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Ironically, A&M's offense is the only one in the SEC worth watching. I didn't watch much, of course, b/c they're no longer Big 12. The rest of that league? Overrated defenses because of offensive futility. Zzzzz
1 year, 9 months ago on ESPN, SEC to college football fans: "Stick 'em up!"
I don't see how John Swofford pulled this off without an ACC Network or some other monetary incentive for the "football first" schools; FSU, Clemson, VaTech. Maybe ESPN ran the numbers and decided to up the ante for the ACC to head off bidding war with FOX? I want to see the details of the GoR.
1 year, 10 months ago on Buck Up, Expansion Fans, You Might Be Thankful For This Unanswered Prayer
@I4Bama Petersen has turned down EVERYBODY. Word is, his family loves Boise and money isn't his prime motivation. Tough to pry him away especially if Harsin bad-mouthed UT on his way out.
I suspect Strong turned down TN b/c it's a tough job. Very little in-state talent. Alumni have unrealistic expectations, too. Comparing Vols to TX is apples & oranges. UT should be much easier to recruit and win.
Another rumor I've heard is Saban's wife doesn't like Tuscaloosa. Doesn't mean he'd leave for UT b/c it's a lateral move and arguably a step down. I'm not convinced his personality will play at Texas anyway.
1 year, 12 months ago on Texas’ Dodds Uses Fulmer, Saban To Defend His Football Coach
@aubieman2002 That's true, provided Freeze did it by the rules. SEC people have their doubts right now, from what I've read and heard.
Only a few guys would be an attractive option; Boise's Petersen, L'Ville's Strong and maybe Vandy's Franklin. Whittingham? Perhaps. Or maybe we go the top level assistant route. Bama's DC, Kirby Smart?
A fair review of the defense's shortcomings.
My hope is that Diaz starts Jackson, Jinkins and Hicks at LB. J's on the outside, Hicks at MLB. Jeffcoat may provide scheme versatility, too, as our buck. We can move him around and line up in 3-4 or 4-3.
2 years ago on Spring Football: A porous defense should be Texas' priority
Very interesting supposition, John.
I hope you're right about the B1G not accepting schools without AAU status. FSU is still #1 on the Big12's hit list.
2 years ago on Big Ten To Add More Conference Games; Is This Another Lure For UVA, GT, UNC And Duke?
@BonzaiB Bless your little heart, Bubba, for feeling compelled to reply with such long-winded, nonsense. "If you deduct 3 points for the HOME team, Bama wins one and Texas wins the other by a single point." LOL...and if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle. Rice was fairly dominate in the 50's, too, since you're a trivia buff. Here's one more fact about the "dominating" SEC; 21-17 all-time versus the B1G in bowl games.
TAMU won't be "eating our lunch" b/c they're not, and won't be, on the schedule anytime soon. Aggy averaged sixth place in the Big12 and improved their record to 5th against the titans of the SEC West; Arky, Ole Miss, Miss St. and Au-barn.
LOL...We're Texas. Learn it, know it, live it. ESS EEE CEE!
2 years ago on Texas' Brown Tries To Follow SEC Blueprint
Best case scenario for the Big 12?
UVA & GaTech to B1G
UNC & Duke to SEC
FSU, Miami, Clemson, Virginia Tech, NC State and Louisville to the Big 12
I would absolutely LOVE this. WVU will be ecstatic to have The U, L'Ville and VaTech in their division, too.
2 years, 1 month ago on Big 10 and SEC Race to Add ACC Schools
Good analysis, John.
I always assumed Boston College was AAU and better academically. If the B1G expands, I foresee some combination of UVA, GaTech and UNC. Of course, the Tar Heels will get their choice of B1G or SEC. Very interesting.
2 years, 2 months ago on Big Bang Theories: The Countdown To Super-Conferences (Part 2)
@Honus The Dude Sneed @uncbare Yeah, I thought that looked funny in your post. NCST makes sense.
WVU really dislikes UNC that much? What did they do besides insult Oliver Luck?
2 years, 2 months ago on Expansion Update: B12-Expand or Die
@uncbare No doubt. UNC has its choice of either B1G or SEC today. Laughable to even consider Big 12 for Tar Heels.
