Houston pulls a Blumenthal

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  1. Who Ha

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  2. History Geek

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    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."
     
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    Yes I agree. We actually handled this right. We had to put our Sunday best on, but we kept our mouth shut.
     
  4. willie99

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    What he didn't say is that they were looking at his head coach more than they were looking at his school
     
  5. Fairfield_1st

    Fairfield_1st Sitting on this Barstool talking like a damn fool

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    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.
     
  6. The Viking

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  8. BUConn10

    BUConn10 Artist formerly known as BUHusky10

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    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 ...
     
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  9. junglehusky

    junglehusky Molotov Cocktail of Ugliness

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    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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