So often in today’s college game we hear the term, ”coach-speak”, which generally refers to anything the coach says can, and usually will at some point, be changed to more aptly define what he really meant to say the first time.
In essence, the coach reserves the right to change his opinion and his decision at any time, and politely tell whomever is listening that they unfortunately misunderstood what he said originally.
Such is not the case in Austin, Texas where Head Football Coach Mack Brown stated during his National Signing Day Press Conference that he and his staff told the players that every position is there for the taking.
Want proof Brown means it? Go to mackbrown-texasfootball.com and look under 2010 Depth Chart. It reads as follows: “To be determined”. No coach-speak there.
“We simply told all of our players, including the three from this year’s recruiting class that are already enrolled and on campus, that each position is up for grabs,” Brown said. “Spring Ball starts in three weeks and they know they have a chance to earn their starting jobs during the spring. “However,” he furthered, “we have also told our incoming class that, since they won’t be here in the Spring, a lot of ‘em are going to get their shot at starting jobs in the summer. No job is safe here, at Texas.”
That said, let’s take a look at what some believe could be one of the more intriguing battles on The Forty Acres this Spring, the quarterback position. Slides will be in order of how I believe the depth chart will look come September 2010.