Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by Who Ha, Nov 29, 2016.
U-H regents chair rips Big 12 after Herman hire
Interesting quote, and in retrospect not surprising if true.
When discussing the interview process that potential expansion candidates engaged in with the Big 12, Fertitta was critical.
"You know when I knew we were in trouble?" Fertitta said. "There were three [university] presidents who were on the [Big 12 expansion] committee and when we went to the interview, they weren't even part of the interview process. I walked out of that meeting and said 'Wow, this is a sham. There's no intention of doing anything.'
"It was one of the great shams in college football, and college athletics, and just college period. ... It was a total sham and I sit here today and I laugh at the Big 12 and their leadership."
Yes I agree. We actually handled this right. We had to put our Sunday best on, but we kept our mouth shut.
What he didn't say is that they were looking at his head coach more than they were looking at his school
Couldn't agree more with that guy. When the B team shows up for the interviews, it's a total slap in the face.
I thought he was going to say UH wasn't invited so Herman would be more likely to take the Texas job. A little conspiracy theory.
Herman was already beating Texas in recruiting. Adding a Big 12 patch to Herman's Houston shirt when he went to see a 5 star recruit was never going to be allowed.
He's not wrong, but I'm pretty tired of hearing from these entitled losers.
Houston is a nothing school with a nothing athletic department outside of a single head coach. They had no business getting an invite to a conference that already has 5 Texas teams.
Just zip it already.
Houston used to be a basketball powerhouse. A scary premonition, let's not throw stones I say, especially a school that was an athletic powerhouse that faded away following a conference shuffle and getting relegated in a basement conference for years ...
Let's not throw stones? They would have walked over their dead grandmother for a place in the P5 and so would we. But UConn went about the Big 12 expansion in a completely professional and respectful manner. ECU and UCF tired to #BegHarder and everybody laughed at them. Houston chose to act like it was their birthright to be in the P5 and they were gonna take over the Big 12 -- they deserve the skepticism. And we're all sinking fast so better throw those stones while we're still above water.
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