AUSTIN, Texas – After a record-setting and storied 48-year baseball coaching career, including 20 years at The University of Texas, Augie Garrido is accepting a position as Special Assistant to the Athletics Director and relinquishing his duties as the Longhorns coach, Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin said on Monday.
Disappointing seasons sure are disappointing, especially when they come on the heels of another disappointing season. When four of the last five seasons have been disappointing for Texas Baseball, well, I think you get the picture.
Magic happens in team sports when skills overlap, strengths complement strengths, and weaknesses are mitigated. If Texas can unite these four guys in the 2017 class, they’ll have a collection of athletes who would find it all too easy to work together to overstress and break apart defenses.
When I was getting recruited out of high school Texas’ football facilities were head of the class. That’s why schools like Texas Tech, Arkansas, and Oklahoma State were always quick to talk about their facilities in recruiting. They wanted to emphasize how similar they were to the deep pocketed program down in Austin, without mentioning it’s name. Texas was always the unspoken elephant in the room. That was also more than 10 years ago (which makes me sound older than I feel).
Most of you, I would suspect, will not agree with what I’m about to say. If you are on this site, you probably are serious about your Longhorns, you have high expectations for UT sports teams, and you want the school to always strive to do the right thing.
Which is why Augie Garrido should be allowed to finish his contract next year as the Texas baseball coach.
We dive straight into the deep waters that are Baylor Football and how it affects Texas moving forward. We add recruiting notes/quotes on future visitors and new offers, and the latest on hoops recruiting and Shaka’s next recruit. We also drop the news that a current Texas coach is on BU’s radar to replace Art Briles. The Inside Scoop never disappoints.
Electrifying is rarely an adjective used in association with linebacker play, but that might be the single best word to describe Derrick Johnson’s time at the University of Texas. Longhorn fans surely remember the range, closing speed, and ability to separate the ball from the ball carrier. They’ll certainly recall the instant impact his uncommon athleticism allowed him to have as a freshman.
Take a look around the state…recruiting-wise it’s kind of a mess.
Are these kids going to stay in-state and go to Texas, or go out-of-state?
We start in Central Texas this week, heads south to Da Boot for a ‘backer, then back west for a small town set of twins with big city potential. Also add a tidbit on a Texas target that changed his commitment timetable. The Recruiting Notebook has you covered in this edition.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we don’t have much new news to draw upon so we’re going to draw parallels between the two new coaches heading the big two men’s programs, hoops and football. There are some behind the scenes similarities that are rather interesting, and some issues that both Coach Strong and Coach Smart have had to endure in their short time on the 40 acres. The good news is that a lot of the “issues” seem to be getting fixed even if it’s not in the time frame some Longhorn fans would be satisfied with.