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  1. And aggy is missing a key component, money. They mortgaged their entire existence with the hire of Jimbo.
  2. After leaving Tyler, Earl played every home game until he retired on that old astroturf. That has more to do with the damage to his knees than any coach he played for. That stuff was awful. It also has taken its toll on some baseball players, especially catchers, just not to the level it has on football players.
  3. Good seeing some of y’all at the Happy Hour. Let’s kick some ass later today. Hook Em!
  4. Our writer-extraordinaire @Matt Cotcher with a new weekly feature on Horn Sports. Riding the fences - Week 1 - HornSports September 5, 2019 Each week HornSports will take a look back at the national scene in college football, so mount up and let’s ride out and check the perimeter. *** LSU scored on its first five possessions on the way to a 55-3 blowout win over Georgia Southern. Befitting a home opener versus a SunBelt team, there was no shortage of eye-popping superlatives for the Bayou Bengals on Saturday. A curious note from the game: LSU’s 55 points is their 2nd highest total in a home opener since 1933, but they did it on only 473 yards of total offense. Speaking of offense…two Big Ten teams, Penn State and Maryland, scored 79 points on Saturday. That’s a touchdown about every five minutes. That’s hard enough to do against air which is apparently a new standard for the Idaho and Howard defenses. As long as we’re talking offense…Iowa State and Northern Iowa played a 3OT game and neither team scored 30 points. Is that good defense or bad offense? While we’re talking Big 10, take note that Michigan State beat Tulsa, 28-7 and it was a very, very Spartan-esque win, which is to say MSU played smothering defense and the offense did enough to win. With an experienced quarterback and a stout defense, Head Coach Mark Dantonio will be a tough out in the Big Ten East. Florida vs Miami got Week 1 started on Thursday night, and it was not a pretty game. Whether UF’s d-line is really good or Miami’s offensive line is porous is TBD – love ya’, Week 1. This Texas A&M band formation probably looked different when they drew it up: 51 people are talking about this Florida State led Boise State 31-13 before losing. Boise State reeled off 23 unanswered points to win, 36-31. That is most definitely not the start that Willie Taggart needed. Speaking of losing spectacularly, take a bow Oregon. UCF blasted their way to a 62-0 win. No one cared. Clemson and Alabama furthered the thought that they are in a class of their own at the top of the sport. Clemson out-athleted Georgia Tech and the Crimson Tide started slow before reminding Duke that Daniel Jones is no longer on the roster. Keep your eye on two new head coaches in the ACC: Mack Brown is back on the sideline at North Carolina and reminded everyone of why he was so successful at Texas. Geoff Collins at Georgia Tech has a look reminiscent of Brown’s early years in Austin while he was “getting the BB’s back in the box.” Even though it’s happened several years in a row, FCS schools beating an FBS opponent is a thrilling part of nonconference play. Several FCS teams played very well, but Week 1 lacked the “shocking” upset. A handful of them will try to pull off the feat in Week 2 (while collecting a sizable payday). Utah handled BYU, winning 30-12 in Provo. Not only is that a significant win in a rivalry game, it also sent a message to the Pac 12. The recruiting coordinator for Clemson’s pom squad deserves a raise. If anyone doubted how Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma offense would fare without Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts crushed those questions on Monday night. Hurts completed 20 of 23 throws for 332 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding 176 yards rushing and 3 more scores. Looking ahead to week 2, LSU at Texas looms as a Top 10 matchup. Here are a few noteworthy statistics that might provide insight… Texas is 6-1 in their last seven home games. The Longhorns are 7-3 in September and 9-3 at night under Tom Herman. Joe Burrow (LSU) has completed at least 20 passes in four straight games. Texas is 48-44-4 all-time at home against ranked opponents. Under Orgeron, LSU is 11-7 against Top 25 teams and has an impressive 5-2 against Top 10 foes. In his coaching career, Tom Herman is 5-4 against Top 10 teams. Keep an eye on turnovers: The Horns are 13-1 when they win the turnover battle since 2017. When turnover margin is tied or Texas loses, the Longhorns are 5-9. Texas is the only Big 12 team with a winning record against LSU.
  5. You’re married now. More hats gives your lovely wife something to get after you about. This topic has been a staple of discussion in my house for the past 25+ years. More hats=more conversation topics! Ha!
  6. Good luck Daniel. And remember, for the best BBQ, hot dogs in boiling water and you can never go too heavy on the liquid smoke! 😎
  7. I'll be a little surprised if Herman doesn't trot him out on the next drive.
  8. Cannot dwell on that. It's a tough game. Injuries are part of it. If you play cautiously to avoid injury, that's when they will likely happen.
  9. What's the issue? 16/83, 5.2 YPC in the first half, no turnovers.
  10. He'll have an entire half to think about his play. And of course the film room. 😂
  11. Really pleased thus far with the DL & OL play. Granted this is not the toughest opponent Texas will face this season, but so far, so good.
  12. Old Crow is good for killing fire ants and Molotov cocktails. That’s pretty much it.
  13. Official release from UT Huston Street joins baseball as student assistant Longhorn great and 13-year Major League Baseball veteran set to join the baseball staff. 08.15.2019 AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Baseball head coach David Pierce has announced that 13-year Major League Baseball veteran and former Longhorn great Huston Street will join the Longhorns staff as a student assistant. "Huston Street has a passion for The University of Texas, especially Texas Baseball, and will be an asset for the program in many capacities during the 2020 season," Pierce said. "Obviously Huston has exhausted his eligibility but he is planning to return to campus to complete his degree and give back to the program that he helped win a National Championship. He loves competition, has so much to offer and his presence will be awesome for our players. The bottom line is he's a winner." Street played 13 MLB seasons for the Oakland Athletics, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels. Selected with the 40th pick in the 2004 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, Street quickly made his mark on the major league level by winning the 2005 AL Rookie of the Year award. He pitched in 668 major league games, amassing 324 career saves, and was a two-time All-Star. A three-time All-American at Texas and the MVP of the 2002 College World Series, Street holds the Longhorn and College World Series records for career saves. He finished his Longhorn career with 41 saves and a 1.31 ERA, the second best in program history. He is the all-time College World Series leader in saves with five, and set the single-series record of four in 2002. From 2009-11, Street and new Longhorn assistant coach Troy Tulowitzki were teammates with the Colorado Rockies. Street is a member of the Texas Athletics Hall of Honor and the Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame.
  14. Orrrrr....it could be GENIUS! Glass half-full, man!
  15. New UT Baseball Volunteer Assistant Coach Troy Tulowitzki and Coach Pierce make an appearance at UT football practice today. I really like the support that each of the coaches and programs give to one another.
  16. You're doing a good thing, John. My hat is off to you.
  17. It’s for the visually impaired, Bear. They cannot see, so the baseball beeps in intervals to assist the players in hitting and fielding the ball. Congrats @Johnstark23 There’s great reason to be proud, regardless of where y’all finished. You’re doing a great thing.
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