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Everything posted by utb040713

  1. I didn't really follow his recruitment, but I'm seeing that he was possibly kicked off of his HS team. Is he another Zach Evans?
  2. In my opinion? Yes, although "laughable" might be too strong of a word since I can't claim to have had the same experiences as other people weighing in on this. But like I said, I'm not going to let myself get sucked into that debate, so that's all I'm going to say on that.
  3. I'm not going to get into the greater debate on race here, but just about any historian will tell you that trying to compare political parties across several decades--much less centuries--is absurd. There have been several realignments in the voting blocs, and major realignments generally occur every 30-50 years, with minor realignments happening even more often. The platform of the parties change partially based on their voting blocs, and the issues obviously change over time. This doesn't mean that the two parties "switch" entirely; it just means that some policy positions shift. Over time, enough of these minor (and major!) shifts occur that the party's platform looks almost unrecognizable when compared with the platform from several decades prior. Trying to link traits (good or bad) from a party from 150 years ago to the party that has the same name today is, frankly, laughable.
  4. I agree. Utah is a game away from making it into the CFP, which would be absolutely huge for their program. If I'm Scalley, I'm not going to devote a microsecond to negotiating about a possible position at another school, when one of the biggest games of my career (and my school's history) is coming up in less than a week. My guess is that there was a call to gauge interest, and Texas got a response of "go away, I'm busy".
  5. Have you heard anything about Mehringer? It sounds like he and the players have been butting heads all season. I would imagine he'd be in the first group to go, with Beck and Warehime.
  6. Oh good lord, you’re not a victim just because someone disagreed with you. I’d like to think that we’re all mature enough to handle discussion.
  7. Thanks for your clarification. That whole story didn’t make a lot of sense to begin with.
  8. I think the thinking had been that he was going to USC after Helton gets canned after the season. Now that Helton seems to have (at least temporarily) righted the ship, I don't know if that fear is as well-founded.
  9. It's gotta be Jake, then. Incredible. He's seen what LJH and Devin have done in the slot, and now he's the heir apparent. If he's homesick, then ok, fine. But I don't see why on earth he would consider leaving for football reasons. He's in line to be THE guy in 2020 and 2021 (and 2022 if he stays all 4 years). Is he really disliking UT that much that he would sit a year to play elsewhere? If he sticks with UT, he's probably the starting slot in 2020. If he transfers, he's sitting in 2020. I'm sure there's more going on behind the scenes, but from an outside perspective, it makes no sense.
  10. Collin seems to have caught his brother's injury bug this season.
  11. So you don’t think Ossai is one of the best underclassmen on the team? I mean sure, Cosmi is probably better in terms of being polished, but Ossai is damn consistent and looks like an emerging leader. I definitely stand by saying Ossai is one of the best underclassmen we have. Or did you think I was talking about Javonne?
  12. Holy crap. One of the best underclassmen on the team--and someone who is quickly becoming a leader on the defense--exchanging punches with one of the flakiest guys on the team? My goodness.
  13. They don't even have to spin it or anything. Just show them the game film and let it speak for itself.
  14. Rumor is that during the Kansas game, Princely had a snap that said something like he couldn't believe what he was watching, and that our defense was "ridiculous". Honestly, I can't say I blame him. I'm pretty sure I said way worse than that during the game.
  15. Orlando and Washington need to go. This is Tom's "Vance Bedford moment".
  16. I don't know if you guys are familiar with SP+. It's basically a model to rank teams' offense/defense/special teams, and it tries to normalize performance based on opponents played and a bunch of other metrics. I have my own complaints about SP+, and I certainly wouldn't read too much into the exact rankings, but in case anyone is curious here's how the Texas defense has been ranked in the past several years: 2019: 67th 2018: 44th 2017: 14th 2016: 50th 2015: 60th 2014: 12th 2013: 23rd 2012: 43rd So, SP+ indicates that our defense is about as good as it was in 2015-2016. Todd Orlando seems to be following the same trajectory (in terms of SP+ rankings) as Vance Bedford.
  17. TFB is reporting that the staff is bringing in 2020 RB Kevontre Bradford for the OU game. Any thoughts on what that's about? We already have 2 committed RBs and a pretty full class. Is the staff looking to bring in a 3rd RB this year?
  18. TFB is reporting that Caden Sterns's knee is taking longer than expected to recover, and he's been dealing with "general body issues" all year, so the staff is considering redshirting him this year. EDIT: TFB is now backtracking on that comment.
  19. TFB said we could see a commit from a recruit from a "north Dallas suburb". Does that match what you're hearing? My guess would either be Camar Wheaton--just based on him being in a north Dallas suburb--or Ja'Tavion Sanders (if they're using Dallas to refer to the DFW metroplex).
  20. Wow. If true, I'm glad we're not having to try and recruit that little turd. Thank god Bijan sounds like the anti-Evans.
  21. My interpretation was that Sterns and Jones were both going for the QB. Sterns stumbled, Jones tripped over him and ended up sliding headfirst into the QB's ankle/shin. I looked up the rule, and I don't think it was applied correctly: "...no defensive player rushing unabated shall hit [the QB] forcibly at the knee area or below. The defensive player also may not initiate a roll or lunge and forcibly hit this opponent in the knee area or below.... It is not a foul if the defender is not rushing unabated or is blocked or fouled into this opponent.” (emphasis mine). Jones stumbled over Sterns (so I don’t think he was “rushing unabated”), so my interpretation is that the flag should’ve been picked up.
  22. It's gotta be Ty Jordan. TFB said something to the effect of "I'm sure you can guess who it is". I'm glad we're taking 2 RBs in this class. The RB depth chart is looking razor thin right now.
  23. TFB reporting that Jake Smith, Roschon Johnson, and "others" have been seeing snaps at RB, and that the staff would like to hold Ingram out for Week 1, but they might be forced to play him now.
  24. So we’ve got 17 now, and there’s a good chance we’ll have Ty Jordan and Josh Eaton in the next week or so. That would put us at 19 commits in a class where 22 is probably the limit. If my notes are correct, the staff is targeting White, Smith-Njigba, CTJ, Ransom, Rogers, and McClellan as flip candidates (with varying degrees of likeliness), and are in a good position for Hester, LVBS, and Collins. Seems like the staff is going to have to be very picky about this, especially since the “conventional wisdom” is to leave a couple spots open for guys who break out during their senior year like Ojomo, or “big fish” who unexpectedly want to get on board.

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