Monday, July 25, 2011
Gary Pinkel on UT TV: 'Lack of common sense'
By Jeff Caplan
DALLAS -- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel started to answer the inevitable question at Monday's Big 12 media days about the Longhorn Network's original plan to air high school football games.
Prior to today's meetings, opposing athletic administrations have barked about airing high school games as creating an unfair recruiting advantage. Pinkel, at first, said it's not his concern because it's something he can't control.
And then he brought out the big buuuuut...
For a university and a TV network to think they can televise high school games, Pinkel said, shows "lack of common sense."
Earlier, Baylor's Art Briles said the new network doesn't bother him, that if the Bears have to recruit harder, so be it. Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman brushed it off and Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said it "raised his antenna, but pretty much left it at that.