Interesting speculation, but I find it highly unlikely that B1G member institutions waive the AAU requirement for FSU. I think it's more likely the B1G adds BC, GT and potentially UVA & UNC. Eventually, FSU, Clemson and whomever else gets left behind (VT, NCSU, Miami) will begrudgingly join the Big 12 (not Duke).
I do agree that Texas needs to think more about the Big 12's long-term viability and not just our own best interests. DeLoss Dodd's retirement will hopefully change that mindset. We'll see.
Why would the B12 "allow" KU to leave for the B1G? What type of compensation is equitable? Do you really think L'Ville or Pitt is in play AGAIN after joining the ACC recently?
Place KU in West and KSU in East with a protected rivalry game annually.
2 years, 2 months ago on ACC Goes Boom!
Not crazy about Miami or their bandwagon fan base. But, South FL is a huge DMA and great recruiting territory for B12. We can help fill up Sun Life Stadium. Be a nice vacation!
2 years, 2 months ago on Expansion Update: GT On The Clock, Big 12 Makes A Push
True, most Aggies don't like it when their logic or integrity is questioned.
Sorry if you think my postings are "excessive". Thanks for being and staying classy.
2 years, 3 months ago on Longhorn Fans Should Worry As Aggie Goldmine Opens For Business
@alamoaggie08 @John at MrSEC
LOL...yeah, I'm bitter. Richest athletic department in the country, highest-profile public university in TX, etc. Delusional, as always, aggy. Funny how the academically-challenged SEC doubled their AAU schools by adding A&M and Mizzou.
The only "status" that we concern ourselves with is UT. Speaking of blowouts to OU, wanna compare aggy's record versus The University's? You may get your shot against OU in the Fiesta Bowl, little lady.
@AndrewMartin @JB @Caddoaggie
Academics weren't the driver behind A&M's move...greater athletic revenues and better exposure were. Academics are and will be a consideration for UT if we ever think about moving again. It won't happen for at least 13 years, minimum, since Big 12 members signed a "grant of rights" for our TV revenues.
That's a fair and reasonable response, Andrew, but UT needs money like a fish needs water. No offense, but the UT vs TCU game will be sold out @ DKR and will be played before a national TV audience. Playing TCU doesn't help the TX economy? Why not? I'd argue that we'll generate even more $$$ playing TCU @ JerryWorld, too, assuming that they remain competitive.
You little aggies sure like to cling to the fantasy that "UT was trying to bully us into the Pac-12" story. That's nonsense, too. But, that's the only acceptable justification for making a move IF The University actually decided to go West.
But, we did not for two reasons; 1. UT wanted to keep Longhorn Network 2. UT administration decided playing half our games in the Pacific time zone wasn't good for our fans
Please provide a link where A&M consulted playing Tech and Baylor in FOOTBALL. You know that's BS, too. Your attitude towards those schools mirrors ours towards A&M. I'm sure you wanted to play them in basketball and non-rev sports. Keeps your travel costs down and pacifies your fans in TX.
Congratulations on being "happier and richer". Now compare your annual athletic revenues, where you now rank 6th in the SEC, to The University's and get back to me. Ignorance is bliss and you're one happy Aggy!
I congratulated every Aggie friend on their big win over Alabama. Conversely, I heard next to nothing from them after our NC victory against USC. Why is that? I agree that a good-natured rivalry has turned sour with this realignment nonsense. Y'all did what was best for A&M.
Frankly, I don't see the point in reinstating the game if it can't be played on Thanksgiving. I see that y'all have successfully lobbied the SEC to play LSU on that day. That's a helluva game and should be a more than an adequate replacement.
I also love how aggy conveniently forgets that he built his record while incurring major recruiting violations under both Sherrill's and Slocum's watch. Funny how UT was never sanctioned during the same time period. You may have "similar academic standards", but you aren't and haven't been recognized as better by a reputable source, ie US News and World Reports.
Why not? How about "why"? We don't give a rip about your antiquated "traditions".
"For the sake of our state"....really? Personally, I would hope that the Texas state legislature had better things to worry about. But, if it ever came to 'cutting off funding' for UT and A&M I'm sure the game will be reinstated tomorrow.
Why are y'all beating me up over this? I've already said that I want the rivalry back.
I responded to your rudeness in kind, sir.
An SEC board that has speculated on the Longhorns' worries. As a Texas-Ex, I wanted to help John out with his straw poll. You Aggies never answer the question, "what's in it for UT to continue the series"?I've already told you why it won't happen soon. Neither the UT administration nor influential alumni want the game. Call it "sour grapes" if you'd like.
