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kjonesATX 12th Warrior

Austin (via Columbus)

Member since 29 May 2014 | Blog

Born in Columbus, raised in Austin. Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Attending both the Sugar Bowl over Alabama in New Orleans and the NC over Oregon in Arlington in the span of less than two weeks.

Recent Activity

Comment 22 hours ago

I know it's the Montgomery (and Briles) offensive system in place, but worth noting that Tulsa did lose it's OC (Gilbert) and OL coach in the offseason (came down to Texas and try to save Charlie Strong). That could definitely have an effect on the offense. Just like it's Urban's offense we run, but losing Herman had an effect on our offense. Imagine if him and Warinner left at the same time.

Comment 23 hours ago

If he has his degree, and a healthy and productive season this year, he should test the waters. Having his senior year in HS end early with injury, as then his breakout RS Freshman season here, one healthy and productive season should be all it takes to motivate him to go to the next level.

Comment 19 May 2016

Lots of good stuff here, as always. One thing I noticed when reading through and clicking on a few names I hadn't heard or seen in a while, looks like Trey Sermon committed to OU a few weeks back. I know our push is for Akers right now, but that was a name that I saw quite a bit early on in this cycle. 

Comment 11 May 2016

Just saw this link, which is what I think the OP was referencing. I don't have an account over at 247/Bucknuts and I am reading it. So it must not be paywalled..

Anyway, I think Birm's explanation of the Harris 'offer' is better than Gleitman. If Harris was ready to commit, I doubt they would turn him away, but by the time he is ready to make a decision he might not have a spot.

Comment 11 May 2016

Went to Denver two summers ago in August. A lot of what you are already doing, and what has been mentioned: Go to Red Rocks. Check out a Rockies game. Breweries, as many as you can go to (even the Coors brewery is fun, and we went on our way to Red Rocks for a show). I would recommend a day up in Fort Collins for breweries (New Belgium, Odell, Funkwerks). Boulder. Estes Park.

Comment 11 May 2016

Wow. I've always been kind of neutral on Corey Smith, but that was a good read. I love getting some background information about players on the team that humanizes them and that one makes it easy to root for him.

Comment 11 May 2016

6'2" 240lbs. Not the fastest but he is a bigger WR. I think with his versatility NFL teams will love him.

I thought Noah got down to about 220-225 going into last year's fall camp (before he got hurt), if I'm not mistaken.

Comment 10 May 2016

Texas doesn't rule the Big 12, but they do have a ton of 'sway' in whatever might be decided. The current AD, Perrin, was essentially thought of as a 'stop-gap' to mend the broken fences with donors and alumni from Patterson. It was always thought that they would go out and get an experienced AD to eventually run the ship. With all this going on with Perrin still there, and not to mention the somewhat unstable coaching situation with regards to the football program, my guess is Texas will want to take another year to 'wait and see' before adding 2 teams just for the sake of expansion.

Comment 09 May 2016

I think top-10 based on recruiting and the guy in charge is a good spot. Top-5 might be a little much based on the experience being lost and the schedule they face, and outside of the top-10 might be discounting the talent on the roster a bit too much. An average of 7.2 seems about right.

Comment 04 May 2016

The Cubs definitely look like the team to beat right now. From their offense, to the starting pitching, to the bullpen, solid all around. The Rangers get Darvish back in the next month, so that should help them with another quality arm. Holland returning to form after a few injured/down years will hep, Griffin is pitching well for the first time in years, and a solid Hamels will help round out a decent rotation. A lot of question marks around all of them though.

Comment 04 May 2016

Damn.. Sorry to hear. Get well, Stephen!

Haskins went from hoping to come in and compete for the backup QB position, to being one JT/Burrow injury away from being the backup by default. Weird, how this time last year we were talking about going into the season with 7 scholarship QB (before Braxton and Gibson changed positions) to going into this season starting with just 3 healthy ones.

Comment 28 Apr 2016

That's weird, I thought Andrew did an article today (and another on Sunday) with just this topic. Was there no comment section on that article?

Comment 27 Apr 2016

They definitely recruited him as a corner, and that's his preferred position to play. I'm only thinking this year, he might have a better shot at seeing playing time at Safety (if Smith and Burrows aren't healthy) or Nickel. 

Comment 27 Apr 2016

Depth, health, and experience at Safety were a concern going into Spring practice. With the emergence of Hooker, and the addition of Webb and EGW to the room, hopefully the depth is in a good spot. Experience will come, and now that both Burrows and Smith are about six months removed from their injuries (and getting healthy), hopefully the health will be in a good spot come fall camp and the start of the season.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see at least one (maybe two) of the incoming freshman work with safeties to provide some additional depth.

Comment 27 Apr 2016

This was on BTN website yesterday. Sounds like there is a good chance that at the very least, the ban on camps could be 'tabled' for another year while they decide if they actually want to ban them. In the mean time, they wouldn't be against any rules to do them this summer.