Last night UTEP fans were maybe rooting for Gonzaga because Baylor was looking to be the second team from Texas to win the NCAA Title. Baylor blew out the Zags and the Miners had to settle for being the first team from Texas to win. 1.
So I guess UTEP has to just win another title to get the shine. They will have to do that without Rodney Terry who is joining Chris Beard at Texas. Terry underperformed at UTEP. He is known as a recruiter and brought tons of talent to El Paso.
When he was at Texas under Barnes, Terry was known to be responsible for recruiting T.J. Ford, D.J Augustin LaMarcus Aldridge and Tristan Thompson. Texas’ recruiting was No. 1 in the nation in 2004, and third in 2006 and 2009.
The skinny on UTEP was that they had talent but did not play well as a team. The transfers out of El Paso were starting and the Miners were not going to be as talented next season as they were this one. UTEP will be looking for a new head coach.
Alex Nicolas wrote about some potential candidates for the job.
This reminds me of a discussion I had with my brother. He was rooting against the Steelers vs the Cardinals in that Super Bowl because he didn’t want Pittsburgh to beat the Dallas Cowboys’s win record. I told him that Jerry Jones has had 20+ years to extend that and we can’t just root against everyone else. At some point Dallas has got to win another and do their part↩
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