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Comment 15 Aug 2017
Once Bum Philips his coach had a reporter say "Earl sure takes a long to time to get up after a run". Bum said in his Texas drawl "Yeah and it takes him a long time to go down to. Conversation over.
Comment 10 Aug 2017

This is a great story.   The one thing Urban has taught us is that a successful team has to have a culture that everyone buys into.    Fleck gets this and is doing it there.    I look for Minnesota to be very tough in the future. 

Comment 21 Jul 2017

Freeze and Ole Miss brought this all on themselves.   Behind the scenes they were blaming the recruiting stuff on Nutt and ruining his reputation, so he said enough.    Freeze is a sleezeball.   He was more than happy to smear an innocent man to keep himself out of trouble.  Whether Nutt could or not handle the head coaching job has no bearing on what they were doing too him.  He didn't deserve to have shit that he didn't do piled on him.   

I don't know if he knew about Freeze's hooker habit or not but I bet he was smart enough to know that if they went though his cell phone records he would find something. 

Comment 19 Jul 2017

Totally agree.  There was an article on here a while ago (I think it was on here) about Kevin Wilson's philosophy on offense.   We are not going to ground and pound.  We are going to play so fast the defense won't know how to respond.    I am sure there will be a good bit of running but there will also be misdirection, short passes, long passes and more passes to the tight end.  

The highlight of the season for me will be Kevin Wilson against Don Brown.  The best against the best. 

Comment 21 Jun 2017

I stated above that I define elite as a team ranked inside the top ten at the time of the game.  But for your information:

2014 MSU - ranked 7

2015  Notre Dame ranked 8

2016

Wisconsin ranked 8

Nebraska ranked 9

TTUN  Ranked 3 

Losses 

2015 MSU ranked 9

2016 Clemson ranked 3

Other notables that I did not count

2015 TTUN ranked 12

Oklahoma ranked 14

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Yes he has taken too much heat.  I totally agree.   For you stat geeks, here is one that I find interesting.   Going back to 1968,  if you rate a QB by how well he plays against elite teams, JT rates very high.   I define an elite team as a team that is ranked inside the top ten when the game is played.  

Rex Kern - 5 - 0 = 100%

Craig Krenzel - 5 - 1 = 83%

JT Barrett - 5-2 = 71%

Pretty good company.   

JT is also the only one of the 3 who has not lost to TTUN.  Kern lost to TTUN in 1968 when they were ranked 12th and Krenzel's one loss against a top 10 team came against them in 2003 when they were ranked 5th.  

Comment 25 May 2017

In Texas guns are allowed in any bar or restaurant that makes less than 50% of its revenue from alcohol sales.    If a place has a 50% sign on the door you can't bring a gun in, which in my mind is smart.  If the primary product is alcohol, not allowing guns is s good idea,   Also,  if you get stopped for an alcohol related indent like public intoxication or DUI,  and you have a gun in the vicinity, you lose your concealed carry license.     We should be held to a higher standard.  

Comment 19 May 2017

Not sure Urban has always been perfect at adapting schemes.  I think Herman was not maybe not Urban.  In 2014 Herman adapted the offense to a new QB style when Barrett was lost.  In 2015 after Herman left Urban/Beck/Warriner tried to shoehorn a 6'5", 250 pound QB into a read option offense.    We all know how 2015 worked out.