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Augie Garrido: "No. I'm Not Confident."

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT

The last time the University of Texas baseball team went an entire
season without winning a single conference series was 1956. With only one conference weekend left in the 2013 season, the Longhorns have
yet to win a Big 12 series. Texas is 0-and-7 with a three game set vs. TCU remaining.

In the midst of one of the worst
seasons of his career, Texas head baseball coach Augie Garrido sat down
one-on-one with KEYE TV's Adam Winkler. Here are the topics discussed in part two of the interview:

Is Garrido confident that this team can flip the switch and turn things around with a late run and possibly win the Big 12 tournament?

"No, I'm not confident," Garrido admitted. "And you might say 'well that's the problem.' Here's the problem: we haven't been able to do things consistently or hold onto things for very long. That's the mental toughness part. I realize I'm telling on myself now. That's a coach's job, but I'm not afraid of the truth."

What can a season like this do to a coach's emotions? Are the failures of this team frustrating?

"I'm damn disappointed. I'm mad. I'm mad as
hell," said Garrido, in his 17th season at Texas. "But that's just
personal. Professionally, I have to find a way to get this corrected. As
the Texas coach, my professional responsibilities are to find
solutions. I can't find them if I'm blaming someone else. I can't find
them if I'm not positive and I can't fake that."

Garrido is 74 years old. How many more seasons like this or seasons in general for that matter can he put up with?

"There won't be another season like this," Garrido said sternly. "Because we'll solve the problem."

So Garrido has no plans to retire?

"I'll
be here to solve the problem unless [Texas Athletics Director DeLoss
Dodds] fires me," Augie confirmed. "I'm not moving away. I've been
through this six times. The reason the highlights are there are because
of seasons just like this. It was never going to happen again. It did.
So if there's a highlight film, it's built on all of what happens here
in the cellar."

Texas hosts Texas Southern in a doubleheader Saturday for its final home games of the season.

By Adam Winkler

Augie Garrido: "No. I'm Not Confident."


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Scores & Schedules

August 29, 2014 09:13 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

Friday's Game

No. 8 Michigan State vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m.

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