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jayrot

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Not protesting anything, jay. Tim Walton is free to accept any coaching job he's offered. And, no, don't know where you got the news that Patty's son would be handed the job when Patty retires.  I believe the job goes to Missy Lombardi, if she wants it.

If Missy doesn't want to be a head coach, then perhaps Castiglione would contact Walton to gauge his interest. I have a feeling he would be interested, but I don't know that for sure.

Whatever the case, I feel confident that J.T. Gasso, who has absolutely no track record/experience as a head coach, would not be offered the job.


Sorry my style losses a little in translation. I was half-heartedly making fun of coaches who hire their children to get their feet in the door.

The protesting comment comes from my opinion you seem more worried that he might consider UT than the fact that many coaches would jump at the UT job. I understand the OU homerism, and I understand the current state of UT Athletics, but their programs will always have pull even with some of the most successful coaches.
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Not protesting anything, jay. Tim Walton is free to accept any coaching job he's offered. And, no, don't know where you got the news that Patty's son would be handed the job when Patty retires.  I believe the job goes to Missy Lombardi, if she wants it.

If Missy doesn't want to be a head coach, then perhaps Castiglione would contact Walton to gauge his interest. I have a feeling he would be interested, but I don't know that for sure.

Whatever the case, I feel confident that J.T. Gasso, who has absolutely no track record/experience as a head coach, would not be offered the job.


Well of course Castiglione wouldn’t hire someone with no head coaching experience to take over for a coaching legend! Especially in a high profile sport like softball! By the way, how’d the Sooner football team do this year? 😉
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By the way, Southie is right about Big 12 games being regularly televised. Like he pointed out in his post, Fox Sports Net has the rights to Big 12 softball, and many of the Sooners games are televised on FSN. The LHN televises OU-Texas games on years when the series are played in Austin, and those games are almost always televised on FSN when the teams play in Norman.

Also, several Big 12 games are televised on the ESPN family of networks throughout the regular season. And any number of other OU games are streamed live on the OU website, soonersports.com, and on the WatchESPN app.
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Well of course Castiglione wouldn’t hire someone with no head coaching experience to take over for a coaching legend! Especially in a high profile sport like softball! By the way, how’d the Sooner football team do this year? 😉


Cute; but you know you're comparing apples and oranges. Lincoln Riley was absolutely ready to be a head coach and his record (12-2) and CFP appearance confirm that. He was an assistant coach and an offensive coordinator for a decade, and Stoops would have never turned over the reins to the program had he not known his OC was ready.
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Sorry my style losses a little in translation. I was half-heartedly making fun of coaches who hire their children to get their feet in the door. The protesting comment comes from my opinion you seem more worried that he might consider UT than the fact that many coaches would jump at the UT job. I understand the OU homerism, and I understand the current state of UT Athletics, but their programs will always have pull even with some of the most successful coaches.


I also think some context can be lost when we put our thoughts on paper (or computer screen). That much is obvious if I have given you the idea that I am "worried" about the possibility that Walton will become the coach at UT. Quite the contrary; I believe Walton has proven he's one of the best coaches in the business, judging by what he's accomplished at Florida. He would be a great addition to the Big 12 conference, and I've little doubt that he would turn the struggling UT program around.

But OU softball and its fans have gone way beyond the point of worrying what other programs and coaches are doing. The Sooners swept last year's WCWS finals, beating a team that we were told had the best collection of players/athletes in the country. And, yeah, the Sooners have won that title three times in the last five year. Worried? Er, ah, no!

There's nothing better for the Big 12 than to have a strong OU and a strong UT battling every year for conference supremacy. And that's not only good for the conference, it's good for both schools/programs. I would welcome Tim Walton to UT; just don't think he'll come.
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There's nothing better for the Big 12 than to have a strong OU and a strong UT battling every year for conference supremacy. And that's not only good for the conference, it's good for both schools/programs. I would welcome Tim Walton to UT; just don't think he'll come.


