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3leftturns

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So I will ask you and others a question.  With money being thrown around like that does it mean if your a coach at Texas you must win a national championship within a 5 year window or you are out.  How secure would one be just getting into the WCWS?
By stuffed shirts, I mean all those lieutenants of the AD... Looks like a Saban coaching staff
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By stuffed shirts, I mean all those lieutenants of the AD... Looks like a Saban coaching staff


Looks like a good time to be getting an Asst Coaching job.

How likely is it we start to see some of these bottom feeding, habitual losing HC start to end up on the Staffs of some of the better programs with high paid coaches?
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉

The guy at the end of the bar said to hell with the regionals.
His record at OKC is what counts..
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So I will ask you and others a question.  With money being thrown around like that does it mean if your a coach at Texas you must win a national championship within a 5 year window or you are out.  How secure would one be just getting into the WCWS?

Not sure if serious.  But, no.

Our new AD (whose expectations and aspirations seem higher than the prior regime) has stated that his goal is get our athletic programs to be Top 10 nationally and competing for national championships.  Some of our programs are there; some are on the right track; and, some just won't be getting there with the current head coaches (women's soccer, for example).

White will be fine as long as he improves the program each season going forward.  While Connie didn't leave the cupboards bare, she didn't leave behind Top 25 talent, IMO.  So, in year one, if White can get Texas to the regional final (Top 32) he will have done better than Connie did the last 3-4 seasons.  Once he improves the talent level with more elite recruits, then the expectations will rise (and justly so).
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Hey Lefty, do you happen to know Coach White’s record in regionals?😉
The people yapping about him apparently need to be reminded of it.

So, I go all Donny Donowitz....and obliiiiiige them
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With the exception of Alabama, where Patrick Murphy now is the most grossly underpaid coach in the P5 biz, any school would take White's performance the past 9 years for $450K a year -- NO years without making supers while going 27-0 in regionals, and most of the years ending in OKC -- with two of the supers losses going three games.

But, even if he replicates the past nine years and doesn't win a natty, the spoilage factor (as wholly evidenced by webfoot's yappings) will set in among those with short memories




Ohhh you are one of those types................................  Just like summer league softball where one of  my co-workers went to watch  and the coach did not want the players to know the final score because one was getting hammered so the score board was turned off.



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Our new AD (whose expectations and aspirations seem higher than the prior regime) has stated that his goal is get our athletic programs to be Top 10 nationally and competing for national championships.




That is fair enough to your point but don't you think the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame,  Alabama and Washington, FSU, UCLA and about 100 other schools out of 250 plus have athletic directors saying the same thing?

For others, if your own athletic director is not saying this exact same thing then it is time to dump her or him.




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That is fair enough to your point but don't you think the likes of Oklahoma, Notre Dame,  Alabama and Washington, FSU, UCLA and about 100 other schools out of 250 plus have athletic directors saying the same thing?

For others, if your own athletic director is not saying this exact same thing then it is time to dump her or him.

Actually, I don't.  Our AD was quoted as saying it.  Some other schools' ADs might be saying it, but not all; some might be saying it, but not backing it up.  You would have to look at all their individual sports programs to see if the recent hires they are making are with the intention of becoming a Top 10 program; and, if the coaches they are retaining are doing the job to be a Top 10 program.

Just a few thoughts from my memory:

Oklahoma - doesn't really care about women's volleyball.  From what I was told, Coach Restrepo was given very limited resources to be successful.  Their new hire doesn't look to be Top 10 capable.  Sherri Coale's women's basketball program seems to be getting worse and worse after a lot of national success; don't think they are even considered a Top 32 program right now but she is making over $1 million a season; doesn't even hold summer basketball camps.

Washington -- not too familiar with many of their programs; but, naming a Syracuse assistant basketball coach as their new men's head coach doesn't move the needle for me or show that they want to be Top 10 nationally.  Men's baseball was a #3 seed in the NCAA tourney (33-48) this Spring, but caught fire and made it to the CWS.

Notre Dame - has been searching for a  new Track & Field coach.  Doesn't seem intent on being Top 10 nationally with the candidates being mentioned.  They made a splash hire in women's volleyball (from Washington) about 3 years ago; but, he wasn't able to lead team to the NCAA tournament in two seasons; he recently resigned due to back issues.  Not sure who they will hire to replace him, but that will indicate to us if they want success, or will settle for more mediocrity.

UCLA -- one of the best overall sports programs, if not the best (based on total national championships) in the country.  Women's basketball finally made the Elite 8 after like 20 years absence, I believe.  Probably the program closest to being Top 10 in most sports (except for football and men's basketball where they haven't been Top 25 most recent seasons).

