Rick Barnes is gone from his post after 17 seasons with the Longhorns, leaving the head coaching position vacant. Texas immediately began the search for his replacement, which it could find within a week.
Rick Barnes is fading fast. Barnes has been Texas’ head coach for 17 seasons and, in that time, he has done very little to merit staying here longer. It’s time for there to be a new head coach for the Longhorns.
Butler went ahead and ended Texas’ miserable season Thursday afternoon, 56–48. And it was all too familiar for Rick Barnes and company in college basketball’s biggest tournament. Costly turnovers. Inefficient offense. Missed free throws in the clutch.
Few Texas fans know much about Butler. Heck, even head coach Rick Barnes admitted he doesn't know much about Butler. While he analyzes them frantically on his Synergy Sports app on his iPad, I will attempt to fill you in.