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  1. Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Ron McKelvey. Regarding an earlier poster’s comment that it will be funny seeing the defense be better, that would be wrong. It would be glorious and I’d weep openly with joy. I am skeptical of Watts being very successful. It’s bizarre hearing about so many QB int’s at the scrimmage, but I think both will play pretty well. Not great but hopefully better than any QB last year. Don’t put Thompson back to return kicks. We need WR depth. Can’t afford an injury. For years we’ve had a roster with little talent, as demonstrated by NFL draft results. This team has a lot of potential talent, and in the end better talent wins. I think the team will be better than many are estimating, but not great because they are too young. 8-4. Hutson was my sleeper of this class and he’s already showing promise. He just seemed like a player. Slow down on Burke. He’s two years away from meaningful impact imo. Hope I’m wrong because we need talent there. Success or massive failure this season will be determined by whether one of our QB’s gets their act together because the protection will be better than last year.
  2. The QB plan has been decided: 1st down - Card 2nd down - Murphy 3rd down - Ewers I hope you’re all happy.
  3. OL protection was often crap last year. Many great QB’s don’t look great with poor protection. They get rattled. Card definitely got rattled last year.
  4. Well I see that Peak Surly has already jumped off the Ewers bandwagon after ONE SCRIMMAGE AND AN ANONYMOUS MESSAGE BOARD POST.
  5. Campbell was not going to OU with or without Riley. Stop being even glummer than your reputation on this site.
  6. Sark really should have gotten a receiver from the portal that wasn’t going to tear his ACL. Clearly a coaching error.
  7. If that’s what it takes I’m willing to turn him into one.
  8. I could create a shit storm in this thread by making a provocative comment like “artificial turf causes more serious injuries than well manicured grass fields. “ But I’m not going to do that.
  9. Card showed no feel for the pocket last year and panicked often. I’m skeptical that he improves that much this year. On a separate topic I suddenly have an idea to create a tackling dummy infused with Artificial Intelligence.
  10. Obviously the defense has improved so dramatically that it is now throttling the most high powered offense in the country, suggesting that the Longhorn national championship is a foregone conclusion. There can be no other explanation for what happened in today’s scrimmage. None.
  11. Why are so many walk-on’s little white dudes with fancy names? What’s the angle? Do their grades count towards team gpa? I don’t understand the walk-on program.
  12. When my kids were in high school, I got the bright idea that we would all work together to stain our fence. Family bonding. Rather than use a sprayer I gave each of us a brush to do it by hand. After awhile it became obvious that the wood was absorbing the stain pretty badly so we kept having to add coats and it was taking forever. I was also using up stain like crazy. But we couldn’t quit because the fence was partially done and it would have looked terrible if I switched to a sprayer for two thirds of the fence. So, a 125 foot fence took four people three full days to paint, with something like 8 five gallon drums of stain. It was exhausting the neighbors were laughing their ass off at us. We moved a year later. It’s been 13 years and I occasionally drive by the house. The same stain is still on there and it still looks incredible. Interesting lesson for the kids about hard work, and also a cautionary tale about coming up with half ass ideas.
  13. Card was one of Herman’s top choices at QB for that recruiting year. Given his horrific recruiting record overall, I don’t trust anything that idiot believes. Who knows whether Card can be good.
  14. I went to school with a guy who became a UT police officer and then became an Austin police officer. He ended up murdering his best friend and is in jail for life. I don’t know the lesson of the story.
  15. FYI in a conversation with a 9.95’r, it sounds like many 9.95’rs were sitting on quite a bit of unfavorable information about Hall except for Brown’s report that came out and pissed off the UT staff.
  16. To be fair, any reference to Burn After Reading is a positive contribution in any social situation. So we’ve got that going for us.
  17. Best post about our defense I’ve seen on this site in two years.
  18. Good lord anyone will take an innocent comment and make it racial. Nevermind
  19. I know quite a bit about the insulin problem and just emailed Senator Cornyn about it, urging action. He won’t do anything, but at least I can say I tried. The best thing government can do is force insurers to not subject insulin to the medical deductible. Right now many people on ObamaCare and other insurance programs have a deductible it’s likely to be $8-10k+. Twelve months of insulin can cost $10k per year or more, and if reimbursement is subject to the deductible first, few can afford that. By having co-pays right away, you get people out of that financial mess, while still having them share in their healthcare costs, but at a level that is affordable. And there are no price controls, which eliminates the problem of price controls.
  20. FYI was looking at home price movement in Austin and am regularly seeing $50-200k price drops within 2 weeks of listing. Most were priced too high to begin with, but they are surprising large drops - fast.
  21. On trying to piece together bits of information on Hale and MHP, there was a point where it looked like MHP was going to commit, but didn’t. The speculation was that the staff was waiting on Hale and encouraged MHP to slow down. Rumors emerged that MHP was unhappy he wasn’t a priority. That was quickly disputed by 9.95’rs. That may have been leaked to 9.95rs by the staff on purpose to calm down MHP. Fast forward, Hale has flirted with Bama after it looked like he would commit to Texas. This latest California CB could be a realization by MHP that Hale has decided and is going to commit or has committed to Texas?
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