Former Texas head coach Mack Brown shares a story as he and wife Sally Brown were honored by the City of Austin and Texas during a proclamation ceremony held at Austin's City Hall in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, January 30, 2014. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)


Bohls: Shaka’s squad in NIT; Mack building an appreciation for the media?

Posted January 13th, 2016


Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction yesterday. A few were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s a sampling:

On Texas men’s hoops team reaching the NCAA or NIT:

“It’s looking more and more as though Texas’ best bet for the basketball postseason will be the NIT. Taking a 1-2 record into Tuesday night’s home game against Iowa State (the Horns won in OT) looks even scarier because the Longhorns lost to the two most beatable Big 12 teams on the road and have yet to play any of the top four teams in the league. With the loss of his frontcourt after this season, Shaka Smart’s breakthrough year might not be until Year 3.”


On Mack Brown’s future relationship with the media if he coaches again:

“Mack Brown said if he ever coaches again, he’ll look at his relationship with the media much differently. “I also learned a whole lot more about your jobs,” he said. “If I go back, I’d have a different feel for the media. It is hard. You’ve got to come up with something nobody else has got and nuggets to get people’s attention. And it is tiring.”

For Kirk’s thoughts on the Nick Saban, “Clemsoning,” the college football playoff and the rest of his 9 Things and his crazy prediction, click here.

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