Remember when a championship ring meant something? That you get rewarded for something you actually earned? Apparently those days are long gone.
Mack Brown on Thursday tweeted this out to all his followers:
Just gave guys their Bowl Champ rings. Told them It’s reward 4 winning Bowl game vs #13 Oregon St &momentum for 2013 twitter.com/UT_MackBrown/s…
— Mack Brown (@UT_MackBrown) May 2, 2013
Let’s forget for a minute that the Texas Longhorns used to be one of the top programs in all of college football no less than 4 years ago. Why are you tweeting about it? You just give recruiting rivals of the Longhorns more ammunition. Here I could foresee a recruiting rival talking to a recruit.
“Listen, we aren’t going to give you rings because you win a mid-level bowl game, we give rings out to champions.”
These blue chip recruits are competitors and they want to win at everything. Even if the bowl that you won give you those rings, you say “Thanks but no thanks.” The only exception is for the outgoing seniors if they haven’t received a championship ring of any kind. This is unacceptable by Texas’s standards and Texas fans should not be happy about this.