See I think this is just a line of BS people spout when they’re on the top. OUs worst years were when UT was relevant. OU doesn’t want UT relevant. OU likes it right where it is right now. It’s the same way Lonni has built her empire at FSU.

Same thing at Bama football. I don’t want any other SEC teams relevant. I’m good with where it is right now. I don’t need Pruitt making Tenn relevant again.
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<I have the SEC Network, the B1G Ten Network, the PAC Network, and the Longhorn Network.

As for the Big 12, OU, OSU, Baylor, and Texas Tech have TV contracts with FSN for softball.  Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State offer their games via internet premium subscriptions, I believe..> Southie

I get all those too.  It's just easier to find SEC games and I consider that a disadvantage for the Big 12.  I believe you're right about how the different schools games are aired.  Except for Kansas State of course   😉    


<They could start by getting LHN on the Sling TV lineup, along with the rest of the ESPN family of channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, SEC Network, ACC Network).>  Kurosawa

True, but I sure as hell ain't going to try to walk my Mother-in-law through setting up Sling TV.  

<By the way, Southie is right about Big 12 games being regularly televised. Like he pointed out in his post, Fox Sports Net has the rights to Big 12 softball, and many of the Sooners games are televised on FSN. The LHN televises OU-Texas games on years when the series are played in Austin, and those games are almost always televised on FSN when the teams play in Norman.>  Scrybe

I agree.  Sooner, Longhorn and Baylor games are easy to find.  The rest of the conference, not-so-much. 

Only point I was trying to make is the SEC has an advantage because their games are easier to find, either on television or streamed, than the Big 12.  It helps in recruiting when a parent in California can watch their kid play every weekend instead of following along on Game Tracker.  





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To attract a coach like Walton, Texas would need to increase their stadium capacity. Right now, they top off around 1,200; Florida is around 2,500 (with "berm" seating). Oregon's new stadium seats 2,500.
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Valley of the Dolls?

How Green was your Valley
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To attract a coach like Walton, Texas would need to increase their stadium capacity. Right now, they top off around 1,200; Florida is around 2,500 (with "berm" seating). Oregon's new stadium seats 2,500.

No.  They have to first fill the seats they have, and then consider expansion based on the product on the field.
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So, is Jennifer Rocha ready / aspiring to be a head coach?
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See I think this is just a line of BS people spout when they’re on the top. OUs worst years were when UT was relevant. OU doesn’t want UT relevant. OU likes it right where it is right now. It’s the same way Lonni has built her empire at FSU. Same thing at Bama football. I don’t want any other SEC teams relevant. I’m good with where it is right now. I don’t need Pruitt making Tenn relevant again.


I have no doubt you're right about Bama and FSU fans.  But that's not now how OU fans think.  Where's the glory in pounding on a perennial 5-7 team?  If the Sooners lose to a UT team that resembles the Horns of the Campbell or Young eras, so be it.

Bearing fearful of any team is not in the Sooners' DNA.
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LOL
jayrot

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I have no doubt you're right about Bama and FSU fans.  But that's not now how OU fans think.  Where's the glory in pounding on a perennial 5-7 team?  If the Sooners lose to a UT team that resembles the Horns of the Campbell or Young eras, so be it.

Bearing fearful of any team is not in the Sooners' DNA.


Still BS. This is what I will term the Gus Malzahn philosophy.
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How Green was your Valley


depends on how well it's fertilized 😃
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Still BS. This is what I will term the Gus Malzahn philosophy.


Gus. Clint. Get in line, Mickey. LOL
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Man, seems like some folks will go to any length to slam the Big 12 conference and the schools it represents.  Is that what fans from the left and right coasts have been reduced to – using a TV viewership argument to somehow delegitimize the fact that the Big 12 has produced the top softball program in the nation three times in the last five years?

Unbelievable…and downright sad!

