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  1. 5 points
    I must admit I thought Smart was a great hire. It seems that everything Steve Patterson touched while he was here turned into shit.
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    So a customer of mine is about as well connected in TCU circles as one can get. I saw him today. We talk and given we beat them last night in hoops, he teased me about Shaka (I should have been teasing him instead). I'm like, thats fine. We can always fire him. "I don't think so," he said. "Buddy of mine is close friends with CDC. CDC says they can't fire him. Contract is too fat." I then strangled my friend.
  4. 3 points
    My tally for now is 106 offers (including commitments) for 2021. 26 for 2022, 1 for 2023. I have been thinking of getting an offer board pinned so everyone can reference at their convenience.
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    The Texas Longhorns (3-0) finished their opening weekend strong, notching a series sweep against the Rice Owls. The team did so by winning 7-4 on Friday night, 4-0 Saturday afternoon, and holding off a late comeback to win 5-4 on Sunday. Friday Home runs led the way for the Longhorns on opening night. Texas finished the day with three and finished the weekend with five. The most notable offensive player on the night was Murphy Stehly, who finished with three hits and fell only a triple short of hitting for the cycle. His efforts Friday were something coach David Pierce thought could be possible. At Thursday’s presser, Pierce said “Murphy Stehly has been very consistent, doing things right. At the end of the spring he was the best hitter.” The spring preparation absolutely benefitted Stehly in his debut for the Longhorns, and I am sure it was even more special as he did it honoring John Altobelli with No. 14 on his back. Starter Bryce Elder had a difficult second inning but recovered and finished the night strong. Elder allowed two earned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings pitched (on 84 pitches). While he did have a walk and three HBPs, he should be able to improve his command as he nails down his four pitch arsenal. Saturday On Saturday, pitching carried the Longhorns. While the offense had six hits (two home runs), Ty Madden had an impressive season debut. Madden allowed just four hits, two walks, struck out seven, and allowed zero earned runs in six innings of work (on 80 pitches). Freshman-southpaw Pete Hansen continued this admirable effort by pitching two innings with two strikeouts, allowing just one hit. Sunday Sunday was a showcase of team resilience. Tristan Stevens was awarded with the win due to his relief efforts in the fifth inning, Duplantier had an inning of work allowing no hits, and Donny Diaz came in to grab his second save of the weekend. On the offensive end, Senior DJ Petrinsky finished the day with two doubles and a walk on four ABs, with one RBI to add to his solid day. The offense was able to respond to Rice’s efforts of a comeback, putting up two runs in the top of the fifth inning and allowing Donny Diaz to shut down the offensive momentum the Owls got late. Weekend Overview The offensive starlets for the Longhorns were Junior Zach Zubia and Senior Duke Ellis. Zubia finished the weekend with three extra base hits and six RBIs, while Ellis led the team with five hits this weekend, two of which were extra base hits. Defensively, the team did much better Saturday and Sunday, with the infield working more cohesively as they get more comfortable on the diamond. The pitching was overall impressive, especially from the starter Ty Madden and bullpen guys André Duplantier and Donny Diaz. Moving forward, look for Coy Cobb and Bryce Elder to improve on their solid starts against as they game more confidence and command. WHAT’S NEXT Texas will face off against UTSA on Tuesday night at Disch-Falk Field at 6:30 PM CST. You can watch this game on the Longhorn Network or listen to the game on 104.9 FM The Horn.
  6. 3 points
    joeywa

    ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****

    Diaz comes in and gets the save. Horns win 5-4, completes the sweep of Rice.
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    Good afternoon Seamheads. Tonight the Horns take on Boise State at the Disch. This is the first time Boise State has played a baseball game in 1980. They have revived their program and open up play against a hot Texas team. We'll have all angles covered, from PBP on Twitter, game updates here and a recap by Austin Stevens after things conclude. Feel free to join in and discuss your thoughts. HookEm!
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    In Boise State University’s first NCAA baseball game in 40 years, Longhorns’ RHP Bryce Elder put on a dominant welcoming showcase Friday night. Pitching Elder had almost everything go his way in his second start of the season. He commanded both the zone and the Boise State batters, setting the tone with 11 pitches in the first inning. Elder finished the evening with 7 innings pitched using only 106 pitches, ultimately resulting in 1 walk, 3 hits allowed and 11 strikeouts (3rd time in career). “I felt great tonight. Command felt good in the first inning, I lost it a bit in the second inning, but I felt that my fastball was working the best today,” said Elder. The relief pitching was also promising for the Longhorns, as 1-inning efforts from Dawson Merryman and Jared Southard contributed to the win. Merryman’s 8th inning saw him strikeout 2 batters and force a groundout with the other, all in 9 pitches. This sharply contrasted his last outing, as he showcased efficiency and consistency. Southard allowed one hit, but his velocity and command struck out the other 3 batters he faced in the 9th inning. This dominant pitching performance is exactly what the Longhorns’ pitchers needed moving forward, as a cumulative 16-strikeout performance builds confidence. Offense The Texas offense in the first half of the game was steered by the 1-2-3 batters of Austin Todd, Duke Ellis and Zach Zubia. These three combined to hit 6 for 13 on the evening, while the rest of the team hit 3 for 20. This leadership from the older guys was nice, as it helped the offense early, but the younger guys in the latter half to order should begin to gain their footing as the season goes on. Scoring broke open in the first inning with Zubia hitting a ground rule double and adding 2 RBIs to make his team-high total of RBIs 9. Ellis’ 2 for 4 display tonight added to his team-high season average, which is now at .421. He also had a quality at-bat in the 7th inning, but the SS robbed him of a line-drive base hit. Todd may have had his best game of the season, as he hit 3 for 5 with an RBI. Two newcomers who did alright in the back half of the order were Trey Faltine and Cam Williams. Faltine had an infield single and an RBI, bringing his RBI season total to 5 (2nd on the team). Cam Williams continued to put solid contact on the baseball, as he had a 2-out RBI single to left field that scored Kennedy from second base. Additionally, Defense Due to the dominant pitching performances tonight, the defense was only responsible for 11 of the 27 outs. Although this meant the defense was not as busy, they did a good job making plays. Brenden Dixon had a great diving grab in the 8th inning to stop a basest in the 3-4 hole, turning it into a nice 4-3 put out. Beyond this, the defense did an effective job of keeping the baseball in front of them, as the defense allowing 0 extra-base hits. Overview After speaking with the Boise State media personnel, the Broncos had not practiced outside on a baseball field this spring until Thursday evening. With this and the fact that their pitching staff is dealing with injuries (#1 pitcher, an Oregon State transfer, injured), the team was bound to have some growing pains in the program’s first game in 40 years. With that being said, the Longhorns were able to do enough with the bolstering performance of their pitching staff to get the win. One constructive criticism for the team is that they need to work on not playing down to their opponents. The although it is early in the season, DJ Petrinsky and Douglas Hodo can take this weekend to work on getting out of their offensive ruts, as they both had multiple strikeouts (DJ: 4, Hodo: 3). The team still looked collectively cohesive, which is exactly what the Longhorns need daily. The Longhorns play Game 2 of this weekend series on Saturday afternoon, with the first pitch coming at 2 PM CST. Tune into the Longhorn Network to watch or listen in on 104.9 FM The Horn.
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    Southard closes it out and gets 3 Ks in the 9th. Horns win 7-0
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    too soon you forget the 7'6 "Praying Mantis" who snagged 2 rebounds a game.
  11. 2 points
    FINAL: TEXAS 6, LAMAR 1 Horns improve to 5-0
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    Mark, so sorry to hear about your sis. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
  13. 2 points
    We can mock it but we've shown nothing in a decade to get any respect. If these tanking hold true and we're we finish as the 4th best team in the Big 12 Herman is not the answer. Especially with a 4 yr QB.....
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    NEOkHorn

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    Hang tough Sir.
  15. 2 points
    No. I wasn't aware I needed to. Thank you.
  16. 2 points
    Did you send in $9.95 ?
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    That still has my blood boiling. The trip to Dubai was not a dumb idea which Patterson had plenty of. This was a way to get his wife a free trip to Dubai which she had an interest in already on UT's dime. In the meantime he's cutting cost for the athletic department because he promised the department would make a certain amount to get the job. What a crook. Patterson has been the worse hire for the UT athletic department since I've been following UT sports. He has screwed up two of my favorite teams. UT sports and the Houston Rockets. Patterson is a con man who got where he was because his dad was a GM in the NBA.
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    primal defense

