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As much as EJ annoys me, he does put out a ton of recruiting content, and he'll be a pretty big loss for 247's Texas site 

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EJ has sold his soul to 7on 7 and trainers. Probably straight up on the payroll. 

247 finally got wise that EJ was compromised professionally,  yes, seems silly when you are talking about recruiting coverage. Ypud think it was just all clicks.

  But id bet EJ got put in a position where he had to make a choice for 247 or his new masters, and he went with that 3 stripe life and Bobby booted his ass. 

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Just now, NorLa Horns said:

EJ has sold his soul to 7on 7 and trainers. Probably straight up on the payroll. 

247 finally got wise that EJ was compromised professionally,  yes, seems silly when you are talking about recruiting coverage. Ypud think it was just all clicks.

  But id bet EJ got put in a position where he had to make a choice for 247 or his new masters, and he went with that 3 stripe life and Bobby booted his ass. 

Some variation on "We're not going to fucking pay for you to go to Denver to write about a Hawaiian 7v7 team, because no one, especially Texas fans, clicks on that shit" wouldn't be shocking.

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10 minutes ago, NorLa Horns said:

EJ has sold his soul to 7on 7 and trainers. Probably straight up on the payroll. 

247 finally got wise that EJ was compromised professionally,  yes, seems silly when you are talking about recruiting coverage. Ypud think it was just all clicks.

  But id bet EJ got put in a position where he had to make a choice for 247 or his new masters, and he went with that 3 stripe life and Bobby booted his ass. 

Nope 

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10 years ago or so I tried to follow 7v7, no thank you. Can't even read an article about its on field play let alone the brand driven agendas these clowns attempt to promote. 

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I get the sense that E.J. is taking a pretty big risk. The 7on7 bubble may eventually burst. But it's seemed for a while that he was never really interested in Texas football or satisfied with covering it, so I guess this serves as his 'out'. Good luck to him.

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Just now, satyanash said:

I get the sense that E.J. is taking a pretty big risk. The 7on7 bubble may eventually burst. But it's seemed for a while that he was never really interested in Texas football or satisfied with covering it, so I guess this serves as his 'out'. Good luck to him.

Who reads that stuff? It seems like a very self-contained family-and-friends bubble. Who else besides the kids on Next Level Lahaina or whatever actually give a shit who wins the Denver Pylon 7v7?

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13 minutes ago, texifornia said:

Who reads that stuff? It seems like a very self-contained family-and-friends bubble. Who else besides the kids on Next Level Lahaina or whatever actually give a shit who wins the Denver Pylon 7v7?

My guess is, Starbucks drinkers.

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2 hours ago, satyanash said:

I get the sense that E.J. is taking a pretty big risk. The 7on7 bubble may eventually burst. But it's seemed for a while that he was never really interested in Texas football or satisfied with covering it, so I guess this serves as his 'out'. Good luck to him.

Similar to aau. As long as shoe companies continue to fund it, it'll remain. 

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6 hours ago, Goodman said:

Similar to aau. As long as shoe companies continue to fund it, it'll remain. 

yeah 7on7 isn’t going anywhere.  

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Posted (edited)

EJ doesn’t really underestand the audience for recruiting content.  That’s been obvious ever since, at a minimum, his bizarre Rondale Moore and Jaylen Waddle coverage.  Even if he had been right on that, what kind of team specific guru obsessively harps on how much better the recruit you didn’t take is than the guy in your team’s class?  It would be like if all the aggy recruiting guys spent a year slamming Reggie McNeal and writing nonstop about how great Vince Young was going to be.  Texags homers will love paying me for that!

So, he seems like exactly the type of guy who will decide to cover 7 on 7 as if it’s a thing that generates interest on its own.

Edited by longhornmatt

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On 3/26/2019 at 8:58 PM, satyanash said:

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Some serious shit is about to go down:

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On 4/18/2019 at 10:33 AM, Machinator said:

Looks like there's something going on with EJ. Bobby Burton says he will make an announcement on Monday.

https://247sports.com/college/texas/Board/21/Contents/EJ-after-dark-131305878/

Maybe Chip will have to pull his weight and justify his paycheck.  Whatever they do, dont promote Taylor Estes. She's terrible even if all she does is re-post social media crap

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Good. He probably won't be as buddies with the players, but he's more professional and less obsessed with 7v7 and every single cycle's most troublesome players.

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Bobby Burtons message on Mike and EJ:

As of today, Mike Roach will be replacing EJ Holland as our lead recruiting reporter.

Change is largely a good thing.

It may hurt a little at first, but ultimately, it's what's best for all involved.

Mike is highly qualified. He's the only person I offered the job to (or even interviewed) once I had decided to let EJ out of his contract. I'm confident that Mike is the right fit at the right time for this job.

