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  1. Been at this job almost 28 years. Retiring after this year. For those that ask about what other coaches thought about Coach Castles. He is well respected as a Coach and a Person as anyone can be in this field.

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  2. 18 hours ago, Valhalla said:

    If you are using this site at your primary source of information about that stuff then you should branch out. 
     

    The only reason this forum on this site exists to have the mix of fans talking to each other.

    Why would you assume this is a primary source. It is a source. The topic is Longhorn 2021 Thread. 

  3. What gets tiring is I get on this site just to check on if some new staff hires or a new recruit and have to navigate around OU and A&M fans finding something negative to say about everyone of them. What is the point they are not coming to your school so why take the time to even worry about it.

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  4. On 2/12/2021 at 11:26 AM, 514 said:

    At least you are getting to play. Palestine cannot get Mexia in the gym. Was going to play on Thursday but they let out of school early so no game. Changed to today so they say cannot play today because if you are not in school today they cannot play a game today. School policy. They know the weather is going to get worse. Scheduled to play Saturday. Well if they would not play on Thursday because of weather why would the play on Saturday when it will be worse. Now Palestine will have to file for a wavier to play on Monday when weather will be real bad. It almost looks like they don't want to play.

    Game got played Saturday. Great game. I could not be there but watched it on my phone. My daughter was in hospital or I would have made it. Mexia pulled it out after a good comeback by Palestine. Mexia was up by 1 shooting 2 free throws with 23 sec left. Mexia missed both FTs but got the rebound and put back and after a missed 3 pt try by Palestine Mexia hit 2 clutch Free throws to Ice it. Was good to get this in when they did with all this bad weather that has hit. Good luck to Mexia the rest of the way and congrats to a youthful Palestine squad on a good year.

  5. At least you are getting to play. Palestine cannot get Mexia in the gym. Was going to play on Thursday but they let out of school early so no game. Changed to today so they say cannot play today because if you are not in school today they cannot play a game today. School policy. They know the weather is going to get worse. Scheduled to play Saturday. Well if they would not play on Thursday because of weather why would the play on Saturday when it will be worse. Now Palestine will have to file for a wavier to play on Monday when weather will be real bad. It almost looks like they don't want to play.

  6. I think Alabama wins this game, but it will be close. I am truly thankful we got to this point. It really looked touch and go there for a little bit. We made it through the season, the CFP is almost done. I pray we have as close to a normal season as possible next year. 

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  7. 5 minutes ago, WETSU said:

    Thats where YOU are wrong. Those guys get paid for views. They will say whatever they are told to say that draws ratings. Believe it or not I actually met one of these "experts" once at the casino in shreveport and he said as much. 

    The catch phase now is ( whatever moves the needle ) is what they will say. Does not have to be right or wrong or true or false. Just move the needle.

  8. I really like what Saban said about Sark when asked before the game against ND. He always has an answer for the players when they have a question. Whether it is about a play call or how they do something. He does not just say do it because I said do it. Ha always has a good answer and relates well with all the players. I think Texas needs that right now. More than anything, ever who Texas hires, it would be nice if everyone would get behind the hire and get on the same page to start with. Charlie Strong did not stand a chance from the start. Certain boosters made sure of that. Until everybody is rowing in the same direction it is tough to get where Texas wants to get.

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  9. 20 hours ago, NODAYSOFFTX said:

    Y’all riding this man jock, like he won 5+ state chips and ranked #1 in the state every year lmao. That’s ridiculous 

     

    20 hours ago, NODAYSOFFTX said:

    Lmaoooo. I can’t stand these jock riders of Holmes the man can’t coach man. But if they like 2-3 wins for future so be it LOL. 

    His record shows he wins more than 2 or 3 games a year. I am only going by what records were put in front of me. What I hate is knee jerk reactions over 2 bad  years after 5 or 6 good years. 

  10. On 12/8/2020 at 8:35 AM, Gametyme said:

    I'm a veteran and I support people peacefully protesting however they want. 

    I am a veteran to  and I support people peacefully protesting however they want also, but I respect some like Jenkins that plays for the Eagles that is actually out in the community trying to make a difference. Kneeling to disrespect the flag to draw attention to a cause is kind of like praying in public. You want to be seen doing something good and righteous. If all you do is pray and kneel and your works don't support those actions. What are you really doing.

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  11. From 2012 to 2018 your Coach went to 2 semi finals and twice went 3 or 4 rounds deep in two other years and you want to remove him for a bad year in 2019 and a screwed up COVID-20 year. I tell you this profession is just getting harder and harder to be in. 

  12. 1 minute ago, LOL said:

    It was pretty much a mutual thing...  Bud wanted his longtime assistant Gomer Jones to follow him, and Royal was apprehensive about following a legend. I think he wanted to build *his* program, without being beholden to his mentor. 

    And then once Gomer flamed out, OU tried to backchannel a deal, but by then it was the mid-60s and Royal had UT rolling. 

     

    I got to talk to Royal about 20 years ago at coaching school. It was great. Easy guy to talk to. So humble.

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  13. 1 minute ago, LOL said:

    You bet your ### they did. OU shoulda hired Royal in 1960. Bud had obviously peaked, and Royal was scorching hot after bringing Texas back to the Cotton Bowl. The regents could've money-whipped him to come back to his alma mater. 

    I always wondered why OU did not pursue him hard to come back to OU, maybe they did though backdoor channels I don't know. I think deep down Royal was just loyal to Texas for sticking with him though the good and bad times. He was just a honest to good person who felt loyal. 

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  14. I really don't mean to knock on Shula to hard but he is not Nick. My point is that it can be hit and miss going after the homerun hires. One never knows what your going to get right out of the bat and will the admin have the patience to wait like VT on Beamer or FSU on Bowden. Bama has not been perfect in this process either. They struck Gold with Nick and the Bear. Texas stuck gold with Royal and did just Ok with Mack.

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  15. 13 hours ago, trueblue82 said:

    He’ll need at least 3-4 more to catch Nick. I don’t think he will stay long enough to do that. And when he leaves, you’re assuming that the UT administration follows him with a home run hire. The same school that has made two quality hires in your lifetime. So, you throw the bank at Urban to get 5 good years and 1-2 rings. HOOK ‘EM! 

    Alabama before Nick did not do so good in hiring also. Now Nick is getting on up there in age and won't be there forever. Let's wait and see if they go and hire another Curry or Shula to take his place. Roll Tide.

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