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    mitchlovell96 reacted to TFloss32 in 2021 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    Good stuff, thanks for the post.
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    mitchlovell96 got a reaction from MikeV73 in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    It’s simply amazing to me most of the class has stayed with how much of a shitshow it looks like it’ll be next year..
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    mitchlovell96 got a reaction from bill_ut75 in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    As far as Kerry Coombs I’m a big Titans fan and  also Texas obviously and I will say since he came over to the titans last year he’s a hell
    of a DB coach. Would be an excellent hire imo although I think Washington and to a lesser extent Naviar are very good recruiters. However, Coombs list of guys he’s coached at Ohio state speaks for itself.
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    mitchlovell96 got a reaction from primal defense in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    As far as Kerry Coombs I’m a big Titans fan and  also Texas obviously and I will say since he came over to the titans last year he’s a hell
    of a DB coach. Would be an excellent hire imo although I think Washington and to a lesser extent Naviar are very good recruiters. However, Coombs list of guys he’s coached at Ohio state speaks for itself.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to J.B. TexasEx in Longhorn Gear   
    Just take it to your local t-shirt shop or team uniform dealer. They should be able to screen-print or heat press his name on the back.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Jameson McCausland in ***Early Signing Day Thread***   
    It certainly won't by the school itself, but no guarantees outside of that.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to DisplacedTexan in Texas Fans in Arkansas   
    I also live in NWA. I'm in Bentonville. Nice place. Ain't TEXAS!
     
    There seems to be a decent amount of UT fans here and I wear my gear everywhere I go but make no mistake--the old timers here still hate us. I've lived here a year now and I've met former Hog players that were around when the rivalry was heated. I'm 26 so I dont remember much of that rivalry but I've got LHN so I understand most of it lol
     
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Sirhornsalot in Texas Fans in Arkansas   
    Paging @NWAHorn
     
    North West Arkansas Horn
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Bear19 in *****TEXAS @ KANSAS STATE GAME THREAD*****   
    Zero improvement in three years.
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    mitchlovell96 got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in 2018 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    Cook announcing on the 20th per Gerry Hamilton 
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to MBHORNSFAN in 2018 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    July is going to be a fun month for Longhorn fans.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Harrison Wier in Anybody ever been to a football game @TCU   
    I went my freshman year back in 2013. The game was delayed for several hours due to rain, but Texas clobbered TCU. This was the game that Mack decided to burn Swoopes' redshirt. I didn't get home until 6 in the morning, but it was a blast. Nice stadium, much smaller than DKR. 
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to tejasrulz in Anybody ever been to a football game @TCU   
    I went to the one at TCU in 84 but as someone has mentioned, the stadium and campus has changed a lot since then. I remember Fred Akers let someone else call the offense cause Texas did things that game they never did before or again that year. It was also the last win for Texas that year.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Daniel Seahorn in 2018 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    Don't know anything about Cook's mom seeking that, but Foster's mom did post on twitter she is seeking help for a commitment video.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Daniel Seahorn in Commitment Spotlight: Ron Tatum III (By Daniel Seahorn)   
    For years we have seen Bob Stoops and his Oklahoma Sooners poach talent from the state of Texas and use it to beat their archrival Texas when the two programs would meet in the Cotton Bowl for the Red River Shootout. Tom Herman and his staff have sent a very loud and strong message to their rivals north of the Red River that it may be time for them to start protecting their state borders from the Longhorns.
     
    While the Sooners at the time already had a commitment from Cameron Rising at the time, Texas secured the pledge from Sooner legacy Casey Thompson. Not even two weeks later the Longhorns flipped Rising from the Sooners and secured their second four star quarterback pledge of the cycle much to the surprise of everyone who follows recruiting. The Sooners were back to the drawing board at quarterback and the Longhorns are in a position to sign two quality signal callers for the first time in a while.
     
    With Thompson and Rising in the boat, Herman and his staff probably could have lit up a cigar and rested on their laurels a bit as they hit the road for the evaluation period, but did they do that? Nope. Instead they also landed Seminole offensive tackle Reese Moore (another Oklahoma target) and then took dead aim at yet another blue chip recruit and major Oklahoma target in defensive end Ron Tatum III. Tatum has long been considered to be heading to play his college football in Norman, and after only making one visit to Austin this spring before announcing a spring decision it seemed like a forgone conclusion.
     