He knows the ins and outs of recruiting, the people, the coaches and the recruits, and he has proven himself as a tireless worker again and again. A lot of times in the past couple of years, Mike has come out of his own pocket for travel to events (something I was unaware of at the time), yet he never, ever told me or even thought to ask me for money. He just wanted to be there so bad that he did it on his own.

That's the type of commitment I'd like to reward.

Mike cares immensely about the work that he produces and the integrity of it. He's truly willing to go the extra mile for the reader and I'll be surprised if you don't get that same feeling from him pretty quickly.

As for EJ, he asked to leave to pursue another opportunity for another publishing group that covers another school. His wife is expected to attend medical school in the Midwest and he would have had to relocate from Texas next year and was rightfully concerned that he couldn't do the job justice from there. EJ's been excellent and we certainly all wish him well. His last day will be this coming Sunday.

So let this be the first day of change.

Today, Mike is already on the road for spring ball at high schools. We hope to add another recruiting reporter on top of Mike by this time next week, too.

Thanks for your continued patronage of the site and the people who work to bring you the inside scoop on your Longhorns.

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11 minutes ago, satyanash said:

Great news for Roach. Wonder whom they'll look to to replace E.J.

Well, Roach is replacing EJ. They'll need a new part-timer. Probably some just out of college kid like Chris Hummer used to be for Horns247.

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52 minutes ago, texifornia said:

Well, Roach is replacing EJ. They'll need a new part-timer. Probably some just out of college kid like Chris Hummer used to be for Horns247.

There is a pretty obvious candidate...definitely unemployed and has years of experience...also makes the best ribs this side of the Mississippi! Bobby its time to bring in the Hamm!!!

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8 minutes ago, Machinator said:

 

Like what? He's got an announcement video coming out? Sounds like the 17 and 18 year old kids are rubbing off on him.

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Saw somewhere EJ heading to Rivals to cover the Irish. Makes sense depending on where his wife is going to medical school in the midwest. 

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5 minutes ago, Lobwedgephil said:

Saw somewhere EJ heading to Rivals to cover the Irish. Makes sense depending on where his wife is going to medical school in the midwest. 

Him, Ferrell, and Ketch.. AXIS OF EVIL

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1 hour ago, satyanash said:

Great news for Roach. Wonder whom they'll look to to replace E.J.

Burton is such a dweeb, "only person to interview" unnecessary comment. 

They should add a recruiting person for Houston but they will not. They have so much fat on that staff. Estes, FCB & Howe pretty much have the same team coverage role. 

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3 minutes ago, Thiefery said:

Him, Ferrell, and Ketch.. AXIS OF EVIL

Did not think about this dynamic, lol. Rivals jokes write themselves. 

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Posted (edited)

Future EJ attending cocktail receptions with his doctor wife seems likely to produce some entertaining moments.  

“I know the invitation said black tie.  And I’m wearing a black tie, along with my designer t-shirt and baseball cap.  These cost more than a tuxedo - tell them they’re the ones who are slumming!”

Edited by longhornmatt

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3 hours ago, texifornia said:

Well, Roach is replacing EJ. They'll need a new part-timer. Probably some just out of college kid like Chris Hummer used to be for Horns247.

Lol. Chris Hummer is a national reporter now for 247. He’s not unemployed. I can speak with certainty that he won’t become a recruiting reporter.

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5 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

Lol. Chris Hummer is a national reporter now for 247. He’s not unemployed. I can speak with certainty that he won’t become a recruiting reporter.

used to be.

   

Negged. 

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7 minutes ago, OnAComputer said:

Lol. Chris Hummer is a national reporter now for 247. He’s not unemployed. I can speak with certainty that he won’t become a recruiting reporter.

What @golfclap said

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Posted (edited)

If anything, the Chris Hummer example is a good example for why Horns 247 would go back to the well there.  Try to run the same play again, because it was successful the first time.

Edited to add: I know this is what Tex was implying.  I'm basically just piling on Beetlejuice at this point.

Edited by Katfid54

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9 minutes ago, Machinator said:

 

Step one:  Take a fistful of pixie dust
Step two:  Mousse your hair
Step three:  Take your estrogen pills
Step four:  Whipped cream on top
Step six:  Profit
 

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It is beyond comprehension that anyone thinks that EJ provided any value whatsoever to recruiting.  Equating frequency of content to value is laughable. 

We will be much better off without that embicile embarrassing Texas athletics going forward. 

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2 minutes ago, Newy25 said:

We will be much better off without that embicile embarrassing Texas athletics going forward. 

It's spelled imbecile, you imbecile.

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1 hour ago, Machinator said:

 

*Every day. Example: Nice of EJ to transition into spending all day, every day doing everyday household tasks that should actually take, what, half a day? His wife must be proud.

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2 hours ago, Katfid54 said:

It's spelled imbecile, you imbecile.

Whatever iPhone in airport and what not. 

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Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Newy25 said:

Such a huge loss

How on earth did you misspell Twat? You and your iphone are on a roll, sir. 

Edited by SydneyCarton

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