December 6, 1969

It was about an hour ago while I was walking my dog that it dawned on me that today is the 50th anniversary of the original “Big Shootout.”  There’s nothing I can say about this game, this event that hasn’t been said before so I’ll simply commemorate the day by sharing this video that I’m sure you’ve seen many times before.  The girl in the band gets me everytime. W.E. Hook ‘Em,

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Texas Tech Over/Under Results

Old Veteran (or old vetran as the guys from Beaumont would say) Rick Mosher outclassed the field this week and is the winner with seven correct answers. It’s always heartwarming when an old vetran comes through with a victory. David Frink finished second with five correct. The averages score was a paltry 4.4. I just read on Espn that Todd Orlando has been fired.  Inside Texas reports that passing game coordinator Drew Mehringer has also been fired and offensive coordinator Tim Beck is being reassigned. According to the Willie Earl theory to be unveiled later this week, these staff changes […]

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Texas Tech

It’s hard for me to work up much interest or emotion for this game but Herman desperately needs to win this one and a bowl game to pull this season out of the jaws of total disaster. Over/Under

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The One Year Before You’re Fired

You know the head coach has one, maybe two years left before he’s fired when he makes wholesale changes to his coaching staff. I’ll have more in depth on this theme after the Texas Tech game. Hook ‘Em, W.E. Baylor Over/Under Results Michael W. Frank, aka MWF, turned in a solid performance last weekend winning the Baylor Over/Under with seven correct answers and staying to the bitter end of the Cowboys’ bitter loss in bitterly cold and wet conditions at Gillette Stadium Sunday evening.  Well done MWF. Mark Adams, D.R. Flower, Andy Garrod, Clayton Frink, and Mitchell Frink tied for […]

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Resumes

Tom Herman’s recent struggles got me thinking about what kind of experience is needed to be a successful coach at a high-profile, power five football program with a rich tradition and a demanding fan base.  Herman’s resume was similar to Charlie Strong’s.  They both came to Texas after successful stints at mid-major programs.  Strong was the head coach at Louisville for four years. Herman came to Texas with only two years’ experience at Houston. This week Herman comes up against Matt Rhule who was the head coach at Temple for four years before arriving at Baylor three years ago, at […]

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