    Well as we all know recruiting is a very fluid thing, and you can’t exactly rule out anything. In an absolute shocker (this is becoming a theme) Tatum announced that he is committing to Texas over the in-state favorite Oklahoma and several others. Tatum’s commitment gives Texas its second pledge on the defensive side of the ball and fourth four star commitment of this cycle.
     
    Film Analysis
     
    When I turned on Tatum’s film for the first time, I needed all of 50 seconds to know that he was a stud, and I watched it to the 1:10 mark before I had to shut it off completely because it was a no brainer. I usually won’t dive into a player’s film too far unless I know Texas has a legit shot at being in the conversation, because I don’t like to tease myself with the idea of guys that won’t end up playing in Austin down the line. So you can imagine how giddy I was to really dive into Tatum’s film after only seeing a small sample.
     
    Tatum possesses prototypical size already at 6’4.5 and just under 270 pounds and he has also has good length, which we know Todd Orlando has been looking for in defensive linemen since arriving in Austin. I absolutely love how Tatum is moved up and down the line of scrimmage like a chess piece and no matter whether he was lined up head up over the center, as a three over the guard, the 4i or 5 on the tackle or even out wide outside the tight end in a 9, he still made plays. There are even clips of Tatum lining up as a stand up end and he doesn’t look out of place one bit, which is pretty fascinating to me. This type of versatility is not only coveted by coaches, but it will make Tatum valuable and allow him to make his way onto the field if his talent translates quickly to the collegiate level. Humans Tatum’s size should be moving around and covering ground the way he does. He has the ability to be an absolute problem if he puts it all together.
     
    Along with his versatility, I like that Tatum possesses a good get off (though he can be tardy at times), he uses his hands well, and he is good at using his length to his advantage and doesn’t stayed blocked. He is constantly disengaging off blockers, running to the football, and being disruptive. If Orlando and the Texas get them a few more like Tatum they are going to raise some hell in the Big 12 and get some offensive coordinators up at night.
     
    Final Verdict
     
    If you couldn’t tell from the previous section, I’m completely sold and a fan of Tatum as a player. Not only did Texas get a heck of a player who I think I going to be able to help them sooner (no pun intended) rather than later, but they sent a very loud message to the folks in Norman that they are going to have to start putting up a fence around their backyard, because the shoe is on the other foot now when it comes to poaching talent across the border.
     
    If the kind of start Herman is staff are off to this cycle is just the tip of the iceberg, then folks better buckle up because if the momentum continues to build and Texas wins games this fall it’s going to get silly on the recruiting trail. With Tatum on board, I would be putting a full court press on Katy Taylor’s Max Wright and be pitching him on the chance to pair up with this creature and saying that they could absolutely dominate the Big 12 together on Saturdays in Austin.
     
    Hang on, folks, because recruiting is about to be lots of fun this cycle.
     
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Sirhornsalot in This place is dead   
    I miss SFLonghorngirl, who apparently is now in Austin in the restaurant business? She was supposed to install a landscape with me about this time last year, but I never heard back from her. Always enjoyed her posts and was glad to meet her in person. She is quite the looker ~
     
     
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Daniel Seahorn in This place is dead   
    Off-season can be a little rough on the boards across the board. I also would lying if I said replacing Mike has been easy.
     
    We will have Burnt Ends out this evening though, so there is some good news. And spring football is kicking off, so that will generate some discussion as well.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to MBHORNSFAN in Way Too Early 2017 Predictions   
    Texas will have a more talented roster than every team they play except USC.   No reason to not compete for a BIg 12 championship.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Daniel Seahorn in 10 NSD Thoughts   
    We appreciate that! Thanks for riding the roller coaster with us.
     
    And I prefer whiskey over coffee.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Mike Roach in 10 NSD Thoughts   
    1. We can't sugarcoat things.  This recruiting class was a disappointing finish for those who had high hopes when Tom Herman was hired.  Herman had close to no hope with the elites in state making early decisions (Walker Little, Anthony Hines, Baron Browning) but he did have a chance to close on guys like K'Lavon Chaisson, Stephan Zabie, and Grant Polley.  Texas missed out on a top 10 player in the state according to the 247 composite rankings, and their highest ranking recruit was #20 (Sam Ehlinger).  Schools that scored higher ranked players than #20 include Oklahoma State, Michigan, Stanford, USC, TCU, Alabama, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Ohio State.
     
