Mack Brown is now crying about having too much plenty. He sounds like a 15 year old Paris Hilton. "But Daddy I wanted the cute little Mercedes and you bought me the Bentley instead."
Mack Brown complains that the Longhorn Network is negatively affecting Texas … really, he did
Originally Posted by Yahoo
It's tough to know where to start with this whopper: Mack Brown, according to Orangebloods.com, said the Longhorn Network is negatively affecting the Longhorns.
Yes, the same Longhorn Network that was to provide such a recruiting advantage that the use of high-school highlights on the network had to be banned after conference rivals revolted. The same LHN that gives Texas $15 million per year to pump into its athletic budget. The same network that is such an edge for Texas, it almost tore the Big 12 apart.
This network, Mack Brown insists, is suddenly bad for Texas.
Here's Chip Brown's full story, and it provides a strange glimpse into the mind of a coach that seems to be spending a lot of time worried about things that have nothing to do with his team winning or losing football games.
Brown complains about the time he takes doing interviews with the network. I'm sure he has a lot of obligations to the network, including taping three shows a week. ESPN is playing Texas $300 million (that number is still insane, no matter how many times you read it) over 20 years. That's going to require some extra time from Brown to chat about David Ash's throwing mechanics (I, like almost every other American, doesn't get the LHN, but I'm going to guess there's not much investigative journalism being done on those shows). That comes with the territory. It's worth noting Brown makes more than $5 million per season, even though he is 18-14 over the last three seasons. Texas went 5-7 the year before the Longhorn Network was launched, which is also worth noting.
But here's where Brown's concerns start to border on bizarre, from the Orangebloods.com story:
Brown even said if a player needs to have an ankle taped, the UT medical staff will tape both ankles so anyone watching LHN won't know if a player is injured.
Oh. That seems perfectly logical, and a great allocation of time. I'm sure the training staff loves getting that order. Nothing at all crazy about that.
Yeah Mack, we feel your pain, your school is only getting an extra $15 million per year for the effort.
Oh, and you remember how this Network was a cornerstone causing Texas A&M do leave for the SEC.
I am thinking it it time for Mack to retire. With all the talent available from Texas he is running a second rate team and finding whiney fucking excuses to blame it on. Wow. Just wow.