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    tejasrulz reacted to North Texas Golfer in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    This is how stupid these kind of articles are. The team that all the experts proclaimed as the greatest ever before Texas beat them for the national championship is now ranked as only the 15th best team that failed to win a national championship. 
     
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Iguana in Commitment Spotlight – Morice Blackwell   
    He uses his arms, i.e. wraps them around players, when he tackles. Is that even legal?
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    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    I've heard wearing gloves is actually not good, unless you're changing gloves every time you touch something anyone else touches.
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from 83Dee in Commitment Spotlight – Morice Blackwell   
    He uses his arms, i.e. wraps them around players, when he tackles. Is that even legal?
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Baron in Commitment Spotlight – Morice Blackwell   
    He uses his arms, i.e. wraps them around players, when he tackles. Is that even legal?
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from TB14 in Commitment Spotlight – Morice Blackwell   
    He uses his arms, i.e. wraps them around players, when he tackles. Is that even legal?
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    tejasrulz reacted to utparothed in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    I'd be happy with just being able to impersonate this lady...
     
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Earl Nobis Jefferson in Oh Aggy, Part Deux   
    This aggy post is so typical, my words are in bold.
    To compare fairly, you need to throw out tu's record before scholarship limits. If you do that the head to head record % is 50-50. (Throw out the records/years before scholarship limits and they would have ZERO NCs. Texas has won 1, lost a title game and was in the hunt a couple of other years, 84 & 09. aggy had a shot in, uhh, I'm thinking, nope they never did.)


    Also, TAMU doesn't need tu as much as they need TAMU. SEC has better pay, competition, exposure, and atmosphere. All of those things add up to better recruiting in Texas, which takes more top tier talent away from tu every year. They know it and they need the rivalry to increase their marketing to recruits. If TAMU were to play tu again, they could actually use the game to lure recruits. (Texas needs aggy? No sir, that claim is ridiculous!) 
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    tejasrulz reacted to Baron in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    Molly Hatchet - Dreams I'll Never See
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    tejasrulz reacted to Baron in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    The best drummer ever.
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Baron in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    You impersonate Neil Peart and I'll be impressed! 

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    tejasrulz got a reaction from 63_Texas_1 in Oh Aggy, Part Deux   
    This aggy post is so typical, my words are in bold.
    To compare fairly, you need to throw out tu's record before scholarship limits. If you do that the head to head record % is 50-50. (Throw out the records/years before scholarship limits and they would have ZERO NCs. Texas has won 1, lost a title game and was in the hunt a couple of other years, 84 & 09. aggy had a shot in, uhh, I'm thinking, nope they never did.)


    Also, TAMU doesn't need tu as much as they need TAMU. SEC has better pay, competition, exposure, and atmosphere. All of those things add up to better recruiting in Texas, which takes more top tier talent away from tu every year. They know it and they need the rivalry to increase their marketing to recruits. If TAMU were to play tu again, they could actually use the game to lure recruits. (Texas needs aggy? No sir, that claim is ridiculous!) 
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    tejasrulz reacted to Baron in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
    Since I posted we've had 2 more cases. The county NW of us has gone from 1 to 26 in less than a week. This virus is being spread by travelers. A pair of dipshits decided to travel to a hotspot, New Orleans to be exact. A councilman and his wife. After a shared microphone and a trip to the courthouse, their stupidity has now infected 23 other people. You have a right to go where you want. Just be smart about it.
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    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in Longhorns pick up commitment from 4 ⭐️ DE   
    Port Arthur Memorial DE Jordon Thomas has committed to the Longhorns.  The 4 ⭐️ prospect is the 36th best player in the state according to the 247 composite rankings.
    Thomas is the 8th commit in the 2021 class and his commitment puts the Longhorns at #12  in the class rankings.
     
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Aaron Carrara in Texas WR Devin Duvernay Drafted by Baltimore Ravens in 3rd Round   
    I might be biased but I don't think there were 16 receivers in the NCAA better than Devin. The Ravens got themselves a player.
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    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in Texas Lands Greg Brown III   
    So you think this lasts through January? If it does, then the virus is the least of our worries.
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    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****2020 NFL Draft Thread*****   
    Texas WR Devin Duvernay was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 92nd overall pick in the third round. 
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    tejasrulz reacted to Aaron Carrara in *****2020 NFL Draft Thread*****   
    Texas safety back Brandon Jones was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 70th overall pick in the third round.
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    tejasrulz reacted to PTA in ***⛑ Coronavirus Thread***   
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    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in April Landscapes – At Home? Lets Get it Done!   
    Are you stuck at home? Let's go get in the garden!
    The current COVID-19 crisis has kept many people at home. Some people are finding unique and productive ways of spending their time at home. Of course, one of those ways is gardening. And why not? Its great therapy, its still cool outside and its productive time spent!
    This is April and there is so much to do this month! Spring is officially here and everything is either blooming or greening up outside. What an exciting time! The kids are home, why not get them involved and make it fun for everyone? Spring is a great time to plant a tree!
     

