|I worked 75 hours last week for this?|
I typically work 14-18 hour days during my beam time, and ~10-11 hour days during "off" weeks. This supposedly continues with a postdoc, with the difference being that one's salary is now $40k/year rather than $20k/year. The alternate route is the adjunct professorship, which is every bit as bad on the salary (I don't know as much about the hours involved). It's one thing to be in a state of part-time employment, so that one can at least enjoy the extra time off (though I doubt there are many part-time workers who wouldn't rather be full-time); it's another thing entirely to be paid as if part-time, and then worked as if overtime.
Kevin Sumlin would be interesting, but I doubt that he'll leave A&M for their rival (former rival?) and think he'll more likely get an offer from USC if Orgeron doesn't pan out (for the same reason, I actually don't think Briles is overly likely--though others disagree). Pat Fitgerald (of Northwestern) would be a decent dark horse choice (his resume is roughly comparable to Art Briles'), as would Chris Peterson (if they can convince him to leave Boise State). Mark Helfrich would be intriguing, but I suspect that he's staying with Oregon. And I can't thik of any other college head coaches that are reasonably likely to leave (e.g. the coaches at Ohio State or LSU or Michigan or Florida State, etc are probably not going to leave one "big name"/"big brand" school for another), and I am not as much up to par on the assistants. All of this assumes, of course, that Mack Brown is done for*. Perhaps DeLoss Dodd's retirement is so that Mack Brown can take over as AD, thus clearing the way for a new football coach at UT.
But will Brown be good at hiring new coaches? Perhaps, as some of his coaching picks have been good. On the other hand, I question why Dodds and Brown didn't pursue bringing back Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator.
*This is very likely even if he doesn't get blown off the field tomorrow. I think he only keeps the job at 10-3 with a close loss tomorrow or 9-4 with a win tomorrow and no more blowout losses. Since he alread has 2 losses, this means that if he loses tomorrow in close fashion, he cannot lose again (including bowl game) for the remainder of the season. On the other hand, if he wins tomorrow, he can lose two more games at some point (Baylor, Tech, upset, or bowl).
|The real main character in the Star Wars saga.|
*A pretty young age works out well, but knowing how kids will blab to each other when seeing a movie that some have already seen, it would be best if (and assuming that I ultimately have multiple children) the younger ones don't have it spoiled for them by the older ones. The reaction of the kids in the linked video should be everyone's reaction when tehy first see these movies.
Seven Quick Takes Friday is hosted by Mrs Jennifer Fulwiler at her Conversion Diary blog.