    2020 Recruiting Board/Thread

    All-Purpose Back — Bijan Robinson vs. Devyn Ford — Ford is a good player and will have a nice career at Penn State but Robinson has a chance to be special. I mean really special. https://n.rivals.com/news/three-point-stance-comparing-2020-to-2019-top-returning-rbs
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    83Dee

    ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****

    Yea.... We started great last year..... MAN have I become negative!!! 2009 - 2020 will wear on a fellow!!
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  21. 1 point
    Horns win 2-1 Madden with a complete game 2-hitter. See y'all tomorrow for Game 3
  22. 1 point
    56-36 with 10 mins left. I guess we're starting another NIT run. SMDH.
  23. 1 point
    Great win for the 'Horns - solid work by Austin!
  24. 1 point
    I got to watch Tuesday and tonight. You can’t help but notice him. Always making plays. Hamilton was the same way. Demands your attention.
  25. 1 point
    Faltine has a lot of Hamilton in him. That’s a good thing.
  26. 1 point
    On a serious note, I always thought Tennessee was a sleeping giant just like the real UT. Pruitt seems to be turning around that program.
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    No argument she is highly qualified. My thoughts were strictly based on what kind of chance I thought she had of ever being hired as the head basketball at Texas.
  31. 1 point
    swaha

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    From what I can gather, Jackson and other PG recruits are encouraged to enjoy the process. Look for Jackson to possibly take a visit to Washington. The best thing Texas could have done was change the defensive philosophy. Prior to that change, the outlook was not good.
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    swaha

    2021 Recruiting Board/Thread

    As of right now, that is the plan.
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    A win is a win. I’ll take it.
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    heck Mike....I figured you could figure that out by reading my posts.....
  41. 1 point
    Wait, you are in MENSA as well? Nice...
  42. 1 point
    joeywa

    ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****

    Diaz entered the fall with the mentality that he was on the bubble. He truly didn’t know if he was going to make the roster until the last cut was made. That type of mindset, “go out and compete every day and improve,” is exactly what this team needs. It’s also the mindset that a closer needs to have.
  43. 1 point
    And replace a coach if he can’t figure things out.
  44. 1 point
    Didn't get to follow today's games since I was on a golf course, but reading back through it was another solid game. Great to get a sweep to start the season. Looking forward to the 5 games on LHN this week.
  45. 1 point
    joeywa

    ****Texas at Rice Baseball Thread****

    Cobb gives up a leadoff single but a DP and an F8 ends the frame. Horns up 2-0 thru 1
  46. 1 point
    Nothing like flying halfway across the world to lose.
  47. 1 point
    I'd play for that guy lol
  48. 1 point
    Captain Hookem

    Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.

    I mentioned this a while back (maybe on this thread which is rather long in the tooth). While I don't consider it a 'formula', just because a young HC has to cycle coordinators doesn't mean all is lost in the program. Some folks at lsu were pretty down on Orgeron at the time he made the changes. Overall Herman is just finishing his 5th year as HC, and having to fire coordinators for the first time. Orgeron made his changes sooner, but also had to deal with lackluster on field performance sooner. Had to he to do it over again... almost assuredly Herman hires a legit OC when he takes the job. He may still have brought in Orlando, but he did try to get Aranda at the time. The recruiting is still strong. Given time to prepare with a healthy roster, this team competed at high levels at times this season. So 2020 doesn't feel like a lame duck season that we've seen at times over the last 40 years. This team can be really good if the new staff can figure out how to compete at that level on a weekly basis. Plus... that 4 game slide just felt like an outlier, a weird outlier. More games and larger sample size will tell us for sure. But something weird happened over those 4 games where it's hard to explain how the bottom dropped out so completely.
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    Texas2725

    Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.

    Okam would be an outstanding hire, will be a great recruiter, and will be a great coach.
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    TFloss32

    Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.

    Per 247, Stan Drayton texted multiple players last night to inform them he is staying at Texas.
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