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Everything posted by Hookemhorns88

  1. I am glad that I went to UT when I did. My daughter is glad that she went when she did. We both graduated and were admitted during the 10% admit period. Today the auto admit is the top 6%. The people that made UT what it is are not the ones going there now.
  2. Enough is enough. It is time for people in charge, not just at UT, but with the rest society, to man up and start pushing back on this SJW enriched world. People are so dumb on so many levels.
  3. What I have read is that after all of the negotiations from the demands of the players this summer, changing names of buildings, funding more minority programs, etc., which the university did with the compromise that the players did not have to sing The Eyes of Texas but would remain on the field. Some of the players wanted the song gone but all of the other demands were met so giving one thing as a compromise seemed logical. All of the other sports programs have complied with this except for the football team. Herman did not enforce it so the players have been leaving. Del Conte, the AD,
  4. From what I gather from the ones that are opposed to the song is that it was sung at a minstrel show originally. There is a forced connection to what the song is actually referring to as well. If indeed this song was "racist" I am sure that it would have been dealt with long ago. Even if it was originally meant to be racist it has long lost that connection. I was on campus from 1984 through 1988 and I was never made aware of the "history" of the song.
  5. I partially agree with this post. The head coaches for OU during the time that the other players played were Gary Gibbs, Howard Schnellenberger, and John Blake. The OU that we know today was not the OU of then. These coaches did not perform well so it is safe to assume that the defenses were not stellar then either. I will agree that the stats are irrelevant because of the progressiveness of the game and through in 4 OT's. And, the losses are not on Sam.
  6. Hallsville may not win many, if any, games this year but they will be much more competitive than in recent years. The athletes that refused to play under Drennan are back and are contributing.
  7. Coaching makes average players good and good players great. Texas is lacking player development which leads to draft picks. The talent is on the 40 Acres it is just not being coached up. Do not just look at draft picks. Look at the Texas players that are in the NFL and are contributors that were UDFA’s. To me, that screams lack of coaching at the collegiate level.
  8. I think the political environment at Texas is being overplayed by those that are saying so and so will not come because of the politics. While it does take some hand grabbing and fake pats on the back I see that being less of an issue; 10 to 15 years ago, yes, but not today. The boosters that demanded that type of involvement are literally dying off. They were all there during the SWC days of winning. A different era of football and life. The remnant of them were present during the Mack years. The new boosters are those that remember the Vince and Colt years. Today's business is bri
  9. I disagree with your premise that there are no studs on Texas’ roster. They may not have the inherent passion that Sam has but to say they are not exceptional football players is a stretch. Being a head coach is more than teaching fundamentals, techniques, X’s And O’s, you must also foster the killer instincts that supplements all of the rest. Herman lacks both. He is not teaching nor is he developing an attitude with his players. The latent talent is there it is just not being utilized or even tapped into save some God-given exceptions.
  10. I am hearing that the BMD’s in Houston are rallying to get Herman out. I am not just talking about the old money people but some of the younger, next generation crowd and contributors too. This was all prior to the OU game. May go into overdrive now! Stay tuned?!!
  11. If I recall correctly there was still about 20 seconds on the play clock when the ball was snapped on Ingram’s fumble play.
  12. Saw them in Austin in 1988 during the OU812 Tour. I was a student at UT at the time and worked at the Frank Erwin Center as security. I was usually stationed in front of the stage or near the band's sound board in the front-center. I was at the sound board for this concert. i always had great "seats"!
  13. There are so many ways to look at records. If you use the "decades" metric it can be deceiving as one or two strong years can offset a decade of mediocracy. The entire time (1984 thru 1988) I was on the 40 Acres I considered Texas football to be poor. My freshman year Texas was ranked number 1 until they tied OU in the Texas/OU game after narrowly missing out on the NC in 1983 on a botched punt return that should have never been fielded. From there it was a downward slide until 1990 (blip) then it was bad again. From '98 thru '09 Texas won no less 9 games per year. 2001 thru 2009
  14. Texas is frustrating to watch. I have gotten to a point where it is excruciating to watch the Horns play. I would enjoy watching them if I knew that they had no chance at all to win and I would enjoy watching them if a win was a no brainer. But to sit and watch them game in and game out knowing that just one or two plays determine a game is stressful. They have the overall talent but something always happens. I was really hoping that Herman was going to be the guy but he does not seem to be so. I just want consistency and it is simply not there. All schools go through down times and
  15. Is this in play this year? I thought that it was being waived this year because of Covid? If so, and A&M loses the next couple of games for some reason, do you start to roll with King to get him some "free" exposure? That way Jimbo would/should have all of his recruits in place.
  16. Not that Hallsville has ever been a power in football but under Plunk they were competitive in most games. His successor really depleted the enthusiasm to even suit up as the numbers really dropped. The 3 years under this coach were horrible. A new coach is now in place and the numbers are back up. There are multiple starters that have not played football in 2 to 4 years because of the previous regime. What little I have seen and heard of the new coach is much more promising.
  17. Post on the Texas thread. It is free of charge. Maybe you will get a hanging curve or a floating duck?
  18. As another data point with Mond, my college roommate’s daughter went to school with Mond in San Antonio (prior to attending IMG) and had nothing kind to say about him. Said college roommate, who is knowledgeable in football, commented years ago that Mond is not a good QB and not just in the physical sense. No bias intended or implied.
  19. Perhaps my wording was poor. People are trying to charge the police with murder without them knowing all of the facts.
  20. IMO the boyfriend was opening fire because someone was entering his house in the middle of the night, and I assume that it was dark, and was doing so in a defensive manner. Which could be argued as justifiable. The police returned fire because they were under fire, by whom at the time, was considered the object of their raid. Unfortunately she was caught in the crossfire. People are jumping around facts that have been released to the public to justify charging the police with murder. The FBI is now involved. Hopefully justice will be served in whatever court it lands in.
  21. I turned my TV on this morning and it was on ABC. The View was on with Crump and the others discussing this subject. Out of curiosity I wanted to listen. They were outraged that the verdict turned out like it did despite openly stating that they do not know what all was presented. They assumed (in a stating way) that facts were withheld in order to protect the status quo. Crump went on to say that by law it was OK for Hitler to kill Jews and that by law it was OK that Emmitt Till was killed. Hmmm.
  22. Letting fans vote would still lead to a most likely homer vote. The sports writers and former winners should be neutral but it would be hard to expect that from fans.
  23. Why did he stop? One more and he could have 2 basketball teams to play each other. Two more and he could have had his own football team. Sounds like he came up short.
  24. Controlled burns are designed to mitigate wildfires. It is difficult to do so today due to the spread of the population in some of these areas. People want the "view" but not the risks that comes with it.
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