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What may be a first in college football, TAMU gives their coach a contract extension after (well, actually just before) going 0-4 against end-of-season ranked opponents and finishing fourth in his division.   


And the past few weeks would suggest the TAMU offensive line collectively may have been more deserving of the Heisman. 

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Mizzou Headed To Atlanta After Beating Texas A&M

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That '05 Texas team had a very good defense too - three first round draft choices in the secondary alone.

1 year, 1 month ago on The Power Shift In Texas Continues At BreakNeck Speed

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Makes sense to have a uniform drug policy to create a "level playing field", but I don't think Morehead is talking about testing for anabolic steroids. 

1 year, 1 month ago on New UGA President Will Push The SEC For A Drug-Testing Policy

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I would hold that the percentage of women on campus is far less important than the number of attractive women on campus.   It's awfully hard to find more, better looking women than in Baton Rouge although College Station has seen rapid improvement on that front.  (Keeping in mind the majority of your readers would agree that most 20 year-old women are attractive, but that we were a bit more selective - or stupid -  when we were 20 years-old). 

1 year, 2 months ago on The SEC’s Best Football Programs Part 3: Campus Life

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@SouthernBoiSB   I'll be happy to explain.  It's idiotic. 

1 year, 2 months ago on SEC Headlines 8/10/2013

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I disagree that Fitch would clearly qualify as agent as defined in Bylaw 12; a reasonable case can be made either way.  

More to the point, TAMU likely goes 11-1 or 10-2 with Manziel playing; 9-3 or 8-4 without him.  The team and University should stand by their players, but if the preponderance of  the evidence suggests he has been playing fast and loose with the rules, then University and it's football team would likely be better off to suspend him (from the team, not the University).  JFF will be OK.  The team will be OK.  Some in the media and at the bar will have to feed themselves from another trough.

1 year, 2 months ago on Could The NCAA Drop The Hammer On Manziel Even If No Money Changed Hands?

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All good advice, but if he really wants to shed the limelight (And I agree, I'm not so sure he does) all he needs to do is start turning the ball over.

Or maybe AJ McCarron can give him some brotherly advice as they spend the Christmas Holidays together on the French Riviera trying to chase women who have never heard of them (and LSU prepares for the BCS title game).

1 year, 2 months ago on An Open Letter To Johnny Football

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Still not sure what JFF has done wrong, at least morally. But he's created his own monster and it would appear that his parents have done nothing more than enable him. I'm still baffled by why anyone would care where he goes, who he dates and how much he drinks as long as he stays out of trouble. That said, many Aggies are starting to wonder if he is really one of them. And if he and Daddy Paul start blaming the university for his problems, then there will likely be little love lost once he leaves College Station for greener pastures. As far as Sumlin is concerned, I think we're all getting a taste of the Sumlin management style. Everyone is self-serving to some extent, but my gestalt is that Sumlin is more so than most. In a few years, when Sumlin and JFF are both in the NFL (although not necessarily successful), Aggies will look back fondly on their brief time in Aggieland, embrace the program they helped build and the new coach who will plant firm roots in the Brazos Valley. Hopefully that wil be Larry Fedora.

1 year, 2 months ago on ESPN The Magazine Tackles Manziel Mania

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I feel like I've this exact article in the New York Times.  Several times.

1 year, 3 months ago on Fair Or Not, Ole Miss Tied To Racism And The KKK Once Again

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It's only a matter of time before the NCAA catches up with the rest of academia - check your non-PC thoughts at the turnstile.

1 year, 5 months ago on Sanctioning Schools For Dimwit Fans? It’s Hard To Police Thought

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You know damn good and well Jim is still alive...

1 year, 7 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 3/12/13

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Against Florida and LSU Manziel had difficulty finding the open receiver - against Florida the receivers had a difficult time getting open.  Against LSU, he made poor decisions.  By the season's end he had improved markedly in both regards.

 

As far as jumping to the NFL,  just as important as Manziel's on-field performance will be how NFL defenses respond to the dual threat quarterback this coming season.  If Wilson, Griffin (who is a much better passer) and Kaepernick are contained, then I would bet Manziel's stock falls quite a bit.  He's not an NFL-quality passer.

 

Regardless, I doubt anyone has seen a better college quarterback.  Title or not.

1 year, 7 months ago on Writer: A&M’s Manziel Needs To Improve Before Jumping To The NFL

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Les Miles is essentially a professional entertainer - he makes an awful lot of money to put a competitive product on the field. One reason he makes this kind of money is the the near total media coverage of college, and specifically, LSU football. On the upside, he is absurdly well-compensated. On the downside, he is constantly under the microscope, even microscopes belonging to knuckleheads. Had McGraw had the same lax standards in political or financial reporting he would and should be hung out to dry - OK, maybe not if he were commenting on La. politics.. But he's talking about college football and a college football coach. Rumors, true or not, are often what drive interest. Nevertheless, the higher standards at Mr.SEC are appreciated.

1 year, 7 months ago on Miles From Accurate: When A Rumor Is More Than Just A Rumor

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I'd rather be George.

1 year, 8 months ago on Slive Chats About Realignment, TV, Playoffs And More

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If that won't make you pull for GT, nothing will.

1 year, 8 months ago on Dawgs Get Down To The Harlem Shake

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Outlaw thing outta hand? Try telling that to the "Tuscaloosa Four". I don't think Hank done it this way...

1 year, 8 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 2/12/13

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Please, please Mr. Dodds, don't ever retire.

1 year, 8 months ago on Texas A.D. Dodds Takes A Shot At Mizzou

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Cam Cameron?  Great hire...

