The football team returns for Fall (LOL - fake news) Camp one week from today. Let’s dive into some phoenixlike storylines:
YOUNG GUYS READY TO STEP UP
DEFENSE PLAYING WITH A NEW PHYSICALITY
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING HAS NEVER MORE CLOSELY RESEMBLED A NAZI WAR CAMP ROLL TIDE
THE THREE QUARTERBACKS FIGHTING FOR THE JOB ARE ALL PEYTON MANNING OR BETTER
THE FOOTBALL TEAM GRILLED OUT AT A COACH’S HOUSE!
TACKLING: A NEW CONCEPT
NEW RECEIVERS ARE CATCHING EVERYTHING
WHY LOSING MYLES GARRETT ISN’T A BAD THING
FIRST GUY IN, LAST GUY OUT
TOUGHNESS - NO, REALLY THIS TIME
SEC: GROWN MAN FOOTBALL, NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THAT
SEC: IT’S A MEATGRINDER
TEXAS VS. TEXAS A&M - LITTLE KNOWN FACT: THEY USED TO PLAY
CHIP KELLY AND WHY SURLY CURMUDGEON IRISH PEOPLE THRIVE IN COLLEGE STATION (just ask this author)
COACH O LOL
Just remember that you’ll find more truth in a Trump-Putin discussion than you will in any of the following:
- Practice reports
- Recruiting services
- Content you pay for
- Good Bull Hunting
OH LOOK IT’S THAT QUIBBLE AGAIN. Yeah, it was listed above. People are talking about the Horns and Ags playing football again. You know, fun shit that has spanned generations of Texas history. Tom Herman said he’s down. Now A&M Chancellor John Sharp is talking (his favorite activity other than turning the population of A&M into that of China):
Despite A&M’s success in the SEC, the question keeps popping up: When will it play UT again? The two teams haven’t faced off on a football field since 2011, A&M’s final year in the Big 12, when the Longhorns defeated A&M at Kyle Field, 27–25. The Aggies’ fiercest rival is now Louisiana State University, the only team in the SEC West they have yet to beat since joining the conference. “I know a lot of people would like to see A&M play UT again,” Sharp said. “Not the kids here necessarily, but a lot of the older alumni still ask about it.”
The problem, he explained, is A&M’s punishing conference schedule. “The players just get the shit beat out of them in those games because of the big SEC defenses. They need a full week to recover—some of them don’t even practice until Tuesday or Wednesday.” For the four nonconference games each season, the team would rather play cream puffs like Nicholls State or the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, two of the softer teams on this fall’s schedule.
Still, Sharp won’t rule out the possibility of a rematch sometime in the future. “I’d like to put the UT–A&M game back together. I know the governor wants to put it back together. UT wants to put it back together.”
He thought about it for a minute, and a grin spread across his face.
“Man, can you imagine how much money we could make off that game?”
- I’d argue LSU isn’t even a rival, let alone a “fierce” rival
- 2016 national rankings of some SEC defenses - Arkansas (76), South Carolina (66), Mississippi State (110), Ole Miss (111). Stop using this excuse for 1) poor performance and 2) playing a rival
- Making more money should be a nice bonus for playing UT. It’s a shitty reason to play UT. Stop trying to be Darren Rovells:
"Fun" is never part of multi billion dollar decisions by any business though. And college sports is big business. https://t.co/muXonFJV8O— Dallas Shipp (@dallasshipp) July 27, 2017
Kentucky plays Louisville
South Carolina plays Clemson
Florida plays Florida State
Georgia plays Georgia Tech
This isn’t hard. This isn’t doing the University of fucking Texas some sort of favor. They’re fine.
Happy off season.