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    Wayne got a reaction from Eastexhorn in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    But it hasn’t so far. We’ve had better recruiting classes than ou most years. But it hasn’t shown up on the field. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from oldhorn2 in 2020 Recruiting Board/Thread   
    The Stoops years don’t matter anymore. The Charlie years don’t matter anymore. But 2017 was still a top 25 class the three years around it were 3, 3, and 7. What have we accomplished.
    One 10-4 season and mediocrity.  And 10-4 is barely better than mediocrity.  
    All I want is for us to live up to the recruiting rankings.  I’m tired of being disappointed a few games into the season.  CTH needs to do something.  He has delivered improvement (from a low bar).  He now needs to break through and deliver.
    And remember ou’s 19th ranked class from 2016 just played in the playoff.  There is no excuse.  Just deliver.
     I have no ill feelings toward ou other than rivalry... And they have an inferior school.  I live in Ohio now and I have friends that went to ou.  I have fun until they and OSU go to the playoffs and we go to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    You are right. Bill Parcells once said “you are what your record says you are.”  And for the last decade in football and basketball  we’ve been mediocre at best and downright awful at worst. I for one am ready for a decade run of excellence in both sports. That’s the best way to shut up the talking (air)heads at ESPN. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from MikeV73 in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    Are you trying to say Shanahan is coming home to coach the DL?  
     
     
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    Wayne got a reaction from tejasrulz in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    I don’t know if everyone here is old enough to  get this reference. You’re dating yourself...  and me. 
     
    and we definitely don’t need Danny coaching the team. We want them to stay out of trouble. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from NEOkHorn in Coaching Changes, Rumors, Misc.   
    I don’t know if everyone here is old enough to  get this reference. You’re dating yourself...  and me. 
     
    and we definitely don’t need Danny coaching the team. We want them to stay out of trouble. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from hornag in Texas Injuries to Major Contributors or Starters   
    That’s total bs. A sprained knee is a sprained knee; it happens because you land awkwardly not because you hit someone hard in practice. If you separate a shoulder it occurs from the hit not from an accumulation of hits. 
    If you don’t hit in a practice, you tackle like we did under Charlie. I don’t see near as many arm tackles, whiffs and attempted knock downs as we did before Herman...  Still happens but not much.  Clemson has a bunch of injuries; Alabama has a bunch of injuries; Ok State has a bunch of injuries. It’s a physical game played by big people  
    I’m fine with taking targeting and blind side hits out of the game. But not training to hit in practice means they won’t do it in the game. 
    If we want to make it 7 on 7, you don’t have to teach them to hit hard. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from North Texas Golfer in Texas Injuries to Major Contributors or Starters   
    How many of these were from practice?  I saw most of these in games. Should we not hit in games. Maybe we can play the Dartmouth tackle dummies. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from sporty in Texas Injuries to Major Contributors or Starters   
    How many of these were from practice?  I saw most of these in games. Should we not hit in games. Maybe we can play the Dartmouth tackle dummies. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from UTfish in Texas Injuries to Major Contributors or Starters   
    How many of these were from practice?  I saw most of these in games. Should we not hit in games. Maybe we can play the Dartmouth tackle dummies. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from sporty in Injury Update (9/23)   
    Adimora looked better than “break glass if needed” on Saturday. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from utb040713 in Injury Update (9/23)   
    Adimora looked better than “break glass if needed” on Saturday. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from tejasrulz in Injury Update (9/23)   
    Adimora looked better than “break glass if needed” on Saturday. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from UTfish in Injury Update (9/23)   
    Adimora looked better than “break glass if needed” on Saturday. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from tejasrulz in Texas Injuries to Major Contributors or Starters   
    I’m not trying to minimize the Dartmouth revolution here, but exactly how many national championships have they won in the big boy division. For that matter how many national championships, or for that matter conference championships, has Gundy won.
    Coaches who like hard hitting practices include Saban and Meyer. Though I dislike each; their records speak for them. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from Bear19 in Longhorn News/Discussion (Non-recruiting)   
    Our place kicker is good for the first time since Mack’s Penn State transfer Fera. We have a good punter. We stuffed Ok St when they attempted the fake. 
    I agree the punt returners made big mistakes. B Jones won’t make his mistake again. And J Smith might midfield a punt again but probably not at that time of the game. Those mistakes are fixable during the year. Not having the talent or desire isn’t. This team looks very talented and passionate to me  
     
