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  1. This part of your comment really confuses me, and really makes me wonder (as I've pointed out before), if you're truly incapable of acknowledging anything positive when it comes to Texas. Let's start with their overall performance on the season. I agree that their defense has been questionable; I've acknowledged that numerous times. However, in the 5 games they've played so far, they've scored over 35 points in each contest, with well over 400 yards of offense each contest (500 in 3 of them). That's not enough to show you the offense is legit? Now let's look at what they did
    3 points
  2. Funny to me that everyone who says "yeah, I would bring my kids over to play for that coach." You just are proving why the UIL has these rules in place. A student is NOT eligible if you move for athletic reasons. Someone else hit on the other issue of the coach/photographer/documentary producer. Again, UIL has these rules in place to where you cannot just come off the streets and be a coach. (Hearing pretty solid evidence on this one) As far as other schools are scared of playing MV or butt hurt about getting beat. What was Finney's record last 2 seasons at MV? Double digit wins in
    3 points
  3. There are a lot of schools where a good portion of the kids get their only guaranteed meals of the day from the school..thats a disadvantage...the biggest difference for the richer schools is # of coaches, quality of coaches, facilities, and off-season..while kids in poorer schools often work in the summer...kids from more wealthy backgrounds can hire personal trainers, speed coaches, go to a ton of camps etc....
    3 points
  4. Even better. I was only looking from 1970, but you're correct. From 1964, Longview has just four losing records, and two .500 seasons, good for 50 winning seasons in 55 years/56 seasons.
    2 points
  5. To some degree that's the parents fault. I raised 9 kids on one small income with a stay at home mom. My kids ate fine. You have to sacrifice having nice phones, shoes, and trips to the salon and put food on the table. You want to know true poverty visit a 3rd world shole like Afghanistan.
    2 points
  6. Just Because the DEC made a ruling isn't in fact the UIL that will make the final ruling? Also this happens all the dang time in Texas Coaches are constantly having to go to Austin to get a kid eligible for football or whatever sport. Did these parents move their kid to MV for Briles 100% a fact I am sure heck I would do the same if I had a son!!!!! It does not matter though if the parents can make the UIL see they moved for other reasons which 95% of the time the parent can prove the move. This DEC committee is a bunch of crawfishing MF who made the kids eligible then went back on it because
    2 points
  7. In regards to the ineligibility of the two players, I think most people are missing the bigger picture. This is a dangerous precedent that this DEC has just set. Let's say, hypothetically, of course, your team has a move-in or transfer player that was approved by the DEC. He plays 3 or 4 games, and then a school in the district files a complaint about said player and a hearing is held and said player is again ruled eligible. A few weeks go by, and your team has won more games with said player, and then another complaint is filed by either that same team or another team in the district for
    2 points
  8. All I’m arguing in that in the past decade a lot of East teams get ranked a lot higher than they should just because of the fact they don’t have to play the best teams in their own conference.
    2 points
  9. Hope briles wins it all with the backups... That would be hilarious... Lols.
    2 points
  10. I think they're much better on offense than you're giving them credit for. I think this OL is greatly improved, I think there is a lot of talent at WR, and I do think there is talent at RB as well (we just haven't seen it break out yet as they've all been injured). The defense is where I believe the holes are. But I also think a lot of that is contributed to replacing 8 starters, then watching 6 of those go down for multiple games as well. The players on defense just haven't had the time to play together yet to gel. I do agree though, I believe this is a completely different team w
    1 point
  11. Well yeah. Four of his attempts were sacks, and another few were probably scrambles. That's why he didn't include that. Heck when you consider Nw St only had 1 sack, the average on designed runs is HIGHER against Texas. But yeah, they attempted 39 passes and 20 designed runs. That's a 2:1 ratio... Crazy to see a team like LSU do that.
    1 point
  12. Okay, this is my last reply to this particular part of our argument, as we're starting to get off track... When 9 out of 10 comments a person makes are complete criticism about a particular topic, no one is going to pick up on the 10th being an exaggeration. That said, perhaps I should have phrased my question differently. Rather than asking for specific teams, perhaps I should have simply asked you...Do you honestly believe Texas is capable of losing 4 more games with the schedule they have the rest of the way.
    1 point
  13. They HAVE to get Colmesneil on the schedule somewhere........
    1 point
  14. Good to see our district mates at #6. Keep swinging.
    1 point
  15. They will be UNSTOPPABLE!!! Just being bullies!
    1 point
  16. I was going to share this yesterday, when giving my answer on 'what I think of Florida now', but thought it would be lengthy. Since the comments are starting to sway towards the rankings, I'll share this now. I think this season has been weird. At this point in the season, most years, there are still a number of teams within the top 15 that look like they could make a game with the top teams. This season, however, and in my opinion, there are really just 6-7 top teams...Bama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, OU, and Texas (IMO). What I mean by this, is I think a game between any
    1 point
  17. Highland Park most likely. Katy was not the Katy we know now until 1994 really. They had multiple 1-9, 2-8 seasons in the 80s and 70s. Converse Judson has the state record for consecutive winning seasons at 42, which they'll make 43 no doubt this season.
    1 point
  18. Oh sor sure it would happen. If they let her lead them they would dominate!!
    1 point
  19. Them dudes on defense can ball for sure. Tough week for Judson and Foster offensively...but they still got plenty of talent on that side of the ball. I credit LP. FP went crazy this week on offense.
