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"It's brutal. Now, I think major Applewhite has has better security than that. But the issue the major issue that he fit that that major faces here in town is how do you get Houston on the front page here. What do you do to get the Cougars on the front page here in the city of Houston? If I'm ranking the teams in this city in terms of popularity today. Joe? All right. I've got the Texans the Astros the rockets I've got the longhorns the aggies LSU that we've all established are more popular in the city. Then you ages. Then I have the the dynamo. And then then I have Houston after that. Now. Now, I wondering are the are we going to get an we're getting an XFL team here. And are we getting an NHL team here as well? They're getting drowned out man, I don't think it matters though. Because name another school that has to deal with this. They don't exist. Like if you go to Chicago northwestern his point in the big ten title game. Who cares? The only time he talks about northwesterners of passage. Gerald is going to be the Packers next head coach in major cities. You don't matter in Syracuse. You don't matter the only major City College football teams that matter are USC and UCLA sometime and just USC in my opinion. I don't think UCLA and less chip Kelly goes to a playoff. They'll never matter. Georgia Tech is in Atlanta. They're kind of a back page story in Atlanta. They have very high academic standards. It's really tough to recruit there. So in your opinion. Joe you just can't succeed. If you're in a big city, I'm not I'm not saying you can't succeed, but you're never be relevant. You'll just you'll never really matter to your school. And then even at school at Georgia Tech and the school like, Houston, Texas and Georgia are much bigger schools in population size, or at least I believe Georgia is over Georgia Tech and their college. Football wise will always matter more colleges are just different in big cities. And that's not you waitress fault. It's just part of the territory, Hugh, h is a cute story. But I don't think they wanna be the cute little story. I don't think they wanna be the little engine that could. I don't think they want to be the best kept secret in town. You know, you go into a restaurant you read all those reviews. Best kept secret in town. None of those restaurants wanna be on that list. Ben. They wanna they want to be the place where everyone knows your name. Cheers for crying out loud. If you're. Houston. My hunch is that major Applewhite might plot along with seven and five and eight and four seasons into your point. It will be completely irrelevant. He's not the guy. He's not the dynamic personality. It's gonna make you watch. You h I thought lane kiffin was I think a young guy like Lincoln Riley could be he's not gonna leave you for u h, but you've gotta find that brash outspoken younger version of those guys if you're you h and I just have the sense that major Applewhite is not it. Why wouldn't you prefer major Applewhite someone that's going to be loyal to your program over our piles, Kevin someone and Tom Herman? We're gonna leave you as soon as a better job opens up. That's the one positive to move major Applewhite is maybe he's not a good enough coach she gets to Oklahoma job or the Michigan job. But he might be a good enough coach to stay at Houston for a very long time and keep this program as one and if you have years where you're competing for the. Title. You're gonna you win you potentially win your conference this year. If it's not for a terrible injury to your quarterback. I don't think he has the dynamic personality to draw the attention to this team. I don't think he has the dynamic coaching style to to draw a ton of attention to this team. Joe, I just I, you know, you either know you have the guy or you don't and my hunch is that you h doesn't have the guy long-term. All right up next. He's a national columnist for USA today. Covering college, football and college basketball. What's the one issue? Plaguing college football today that he'd like to see corrected Dan Walkin joins us next on the college. Football guy on sports radio six ten and sports radio. Six ten dot com. Get a hot lunch with heartaches. That sounds good and Lulu with Fred Landry and Lopez ten til two Houston sports leader sports radio. I'm Jay."