Goestenkors acknowledged making her share of mistakes, particularly in recruiting. Although she was able to recruit Texas well at Duke, she never matched that success with the Longhorns.
Goestenkors said she found recruiting in Texas tougher than she expected and compared it to the high-stakes competition of football. She made the mistake of bringing in a staff that had no connections to Texas high school coaches. Even the top recruits she did sign have seldom produced at high levels in part because of injuries or illness.
"We will find a leader for our players," Plonsky said. "This place is not for the faint of heart."