True Grit: The Story of UT and Rick Barnes
drgnslayr last edited by Wishawk
I’ve got to hand it to USAToday. I normally put their journalism level down towards the bottom, but they have stepped up on a few good basketball pieces this year. They stepped up again:
Pretty good information concerning the recruiting battles in Texas, and who runs the show.
Also explains where Rick Barnes’ head is at. Pretty sound guy and the B12 is lucky to have him.
wissoxfan83 last edited by
Looks like a good read, no time now, but thanks for reminding us that we are in a conference with great coaches 6 of whom have coached teams to the final four.
Crimsonorblue22 last edited by
@drgnslayr thx! It is a good read, have more respect for him.
I have always said and will keep on saying that Rick Barnes could not coach his way out of a wet paper bag.
He has gotten away with getting a great player in Durant and used that to get others to follow, they did not pan out because they were not coached.
This years team is a bunch of past over leftovers that are using that as a reason to play hard, to play tough and as a team.
This years Texas basketball team reminds me of the '07 Kansas football team. A bunch of solid players that come together to create something great.
JayHawkFanToo last edited by
Texas has had other good players before Durant. LaMarcus Aldridge comes to mind as do TJ Ford, Daniel Gibson, Royal Ivey and P.J Tucker; I believe they all made it to the NBA
tundrahok last edited by
@drgnslayr Thanks, great story. I always wanted to like Rick Barnes. I guess I never actually disliked him, but clearly he deserves respect.
JayHawkFanToo last edited by JayHawkFanToo
Rick Barnes looks like a young Vladimir Putin