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  20. And according to reports by Mr. Smoak himself there is a connection between the unauthorized individual/coach/film maker and the two ineligible players. Again that kind of falls on Briles since the documentary is about him.
    1 point
  21. Again: this topic is for discussion about the game between Mount Vernon and Jefferson. Starters. Xs and Os. Score predictions. Etc. Any other discussion about issues pertaining to Mount Vernon (and recent news) can be talked about here:
    1 point
  22. ..i honestly hate this for the kids has a fan i would love to see them play with what they have been winning with, but all this is because some adults didnt do what was suppose to be done....I believe even if they did play Jefferson still wins big...i think bigger now
    1 point
  23. I think I heard somebody in the back yell "BING---O"
    1 point
  24. OU always has a great OL, and I think that is true again this year. Although, I do think it will be tough to replace both starting tackles (everything I've seen, as recent as yesterday, still says both are most likely out). But as for comparing the stats you shared, let's be fair about one thing...The first few weeks of the season, Texas had an injured RB, and a QB, playing RB.
    1 point
  25. I buy your position on the players, but there is another component to this latest accusation you are not factoring that is on Briles. That would be the individual who was acting in a coaching role who is not certified and not an employee of MVISD.
    1 point
  26. Wheeling and dealing this morning......
    1 point
  27. How many times are you going to have to ask this question? And why do you insist on posting about this drama? Are you classifying yourself in this same bunch you speak of?
    1 point
  28. I need the TE.......I was wondering what RB/WR would sweeten the deal.....lol
    1 point
  29. I dont believe its the cart before the horse. Im sure The UIL committee has an agenda and schedule and they have scheduled the MV case for Tuesday.
    1 point
  30. This entire saga at MV has been hard to wrap my mind around. I hate all this drama for the kids. To be horsewhipped and almost hung due to ineligible players, then to clear them and now to start the mud slinging again. GOOD GRIEF Live the American Dream- Be a DRAMA MOMMA
    1 point
  31. This junior class, along with the seniors that are left, are a special group. I have watched these boys play since Junior High, since my son is also a Junior, and they have plenty of talent. We all know that defense wins Championships, and this defense is showing signs of getting better each week and being a wrecking ball in the playoffs. Surratt will have the offensive issues worked out and they will be firing on all cylinders. I know Carthage is not bulletproof by no means, but they have a pretty good suit of armour that they are trying to build. Go Dawgs!!
    1 point
  32. I just feel like Carthage is the ultimate contender, especially when their staff believes this is the best team Carthage has ever fielded.
    1 point
  33. Yea now that they beat some teams in district it’s all of a sudden a problem
    1 point
  34. I am not surprised by any of it. Transfers happen all over the state..even at some big time East Texas programs. The point of my comment was the scrutiny is greater because it is Art Briles and the small town of Mount Vernon.
    1 point
  35. Went to the liquor store today and they had a new vodka they were pushing to liberal customers .... it was Little Pencil Neck Adam Schitt Brand Vodka ... I picked up a bottle and the label said ... Zero Proof ...
    1 point
  36. We were defending state finalist and had started (3-1) in district play. That loss to Nac was costly. We lost to WH the following week 35-34. We would have made the playoffs with our win over Kilgore in the season finale..... but Whitehouse opted to "rest their starters" (translated: they purposely lost their last game to avoid playing state ranked Texas High in the first round of the playoffs). WH's squat kept Marshall at home.... and it sent Nac to Div I to play Texas High. WH dropped to Div II. I don't blame WH's squatting for us not making the playoffs..... that was
    1 point
  37. The idea that one team has an advantage over another because they get catered pasta on game day as opposed to turkey sandwiches made by their coaches gave me a chuckle. The biggest difference in schools like Travis High and Lake Travis is in coaching. The huge budget at a place like LT allows them to hire the best coaches. That’s their big advantage. I like the attitude of the coach from LBJ. He’s not trying to use his lack of resources as an excuse, and he fields a competitive team almost every year. No bellyaching from him.
    1 point
  38. Maybe. Wisconsin is probably but the other two are up for debate. I think some of the hype surrounding Texas dies down after this weekend.
    1 point
  39. Statement game for Atlanta. HS is no pushover. If Atl can get a dominant win here then that will put them in the district driver seat!!
    1 point
  40. Had to go to Dallas today & I cussed every Cowboys billboard I saw! I feel better now.
    1 point
  41. Never hear about the Kurds that I don’t remember the 60 Minutes Story of Saddam dropping nerve gas on their villages, not long before invading Kuwait, killing hundreds of men, women and children. Then we go into Iraq and didn’t find any WMD’s, and the Leftist Media said, “See, they never had any WMD’s.” Conveniently forgetting all the Kurds killed by them. And speaking of Media, on FB I posted a link by Judicial Watch. A liberal poster posted a link by MediaBiasFactCheck, calling Judicial Watch a conservative biased news outlet. After researching, I responded that MBFC called all t
    1 point
  42. Here’s another thought. Briles may not have recruited these kids. His name and legacy speak volumes without him saying a word. Who’s to say these kids didn’t just move in to play for this guy and get the best out of their athletic career? Just a thought.
    1 point
  43. If Briles wasn't there & the kids still transferred in, nobody would be saying anything.
    1 point
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