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Texas had a surprise visit from LSU WSDE Herron hoping to flip him, and Dontre Wilson as well.
In the interim, it is being reported that Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide have flipped the 5 star consensus DT A'Shawn Robinson from Texas to the Tide. The handful of teams with these elite DL's, and OSU has become one again quickly, are going to dominate college football with their DL talent and depth.
Another big loss for Texas if true.
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Time for Texas to break the piggy bank and hire Saban
Think Saban would go for 8 million/yr?
No but he will pimp Bama to pay him 8
Never happen. There is plenty of football money in Bama to match or beau any offer from anywhere.
Time for Texas to cut ties with Mac and go after one of these hot-shot young coaches that seem to pop up every year. Or better yet, go after someone like Peterson. Peterson has spurned every offer so far, but no school with the status of a Texas has gone after him, as far as I can recall.
$tealing Sumlin from A&M in a couple of years is also a possibility now that the schools are in different conferences. But he's not going anywhere as long as Johnny Football is there.
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ohiostate83, the woes continue, indeed.
One teaser headline/link for the article below says "Major Applewhite revelation just the tip of the iceberg in ugly weekend for Texas football"
Ugly weekend continues stream of bad news for Texas football
By Chuck Carlton / dallasnews.com
11:24 pm on February 2, 2013
Highlights from Chuck Carlton’s Sunday
If there was any doubt, the dark cloud over the Texas football program remains stubbornly in place.
Ever since the BCS national title game against Alabama after the 2009 season, the news has usually been bad. For all the financial success — and Bevo Inc. continues to be more profitable than some third-world countries — Texas’ image has taken numerous body blows.
The latest round began Friday night, with the disclosure that co-offensive coordinator and new play-caller Major Applewhite had engaged “in inappropriate, consensual behavior with an adult student” at the 2009 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Then, redshirt freshman quarterback Connor Brewer, 19, was arrested early Saturday in Austin and charged with public intoxication and possessing a fake driver’s license. Brewer has yet to play a down but the misdemeanor arrests just added to a negative feel.
To complete the trifecta, monster defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson of Fort Worth Arlington Heights switched his longstanding commitment from Texas to national champion Alabama on Saturday, according to multiple Internet recruiting sites. The loss of Robinson, the second-ranked recruit in Texas by Rivals.com, is significant with signing day approaching Wednesday.
What more could happen?
How about a renewal of tension between school president Bill Powers and a group of regents over Applewhite?
A special meeting has been called Sunday, where regents will try to “fully understand the background surrounding this event and its moral and legal implications,” according to a statement released late Friday.
The statement also indicated that, “it was with great disappointment and sadness that we learned a short time ago about the reprimand given in February of 2009,” and added that “we expect our coaches to adhere to the highest standards of conduct and lead by example.”
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Woody and Archie.................................. Alex being Alex, ....................................and Woody at Dennison
I don't understand what exactly Major Applewhite did that is unethical. As long as she is over 18 and it was consentuall, whats the issue? I dont think Applewhite is very old so dating a college student should not be considered all that odd.
Am I missing something?
How about asking Applewhite's pregnant wife at the time?
Hard for Mack Brown to push family values on kids and their parents, huh? UT covered this one up nicely, now it is raising it's ugly head.
UT has lost commits to TAMU, TCU and other schools as well this season.
I think Satan gets the itch to go win a NC at another school...he has 'Bama on autopilot and there aren't many schools with the resources that Texas has...kind of seems to make sense if old Nick is getting bored winning NC after NC at 'Bama.
I would have naturally thought that this uneasy turmoil growing beyond a simmer, would be enough to act on recruits just like you're implying, 83, but it clearly is not having any affect on Dontre Wilson, who - by Steve Wilfong's reporting - has vaulted UT consideration to the forefront in spite of this tarnishing.
Just looked at Texas' class with 14 recruits so far....12 commits from Texas and 2 from CA.
Does that seem lazy to anyone else? No other school I checked has such a lack of diversity in where they get their talent.
I think it clearly points to the envy many other coaches experience at the lack of travel time/money Mack has to spend to find great talent :-)
Another case in point
Of Oklahoma State's 22 commits. --- 17 are from Texas. ONE is from Oklahoma. the rest from Kansas/Georgia/Missouri
Of Oklahoma's 22 commits, --- 13 from Texas. 5 from Oklahoma
Of Texas A&M's 32 commits, --- 23 are from Texas
They really don't need to leave Texas for talent they get all they want right out of there and everybody else pretty much gets sloppy seconds.
"I simply can not have Degeneration X (Rant participants) roaming the hallways and going upper tank in my office"..Cdiddy
Now that I've looked at this closer, even more convinced the Texas staff is being lazy by relying on Texas for all but 2 of their recruits.
Looking at the 247 rankings Florida and California have just as many top recruits (I counted recruits with a 94+ rating which is the top 165 recruits in the country). Actually FL has 22, TX 20, CA 19. Florida, USC, & UCLA all have top 10 classes and get just over 50% of their recruits in state. TA&M gets 70% of their recruits instate, but that's still 9 recruits OOS.
Perhaps if Texas could still select the Texas HS talent and every else got the sloppy seconds, they could get away with only taking a couple OOS recruits. Of the top 20 recruits in Texas, guess what B1G school has just as many TX recruits as Texas? ;) That's right, Texas only has 3 of the top 20 recruits in Texas! TA&M & OU aren't going away and the rest of the country will continue to send plenty of raiding parties.
Texas has been losing with perennial top 5 recruiting classes. So now more recruits are looking elsewhere and potentially Texas doesn't land in Top 5 anymore but Top 10 and Top 15.
Issue is coaching, not recruiting (until now). Mack will retire soon due to pressure of the orange bloods. They don't like sloppy seconds to TAMU and that is about to happen on a regular basis....
The whole mess in Texas is bigger than just recruiting. They have the money but ran TAMU out. Oklahoma is slightly down, Texas is down the Big 12 lost TAMU, Nebraska and Missouri. They don't have a great identity when you factor in all those things. Texas has to be scratching their heads wondering what happened... All they have to do is look in the mirror...
Good points, but you have to remember that arrogance is not the mother of self-relfection--I doubt they will be thinking at all about what they did to contribute to the problem, they will look for someone to blame.
That seems to be the way it is this entire century.
As we know, it seems to work in everything from getting elected, to the reasons a crime is committed.
....Oh wait, maybe those 2 are intertwined.
:-) GOOD MORNING 1BuckFanInMich)
I would assume it is a violation of school / athletic department policy. Somewhat like attendance policies at work. It is not illegal to miss work, but it could get you disciplined or even terminated.
The big deal is they fired another coach for similar violation. Does she have a discriminatory lawsuit now that the university handled the situation differently?
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