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  1. We already have a few injuries to contend with - John Curtiss is out for the season and there are rumors regarding a few other players. The good news is that we have 3 1/2 months until the season starts, so hopefully those rumors will be just rumors at that point. We think Parker French and either Holden Helmink or Chad Hollingsworth will be weekend starters, and if no one steps up, Corey Knebel could slide in there as well. From what we saw at the first scrimmage though, we have a much deeper team this year, and hopefully Knebel can stay where he is most lethal - as a closer.

  2. Hi guys - if you weren't aware, Texas Baseball kicked off Fall Ball yesterday against SHSU and won 9-3. We have a writeup (including some great shots by Donald Boyles) on Texas Baseball Blog, as well as the Baseball section of HornSports. The team looked much improved over last season, and Tommy Nicholson seems to be having an impact on the bats already.

     

    If you would like to catch the team in action, they will be playing another game this coming Sunday (the 28th) against Texas State, which is always a solid matchup. The game will be at the Disch at 1pm, $5/adults, kids get in free.

     

    As always, you can also keep up with us on Twitter (@TXBaseballBlog) and Facebook. /shamelessplug

     

    Hook 'em!

  3. How easy is it for someone to make the shift from closer to starter? I love the guy and I am not sure Texas had many other options but i wish we had another solid starting pitcher.

     

    Knebel definitely has what it takes, and he could very well be a starting pitcher next season as well. The good news is we haven't used him in a typical closer role for much of the season - he's seen extended outings with varying degrees of success for a while now. At least now, he knows when he starts a game that he'll be on the mound for a while and he can pace himself instead of just thinking he's going to give it all he's got for only one or two innings. It's not an easy transition to make, but he seems to be stepping up.

  4. That was not the 1st time or the 2nd time that Etier was in Augie's doghouse. Also, it happen during fall scrimmage. Augie has set the precedent. Now the ball is in Ricky's court and it will be up to him to prove to every one that he can correct his mistake and move forward.

     

    I still don't see him coming back. Etier had been in the doghouse previously, but he at least spread it out. Ricky managed to mess up his first chance to return after a suspension. That doesn't really show the ability to learn from his mistakes to me.

  5. Official now.

     

    Ricky Jacquez, a freshman pitcher for the Longhorns, has been dismissed from the team for his second violation of an undisclosed team policy.

    The ruling was made by coach Augie Garrido and the UT athletics department, according to a team spokesman.

    Jacquez, 2-1 with a 5.79 ERA, missed his scheduled start at Missouri Sunday, leaving the mound after warming up before the bottom of the first inning.

    He also missed a series against Kansas April 20-22 for a violation of team policy.

    Jacquez, who started nine games, is the second pitcher lost to the Longhorns since last weekend. Starter Parker French will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in his right elbow.

     

    Texas Longhorns: Football, Basketball, Baseball and more | Statesman.com

     

    If you're not going to respect the opportunity that you have been given to play baseball at the University of Texas, well, bye. The specific team rule he violated hasn't been released but this was obviously not his first problem. It's a shame.

  6. Great post bevomav. I can't believe how much press this got and how many people were vilifying this couple (who apparently have several kids of their own). I found it telling that many of the sites linked to a post from a guy in a yankees shirt dubbing this couple the worst people on Earth. Really?? I'd think the guy who gives his one-night-stands souvenir baskets would be a little higher up that list than these two people. Still not the worst person on Earth (Bob Stoops says hi), but come on.

  7. Just hope the kid doesn't have an attitude because Augie will rip him a new one.

     

    I realize he is immensely talented, but I think it will be interesting to see him adjust from being the superstar on his high school team to having to give it his all and show effort at Texas alongside a lot of other talented guys.

  8. Now you all should feel bad for ragging him about the aggy thing. Dude is a true Longhorn. Happy to have him on the team. Hook'em!

     

    As soon as someone considers aggy, I am liable to give them a side eye about being a "true Longhorn". However, I'm glad to have him on the team and hope he makes it to campus.

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