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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West Virginia Over/Under Results

David Bergstrom won the West Virginia Over/Under with nine correct answers.  David joins Clayton Frink and Mike Frank in the 2017 nine correct answer club. Mark Adams finished second with eight correct. There was a six-way tie for third that included, Joe Grubbs, Helen Frink, Andy Garrod, Reed Ramlow, Greg Swan, Wes Peoples. From the highlights department, all 17 contestants correctly predicted over for Texas defensive sacks and for Texas points scored in the second half. The averages score was 6.2 Going into the season finale, it’s a three-horse race for the championship between Clayton Frink, 81 points, Greg Swan, […]

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