    2. The state of Texas as a whole took a hit.  Only one player in the 247 top 10 stayed in state (Anthony Hines - Texas A&M), and only 4 players in the top 20 chose to stay home.  The top priority for this staff in 2018 should be to close the borders while still cherry picking from elite out of state options.  It's a tough task for sure, but it's in the job description for the head coach at Texas.
     
    3. This class was always going to be tough when the previous staff shut the recruiting operation down mid-season.  A majority of the blame for losing out on top targets goes to them, but we have to point out the failings of the new staff. Chaisson himself told multiple people over the last two months that Texas is where he was headed, but LSU got in last minute and made an impact.  Nothing matters except closing time.
     
    4. All this said, I will still reserve judgement on the recruiting abilities until he has his first full class under him.  In 2014 Charlie Strong lost a number of commitments and added Edwin Freeman, Poona Ford, Chris Nelson, Elijah Rodriguez, and Alex Anderson.  As you know, Strong went on to put together two very good recruiting classes, so keep that in perspective.  Herman was able to keep the majority of this class together, and he added some nice pieces including Gary Johnson, Marqez Bimage, Reese Leitao, Jordan Pouncey, and Toneil Carter among others.  
     
    5. Since we put some blame on the previous staff let's give them some praise.  The one thing that can mitigate misses like Texas had in this class is the level of talent Charlie Strong assembled in the last two classes.  If Herman and company can close a top 10 class in 2018 they shouldn't have many problems down the line as they look to build their roster.
     
    6. Despite the disappointment of losing out on several highly rated players, Texas fans should feel good about many of the players the staff did land.  Sam Ehlinger is thought by many to have a big future, and he'll continue to add quality talent to the quarterback position.  Toneil Carter and Damion Miller are game breakers with big play ability.  Derek Kerstetter looks like a steal on the offensive line, and the tight end position was addressed with a great duo in Reese Leitao and Cade Brewer.  On the defensive side of the ball they were able to put together a strong secondary class with the trio of Kobe Boyce, Josh Thompson, and Montrell Estell.  Gary Johnson is a guy who should play immediately, and Marqez Bimage looks to be one of the most underrated players in the state.  The Longhorns also addressed the kicking position with JUCO kicker Joshua Rowland.
     
    7. The early feedback from 2018 prospects is strong so far.  Job 1 will be to hit the ground running in this class and get off to a fast start.  Texas is high up early for several elite guys including BJ Foster (top player in the state), and if they can land someone early they should be able to get some momentum going.  
     
    8. Winning is the quickest fix to these issues.  Charlie Strong was recruiting with the strength of Mack Brown's tenure at his back, and while Brown struggled in his final seasons he still was within a half of winning the Big 12 and a bowl game.  Playing time was an easy sell, and a quick re-build wasn't out of the question.  Fast forward to today, and all of those things look more difficult following 6-7, 5-7, 5-7.  If Tom Herman can put together a good season in his first year he should be able to make some waves on the recruiting front.  
     
    9. I'd expect a very aggressive push starting on junior day for the next class.  This staff understands the urgency at hand, and they will have a much different early recruiting approach than the previous regime.
     
    10. Thank you to everyone who followed along this cycle.  We're committed to bringing you the best recruiting information we can here, and our staff puts in a lot of hours to gather information for you.  Recruiting never sleeps, so we'll be back on the grind tomorrow to introduce you to the newest Texas targets on the board.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to MBHORNSFAN in *****National Signing Day Thread 2/1/17*****   
    Chaisson to LSU... This is a terrible miss by Herman and staff. No way to spin in. Kid was recruiting for Texas just a few weeks ago..
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to MBHORNSFAN in What happened to utisdabomb12 ?   
    I talk to him almost everyday. He said he still reads the board but does most of his posting over at Shaggy.
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Earl Nobis Jefferson in 2017 Recruiting Thread Part 1   
    Have we heard if he's planning a visit to UT in 2017?
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Mike Roach in Walker Little   
    Alright we are going to lock this one since it turned into a political pissing match
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    mitchlovell96 reacted to Rotty22 in MBB   
    i liked the unis  
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