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Daily Bull 7.27.17 - Grinding toward Fall Camp

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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!

SEATS: HOT

TACKLING: A NEW CONCEPT

NEW RECEIVERS ARE CATCHING EVERYTHING

WHY LOSING MYLES GARRETT ISN’T A BAD THING

NOVEMBER

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:

  • Coachspeak
  • 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?”

Couple things:

  • 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:

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.