    Spring Flowers
    Spring flowers – now is the time to plant your spring flowers (annuals). If you’re looking for a quick splash, look for Petunias, particularly Wave Petunias. Most Petunias will die off when the heat of summer arrives, however. For spring flowers that will last the whole summer, look at both Periwinkles (Vinca) or Begonias. Great blooming power. Great staying power. Great bang for the buck in both cases.
    Don’t be afraid to use perennials in your landscape. Some plants, such as Homestead Verbena, for example, are listed as perennials but don’t necessarily perform like a perennial and instead die during the winter. I easily overlook this hiccup. Verbena can sometimes have trouble with our winters, when they’re cold. So I just treat them as annuals. And why not? They give you a great payback. Plant a 1-gallon specimen and it will easily quadruple in size in no time! 
    Another perennial, Stella Del Oro Day Lillies, will give you faithful blooming all summer long. So many perennials don’t offer that.
    Remember, preparation is the key to success in the gardening world. Your flowers will only be as good as your preparation is. You want to use all organic planting mix or a combination with compost. Once they’ve become established in early May, give them a mild feeding before the brunt of summer sets in.
    If you’ve planted flowers in pots, know that these will go dry so much faster than those planted in the ground. They must be watered more frequently than what you’re watering in the beds.
     


    Time to Fertilize!
    I’ve warned you to hold off on the lawn fertilizer, despite the sometimes spring-like weather in the past month or so. Now, you can fertilize!
    Make sure you understand what type of grass you have before you purchase your fertilizer or weed/feed. In Texas, you’ll likely have either Bermuda, St Augustine or Zoysia turf. It is important to know the difference. Remember, all fertilizer features a three-number combination which tells you the chemical combination ratio for that product. For example, Fertilome makes a St Augustine Weed/Feed that is a 16-0-5 combination . These numbers are important with regard to the type of grass you have.
    Why is it important? St Augustine and Zoysia, for example, cannot withstand the same fertilizer Bermuda will require. St Augustine and Zoysia like a nitrogen (the first number in our fertilizer combo) level to be around 16 to 19. Anything stronger than that and you risk burning up the turf and causing stress, which leads to other problems.
    Bermuda, meanwhile, likes a fertilizer with a nitrogen level from 27 to 34. This level will create a very thick and healthy Bermuda turf.
    Remember to check your product’s labeling for information regarding the correct spreader ratio for that product. This is important. Putting too much down can damage the lawn.
    For St Augustine and Zoysia turf, I recommend Fertilome’s St Augustine Weed/Feed product. It’s not expensive. It produces great results. It has high grade of atrazine (weed killer component) and nitrogen (growth component) and it is slow release over 90 days. The product is made especially for St Augustine or Zoysia turf.
    On the Bermuda side, the best retail option I think is Scott’s Turfbuilder. I like the original version, without the insect/fungus/weed killing features. It’s a very smooth grade of nitrogen that is time-released for 90 days. Bermuda loves it, and its especially made for Bermuda.
    If you have a lawn that has Bermuda mixed with St Augustine, go with the St Augustine product. It will still provide very positive results.
    Remember, once you apply, water it in immediately!

    The Fertilizer - Pre Emergent combo doesn’t make sense
    I am often asked about products and my preferences when it comes to brands. Recently, I’ve received the same question by lots of folks who have inquired about the combination of weed preventer (pre emergent) with fertilizer in a granular form that has been on the market for the last couple of years.
    Several name brands are marketing this same product. You’ll find them at the big box stores and the hardware stores where these products are sold.
    My thoughts? I think it’s always wise to put more pre emergent down, however, its particularly effective when put down at certain times of the year. Preferably before the periods where weed seed germination takes place, typically February, August/September, and November. 
    Its really a bad idea to put any type of fertilizer down in the month of February. We always want to wait until April 1 or later so we can be somewhat sure the cold weather is behind us.
    Since you want your pre emergent down in late January/early February, it wouldn’t make much sense to include it with your April feeding. The two products, pre emergent (preventer) and fertilizer, are needed in different months. 
    Some other pointers for this month
    1. Right now, Indian Hawthorns are blooming all over the state. I probably don’t have to say this, but, wait until the blooming is completed before trimming them.
    2. The general rule in the tree trimming business is you don’t trim Oaks between March and June. This is because this is the most active pollination period for Oak Wilt. Creating cut wounds on Oaks now would expose them to the possibility and risk of contracting Oak Wilt. This is relative to all types of Oaks.
    3. You can still trim Roses, its cool enough that they will rebound and produce grow-back before the heat of the summer arrives.
     