Florida State -- has really turned things up a notch the last decade in women's softball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer.  Not sure they place much of an emphasis on being Top 10 in golf, tennis, swimming, and track and field (women's side).

Alabama -- the fact that they hired a women's basketball head coach in Kristy Curry who was about to get the boot in Texas Tech for underachieving, that tells me they have no intentions of being Top 10 in that sport.  Same for women's volleyball where they don't even make the NCAA tournament.  Other than women's golf and softball, probably one of the worst overall women's athletic programs in the SEC.


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Ohhh you are one of those types................................  Just like summer league softball where one of  my co-workers went to watch  and the coach did not want the players to know the final score because one was getting hammered so the score board was turned off.



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A**hat.... the ENTIRETY of my posts is about scoreboard.

Please enlighten us with the number of coaches with better WCWS resumes than White since 2010.

Go ahead.

Won't hold my breath
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Welcome to Chelsea Spencer

https://texassports.com/news/2018/7/10/softball-announces-chelsea-spencer-as-new-assistant-coach.aspx
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I predict O'Leary, the 6'2 Valencia HS pitching all-american, makes an immediate huge impact for Texas.
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https://mobile.twitter.com/TexasSoftball/status/1019612996061065217
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Other than women's golf and softball, probably one of the worst overall women's athletic programs in the SEC.


Bama's gymnastics team is usually pretty strong.

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Obviously must know him very well.... because that is one hell of a yank up from base camp to the summit
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Obviously must know him very well.... because that is one hell of a yank up from base camp to the summit


Interesting..but must be pretty good.
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And, can't wait for the grad assistant choice...
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I predict O'Leary, the 6'2 Valencia HS pitching all-american, makes an immediate huge impact for Texas.
 
Yeah right! Like you said UCLA would win the national championship.
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Yeah right! Like you said UCLA would win the national championship.


Lmao oh he who lives for Az's WAY past glory and who can't stop posting about it.

Talk to me when Az brings some new glory.
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On the day that OU gets Rocha, Texas announces the hiring of a DII coach with a career losing record, whose previous stops include a pretty bad SEMO team. Wow, color me unimpressed.
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Yeah... Coach White is sticking his neck out, it looks like.

Not even in the same zip code of women's softball credentialing that Coach K had going in (USA hosting a regional and being a miracle finish from going to supers).

Now, more than ever, IMO his grad assistant needs to be a former player of his who has been inured to his style and reached those heights at Oregon and can communicate to the players 'hey, you need to do better than that' when required, or give a knowing pat on the back when THAT is the move.

 

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On the day that OU gets Rocha, Texas announces the hiring of a DII coach with a career losing record, whose previous stops include a pretty bad SEMO team. Wow, color me unimpressed.


I have to agree with your statement.  I really though Texas was all in to assembling a dream team of assistants too. Especially with money being no object and given the green light to spend what ever it takes. 

Opportunity possibly missed?
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I wonder if he was given an assistants budget and got back whatever he didn't spend from it
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I wonder if he was given an assistants budget and got back whatever he didn't spend from it


If so, that wouldn't be very smart. If he used the money to hire great coaches, he would win and Texas would pay him whatever he wanted anyway.
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If he is getting $450K this year, he does not have an unlimited assistants budget
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I wonder if he was given an assistants budget and got back whatever he didn't spend from it


Similar to the model I use to hire my office staff.
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While I know nothing about the new hire, I'm sure Coach White vetted many candidates and hired the person he felt was best:


https://texassports.com/news/2018/7/18/softball-adds-kerry-shaw-as-an-assistant-coach.aspx
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Bama's gymnastics team is usually pretty strong.

Bama and Georgia were once national powers in women's gymnastics.  Now, they have taken backseats to conference foes like LSU, Florida, and Kentucky, I believe.
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I have to agree with your statement.  I really though Texas was all in to assembling a dream team of assistants too. Especially with money being no object and given the green light to spend what ever it takes. 

Opportunity possibly missed?


He obviously knows this guy from way back, and I feel like it's a calculated, deliberate move on White's part.
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A new "2018 Preliminary Fall Texas Roster" is up:

https://texassports.com/roster.aspx?path=softball

14 returnees are listed, and the two 2018 signees.



Compare that to the 2018 Roster from this past season which had 18 players:

https://texassports.com/roster.aspx?roster=293&path=softball


Obviously, three seniors in Paige Von Spreken, Kristen Clark, and Randel Leahy and have moved on; and, redshirt junior Erica Wright has retired.


So, everything balances at the moment.

Seeing some changes to the roster which was posted 3 weeks ago; 3 new additions?

https://texassports.com/roster.aspx?path=softball
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