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Everything posted by RickyFlair

  1. Back in the mid fifties there was an all American RB at TCU named Jim Swink. I remember people would say that, although he was fast, what made him so good was he seemed to be able to run as fast sideways as he could forward. I think about that every time I watch Robinson. His lateral movement is unreal.
  2. Is this the dude they are talking about?
  3. I’m not buying Georgia (Kirby Smart) suddenly choosing character over talent and pulling the offer. This has to be an academic issue. If Evans doesn’t qualify at Georgia he doesn’t qualify at A&M. This kid has a Marcus Dupree 30 for 30 in his future. “The greatest that never was 2.0”
  4. If Mehringer would have been retained then Smith would definitely have left (possibly several receivers from what I’ve heard). I believe with the season over the staff will make a conscious effort to repair some of the damage Mehringer caused and Jake will be a priority
  5. I will be interested in seeing the QB from Houston Madison. He seems like he could be a special player.
  6. Mental Intelligence and Emotional intelligence are vastly different. Tommy may have a high IQ but he has the maturity of an intolerable 9 year old boy. He is in desperate need of an ass whipping (literally)
  7. Hiring Horny is fine becoming Horny after being hired is a BIG NO NO. Sorry I couldn’t resist
  8. I’m glad they are still together and hopefully Major learned from his mistake. Regardless of the personal life aspect when a “supervisor” has relations with a “subordinate” the entire organization is put at risk of severe legal ramifications. I would be willing to bet there is a written document signed by Major and the University that states he is not eligible for future employment. As they say “it isn’t personal it’s just business”.
  9. I don’t believe the OC job was offered to Harrell. Herman is not going to change his offense, Period. Of course it’s way more important to have “Alignment” than a good offense.
  10. How often has this strategy worked for us? The seat gets hot, HC fires the coordinators to save himself, a couple of years later the HC is fired. It seems to be a slippery slope when hiring new assistants in this situation. It’s hard to convince good coaches to enter a volatile situation.
  11. This isn’t a coaching change and I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned anywhere but prior to the Baylor game Brennan Eagles and Caden Sterns announced in one of their classes that they were going to enter the transfer portal. It may have been for attention but it was definitely said.
  12. I thought we had a chance when we cut it to 14 but too little too late. Why even call a freaking timeout to run that play. I can hear Herman at the PC when asked about the last play. “We are always going to continue to work on things and try and correct mistakes”
  13. I must admit I didn’t (couldn’t find the desire) watch the ISU game. I literally can’t stomach anymore of this team. I suppose I am the epitome of a fair weather fan but I wasn’t always. When Herman was hired I was extremely disappointed. I felt that we were hiring the exact same coach we had just run off aside from the fact that Coach Strong was the type of man that made me want him to succeed. It was clear he wasn’t the right choice. I posted my displeasure immediately and it continued through year one and after the second Maryland disaster I knew he was nothing more than big talking, snake oil salesmen, who had no clue how to fix the team. As the year progressed and the team did as well I started to think I may have been wrong. I still thought he was a pompous ass but if he could get the results I didn’t care. He was doing a great job recruiting and we seemed to be getting over “the hump” I assumed once these 4 and 5 star recruits matured we would be set. I was at an all time high as the year began, just like the majority of fans, and knew this was going to be the year we finally became relevant again. I didn’t believe we were national championship good but we would be setting the stage for contention the next year. I’ve tried to buy the injury narrative and youthful mistakes excuses in order to keep the faith but after the past five weeks I’m done. I’m right back where I started. Herman is a blow hard who truly believes he is smarter than everyone else. He makes excuses and tries to coach speak his way around everything. I know he has tried to recant his “we didn’t get out coached” comment but that’s just a feeble attempt to save face. In his “Mensa” mind he sincerely believes he’s doing everything correctly and the players are the problem. This type of mindset, to me, is absolutely unacceptable and the quickest way to ruin any organization. We can change the OC, DC, QB, ect... but we WILL not ever be successful with an immature, ego maniac leading the team. I may not be very smart but I’m not an idiot 100% of the time either. Every year we keep Herman is another year we postpone getting this program turned around. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Stop trying to find the best up and coming coach we can pay $5 mill a year to fix this mess and go buy the best coach regardless of the price. The only thing we know we have is money. It’s time to get stupid with it and find out once and for all if it’s truly a coaching issue or as DMAC said a culture issue. If Sweeney, Saban, or Myers can’t be successful here then at least we know we just can’t be successful. I may not like Saban and Myers makes me ill but I’d rather pay them $20 mill a year and possibly win than pay “Richard Cranium” Herman $5 mill for this BS.
  14. I agree and that kind of stuff drives me nuts. But...that cockiness makes Sam, Sam. I felt today he seemed timid not humble. As much as I hate it in opposing teams players I want Sam to keep that bravado.
  15. I’m not saying OB isn’t reporting what they were told but I don’t, for one minute, believe it happened. This is the narrative Herman wants to spin, It’s CYA 101. He wants people to believe He is making sure He gets this thing turned around. He wants people to believe his staff has been holding back their opinions and thoughts? Why would they? Are they supposed to be afraid to speak up or question him? On one hand I respect the fact that this narrative places the blame on himself and gives the staff a pass (they know different things to try but are nervous about sharing) He’s trying to protect them. On the other hand it pisses me off that he thinks people are so naive to believe the guys on this staff, some who have been with him for over 5 years, don’t have the guts to stand up when needed. It really is Herman not having the guts to replace the ones who are in over the heads.
  16. I guess this week they didn’t focus on not throwing the football to the other team in practice.
  17. That’s not really fair to say. I’m sure we’ve been out coached more than just the last two weeks.
  18. We have played seven games and these same issues have been there all year. I assume if it could all be fixed it would be by now or at least shown some improvement. I don’t doubt things could. be fixed but I do doubt this staffs ability to fix them.
  19. Absolutely awful. Orlando is a joke Worst past defense in the history of ever and we get zero pressure on the QB. We will never win with him as the DC
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