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    Wayne got a reaction from TatumTXLonghorn in *****TEXAS vs. OKLAHOMA STATE GAME THREAD*****   
    I totally agree. But what I liked about it is that this is the first in the last ten years that we win a game when we muff two punts, have an interception and a fumble. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from UTfish in *****TEXAS vs. LSU GAME THREAD*****   
    I don’t think Caden has taken a step back. If you don’t see him in a play against a team with 5 wide receivers it probably means the QB is throwing somewhere he’s not. Joe B was picking on our single coverage by inexperienced CBs. That’s what I was seeing. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from MikeV73 in *****TEXAS vs. LSU GAME THREAD*****   
    I don’t think Caden has taken a step back. If you don’t see him in a play against a team with 5 wide receivers it probably means the QB is throwing somewhere he’s not. Joe B was picking on our single coverage by inexperienced CBs. That’s what I was seeing. 
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    Wayne reacted to MikeV73 in ***The Official Longhorn Frenzy Dedication Thread***   
    Aggy only lost because Georgia didn’t bring their A game against whoever they played 
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    Wayne reacted to Sirhornsalot in *****TEXAS vs. LSU GAME THREAD*****   
    Agree, we won't see a defense that good and with that kind of depth again.
    And I do think this is a better offense than OU will show us. 
    I've always said . . . if LSU ever found an offense, they'd be dangerous because they have the athletes. Well, they're pretty dangerous.
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    Wayne got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in what to expect Sat   
    I'll grant that the Vegas' lines are set by very smart people.  The smart folks from Vegas set a line and establish rules so that they only have to pay out 90 cents on every dollar spent.  If there is an anomaly in their line for whatever reason, they take the game off the board and reestablish a line.  There are a couple of ways they do this.  One way is that the house has a limit on the size of the wager you can make on any given game.  If you want to exceed that limit, you either have to get approval from the house or you have to wait until the house resets the line (this is to ensure the house makes its money).  If there is an injury or something else that could impact the game, the house just takes the game off the board and no more money is allowed to bet on the game.  
    Additionally, the game still has to be played. So if lsu really has a 70% chance of winning they are going to lose 3 times out of ten.  And they  don't play 10 games.  The sample size of games that could have an anomaly is limited and you can't tell anything from a small sample size. 
    If the sports betting market was pure (i.e. no limits on the size of wager at a certain point spread or money line), smart money would be in the market.  Smart money is in the market but its the house with its 10% take.  Smart money is on Wall Street, Main Street and Silicon Valley, etc..  I'm sure anecdotally there are many people who make money gambling on sports but they are doing it at the margins.  I still haven't heard of private equity or a hedge fund hiring quants and trying to beat Vegas at sports gambling...  But they do own a couple of casinos.     
    P.S.  What I'm saying is that smart people (writ large) don't bet on sports against the house except for entertainment purposes.  There are smart people with egos who try it when they are young but they usually become the house or move to poker. 
       
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    Wayne got a reaction from Bear19 in what to expect Sat   
    I'll grant that the Vegas' lines are set by very smart people.  The smart folks from Vegas set a line and establish rules so that they only have to pay out 90 cents on every dollar spent.  If there is an anomaly in their line for whatever reason, they take the game off the board and reestablish a line.  There are a couple of ways they do this.  One way is that the house has a limit on the size of the wager you can make on any given game.  If you want to exceed that limit, you either have to get approval from the house or you have to wait until the house resets the line (this is to ensure the house makes its money).  If there is an injury or something else that could impact the game, the house just takes the game off the board and no more money is allowed to bet on the game.  
    Additionally, the game still has to be played. So if lsu really has a 70% chance of winning they are going to lose 3 times out of ten.  And they  don't play 10 games.  The sample size of games that could have an anomaly is limited and you can't tell anything from a small sample size. 
    If the sports betting market was pure (i.e. no limits on the size of wager at a certain point spread or money line), smart money would be in the market.  Smart money is in the market but its the house with its 10% take.  Smart money is on Wall Street, Main Street and Silicon Valley, etc..  I'm sure anecdotally there are many people who make money gambling on sports but they are doing it at the margins.  I still haven't heard of private equity or a hedge fund hiring quants and trying to beat Vegas at sports gambling...  But they do own a couple of casinos.     
    P.S.  What I'm saying is that smart people (writ large) don't bet on sports against the house except for entertainment purposes.  There are smart people with egos who try it when they are young but they usually become the house or move to poker. 
       
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    Wayne got a reaction from okiehorn in what to expect Sat   
    Gambling lines in Vegas aren’t an opinion on who is going to win. Never have been never will. Money lines and point spreads are the houses way to ensure there is enough money bet on each team so the house wins regardless of the outcome. If you believe anything else you’re the sucker.  
    In this case it means that because of the ESPN/sec effect the broad public has the notion that lsu is better than Texas. 
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    Wayne got a reaction from Bear19 in what to expect Sat   
    Gambling lines in Vegas aren’t an opinion on who is going to win. Never have been never will. Money lines and point spreads are the houses way to ensure there is enough money bet on each team so the house wins regardless of the outcome. If you believe anything else you’re the sucker.  
    In this case it means that because of the ESPN/sec effect the broad public has the notion that lsu is better than Texas. 
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