Notes from the Austin Longhorn Club – Darrell Wyatt

The attendance was down a bit at today’s Austin Longhorn Club, but not as much as I had expected given the team’s showing (or lack thereof) the last two weeks. The featured speaker was wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Darrell Wyatt.

Notable attendees included DeLoss Dodds and Ronnie Brown. I talked to Ronnie briefly afterwards, and he’s really slimmed down since his playing days. He’s working for the Longhorn Foundation now.

After the usual opening festivities (opening prayer, door …

The Big 12 is an Undead Conference

The Big 12 Conference is dead; it just doesn’t know it yet.

There is no question that the Big 10 Conference intends to grow. The only question is how many they add, and who they take.

On the first question, they want to add at least one team, which will give them twelve (they actually have eleven teams right now). This allows them to have a conference championship, increase their revenue, and still be part of the conversation on the …

Florida’s Coaching Vacancy and Head Coaches-in-Waiting

With Urban Meyer's announcement yesterday that he is stepping down after Florida's bowl game, I'll confess that I was a bit concerned about Will Muschamp being offered the job. I expect Florida wants a defensive minded coach with experience in the SEC. Texas' defensive coordinator certainly fits that description. And if the Gators came a'calling, I don't see how Muschamp wouldn't answer. I'm one of the biggest Longhorn homers in Austin, but even I can't convince myself that head coach of Texas sometime in the future is better than head coach of Florida now. However, the more I think about the situation, the less worried I become.

Thank You, Longhorns, for a Great Season

Burnt Orange Sunset Heading into the 2008 season, most pundits penciled the Texas Longhorns down as a three or four loss team. I personally thought we would see at least two losses. Instead, the unrespected, underrated Longhorns went 12-1, with a solid win over Oklahoma and dominating wins over Arkansas and Texas A&M. By any reasonable measure, this is the second or third best season in the last twenty years. Let's look back at some of the highlights...

DeLoss Dodds Locks Up Will Muschamp

Sorry Clemson. Sorry Tennessee. Sorry Washington. And sorry to any other teams looking for a new head coach. Will Muschamp is no longer on the market.

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The Austin American Statesmen is reporting that Longhorn athletic director DeLoss Dodds announced today that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will remain at Texas, and will take over for Mack Brown someday. His salary looks to be raised to $900,000, which would make him one of the highest paid coordinators …

Does Muschamp go to Clemson?

With Tommy Bowden out at Clemson, the talk of his replacement has begun. High on the list, of course, is Texas Longhorn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.

This is not surprising. What Muschamp has done at Texas is nothing short of amazing. He has taken a bunch of young, raw defensive talent, and molded it into a force in just a few short months. The improvement can be seen on a week by week basis. As long as his guys …