Yes, I know he and Savvy Jack are friends. Yes, I know UT athletics is rolling in money.
He is the devil. He has little regard for the student in student-athlete. His sports budget operates totally aside from UT academics. He explains away the poor graduation rates at Texas. He has systematically pissed off plenty of other programs (see the Big XII exodus of Nebraska and Texas A&M). His Longhorn Network is a debacle which most TVs in Austin can't even get. Texas football is a rudderless ship right now with a head coach who looks "bumfuzzled" like Bowden/Paterno in their later years. His "we are the Jones's" and "we are better than you" shtick has worn thin...recently he publicly said (paraphrased) "at least we aren't Missouri" in response to Texas' recent subpar seasons in big-ticket sports.
I think Jack knows better.
Oh, and Texas has the most gawd-awful gaudy Jumbotron this side of, well, Texas.
in a way that no other school does. The B10 has tOSU and Michigan. The SEC has 'Bama, UF, LSU, and Georgia. The ACC has UNC and Duke. In the B12, Texas alone is the big swinging dick. The state is growing, and the school is loaded.
...UT has marginalized the conference. Nebraska and Texas A&M are gone. Most of the destinations are crap (Waco? Ames? Lubbock? Manhattan KS?). There is no more UT-TAMU football game, which is an atrocity. Tired of being the little brother, the Aggies finally had enough of Deloss and all his bullshit. Now we may be seeing the awakening of a sleeping giant. Texas may no longer be the 'it' program in its own state. Mack and Deloss are treading water and will soon retire together to count their money.
Living in Austin and having to see everything through burnt orange lenses makes me believe that ND and UT should partner in nothing.
. . . in the person of Missy Conboy (ND's Senior Deputy Director of Athletics). She has served as part of the NCAA's Legislative Review Committee (was chairperson for two years), their Interpretations Committee, and is presently a member of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.