WHY Texas Fired It’s AD.

    Steve Patterson
    BobLee
    September14/ 2015

    Texas Fat Cats ready to Ax controversial AD Steve Patterson.  With both his two revenue sports in turmoil, the “cold, impersonal” Patterson has finally managed to piss off too many “Big Hats w/ Lots of Cattle & Oil Wells”.

    When Houston Billionaire Trial Lawyer – Joe Jameil – did not renew his luxury suite at Darryl Royal Stadium overlooking “Joe Jameil Field” was a Bad Sign for the unlikeable Patterson.

    Patterson’s predecessor Deloss Dodd was there “forever” but Patterson was fired after only 22 months.

    ADs probably should not “piss off” anyone but especially when your #1 sport – Football – is so pathetic it calls “beating Rice” = “turning around our program”.   OUCH!

    Wonder if Texas Fat Cats know that “Dickie” is available?  Maybe I should let them know ???

    OK…. Likely NOT “Dickie”….. but Mack Brown is a popular choice by many OrangeBloods.

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    UPDATE:  WHY Steve Patterson Was Fired on Tuesday

     

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    BobLee
    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      4 years ago

      Don’t know if UT is ready for a Debbie (her or clone) AD? Interesting factoids about the firing…..22 Months. Has a multi-year (4 MORE years @ $1.4 Mill = $5.6 Mill) and has, reportedly agreed to a buy out.

      So, they canned the AD and brought in an Attorney (Ex UT player) for $750K (annual) to oversee things whilst they find a new AD.

      I SUPPOSE that they could hire a combo of Kevin White (Duke AD @ $900K) or Bubba Cunningham (UNC AD @ $550K) or Debbie Yow (NCSU AD @ $700K….but that does NOT include Bobby Purcell whom you cast as our “Co-AD @ $400K ?). But, this is UT and the BIG Hat and $$ Donors will probably chip in some petty cash and the new UT AD will easily get a $2 Mill deal. Howsomeever…..it SHOULD be noted that Crude is at an all time LOW (recent history) and many sages are saying that it will drop from $45 to at least $20 – 25 BEFORE it establishes a new bottom….

      I also, as you eluded to, SERIOUSLY doubt that UT will can Charlie Strong or even consider THINKING about revoking Shaka’s contract. No MATTER how loud the “White Coaches had Better Records” chants get…HMMMMMM……that DOES cause one to ask the question about TWO of the LIBERAL Universities hiring policies……Can’t quite recall that EITHER of them had a HC that was a person of color. However, Red Neck U did hire one. Maybe when ORW (please forgive the pause….your ORW & Reality being Zip Codes apart comment STILL cracks me up)….pulls the pin, maybe MIKEY J (now earning, reportedly MORE $$ per year from his Nike contract that what he was paid by the Bulls for dribbling and shooting) will COME ON DOWN.

      Back on point. UT’s hire will be interesting…..but it probably will not impact the W/L record of the FB or BB team. This is purely Politics and the current AD ruffled some feathers (hide?). Sort of like the Donald being so popular and the GOP Tribe Chief Leaders are up in Arms….

      Maybe THAT is how UT ought to select an AD….line up all the “come on DOWN” Candidates and all the “Hey, you pay WHAT….Count me IN” Candidates and let them Debate….ESPN could host it…and let Old Mack Moderate. Put that on Pay for View….and I’ll sign up.

      Thanks for the quirky column…..does take a little edge off TGU and the CNN Debate and the Hillary (Now 5 MONTH Email Gap) Drama. Nixon’s ghost was heard to utter….SHEESH….Rosemary only left out 18 minutes….

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        An AD who goes out of his/her/its way to piss off Fat Cats is a fool. Not unlike a pro team’s GM who pisses off his team’s owner. Applying “sound business principles” is one thing. Being “an as****e” is another. Maybe the interim guy (an alum / former FBer) will do fine… or they can go get Andrew Luck’s daddy at The NCAA…. or Mack… or “Dickie” …. hehehehe.

        • Doug Reply
          4 years ago

          All state supported schools should be required to offer all jobs to the lowest bidder! ? Not a bad idea for national elections either.

          • BobLee Reply
            4 years ago

            Not so good idea for moon rockets however…

            • Doug
              4 years ago

              Buzz Aldrin agrees.

            • BobLee
              4 years ago

              I bet Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Sallie Ride’s families do too.

    • Doug Reply
      4 years ago

      Translation: Watch your back Charlie Strong. Oh yeah and John Gruden awaits their call. I’m pretty sure tassel loafers and Weejuns ain’t a real big deal in Austin.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Gonna be a Bee-otch to fire “highest paid AfAm Coach in BTCF”. The Butcher is still available although U Miami fans wanting him back there.

    • FightingBobKennel, Jr. Reply
      4 years ago

      They’ve already called and asked me what to do. But you assumed that.

      • BobLee Reply
        4 years ago

        Of Course! “They” really want WORLD’S GREATEST AD-ette a/k/a “Kay’s Sister” …. but that will be over your dead body of course.
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        Does Texas know “Dickie” is available ???

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