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Everything posted by thirtyand0

  1. In the 1971 college football season, Big Eight teams finished ranked #1 (Nebraska), #2 (Oklahoma) and #3 (Colorado) in the nation in the AP Poll – the only time in college football history teams from one conference have held the top three spots in the final poll. In the final AP Poll issued before the Big Eight became the Big 12, half of the conference's teams were ranked in the nation's top 10 (#1 Nebraska, #5 Colorado, #7 Kansas State, #9 Kansas).
  2. I've always questioned why Dodds got to be an abject failure his first 15 years on the job, but old highest paid coach and assistants makes one wonder what the hell did he do but pad his bank account the last 5 years? QB depth. Absurd. Recruiting say DB's in a deep class last year? OL development. Hiring Diaz is so ludicrous it's beyond funny. No players drafted since Roosevelt? But we're the richest. Feel better? Dodds and Brown could not have left Texas in a worse position if they were trying to deliberately do it. There's no Ricky staying or joining a new conference to save Charlie his first year.
  3. Dodds was given his first 15 years to log failure after failure. So Patterson gets 3? Sounds about right.
  4. Kevin Sumlin, he's so funny cause he's so fat.:cool:
  5. Yes and the national semi final rematch that same year was a bunch of men against boys. UCLA absolutely kicked the crap out of Houston. Now what?
  6. Or AD actual accomplishments based on reality. Like yourself. Breakfast at Tiffany's, Award[24] Person Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Henry Mancini Best Original Song: "Moon River" Henry Mancini Johnny Mercer Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role Audrey Hepburn Best Art Direction Hal Pereira Roland Anderson Sam Comer Ray Moyer Best Adapted Screenplay George Axelrod Other awards Golden Globe Awards, 1961: Best picture (musical or comedy) Golden Globe Awards, 1961: Best actress (musical or comedy) - Audrey Hepburn Henry Mancini won the Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score. George Axelrod won the Writers Guild of America, East for Best Written American Drama. Blake Edwards was nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. The film was ranked #486 on Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time list for 2008.[25] As said in Water Boy: "Looks like Mamas (AS) is wrong again". Don't let facts deter you.
  7. I read that one of the brothers didn't care for it. Parents might love it. Kids hate it. Unless we build a complex as OU had.
  8. Keeping Chambers and bringing Watson were question marks and remain so. 2 years and into the 3rd of Manny Diaz impacted defensive perception to the point in a deep DB class Texas went 0'fer. DT recruiting in the tank for 2 years. Got zero in 2013. Keep believing recruiting rankings don't matter and that Dodds was a genius by diluting the Big 12.
  9. I think you really should look at the recruiting gaps at positions Mack left before you proclaim this. Other then that your points have merit. My opinion, #1 on the list of had to go was Dodds. 15 years a failure until 1998. The Big 12 formation, Mack (he wanted Barnett), and Ricky resurrected Texas. Yep made a lot of $ as any decent AD would have under the same circumstances. This "we're Texas" bravado has left us in the old SWC. To add sitting around saying high ranked recruits don't matter is quite Aggy and statistics don't back that up. Certainly have to coach them up upon arrival. I'm disappointed in not hiring a big splash, young OC. Much as Stoops did in 1999 with Mike Leach. This is where we are at.
  10. There are fewer 5 stars in total, Statistics have proven their value at success at the college and pro levels. You want as many as possible.
  11. Big 12 has key non conference games that will either help or hurt it's declining national perception. Auburn, FSU, UCLA to name a few. Texas plays, UCLA (neutral site) OU (same) @ KState @ Tech @ Okie State Baylor BYU At home
  12. The Big 12, Mack Brown and Ricky helped put Texas back on the national map. Dodds wanted Gary Barnett. (Paid off 2, five year deals for coaches hired on his watch) His track record left much to be desired. He first 15 years up front and what 2? 3 years on the tail end? Those aren't opinions but over half of his total tenure. I couldn't get away with that record for 1.5 plus decades in my line of work, He also assisted in the decline of the Big 12. I had several wishes. The first was his departure and the dominos that would fall. My last wish is an AD who will get us out of this Big 12 ditch. But carry on at least you're reading through it now. Jerry Jones made a lot of $ in 2013 too. We are the Jones' you know.
  13. LSU, Missouri, Arkansas, Ole Miss are all home games. Arkansas as a toss up? Based on what?
  14. No doubt he failed to read the time frame. He might go back a delete his reply. No doubt either for me that had Dodds stayed, Brown would still be the coach. Dodd's, "we're the Jones'" certainly has left a Big 12 that resembles more of the last of the old SWC, then the original start up version. But he's the genius.
  15. Slim, Thats your opinion. You must have slept from 1984-1998. 2 coaches were hired, given 5 year extensions and fired the very next season. By Dodds. He hired Bob Wetlick. Dodds wanted to hire Gary Barnett in 1998. I can't think of a business anywhere that would give you a 15 year pass.
  16. He wanted out at only 52. Pressure came from not beating OU, who was cheating prolifically at the time, in 5 years. Imagine that. OU won 2 NC's in 74-75 while on probation. The 1976 OU game was excruciating for Royal. Spy gate and all that surrounded that. Texas led and had dominated all day late 6-0 and was simply attempting to run out the clock. Ivey Suber (sp.?) fumbled inside Texas' 30. OU painfully drove those 29 yards and scored. The PAT would have given them the game because Von Shauman was automatic. Center snapped it over the holder resulting in the tie. Felt like Texas had lost to me. Royal puked literally walking up the tunnel. That to me is when he knew it was time. Injuries as mentioned were devastating that season. Earl was gimpy and then shelved for the season. BMD's wanted an IBM type coach. Administration hated being thought of as a football school amongst their pointy headed academia friends. We got Akers out of the deal. Daddy D got not say and wanted his guy, Tom Campbell to succeed him. Fred wasn't a bad choice and we played for the NC the next season. There was that much talent. Plus he had Earl and was smart enough to run him out of the I. Completely unfair to the opposition. Earl was the greatest player I have ever seen. Had he run out the I for 4 years he would likely still hold the college record. Ultimately Fred fell on the divisiveness at Texas and the cheating of the aggies, SMU and so forth. DeLoss came on in 1981 and by 85 begin leading Texas into the abyss for the next 13 years. I laugh at those who choose to forget the pass he gets for this, Bob Wetlick, handling of Gus, it all. The Big 12 and Ricky saved us.
  17. Read somewhere that he had really turned off and lost respect of the players. Who knows? He however, kind of sucked in post game press conferences. If his name were Smith with his actual football résumé and hired as OC for Strong the reactions would have been a bit different. A run of 48 yards in the Alamo Bowl followed by 3 straight incomplete passes by noodle arm is my last memory of him as OC. He's lucky he wasn't fired for his indiscretion and embarrassment he caused the school.
  18. Myth. Won the AP version and counted this half as a whole for 2 in a row.
  19. We're you the one sitting behind me at the 2009 OU game?
  20. Dirty as he and Kiffin both have been, their recruiting certainly won't suffer at a minimum.

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