Not trolling anything that references The University, d-bag. We're a Big 12 team that beats aggy most of the time. We'd have to lower our academic standards significantly to be "an SEC type team".
You're certainly entitled to your opinion, but the fact is UT's administration and the powers that be don't want the game. Furthermore, your accusation that "DeLoss threatened each Big 12 team" is nonsense. OU is playing A&M in a basketball tourney this fall. From what I hear, A&M doesn't WANT to play Tech or Baylor in football...only UT. Yes, I'm sure A&M would like to play them in other sports. It would keep travel costs down for non-rev sports.
"Sour grapes" certainly plays a big part, because A&M reneged on their commitment to the Big 12. That salient point is well-documented. You don't think that upset Tech and Baylor, too? Yes, UT can "pay-off cupcakes" but why should we do that? What's in it for UT to renew the A&M series immediately? We've already got nationally relevant OOC games scheduled with Notre Dame, UCLA, Cal, USC, etc.
@John at MrSEC
I doubt there's any chance A&M is added to UT's schedule while DeLoss is around. Many old-school, deep-pocketed alums (Joe Jamail, Red McCombs, etc.) will also have to sign off on the game too. It probably won't happen this decade.
Personally, I'd like to see the rivalry reinstated, but understand the rationale for discontinuing it short-term.
No worries. Texas has well over 1,000 D-1A recruits per year. I imagine that we'll still get our 20-25 desirable players each year. A&M's move will pay dividends, but who's to say it won't cost LSU recruits in east and southeast TX? Maybe they'll keep a few of those boys home.
At first, I thought Mack was whining again, too. But, then I thought about his complaint and he's absolutely right. Here's a brief excerpt from Rule 9-2-1-a detailing unsportsmanlike conduct.
Specifically prohibited acts and conduct include:
1. No player, substitute, coach or other person subject to the rules shall use abusive, threatening or obscene language or gestures, or engage in such acts that provoke ill will or are demeaning to an opponent, to game officials or to the image of the game, including but not limited to:
(a) Pointing the finger(s), hand(s), arm(s) or ball at an opponent, or imitating the slashing of the throat.
(b) Taunting, baiting or ridiculing an opponent verbally.
(c) Inciting an opponent or spectators in any other way, such as simulating the firing of a weapon or placing a hand by the ear to request recognition.
Bottom line, Mike Davis should be allowed to "holster his guns" if opposing players can "Horns Down". As you can see by Rule 9, they ARE taunting and ridiculing the opponent.
2 years, 3 months ago on Mack so horn-y
Wow! I'm not surprised Baron and FSU's academia nuts like the "prestige" of ACC membership. But, I'm really flabbergasted that FSU's BOT didn't exert more power over Baron and his ilk. Of course, the Big 12 dragged their feet, too, so we (especially Texas) share the blame.
Jimbo to either Auburn or Tennessee will be a wake-up call for the FSU administration. It will be interesting to see how that changes things in Tallahassee.
2 years, 3 months ago on Jimbo Fisher Is Leaving FSU
Gee, what happened back in 2000 and 2003 BEFORE the Longhorn Network? I can't remember what Mack's excuse was back then. Anyone have it in the archives?
2 years, 4 months ago on The Longhorn Network: Must Flee TV
Looks like an article about the Texas Longhorns defense, Dude. Birds of a feather.
2 years, 4 months ago on Morgantown We Have A Problem
I'm sorry TCU is gonna have a down first year in the Big 12 b/c of Pachall's selfish and immature decisions. But, hopefully he'll come out a better man for the experience. It's the right decision.
2 years, 4 months ago on TCU's Casey Pachall leaves school, enters treatment facility
"in terms of TV dollars — unless there’s a surprise clause in there — all 14 schools will grab an equal slice of the pie. That’s good news for all the league’s schools as they all want more cash. That’s great news for the lower-level SEC schools who can’t sell their Tier 3 rights like Alabama and LSU can"...
...or A&M's marketing/athletic department, who proved incapable of doing so due to incompetence or lack of business savvy.
2 years, 5 months ago on SBJ Report: SEC And ESPN Nearing Deal On New Network; No Other Partners Expected
That's a fair review of Ash's performance thus far. To your point, good Big 12 DB's won't allow WR's to catch those under-thrown deep balls. Texas fans need to curb their enthusiasm. I still don't see us winning many high-scoring games.
