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I'm asking this for ignorance purposes only but why do some want him back? Other than the Shipleys who has Wyatt developed at Texas to believe he will be a fit here other than his ties to the program. Who has he developed and made better? Is recruiting the only thing he has going for him or am I missing something.
We dont know if the WRs can catch or not since they havent been able to get them the ball.
There is nothing more dangerous in this world than a man with nothing to lose.
He was widely known as a great recruiter while here.
Which is funny cause the level of WR was below average when he was here. Tennell was his big "get" He also was always said to be the guy who got AD which is also false. He may have helped but that was just as much Bob and Cale
Because we always want what we don't have...until we have it.
You and I disagree on many things, but I can find no untruth in this statement.
Wyatt did so well at okie state that OU hired him away. Then did well enough at OU that a pro team hired him. No too bad. That's why many fans - including me - want him back if / when there is an opening in Norman.
Rover, You and I agree on many things and once again I concur with your statement. It's human nature.
Same reason we see alot of people wanting Mangino back to coach OL, people for years wanted Hayes back to coach Speacial Teams, wanted Mike Stoops back, want Chuck Long back.....ok ive never heard that one but you get the point.
Wyatt coached here from 02-05. He coached some pretty talented receivers while here. Mark Clayton, Mark Bradley, Travis Wilson, and Brandon Jones were all drafted in the top 3 rounds of the draft. In 05 he coached some guys that would go on to be drafted in the top 3 rounds in Malcolm Kelly and Juaquin Iglesias. He also coached Rashaun Woods (who is still running behind our secondary) at OSU before he was a 1st round pick.
Curiously, none of those guys went on to do anything in the NFL, except for Mark Clayton.
I remember him being regarded as a great recruiter. However the common thinking seems to be that he is unlikely to ever return here again.
Very true that, while he has brought in many top recruits at Texas, they haven't developed well for the most part. But how much of that is a systematic problem with Texas? Maybe Mack won't let him yell.
Lol. Hammer...meet nail head.
How about all the recruiting doom and gloomers calling for John Blake to be rehired? :)
One correction, Wyatt didn't develop the "Shipley's". He's only been at Texas a couple of years, but I guess you could say the second Shipley has developed.. or not.
"You can come to Oklahoma and win championships or you can go somewhere else and watch us win championships"
The King-Barry Switzer
N my mind, Sumlin, Wyatt, and Hayes r three of the best coaches ever on BS's staff. Hayes may have been the best of the three.
One common attribute that these three coaches have is that they are all African Americans. The reason I think this is important is that many of our college football players r also African Americans, and maybe they can relate better with these coaches. All three of these coaches were excellent motivators and recruiters. I would love to have any of them back on our staff.
Chris Wilson was a good hire by Stoops, and while I don't want him back, Mangino was a far better HC than line coach.JMO.
Hayes hated recruiting and it showed.
The two best professional rookies in 2010 and both from Oklahoma City,Oklahoma.
Jonathon didn't enjoy recruiting, he didn't hate it. He went to the NFL because of the Rooney rule, he felt he had a better chance of becoming a head coach in the NFL than he would in college. Otherwise, he would have stayed in the college ranks. He was my next door neighbor. Great family and they loved it here in Norman.
Hate was probably a strong word. But I did have an interesting conversation with him about how pissed he was that Iowa fiddled farted around with Bob. He (Hayes) originally committed to go to Iowa and was disappointed about it but came to Norman any way. his wife coached basketball at Norman High. Wives are the best source of OU info LOL.
So true, but not just for OU. Recall the scoop McCoy's wife/gf let go a few years ago re UT's player payments.
Norman High could have used Jaxson, I'm sure he is a beast by now. They are a great couple. When we moved next to them, they actually brought a cassearole over for us. Who does that any more?
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