Coaches are masters of this. He said a lot of words. But none of them were “I’m not taking the job at Texas Tech”.
if he does stay at UTSA I hope they give him a massive raise and then completely implodes. Just so they know what that’s like.
Nothing against Graham Harrell but I am not interested in a first time HC with FBS OC being their highest level of experience. Especially if they are from the Mike Leach coaching tree. The spread is the most popular offense in college football these days. I doubt any Mike Leach disciple is going to change this offense drastically in a positive fashion unless they are bring in better talent or are drastically better evaluators of the talent that might be hidden here currently.
If we are going the Assitant route and want to get maximum reward and don’t mind the risk. Doug Belk is the guy. He is young for the position but just a little younger that Harrell. He is the best defensive coach in Texas right now that you might be able to hire. He would inject a lot of energy. And recruits serious about their future as defensive players would more likely come here. If we can get Phil Bennett to stay on with him and mentor/assist him in the head coaching responsibilities it would be a home run I think.