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Everide2016

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  1. Wrong. The especially was since neither of them could hand the slot-t after talking so much trash and diminishing Liberty Hill's ability to compete with them. Sure, LH has moved on up now, but when Carthage and Gilmer had their chance, neither could handle them.
  2. You left out Desmond Howard, the worst Gameday personality ever. He regularly shows he either hasn't done his homework or simply doesn't have a clue. Then he does his cackling laugh that comes across almost as emotionally disturbed. Wish Gameday would do us all a favor and replace him.
  3. Then why not just disable that thread instead of taking it all down? Guess they can do what they want with it since they own it. I haven't seen anything inappropriate in any chats I've been on.
  4. Right. Perhaps 6 of their kids get onto a D1 team (questionable), but that doesn't mean they will be players on a D1 team.
  5. Gilmer and Carthage are both glad Liberty Hill moved on up and they don't have to face that machine anymore.
  6. It's a good day to be a Longhorn. Seems you're miserable. Don't let it get the best of you. The Sooners will eventually pull out of this 20+ year slump and get another championship.
  7. Doesn't matter today if they're "Baaaack" or not. They beat down the Sooners and it's a good day today. Try to enjoy your team's season and try not to stay too hung up on this for too long.
  8. "Time for a change." Yeah, because who wants to have all those lousy 10 win seasons. Get over yourself. OU fans were happy and fortunate to have him and the same would be true if he were there now.
  9. Doesn't matter. They beat down the sooners and that's all that matters. We're going to enjoy the win. Do what you will with your team.
  10. Agreed on #1, but I wouldn't include #2. I think Wimberley and Cuero could play with Gilmer.
  11. Why is Desmond Howard still on College Gameday? I watch Gameday mostly with it in the background as I do Saturday morning activities in our kitchen/family area, so I only tune in intermittently. But, what is the deal with Desmond Howard and why is he still on there? He makes some whacky picks (i.e. A&M nat'l champs) on a regular basis and his cackling laugh is ridiculous, really taking away from the show.
  12. "Difference makers from good families?" Wow! I think I know what you're trying to say, but difference makers can come from all backgrounds and types of families. Right? I have to think your community isn't unique. There are plenty very similar to that, but still field successful teams. Have you been through Mart or Refugio lately.
  13. The smaller towns are still competing against schools with the same enrollment numbers, so I don't see how people leaving (moving away) has an impact on the success of their football program? If enrollment goes down, their classification drops. There are schools and towns just like them that are encountering the same issues, but still find a way to be successful on the gridiron. With the smaller towns and schools, the single biggest factor is coaching. Yes, talent is important, but a coach that can inspire the kids, knows how to engage, and how to truly coach can dominate the other small (4A and down) schools that don't have this. And even more so if a small town/school finds a way to get a coach like this to stick around and not be enticed to move on to "bigger and better things" in the larger towns/schools.
  14. What? Just because an areas' population is growing doesn't mean their school(s) have more players to select from and more money to pay the coaches. That's why we have classifications. All schools are competing against other schools with a similar number of players to select from with the exception of the very top of 6A with the likes of Allen and a few others. And more money to pay coaching? With the growth they have to higher more coaches and build more schools. They may have more tax revenues coming in, but they're expenses have also gone up substantially.
  15. Nacogdoches? Seems like they are as they've always been. When did they ever compete for State Championship?
  16. Refugio had injuries too, so that card doesn't play. The real and frustrating thing I believe has carried Region 4 to some of the closer victories is their kids just believe they are going to win and go out and make the plays, even on several occasions when it seemed clear that our region had more talent on the field. Probably some coaching superiority too in the past. Perhaps our region has closed that gap? And it's the coaching that carries the kids to that belief that they are going to do what it takes to win.
  17. There are some things money just can't buy. Another season down the drain.
  18. Mack was done? He was still winning 8-9 games and we'll never know, perhaps was going to get back to 10+. Instead the Horns moved from that to 5-6 wins a year. What kind of sense does that make? Three coaches since Mack and they are barely breaking even. Mack was still killing it compared to his successors.
  19. No hate, just stating what I from the outside looking in. The consistency at coaching hasn't just been since Mack. It goes all the way back to the mid 80s. Take out Mack and Texas is a very mediocre program, on the field, for almost 40 years, especially considering the resources they have at their disposal. No other program has done so little with so much with the possible exception of Notre Dame. Over the past 40 years, they've won only 50% without Mack. Texas should have stayed with Mack until he decided he was done. Now they need to stop the rotating door of coaches and stay with Sark long term, for better or worse. Programs need consistency.
  20. It's what you get with a country club culture that is so embedded at UT that they can't get out of their own way. It's certainly embedded in the administration and that filters to the coaching and players. Nothing is ever 100%, there are always individuals that give all, all the time. But as a whole, they are country club to a fault. Even the guys that get paid to discuss this on Austin radio reference this over the years and are talking about it again today.
  21. I still believe it's in the culture. Going back through 4 coaches to 2010, they've managed to squander and underperform and the answer is always the coach? Do they not go out and hire what they consider the best coach, and then UT finds a way to turn the "best" coach into doo-doo? Texas simply is not a top tier program. They will have a good run again at some point and then return to mediocrity for 10-15 years. It's who they are.
  22. I've been hard on East Texas 2A for a number of years now. Having grown up in east tx, I want to see them do good, but haven't seen them do much beyond hype themselves and then get donkey stomped. But, I've been watching Timpson, Shiner, Refugio.... and I'm seeing a turn, at least for this year. I think this may be the year of the breakthrough. I finally believe Timpson has what it takes to get it done for their Region. Shiner is definitely down a bit from last year, but will take it to Timpson if they don't bring everything to that semi-final game. Refugio is up a little from last year, but they had a long way to go and won't be able to handle Shiner this year unless Shiner makes mistakes like they've been prone to do against Refugio in the past. I think most agree Timpson will play Shiner or Refugio for the right to go to the SC game. Make the most of it this year and approach that game/week with humility of lessons learned in previous years, going easy on the chest pounding and just showing it on the field.
  23. I agree. I like Sark and the way he handles himself. I especially like that he doesn't smack gum throughout the entire game like previous coach. That alone would make any coach more tolerable. Texas fans just need to realize that something is deeply embedded in the culture of the Texas football program that keeps them from approaching every game like they are going to open a can of w-a on the other team and never let up. They need to go full stop, and start from the bottom.... If I were coach for a day, I would take the locker rooms down to the studs, removing any semblance of comfort or anything that would convey to them that they are playing at top level program, because they aren't. The only thing that is top level is the money. I'd do the same for my office and every other part of the facility. Then as we show on the field that we are a legitimate program, we would consider gradually bringing the perks back.
  24. Texas has to be the most disappointing program in college football over the past 10 years, with all they have at their disposal, they consistently do so little with so much.
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