But, we are excited about our running game and the fact Ash hasn't turned the ball over yet. Surprisingly, our highly ranked Defense needs to improve. Too many missed tackles and blown coverages.
Hook 'Em \m/
2 years, 5 months ago on First Impressions of Texas | September
The helmet looks good in still photography. On the field it looked like a black helmet struck by yellow paint balls. Speaking of having something bite you in the ass...how 'bout them Dawgs?
2 years, 5 months ago on Making Missouri’s New (Ugly) Football Helmet
Catiglione was equally to blame, too, b/c he wanted B12 to remain at 10 and avoid CCG. But, he was smart enough to keep his mouth shut. Ridiculous fail by DeLoss and the new B12 leadership. Of course, FSU adds value!
2 years, 5 months ago on Bet strippers love you, too, DeLoss | September
Agree with John - the alternate helmet is garish and ugly. Not a good way to enter the tradition-bound SEC with a gimmicky, juvenile look.
Unlike you wannabes, we don't get our self-worth through conference affiliation. Nobody sane can convincingly argue that the Big 12 is "better" than the SEC (even with the help of the Sagarin Ratings). The SEC is on top right now in football. Of course, aggy contributed zip to this success. That doesn't keep them from chanting, ESS EEE CEE at every opportunity.
But, many idiotic aggies will claim that A&M is better than The University. In what way, exactly?
2 years, 5 months ago on A&M’s Closing In On Gainesville Billboard Buyer
@FTAG 76 @SpreadsheetAg
"Better" in what way, Gramps? So you can claim football championships by association? Don't say money, b/c neither CBS nor ESPN has agreed to renegotiate your TV contracts. If/when the "SEC Network" (code-named Project X) comes to fruition, you may sniff the dollars UT will bank on our television contracts.
GFY, Pops. You ass-clowns weren't the SEC's first choice. Just the best option available.
I'm not "defending" anyone, dumbass. You didn't answer my question, "why would the billboard company disclose that information". They're under no obligation to do so. If it turns out that a "t-sip" from ShaggyBevo was the perp...I'm embarrassed for him because he's obviously got more money than brains. If it was a Former Student...likewise.
"Conference brothers"...that's rich. Apparently, dealing behind your Big 12 "brothers" backs was okay though, huh? Apparently, you don't matter to The University, Aggy, because you're not on our schedule...in any sport.
Delusional, as always. Pooooor Aggies
Why would the billboard company disclose who purchased the sign? What phrase or slogan is trademarked on it? It's just hyperbole anyway.
I, for one, certainly hope nobody in the Big 12 is responsible for this idiocy. A&M needs to reel this rogue alumnus and fan in if they find out one of their own is responsible. It's ridiculous.
2 years, 5 months ago on Got Stupid? A&M Taunts UF With Billboard In Gainesville
No refunds and no returns!
You're a "real man", Bonzai. You are a d-bag b/c you engaged in the same behavior that you're calling me out on. Lame, condescending smack-talk. Hypocritical. A&M fits right in with you turds. LOL...more respect from Ags on a SEC blog! What does that make you? The tallest midget?
Oh, I can handle you and most ESS EE CEE bloggers. I'll check in from time to time locked and loaded. Looking forward to Ole Miss in Oxford. Hook 'em.
2 years, 6 months ago on Texas' Brown Tries To Follow SEC Blueprint
Oh, I'm sure they'll learn to dislike you wannabes on their own. I'm just helping them get a head-start.
@TheN8tureBoy I see you've chosen to ignore the facts included in said editorial. Yeah, I'm sure the author and I are both smarter than you, son. You really should stick to WWF.
@BonzaiB Reading comprehension is a struggle for you, huh, Bonzai? I couldn't careless if you're "done with me" b/c you haven't contributed anything of substance. Just a long-winded diatribe about how you don't like Texans and me in particular.
GFY, d-bag and Go Gators on Sept. 8th
I didn't classify "an entire student body". You did. I will, however, classify their misguided administration as such. That's your problem, d-bag.
Nebraska wasn't nearly the program it was in the Big 8. Mainly b/c the Big 12 wouldn't allow for partial-qualifiers. They have little in-state talent. Moving to the B1G won't improve their situation.