Vince Young Got Fired From His Entirely Made Up, Six-Figure Part-Time Job With The University Of Texas For A Failure To Perform/Show Up
I'll tell you what, if absolutely nothing else, this firing might be the National Championship clinching touchdown scramble of all firings. That's how impressive it is to axed by your alma mater under such circumstances. Assuming that filling the part-time role of "development officer" isn't a priority for a university that would undoubtedly have a hard time describing that job, Vince Young was so bad at showing up and being Vince Young that not only did he get canned from the job of being himself but he also got a six-figure position scrapped.
The Longhorns tried to do right by a legend while hoping that having his face wandering aimlessly around campus would distract from the program's struggles since he left, and he failed in doing the bare minimum by showing said face. The hard part wasn't even keeping the job. The hard part was getting the school to justify its existence in the first place, and Vince Young still couldn't hold on to it. What Texas tried to do for their former quarterback was one step short of handing him a $100,000 allowance every year, and what he did in return was one step short of sending someone else in his place to collect it and set it on fire.
It's so preposterous that if it happened to almost anyone else I would just assume that they figured the best way to drag out their years of service in an entirely useless position was to disappear and hope it went unchecked on the payroll. I can't give Vince Young that same benefit of the doubt because, with two DUI's on his record, he hasn't exactly proven to be a forward thinker. Instead, he's just a former athlete with a whole bunch of problems, none the least of which being that he's trying to play the game of his own life on rookie mode with a disconnected controller.