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.
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.
AUSTIN — Having pride in a program or organization is a good thing. However, when the only thing that instills pride is the organization itself rather than the product, there can be issues.
After Texas’ series win over sixth ranked TCU to open conference play, let’s play a little good news bad news.
AUSTIN — On Thursday, head coach Augie Garrido said that his team avoided “the weird” in their win over the TCU Horned Frogs. The Texas Longhorns avoided “the weird” again on Friday, taking game two over the Frogs 2-0 in a game that lasted only two hours and 14 minutes.
AUSTIN — Before this game, TCU’s starter, Luken Baker, had yet to receive a loss in his collegiate career. He was a part of a staff that had combined for a 2.78 ERA and an opposing batting average of .225. Baker had two things going against him tonight, his defense behind him and sophomore outfielder Patrick Mathis’ bat. TCU’s four errors and Mathis’ two-run home run in the fifth helped the Texas Longhorns go on to win their Big 12 Conference opener, 4-3.
AUSTIN — Without diving into details, the Texas baseball team’s 2016 campaign has failed to meet its basic goals.
Now, Big 12 play begins.
With high expectations at the beginning of the season for head coach Augie Garrido, the Longhorns have stumbled out of the gate.
After a disappointing four game sweep at the hands of Cal, the last thing Texas could afford to do was lose a fifth straight game to the visiting Sam Houston State Bearkats days before embarking on their first true road trip. The combined effort of the entire starting lineup and sophomore starter Morgan Cooper made sure that did not happen as Cooper’s six scoreless innings boosted the Texas Longhorns to a 12-3 victory.