Summer Revival

That was fun. Paraphrasing Robert Earl Keen, “Feels so good to be feeling good again about the Longhorns.” Some of the football game day changes Chris Del Conte, our new Athletics Director, has talked about sound promising. After attending my first Longhorn Baseball game today in many, many years, what impressed me the most—other than the results—was the simplicity of the presentation at Disch-Falk. How refreshing and enjoyable the experience was. Dare we hope for the same at Royal Memorial this fall? *************** Can we all agree that Kody Clemens is the biggest Longhorn deal we’ve had around here since […]

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The Grinch Who Stole Recruiting

In case you didn’t know, Wednesday (December 20) was the first day of the new, three -day signing for high school football prospects to sign a 2018 letter of intent with a college football program. As of today, according 247 Sports, the recruiting class Tom Herman has signed is ranked #2 nationally. Great news right? Maybe, but not if you base it on the recent track records of Charlie Strong and Tom Herman in developing three, four, and five-star recruits after they’ve become Longhorns. Charlie Strong put together three recruiting classes that ranked 17th, 10th, and 7th nationally—yet his teams […]

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Dissapointing

Less than a week after Tom Herman assured everyone that Sam Ehlinger wouldn’t do “that” again (“that” being an excruciatingly, situationally stupid interception), he did it again.  The soul-crushing interception Ehlinger threw with 2:06 to play was a high school mistake that makes you wonder when he is going to realize he’s not at Westlake anymore. Though, I suppose it’s fitting that the quarterback of a high school offense—and I’m being generous here—is making high school mistakes.  Ehlinger could have been saved from the infamy of throwing the game away by a coaching staff smart enough not to call a […]

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Texas Tech Over/Under Results

Mitch Lewis, playing in only his third game all year, won the Over/Under season finale posting eight correct answers. Clayton Frink finished second with a seven correct and Mike Frank, Mitch Frink, and Joe Grubbs tied for third with six correct. The average score was 4.47 2017 Over/Under Champion Clayton Frink played hard every single week of the season and on the strength of his consistent performance and two wins he amassed 87 points and is the Champion Over/Under Player for 2017. Greg Swan is the 2017 Runner Up with 77 points. Greg also had two wins on the season […]

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Can the Longhorns Stand Prosperity?

I was ambivalent about the Longhorns Rockettes dance on the sideline during the fourth quarter of the West Virginia game.  It was an impressive win for them and it was nice to see the players have something to celebrate for a change. At the same time, the Longhorns need to keep in perspective that they’re 6-5 and they could still finish with a losing record. Texas Tech has the # 10 passing offense in the country and Texas is unlikely to knock Texas Tech quarterback Nic Shimonek out of the game in the first quarter. Tom Herman and the players […]

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