Pete was my favorite player growing up. I idolized him. Later in life I met a guy who used was in the sports memorabilia business. He brought Pete in a few times. He told me some stories that made me change my mind on my previous favorite player. :)
I bet Pete charged him for the autograph.
I agree with you totally. The worst show on ESPN hands down. Here his radio show is on in place of Cowherd. I did not like Cowherd but would take him back in a minute over this mess.
I thought religious or political arguments weren't allowed here.
Great football player. Even better human being.
but we have had several opportunities to to express our feelings/concerns.
Several opportunities????? You mean like a post an hour every day since the end of last season??? I see your point and understand but everyone has a right to post on a message board. Posting your opinion does not mean you are not a fan. Even the most pro-JT fans do not wish Cardale failure as that could generally mean a loss. Same for Cardale fans. Like it or not, this is here to stay until at least the end of the season. Then next year will pick up again with JT versus Collier versus Burrow versus Gibson (maybe).
Yes, they are at least the 4th best program. Tech will never be a great team because no 18 year old wants to move to Lubbock. They were at their best when the Pirate was there but they let him go. Tommy Tuberville then went there and flamed out because of the above. SMU is trying but they wont ever rise to the top. It is yet to be seen what Herman does at Houston. I think that is a temporary stop for him.
I am not a Mack Brown fan and I don't give a rip about UT but living here I have to listen to it all on Sports Radio. UT used to be the marquis program in the area/state and may kids wanted to go there. Texas coaches used to only have to compete with Oklahoma to recruits Then they started losing recruits to LSU, then Texas A&M came on. Now TCU and even lowly Baylor offers good options for kids. While these schools were starting to win, Mack begun his slide. He was always more of a politician than a coach in my estimation. I saw that first hand from the time he got to Texas. He brought his prized 5 star recruit Chris Simms who transferred to Texas to play for him and instead of making him earn the job he started him and sat a great young kid and true leader, Major Applewhite who is now Tom Herman's offensive coordinator. It was evident again when Mack chose Tyrone Swoopes as his QB. Swoopes was highly rated, a 5 star at one point and he chose him over JT Barrett who desperately wanted to be a Longhorn. Mack did well with Vince Young but that was the only good thing he did in my estimation. Mack created a country club environment/culture at UT where all the kids were pampered. Charlie has to change an entire culture and that is not easy when he now has to compete for recruits with other very good schools in the area. I root for him because he is from the Urban Meyer coaching tree and I am seeing him do many of the things that Urban did and what Herman is doing now in Houston. I truly hope he can pull it off because I believe he is a very good coach and a good man. But he wont have a long rope. Texas still lives in the Darrell Royal (and some Mack Brown) bygone era and feels some misguided sense of entitlement because they are UT.
When I heard Virginia Tech was wearing the sticker I wondered if we would join them. It was stupid on my part to even wonder. Of course this nothing but class organization would do the right thing.
This video also validates what Taylor Decker said. It is hard to block 8 guys when you only have 6 to block. Give them credit, they had a good scheme but I think we will be much more prepared this time around.
Based on the list I saw, the coaches did not get much sleep last night.
Joey came in an started as a freshman. I would argue that Nick will come in and see a more talented depth chart in front of him. If he earns a starting role as a freshman it will certainly say something about his ability.
I understand and admire the sentiment, but I don't think he should take a snap. Fans know he moved, he is coming to grips with the move and something like this could just complicate things. Think of the controversy of the fan base, and on the team, if he takes it to the house. I am fully supportive of Braxton getting the first touch, but I think he should do that from his new position on a jet sweep.
It’s probably because the Florida players decided that they couldn’t lose, it might be what happened to the Alabama players last year.
For which game, Ole Miss or The Sugar Bowl? And what happened in the 2013 Sugar Bowl? Seems like Alabama players think they can't lose either. Oh wait!!!!! I forgot, in last year's Sugar Bowl they didn't give their best effort because they viewed it as a consolation game. Alabama after all, is used to playing for championships so who really cares about a consolation game???? They had a chance for a championship this year but the NFL distracted them with their draft status. You have to feel sorry for those poor persecuted Alabama players.