For the last 100 years or so, the University of Texas and it’s fans have believed that the program is on a higher level, and when coaches don’t meet that level, they are dismissed with much fan fare.
It’s a tough job to be the head football coach at the University of the Texas. But I guess all great jobs tend to be tough jobs, because one outlet believes that the best job in the Big 12 lives in Austin.
Despite years of faulty “Texas is back” claims, drubbings in Provo, Utah, embarrassment in South Bend and (no colorful language here) losing to Kansas, CBS believes Texas is the top job in the Big 12.
Let’s put the football record aside and say this: They’re probably right.
Texas is an attractive job that pays well and is located in an ideal city. Football, aside, living in Austin is probably preferred over… I’m not listing all the Big 12 towns, just visit if you haven’t already.
But CBS doesn’t quite dig into the actual life logistics a head coach needs to think about before he takes a job.
Here’s what they say:
“Just because Texas hasn’t been able to find the right coach lately doesn’t mean Texas isn’t the premiere job in the Big 12. If I could channel my inner Stefan from Saturday Night Live for a second here, this school has everything. A huge fan base, its own network, a ton of money and all the facilities you could dream of. Plus, it’s the flagship school of a state absolutely loaded with high school talent and a state that has a sometimes unhealthy obsession with football. It’s one of the best jobs in the country, not just the Big 12.”
So what about Oklahoma? Shouldn’t the Sooners, who have started winning this conference every other year and will likely be the favorite to win it again this year and played in the College Football Playoff just two years, be the top job in the conference?
Well, no. They don’t have a network and they need to go out of state in recruiting to win.
Also, have you been to Norman, Okla.?
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