    (Mark’s column each month is sponsored by Stagecoach Trailers, Inc., of Naples, Texas. Find them at www.stagecoachtrailers.com)

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    tejasrulz reacted to Tlarsen in Talking Texas with 2021 Linebacker Commit Derrick Harris Jr.   
    On April fools day, The NCAA was anything but fun and jokes. Amidst the national crisis that is the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA announced that they will extend the current recruiting dead period for all Division I and II schools until at least May 31. The news at the end of the day wasn’t shocking in the slightest.
    Coaches are still permitted to communicate with recruits, they just can’t schedule any official or unofficial meetings. Luckily, Texas has already been very busy with its 2021 class. Tom Herman has secured commitments from multiple 4-star recruits and a 5-star recruit, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
    Currently, UT has a top ten 2021 recruiting class, including the best in the Big-12. One reason for that is 4-star pledge, Derrick Harris Jr.
    Harris Jr. is an outside linebacker for New Caney High School outside of Houston. He’s a 4-star prospect on the 247Sports composite and is currently listed as the 25th best player in the state of Texas. He announced his decision to commit to The University of Texas on August 3 of last year.
    “What made me decide on Texas was basically how the coaches were and how great the people are down there, like the players and just everyone in general,” Harris Jr. said on his commitment.
    Harris Jr. has been wreaking havoc on opposing offenses for the past two years as part of the Eagles defense. In 2017, prior to Harris being in the starting rotation, the Eagles were allowing upwards of 28 points per game. Since his insertion onto the field as a sophomore, on average, the Eagles are allowing offenses to score around 14 points a game.
    “What leads to my personal success is mainly for God giving me that talent and my family for just believing in me,” Harris said on his success. “Also just me putting in the effort to just be where I’m at today.”
    In his two seasons as an outside linebacker for New Caney, Harris has put up a stat-line that includes 172 tackles, including almost 40 for a loss, nearly 10 sacks, three interceptions, 13 passes defended and a pair of forced fumbles. It goes without saying that he can literally do it all.
    He received offers from Baylor, Ole Miss, Miami, and Texas A&M among others before ultimately committing to the Longhorns.
    “I’m just looking forward to coming in and be the best player and teammate I can be and hopefully everything would take care of itself,” Harris said on his goals for becoming a Longhorn.
    Undoubtedly he will be a force to reckon with when he becomes a member of the Texas family. He’s a lightning-quick linebacker who’s just as good as meeting a running back behind the line of scrimmage as he is in pass coverage. Fans will have to wait for his arrival though as he still has one more year in Houston before traveling north to Austin.
    Last season, New Caney took a 10-0 record into the playoffs before being one and done in the 5A D1 state playoffs.
    “What I’m looking forward in my senior year is being a better leader and showing everyone else that I am a hard worker and that I gave it all out,” Harris Jr. said. 
    From 2018-2021 Texas has consistently compiled Top-10 recruiting classes nationally. Commits like Derrick Harris Jr. are why the Longhorns have a lot to be proud of when it comes to recruiting bragging rights.
    Harris Jr. wants Texas fans to know a few things about him before his arrival next year.
    “UT fans should know that they are getting a hard worker and someone who will give their all to the team and be there through the ups and downs.”
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Section 14 (ticket has "tunnel" printed on it though, Californians are weird). It was and still is the best football game I have ever been to.
    Before the game, the USC fans were almost apologetic we traveled all that way to get our arses kicked. Little did they know.
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    tejasrulz reacted to Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    But he's talking about the Shaka Virus. It infects our team every year.
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    tejasrulz reacted to lshorn79 in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    I saw the Outlaws open for Lynyrd Skynyrd at the old Palmer Auditorium in 76.   This was a year before the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash.  For the last song of Lynyrd Skynyrd's encore, the Outlaws came out on stage and both groups played Green Grass and High Tides.  With all of those guitars on stage together,  my ears are still ringing.
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    tejasrulz got a reaction from drgilbert in 🎶 The Official HornSports Music Thread   
    I saw AC/DC, with Bon Scott, in Houston when they were a warmup band for Journey. A group called New England opened the show that night.
    I saw Van Halen at The Dillo in July 77, packed and hot.
     
     
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