There's being shameless-see Mack Brown and his pandering for bowl slots last year-and then there's Gary Barnett. Barnett, the subject of several probes (ha, probes) into undeclared income from football camps, the coach of a program whose recruits allegedly received services from escorts during visits, the architect of a self-admitted "slush-fund" system in the football program, and owner of a 42-33 record going into his seventh season...wants to talk contract extension. We credit new AD Mike Bohn for not doing a spit take and covering his desk with fresh Starbucks' dark roast when he got the message. Money quote:
"I would hate [for anyone] to construe that as we're just blowing it off," Bohn said. "It's just not on the front burner."
Translation: "Give me one more good recruiting season and Barnett's going to be on the front burner with gas blazing." Or something like that, if he's got any sense.
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