Do better as a conference if you want the respect. Baylor and OU are the only serious threats with OSU on the rise. There's absolutely no excuse for for Texas to not be a power. They deserve criticism. TT and KU have slipped off. It's not disrespect if it's comparing conferences.
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When I played in the Big 8 way back when, we were a stacked conference.🤗
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See I think this is just a line of BS people spout when they’re on the top. OUs worst years were when UT was relevant. OU doesn’t want UT relevant. OU likes it right where it is right now. It’s the same way Lonni has built her empire at FSU.

Same thing at Bama football. I don’t want any other SEC teams relevant. I’m good with where it is right now. I don’t need Pruitt making Tenn relevant again.


Gonna have to agree with Scrybe on this one Jay. UT’s demise in both Softball and football hurts the Sooners. They need each other to be strong in both to give that match up plenty of value for RPI / rankings. I think most Horns and Sooner fans would agree. In the Big XII, it just means more (😊) when you beat a ranked OU/ Texas.
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Texas beats Michigan 3-0
Southie

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And, then blows a 5-2 lead at home to lose 5-7 to Wichita State in the nightcap.
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I was one of the 20 people at the Washington game.  It was about 32 degrees and the wind was blowing in from the left field fence towards the right corner.  Texas has decent bats in the first 4, but not much after that.  UW could not get going with that cold and wind.  UW had a hard time with the slow pitcher.  Texas might be a little more competitive than I thought but they will not score many runs.  Slow off speed pitching will need to carry them.  Tight strike zones will kill them.  I wonder why they do not offer much scholarship when D1 schools have 12 to give across the 4 years.  I remember Luna said they gave her $500 and books the first year.  And, others within the past few years have received nothing.  I think it is lazy recruiting and betting on people who do not belong in a power conference softball team.  They last a year or so and the coaches kick them off.  
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I have now watched the Longhorns play 4 or 5 times on the LHN this year I would vote for the entire coaching staff to be replaced.  I think I read the hitting coach is new this year or maybe last year so he might get a pass but their offense is horrible and the pitching is not much better.  It is an outright embarrassment to be in looking at the national rankings and see the teams that are ranked and Texas is 6-8 (and having played only 6 ranked teams).

Their offense is hitting somewhere in the .240 range against a lackluster schedule with a outstanding total of 4 HRs so far.  If you take von Sprecken out their team ERA is north of 5.00.  You can blame either slow start or very bad recruiting; I would say the latter. 

Simply no excuse given the talent pool in Texas and the money that the University can throw into the program that they should be this bad. 
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Connie keeps replacing assistant coaches every other year or so; it's not working.  Either she does an awful job in selecting assistants, or the problem starts and ends with the head coach.

Texas plays 11 of 15 games at home and a 7-8 record is what they have to show for it.   This team is headed for .500 at best.  Luckily, Clark is in the last year of her contract, and there doesn't appear to have been any discussion of an extension.  I think the end is near -- finally.
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377 fans saw the Nohorns bet the TAMU-CC Islanders 
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Connie's kept her job by making the tourney.  AD's don't know softball and they do not know how easy it would be to keep some good talent from Texas in Austin.  This should be a top 2 program in the Big 12.  Baylor has out recruited Texas, but getting past OU would take some work even though OU's staff is pretty tough on players.  Baylor used some home cooking by feeding recruited local players to a local team.  Del Conte needs to learn softball because TCU did not have the sport.  But if he does, it will not take long to get rid of this coaching staff.  
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When an AD allows a head coach go into the final season of their contract without an extension on the table, isn't the writing on the wall?  Seems like if Connie doesn't improve on last season's early departure in the NCAA tourney, she's out; even that might not be enough.
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  Del Conte needs to learn softball because TCU did not have the sport. 


It ticks me off that TCU doesnt have softball especially with their history of strong baseball teams.  They could  get talent locally and build a nice addition to the big 12 but I guess that is a different topic.  UT is a fun place to catch a game and Austin should have a massive appeal for recruits.  They shouldn't show the dorm rooms on recruiting trips, but regardless they should be a contender on the softball field.  Come on Texas figure it out ! 

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Texas took care of Arizona 3-1.
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The half-@$$ swings all day!!!
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