Chris Beard Could Have Had a Statue in Lubbock, but He Chose UT Instead

Chris Beard Could Have Had a Statue in Lubbock, but He Chose UT Instead

Chris Beard at a Texas Tech NCAA National Championship game in 2019Chris Beard just broke one of the most important rules of coaching: Never leave a place where they’re probably going to build statues and name streets in your honor. That’s what he had at Texas Tech, and that’s what he’s unlikely to ever have at Texas. Through five seasons in Lubbock, Beard achieved a status almost unheard-of in this high-velocity era of social media and endless bellyaching. Fans loved him, alumni worshipped him, administrators catered to him—he had it all. When Beard begins his new life in Austin, the tone will be different: What have you done for us lately, buddy? That’s the mantra at Texas, which showed the door to its most successful basketball coach (Rick Barnes) and one of its two most successful football coaches (Mack…View Original Post

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