Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Chat wrap: UT job, TCU offense, OU in '14
By Brandon Chatmon
Thanks for all of your questions during my chat, you can find the full transcript here.
Jay (Dallas) No matter how people try to spin it, Sonny Cumbie kicking Texas Tech to the curb in favor of TCU, makes the red raiders look real bad.
Brandon Chatmon I disagree Jay, and here's why. At TCU, he is working for a head coach with a defensive background who runs that side of the ball. At Tech, he's working for a head coach with an offensive background who runs that side of the ball. So now Cumbie probably in a situation with more freedom and the ability to get more involved with play calling, etc... would he have the same opportunity at Tech?
Grant Hallbauer (Waco) Which Big 12 teams do you see with the highest pre-season rankings and the greatest outlook for the 2014 season?
Brandon Chatmon Baylor and Oklahoma come to mind immediately with Oklahoma State and Texas also in the mix. But the Bears, to me, should be the favorite to win again based off Bryce Petty returning.
Josh (oklahoma) I’m curious as to how people think the Sooners will be next year. They have a really young team. They have managed 10 wins and turned out to be alright this year despite what people thought. Do you see them being much more improved next year and possibly making a National Title run?
Brandon Chatmon If OU finds its quarterback and that guy plays at a high level, there's nothing the Sooners cannot accomplish in 2014. There's a lot of young talent in Norman.
Mike (Horn in OK) I’ve read Jon Gruden would be interested in a shot at UT. what are the odds he fits Steve Patterson’s criteria?
Brandon Chatmon There has been so many names thrown around in Austin, it's been interesting. You would have thought the Longhorns would have been better prepared than this to be honest. I think what I've learned in the past two weeks is, maybe, just maybe, Mack Brown isn't the problem.
Red (Atlanta) Hi Brandon, I see Mike Gundy on the list for the Texas job. I wonder if he does want to leave, would the SEC be a better fit for him? Does he want to leave his alma mater for one of its biggest rivals? If I were him I'd wait for Steve Spurrier to leave SC, Les Miles to leave LSU, or Gus Malzahn to leave Auburn. Agree?
Brandon Chatmon No. None of those jobs are better than Texas. And I don't know that the SEC is a better fit for him either.
Matt (Philly) Your name is Chatmon AND you're holding a chat? Mind. Blown.
Brandon Chatmon Yes. An amazing turn of events right? I cannot confirm that Trotter is trotting right now however.
Glen (Dallas ) Do you really think that TCU's offense will be improved next year? I like the two OC's they got but we still don't have a proven QB to make the air raid offense fly.
Brandon Chatmon Did you see how bad it was? Not only did they struggle to move the ball, they turned it over. So, yes, I think it will be better. I also like the hire of Doug Meacham, he'll have a good plan for how to get things going in the right direction and he did a great job at Houston this season. I expect it to be much improved, even though they'll have to search for a quarterback.