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  1. Christian Jones had key mistakes - chop block, couldn't pick up the stunt. Checked his bio after the game, very inexperienced, began playing football his junior year of high school. No other option ? With the benefit of hindsight, an ankle injury last spring seems to be the only thing that kept Christian Jones from parlaying the buzz he created in practices leading up to the Sugar Bowl at the end of 2018 into a featured role up front. If the former soccer player who didn't take up football until his junior year of high school is going to make his move, he can do it in 2020 with the right tackle job open and Jones possessing all of the tools to man the spot. https://247sports.com/college/texas/LongFormArticle/Texas-Longhorns-Football-10-former-recruiting-sleepers-help-Texas-win-in-2020-Tom-Herman-Sam-Cosmi-Chris-Brown-147515541/#147515541_5
  2. No knowledge, but the Pappas brothers had conflicts with the Board of Directors. May have been some effect on the operation/success of the company. Thus, they may not agree with the decision to liquidate. Story from Aug '19. Luby's on Tuesday announced a new chairman and two new directors to its board, eight months after winning a contentious proxy fight brought on by one of its investors who pushed for leadership changes amid lagging sales. Gerald Bodzy was named chairman of the Houston-based restaurant chain, succeeding Gasper Mir, who will remain on the board as an independent director. John Morlock and Randolph Read were tapped as independent directors, replacing Judith Craven, who is retiring, and longtime leader Harris Pappas, who resigned from the board earlier this year. Harris Pappas' brother, Chris Pappas, remains chief executive. The changes come eight months after Luby's prevailed in a proxy fight brought on by activist investor Bandera Partners. The New York-based hedge fund, which had been a Luby's shareholder for more than a decade, lobbied unsuccessfully to replace the Pappas brothers, Mir and board member Frank Markantonis with its own slate of candidates, including former Sen. Phil Gramm, the father of Jeff Gramm, a Bandera co-founder. https://www.chron.com/business/retail/article/Months-after-proxy-fight-Luby-s-names-new-14366583.php
  3. So You're Saying There is a Chance/gif HOUSTON, Texas -- When Luby's announced a plan of "liquidation and dissolution," the cafeteria chain's long-term prospects for survival seemed pretty dim, but a faint flicker of hope remains. In a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company revealed it has entered into a confidential agreement with Luby's CEO Chris Pappas that could lead to his acquiring the company. The document explicitly states that Pappas has only been granted access to financial information for the purpose of potentially making an offer for some portion of the company's assets. Pappas has not made an offer, and, even when he does, the company is not obligated to accept it. (The Houston Chronicle was first to report on the details of the SEC filing.) Still, Pappas is one of the company's major shareholders, holding 18.43% of the company's shares. His brother, Harris Pappas, owns an additional 17.86% of the company's shares, per the filing. Their holdings include approximately one million shares owned by Pappas Restaurant, the Houston-based restaurant juggernaut they own together. Whatever the future holds, 80 Luby's and Fuddruckers locations remain open. Diners who want these establishments to remain in business might want to consider patronizing them to demonstrate to Pappas and his brother than they're worth acquiring. https://abc13.com/is-luby's-closed-future-of-popular-texas-diner-luann-platter-fuddruckers-out-business/6488551/
  4. Ladies and gentlemen, the greatest coach in NFL history. Or a homeless man who looks exactly like Belichick and wandered in off the street. Take your pick. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/bill-belichick-looks-like-he-hasn-t-slept-showered-or-changed-clothes-since-the-seahawks-loss/ar-BB19lRFp?ocid=msedgdhp
  5. Wish the best for your daughter and family. Congrats on the game winning hit. So you think you can hang with the other teams that the coaches knew the players during the draft ?
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    Texas/ou game

    Excerpt from email. On our phone lines, the currently most-asked question is regarding seating for the Oct. 10 Texas-OU AT&T Red River Showdown. Our team is working diligently with health and medical officials and The University of Texas, University of Oklahoma and State Fair of Texas leadership to allocate seating for the annual event. We hope to have an announcement on policies and procedures next week followed by digital tickets distribution during the first week of October. Stay safe, be healthy and hook ’em! Amy Folan Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director
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    2020 MLB thread

    "Ft Worth is Exploding" thread in Food & Travel needs an update. I follow your recs when I'm in town. 🙂
  8. The Legend continues. Nice story on Kai. Trained with Jaxon Shipley. (excerpts) For Money, that marathon started years ago at Saint Joseph. He threw 91 career touchdowns and was a four-time 1,000-yard rusher for the Bloodhounds. But aside from some FCS and Division II schools, the undersized private-school standout failed to gain much recruiting interest. At one point, it looked like he would accept an offer from Houston’s track and field program and then try to walk on with the Cougars’ football team. But Money went into Villarreal’s office one day to announce that he was going to Texas. That was his dream school, and he had been saying since he was young that he’d be a Texas football player. He would just take his chances with a walk-on tryout. In order to make it, he had to switch from quarterback to receiver, a position he had never played before. His private quarterbacks coach connected him with Jaxon Shipley, the former Longhorns star who now trains receivers himself. Money trained with Shipley when he got to Austin, even borrowing a friend’s car to get to some workouts. “I started to realize after a month that man, he’s starting to get this thing down,” said Shipley, whose 218 career receptions still rank third in UT history. https://www.hookem.com/story/20200915/money-moment-texas-walk-kai-money-cashed-chance-play-utep/
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    UTSA @ Texas St

    https://txstatebobcats.com/sports/football/coaches https://goutsa.com/coaches.aspx?path=football Traylor assembled a good staff SEC experience (OC/DC) Matt Mattox, OL coach, Rod Wright, DL. Spavital, not so much. Not much P5 experience. Tevin Mims, OLB coach
  10. Welcome to the club ! You should be fine and hopefully will be impressed by the results. Diet and exercise still very important. And an annual blood test (CMP) to insure no adverse effects. Most have none.
  11. https://www.lubys.com/locations Just checked for my area. Per website, only Anderson Ln, Mopac, and Slaughter Ln are open.
  12. Great photo and stretch for the high throw. Like the apprehensive look on the player in the background. Do you have another son who is a catcher, or same ?
  13. https://txstatebobcats.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/tevin-mims/1289 Tevin Mims is Outside LB coach for Texas St. Please refresh my memory on his brief career at Texas, Doing well, got his Masters. Mims went to South Florida after helping lead Navarro to a Southwest Junior College Championship in 2011. He went to Navarro after playing four games as a freshman at Texas.
  14. It's a cruel game... Payton was optioned to the Reds' alternate training site Tuesday. Payton appeared in eight of 12 games during his time on the 28-man roster and hit .167 (3/18) with a double and five strikeouts. He'll return to alternate camp to make room for newly acquired Brian Goodwin on the major-league roster. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/baseball/news/reds-mark-payton-optioned-to-alternate-training-site/
  15. Thoughts and prayers for a great family, South Austin ! Just a thought for those over 50 or with a family history of renal/bladder cancer, good to have an annual urinalysis. Blood is not always visible.
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