Mack spilled his Kool-Aid

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  1. Bellmont Traitor

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    The eyes inside the castle walls see things and the ears inside the castle walls hear things.

    After the Ole Miss loss, Mack called former All American Longhorn Rod Babers into his office and told him that he was to speak nothing but the company line in his role as UT radio guy or he would be fired. When Babers pushed back and told him that his job was to call things as he sees them, he was given an ultimatum by Mack.

    When Babers told Mack that he was a Lifetime Longhorn and wanted the program to succeed, but wouldn't lie to other Longhorns if something was going poorly and it needed to be discussed. Babers told Mack that he bleeds orange, but he's not anyone's hired stooge.

    Mack then fired Babers on the spot and told him he would not be returning next year in his role as sideline guy and would not be allowed back into the inner circle when he turns things around. Babers then told Mack that the mere fact that he had time in his day to have the meeting between the two of them when his team had been whipped the previous two weeks was proof that his focus was twisted and that he didn't have what it takes to turn it around. He was then told to leave Mack's office.

    For the man on the left and the man on your right. The 2013 Texas Longhorns.
     
  2. texgrad75

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    Bull sh*t
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  3. TXCardinal

    TXCardinal l'Eminence Rouge
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    Has Babers said anything since then that might lend some credibility to this? Willing to believe but skeptical.
     
  4. Horn 4VR

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    If True, Mack is paranoid, going insane and not fit to lead the Horns!!
     
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    The emperor has no clothes.
     
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    I reeeeeeeeeeeally hope this is not true.

    This post was edited on 9/27 11:32 AM by quartersmith
     
  8. BrenhamHorn

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    Whoa....
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  9. Dr. Leo Marvin

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    Did Mack get a lot of concussions when he played? So bizarre!
     
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    My first reaction is BULLSHIT. Mack doesn't control that side of things (radio guys) and even if he DID have control, he wouldn't be the one doing the actual firing.

    So, BULLSHIT.








    Now, we will see later on if Babers is on the air or not.

    This post was edited on 9/27 11:34 AM by lilMAC
     
  11. Sixth Street

    Sixth Street I have the day off
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    I don't know if this is true or not, but it's not the first time it has been reported.
     
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    page 1 visitor.
     
  13. shadyoak81

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  14. jamimer

    jamimer I'm sorry, I wasn't listening.
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    Brian jones is on the record saying Mack did the exact same thing to him.
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    Things that make you go hmmmmm.
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  16. lilMAC

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    Brian Jones wasn't a member of the radio team, was he? Wasn't he a Fox Commentator at the time? Mack would have no power there other than not allowing him to access to the program.


    EDIT: He WAS a sideline guy for the radio at the time...

    This post was edited on 9/27 11:41 AM by lilMAC
     
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  18. csaldana

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    In on one
     
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    I want to be in on this one. If true, wow. If not, bad form putting it here. I don't know what to believe any more.
     
  20. jamimer

    jamimer I'm sorry, I wasn't listening.
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    I meant calling him in and dressing him down for telling the truth on air. Not the firing part.
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  21. SAXETU

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    Nope, he was in the same exact role Babers is in now.
     
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    What you talking about willis
     
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    It turns out he WAS on the radio team at the time. So... there could be truth to it.
     
  24. austinpreneur

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    If true...thank you Rod for sticking up for all of us.
     
  25. HornSolo

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    Now this will get me off the mack brown fence if true.....

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  26. hoop98

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    Mack Brown, the Stalin of college football coaches. Off to the gulag, Babers.
     
  27. riloh05

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    i dont want this to be true.
    i hope it isnt true
    my god, if it is.
     
  28. lilMAC

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    I was editing as you were posting. Thanks. Was Jones actually fired or just dressed down?
     
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    So you've gone from protective, inside the program person to a leaker of damning insider stories in a matter of two weeks? Who are you?
     
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    If Mack worried this much about his own team he may have better results, instead he worries about what's said about him and then goes on record denying that fact.

    Bryan Jones was correct in saying that Mack doesn't know how to fix things. How is he going to make adjustments when he only knows how to be a CEO and not coach Xs and Os? He hired the guys to coach the Xs and Os and that is on him. Problem is that HE now knows that and that's on him, thus you see him scrambling....
     
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    I'm confused as to why you are still on it regardless.
     
  32. fatfootball101

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    Heard about the meeting a week or so ago but didnt know about all the details. Amazing.
     
  33. Big5085

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    Not one to ever do this, but THIS at THIS time of Longhorn football?????

    In on page one
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  34. RLong68

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    This. 5-9 against OU with 4 blowouts including the last 2. Barely over .500 overall and below .500 in Big 12 the last 3+ years and you are still on the fence?
     
  35. Horn in OKC

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    Lol, keep believing in Mack
     
  36. PureTexan

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    Sadly this wouldn't surprise me.
     
  37. SAXETU

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    Something is going on with Mack and former players in the media b/c one particular guy that gets bagged on for not being very good on air on this site has been VERY pro Mack and the team since they lost to BYU especially on facebook. This guy never really posted about the team or Mack until a couple of weeks ago and it's been all fluff and pompoms since.
     
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    Kudos to Rodif this is true for standing up to Mack
     
  39. krzy4ut

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    I thouggt mack demanded similar of g erbie and the espn crew last year or the year before.


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    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Next thing you know, Mack is going to count the spring game as a win and start claiming National Championships from a half century ago.
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