The Scoop wraps up UT's Under the Lights with news and notes from some of the state's best. We talk new offers, visits, and more as we're closer to 2-a-days and Fall camp, while also adding a few hoops tidbits. Football is around the corner but the Scoop is right now.
DALLAS - Even when Baylor's media portion is tomorrow, they were the subject of Day 1 at the Big 12 Media Days at The Omni on Monday. Our Justin Wells, Ian Boyd, and Joe Cook were on the scene. Here are the notes from Dallas.
AUSTIN -- In the press conference introducing new Longhorn head baseball coach David Pierce, a variety of emotions filled the room. Athletic director Mike Perrin beamed with pride about the third revenue sport hire in as many years.
A Texas native who has spent most of his 27-year career coaching in the state, David Pierce has been named head baseball coach at The University of Texas, Men's Athletics Director Mike Perrin announced Wednesday. Pierce, just the fifth Longhorn head coach since 1911 (with the exception of the war years of 1943-45 when Blair Cherry was at the helm), is the 13th head coach in 122 years of Texas baseball. He will be introduced on Thursday at a news conference on the UT campus.
As The Best Offseason Ever turns we take a deeper look into the series of episodes going on at Baylor. This thing has more spin-offs and characters than Law and Order, there just doesn't to be any law and order. It's unfortunate that some special victims are being punished for crimes they did not commit. Here's Part I of this week's Scoop.
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.
When I am perusing the board while hanging with my girlfriend, I’ll look at other schools coming into Texas and wonder out loud “how did that happen?” I’ll get her normal question of “what’s going on?” and one of the times led me to discussing national recruiting powers with her, and explaining why a school from thousands of miles away can come into Texas and take top prospects from under the noses of the Big 12 and lone SEC programs in the state.