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Reese Leitao has "fighting chance" to keep scholarship

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This is from a poster on the Shag. I think he's probably right and I agree with him. 

 

This is part of the package when it comes to Tom Herman. I came to grips with this when I got excited Texas might get Nick Saban as the head coach. The Charlie Strong experiment failed miserably. Guys who want to win so badly it's probably a mental health issue to some degree are necessary to win championships. While I don't think Texas as a program has to win that way, attracting that kind of coach is mandatory. In this day and age of college football being a $6 billion a year industry and growing, the guys capable of winning championships are not going to want to compete against other programs with one hand tied behind their back. There are only so many coaches at any one time who are capable of winning a national championship. Maybe Tom Herman is one of them. Maybe he isn't. But if Reese Leitao gets this case pled down to a misdemeanor with no jail time at the hearing on April 18th - which I feel highly confident is what's going to happen - he's going to be enrolling in the summer. Start to get used to it. Or don't. 

My tired admonition is that Texas fans should be careful about wearing their halos too tight. Herman is going to bend the rules a bit, the same way Jim Harbaugh, Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, and Nick Saban do. If that's something you're not comfortable with as a fan, you have a number of options open to you. Which one you choose is up to you.

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This is from a poster on the Shag. I think he's probably right and I agree with him.

 

This is part of the package when it comes to Tom Herman. I came to grips with this when I got excited Texas might get Nick Saban as the head coach. The Charlie Strong experiment failed miserably. Guys who want to win so badly it's probably a mental health issue to some degree are necessary to win championships. While I don't think Texas as a program has to win that way, attracting that kind of coach is mandatory. In this day and age of college football being a $6 billion a year industry and growing, the guys capable of winning championships are not going to want to compete against other programs with one hand tied behind their back. There are only so many coaches at any one time who are capable of winning a national championship. Maybe Tom Herman is one of them. Maybe he isn't. But if Reese Leitao gets this case pled down to a misdemeanor with no jail time at the hearing on April 18th - which I feel highly confident is what's going to happen - he's going to be enrolling in the summer. Start to get used to it. Or don't.

 

My tired admonition is that Texas fans should be careful about wearing their halos too tight. Herman is going to bend the rules a bit, the same way Jim Harbaugh, Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, and Nick Saban do. If that's something you're not comfortable with as a fan, you have a number of options open to you. Which one you choose is up to you.

If Leitao in case is only given a misdemeanor, I hvd no reason to believe he won't be here in the summer. This is why Herman is letting the case play out before making any decision. Right move imo

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If the kid has a good reputation and it's a first time offense and the DA or Judge is willing to reduce it down to a misdemeanor then by all means we have to trust our coach in making this decision. All you good Christians sitting in your armchairs happy to flush this kid down the toilet need to brush up on the Jesus. 

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You bringing up our belief in God in reference to an admitted drug dealer is ridiculous. The kid admitted he was selling the pills. This is about what our program stands for. Not win at all cost no matter what the person did. I'm sure Baylor fan thought the same thing.

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Yes he was a straight A student, and from what I've read multiple students and teachers were testy eyed when they found out. He said he was selling the pills, that makes him an admitted drug dealer. Don't care what his reputation was. I hope Coach wishes him well and tells him good luck, then sends him on his way.

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Yes he was a straight A student, and from what I've read multiple students and teachers were testy eyed when they found out. He said he was selling the pills, that makes him an admitted drug dealer. Don't care what his reputation was. I hope Coach wishes him well and tells him good luck, then sends him on his way.

I hope you were not miss-reading my post. My post was in reference to the one by prosfromDover.

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Sorry. Guess I was misreading it.

 

"Admitted drug dealer." Just stop with that. This isn't the 50's, or the 80's for that matter. He had a handful of very common pills and may have been making some money getting rid of them. This happens a million times a day all across middle class America and most kids don't think twice about it unless they are star athletes, like him, and should think twice about it. He screwed up, yes, and maybe blew it, but he wasn't thugging around, smoking crack.

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Will be interesting to see how it plays out. The bigger issue and one that may never change is how talented individuals get second chances. If you can help bolster the bottom line, the win column or the stock price, you will somehow be given additional chances. I don't know if he ends up at Texas or not, but I'm sure that due to his skill level he'll get a 2nd chance somewhere. Good luck to the kid and hope he gets his act together.

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