 

...for SEC West defences.

1 year, 8 months ago on Alabama Loses Coach To NFL; LSU Hires Former Pro Coach

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"I had a rough night and I hate the f***in' Eagles, man"

1 year, 9 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 1/25/13

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Still holding out for that Faces reunion...

1 year, 9 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 1/16/13

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Very cool - I think that recording pre-dates David Gilmour - but it's a far cry from Pigpen.  Check out the Dead's '69 Fillmore sets.

You've probably seen it, but if not, check out Floyd performing Echoes in Pompei. 

1 year, 9 months ago on Thought Of The Day - 1/11/13

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There are lots of reasons to maintain discipline on a team, and it's nice when discipline serves the interests of the team and the players.  Urban Meyer's job was to win football games without bringing (too much) discredit to the University of Florida and he was under no obligation - social or legal -  to corral the wayward players on his team; that's why we have courts.   That the University stood by and allowed Rainey to play reflects as poorly on the administration as on the coaching staff.     If you want to blame someone besides Rainey, blame the administration in Gainesville, not Urban Meyer.  He was just doing what the University of Florida was paying him to do.

1 year, 9 months ago on Ex-Gator Rainey Proves That Discipline Isn't A Bad Thing

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Texas A&M has three consensus All-Americans this year, all underclassmen.  Luke Joekel was a Rivals 4* recruit, Damontre Moore and Johnny Manziel were both 3* recruits.   Ryan Swope, perhaps the best slot receiver in the SEC and likely a productive NFL receiver (if he can avoid the concussion bug) was also a 3* recruit.   Mike Sherman was not a particularly good college football coach, but he was a fantastic talent evaluator and developer.

1 year, 10 months ago on MrSEC.com Commitment Comparator – 12/21/12

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With the potential loss of their four best defensive players and three of their four best offensive players, next year could be a rocky one for A&M.  The offense may thrive (or it may look like it did against UF/LSU if there are no receivers who can get separation).  The defensive front seven will take a big hit.  On the bright side, the defensive backfield should look better (hard not too).  And maybe Berthelot improves.  If you offerred me 9-3 today I'd take it.  

1 year, 10 months ago on Tuberville On Texas A&M: “Awfully Tough For Them To Repeat What They Did This Year”

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Missouri has no bowl to play for?  If they win Saturday, I believe they will be bowl eligable.

1 year, 11 months ago on SEC Game Previews - 11/23/12

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Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of history's great military tacticians and a bad-ass. 

1 year, 11 months ago on UM Once Again In Racial Row; Freeze Not Happy With Media Portrayal

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I would suggest that MSU's key to victoyry over A&M - aside from decisively winning the turnover battle - is the passing game, not the running game.  The A&M secondary is vulnerable.  Look for The Aggies to try to establish the run and the Bulldogs to try to establish a passing game early. 

 

Agree turnovers will be key in the LSU-Bama game, but this game may be decided by some sort of South Louisiana weirdness.  And if it's close in the fourth quarter, look for Saban to tighten up.  If so, we'll see how good McCarron really is and whether he can carry his team. 

1 year, 11 months ago on SEC Game Previews - 11/2/12

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REM does a nice cover.

2 years ago on Thought Of The Day - 10/19/12

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While not stellar, the A&M defense has not been paper thin. They played La Tech minus three starters or four off their two-deep roster and fatigue likely played a role in the team's poor second half tackling in that game. If they were in the SEC, La Tech would have one of the league's top offenses and would likely put up a lot of points on all but LSU, Fla, Bama and SC. The scores and yardage notwithstanding, the A&M offense is a concern. Contrary to "buying into" Sumlin's scheme, much of A&M's offensive production seems to come form broken plays or runs called for Manziel. They have yet to establish a running game aside from Manziel (despite a stable of proven backs and two first round picks on the O-line) and the receivers don't seem to get much separation; when they do, Manziel often fails to find them. JFF is a once in a lifetime sort of talent and he can carry a team a long way, but the rest of the offense seems to have atrophied around him.

2 years ago on MrSEC.com's Power Rankings - 10/16/12

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Perhaps the defining play of his young collegiate career was a non-play. After a fumble near the La. Tech goal line (later ruled not a fumble), Manziel chased down a La. Tech defensive back about sixty yards from the (non)fumble, stripped the ball and tackled the ball carrier. The ball bounced right into the hands of another La. Tech defender. Manziel bounced back up and made another tackle a few yards downfield. I've never seen anything like it.

2 years ago on A&M QB Manziel On Pace To Break Newton's Total Offense Mark

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Good song on a great album.

2 years, 1 month ago on Thought Of The Day - 9/19/12

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I don't get what the big deal is, there are probably a lot more Aggies than Florida Gators in Gainesville.

2 years, 1 month ago on Got Stupid? A&M Taunts UF With Billboard In Gainesville

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One of the more inane commentaries on an otherwise well thought out site. The actions of the Michigan players reflect poorly on their school. Their discipline has more to do with that than Brady Hoke's leadership/management of his football team. On the other hand, Sumlin's discipline is strictly a team matter as the playrs actions did not reflect poorly on the University. Only time will tell whether or not he did the right thing. You can say what you want about Mike Sherman, but he apparently recruited a bunch of solid citizens. Unlike the rest of the league, his players have largely kept their noses clean, the obvious exception, being Johnny Manziel's arrest for fighting and carrying a fake ID - something most red-blooded American men would consider normal, not criminal, activity for a 19 year-old.

2 years, 1 month ago on Michigan’s Hoke Just Made Texas A&M’s Sumlin Look Bad

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