The big story to watch yesterday was University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson traveling to Richmond, Virginia, to meet with VCU men's basketball coach Shaka Smart in person and offer him the vacant Longhorns job.
As Marquette fans, we had seen this dance before up close and personal. One year ago, it appeared that Marquette was was very close to hiring Smart to take over after Buzz Williams had left for Virginia Tech. Of course, it's now impossible to truly tell how close it really was, largely thanks to the #DoneDeal fiasco.
So, when news officially broke a little after 9:30pm Central time that Smart was in fact the new head coach at Texas, many of you reacted exactly the way I hoped you would.
#donedeal Shaka to Texas— Peter Basch (@PeterBasch) April 3, 2015
Shaka Smart to Texas #DoneDeal— Danny O'Hara (@Danny63OHara) April 3, 2015
Shaka to Texas. #DoneDeal— Adam Hansen (@Adam_Hansen23) April 3, 2015
Special mention must be made of our SB Nation overlords, who were the only media types with the stones to go for Done Deal in their tweet.
God bless each and every one of you glorious bastards, and that includes those of you that didn't use the hashtag so I couldn't easily find your tweets. Never forget.