college softball right now.  Glenn Moore?  Seems to me Glasco has better credentials, and per my prior post, I don't see why he wouldn't take it if offered.

Ford?  That's intriguing b/c it wouldn't take Gasso/Walton/White type money to land her... she'd get offered about the same as Glasco.   So to me she and Glasco are the two front runners if we're talking about who would actually relocate their families and take the job.

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I don't think people realize how big of a powerhouse Glasco is setting up Louisiana to be in the next 3-4+ years. He has snagged some big time and under-the-radar recruits since moving to Lafayette. I expect him to be in Cajun land for at least 5-7 years, but I could be wrong...


Let's just hope he is more organized as a recruiter than he was at Georgia.
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Does anyone think Earleywine or Lotief will go after any of these jobs, or do you think they are done coaching?
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Does anyone think Earleywine or Lotief will go after any of these jobs, or do you think they are done coaching?

Earlywine vs Plonsky....that's a cage match worth seeing ..... from your mouth to Gods ears.


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Cat may be number one but the field is littered with the dead bodies of folks who followed someone like Carpenter who has been at a school for that long.  Its like they are setting her up to fail.  Dont think they would want to do that to a legend....but it is Texas and Coaches are not the team the administration is. lol.    

Also its a really important hire.  Like it or not they are kind of sailing off the edge of the flat earth.  No real traction lately and lets face it ....They had what was at that time the greatest pitcher in college history (or close) and they couldn't even win a natty her.  

It would seem they dont want a coach to grow into the position .... Walton is God in FL, Murphy well I guess he could talk but after the LSU fiasco if he does talk he better walk.   Gasso no way She wont leave OU to go to TX at this point she is to red.   So I dont know who.  Lombardi might be interesting.   Lots of good number twos out there and just because they may have to go to a second tier coach with great possibilities.

But what do If know I am a Notre Dame fan that lives in Oklahoma....My family hates me.


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Don't let anyone fool you, Texas is, and always will be, a GREAT JOB for numerous reasons...

1.Texas has the richest athletic department in the country. The new coach will no doubt be given assurances of facility upgrades and a fat payday.
2.Texas is a recruiting hot bed.
3.The city of Austin can go toe to toe with almost every city in America, and it is certainly better than Bryan/College Station or Waco.


I agree on the surface it seems like Texas is a great job ... but with all of the above being true, why isn’t Texas good at everything? In fact, how many of their sports programs are consistent national powerhouses?
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Texas is currently #2 to Texas A&M who generates over 197million annually 
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Nah, see that's false. Its not that great a job. That's what I'm trying to tell you. And Austin is massively overrated as a city. Way over congested now and serious climate issues. But UT athletics got really hot in the late 90s into 00s, everyone wanted to go there for football, basketball, softball. They had some big names enroll. Ricky Williams, Vince Young, TJ Ford, Osterman, etc. and McConaughey was becoming huge as an actor and was constantly touting UT every chance he could which helped for pub. UT was on fire and then they hit the wall mid to late 2000s and haven't recovered. Volleyball is the only sport that's sustained. So what I'm saying is, UT has to go back to go forward again. Osterman will put butts in the seats. 
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Also, regarding any possible stadium expansion.  SPACE is a major issue at Texas and they would likely have to demolish and build in the same footprint making the project difficult timing wise.  The Texas athletic department will need to COMMIT to the program if they hope for it to go anywhere and currently they have not done that.
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Nah, see that's false. Its not that great a job. That's what I'm trying to tell you. And Austin is massively overrated as a city. Way over congested now and serious climate issues. But UT athletics got really hot in the late 90s into 00s, everyone wanted to go there for football, basketball, softball. They had some big names enroll. Ricky Williams, Vince Young, TJ Ford, Osterman, etc. and McConaughey was becoming huge as an actor and was constantly touting UT every chance he could which helped for pub. UT was on fire and then they hit the wall mid to late 2000s and haven't recovered. Volleyball is the only sport that's sustained. So what I'm saying is, UT has to go back to go forward again. Osterman will put butts in the seats. 

Winning will put butts in the seats. And they can do that without Cat Osterman. And Austin is congested because for some reason people continue to move to that overrated city as you call it. As seen in the past, Texas can be as good as it wants to be. The athletic administration just has to want to be good.

And there’s no question that the Texas softball program has the POTENTIAL to be a great job if the right coach is hired. Think about it, the coach will make a nice living in a nice city and really only has to compete against one team in its conference. If I’m any coach in the sec outside of Florida, Alabama, and maybe Tennessee, I would take the job in a second if offered.

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The thing most are missing is that there is a new ad. Look who he hired for TCU basketball. Jamie Dixon was great at Pitt in the ACC, and he went headhunting. It should be noted he was not the AD during the UT baseball search.

Seems Texas finally hired someone that knows college athletics. If he want to throw the funds, the sky’s the limit based on the above posters points.
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