The texas longhorns really are scared of the SEC

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entertaining article. thx!
 

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Nice read there.... but I do think the SEC is just along for a free ride on this one, true as all of the above may indeed be.

Texas is scared of almost anyone with a winning tradition. They won't feel right until they've managed to position themselves as the leader among the little people. (Oklahoma excepted just for the sake of a little credibility -- they just don't seem to do well vs the Sooners historically... anyone notice?) That aside, they've bullied everyone worth a damn right out of the Big-12, if not on the field, at the bank which is probably much more painful... and they used deception and a Texas two-step to pull it off.

In other words, the fix is in. You can't be much more obvious about it than Texas has been... just look at how the Big-12 has morphed into what it has become over the last few years.
 

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well...duh to pretty much most of that.

right now, Texas doesnt *need* the SEC. they didnt *need* the pac12 either. so they stayed put. if they moved to the SEC they would play in a tougher league. Big12 is still quality football. But SEC is better.

and that's why Texas chuckles at bit at TAMU leaving to the SEC. sure, they make a little extra cash, but they will get crushed. the big boy Aggies will be happy to make the money and get out from under UTexas, the fans will not be to see a good program head to mediocrity.
 

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First off, Clay is one of the biggest hack writers in the country. So you can take virtually everything he writes with a grain of salt. I'm not in the habit of defending Texas since they've done enough stupid things in the past pertaining to their own greed and the Big 12 conference. But not wanting to join the SEC is not one of them. OU has turned down the SEC 3 times in the last couple of years. And there is a good reason for it that has nothing to do with academics or television networks. It's all about recruiting. All you have to do is look at a program like South Carolina and how well they have recruited over the last few years. Where has it gotten them? They can't even win their division, much less the conference title. Stoops has already stated that he doesn't want to join the SEC. He's already gotten a taste of it from his days as DC at Florida. He knows the kind of tactics it takes to win the recruiting wars in the SEC, and how difficult it would be to beat out the Miles and Saban's and the rest of the warm weather schools for their recruits. It's hard enough alone just getting Texas kids. As we've seen for the last couple of years, Texas has problems enough beating teams in their own state and OU. They don't want further problems by adding SEC teams to the mix to come over and steal even more of their recruits. It's bad enough with Texas A&M leaving for the SEC. And recruiting is the main reason Texas is mad. Not because they are ending a rivalry. It's because those SEC teams will be playing and recruiting in the state of Texas for here on out.
 

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Texas is scared of almost anyone with a winning tradition. They won't feel right until they've managed to position themselves as the leader among the little people. (Oklahoma excepted just for the sake of a little credibility -- they just don't seem to do well vs the Sooners historically... anyone notice?) That aside, they've bullied everyone worth a damn right out of the Big-12, if not on the field, at the bank which is probably much more painful... and they used deception and a Texas two-step to pull it off.

In other words, the fix is in. You can't be much more obvious about it than Texas has been... just look at how the Big-12 has morphed into what it has become over the last few years.

Texas sure is the RX college football forum whipping boy....
 

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He knows the kind of tactics it takes to win the recruiting wars in the SEC, and how difficult it would be to beat out the Miles and Saban's and the rest of the warm weather schools for their recruits. It's hard enough alone just getting Texas kids. As we've seen for the last couple of years, Texas has problems enough beating teams in their own state and OU. They don't want further problems by adding SEC teams to the mix to come over and steal even more of their recruits. It's bad enough with Texas A&M leaving for the SEC. And recruiting is the main reason Texas is mad. Not because they are ending a rivalry. It's because those SEC teams will be playing and recruiting in the state of Texas for here on out.

you mean the same recruiting tactics that Urban is doing that the other big10 skools are complaining about ? i think they're just jealous.

if the SEC wants to play in Texas, just come to Jerry World! Ark and LSU already do.
And the Pac12 doesnt want to play in Texas in front of all these recruits anymore (genius move! the pac12 schools must heartily approve) so even more slots open to play there.
I guess college station is OK to play at too. Does Southwest fly there? I think they have a Starkville to College Station express route now?
 

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Big 12 did a great job with their scheduling this year compared to last year when they dissapeared on championship Saturday. OU @ TCU on Dec 1st, a lot of respect given to TCU and OU with that game being scheduled then. I'll be at that one as well as the rest of the Horned Frogs home games.

I think Texas and Kstate are playing on Dec 1st as well
 

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Big 12 did a great job with their scheduling this year compared to last year when they dissapeared on championship Saturday. OU @ TCU on Dec 1st, a lot of respect given to TCU and OU with that game being scheduled then. I'll be at that one as well as the rest of the Horned Frogs home games.

I think Texas and Kstate are playing on Dec 1st as well


Texas wants to end the regular season with a loss? that's dumb.

good OU/TCU game. though I still prefer the final RS game for those 2 to be OU/OSU

i see 4 scholarships might have just opened up at TCU.....

http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/story...ed-frogs-football-players-arrested-drug-sweep
 

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Looks like the TCU players took their Whitney Houston tribute a little too far. The timing couldn't have been worse with TCU joining the Big 12 and trying to develop the depth to compete in a bigger conference. I guess if anybody can overcome it it's Patterson. But this is not good. It's going to be an uphill climb.
 

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Texas wants to end the regular season with a loss? that's dumb.

good OU/TCU game. though I still prefer the final RS game for those 2 to be OU/OSU

i see 4 scholarships might have just opened up at TCU.....

http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncf/story...ed-frogs-football-players-arrested-drug-sweep

yep, those boys just found themselves some trouble. Not the end of the world type guys that got caught though. I could care less what Texas does, so not sure what you meant by that (although I do think they beat kstate next year, and would have beat them this year if it were not for freshman qb and horrible game mgmt by the fresh).

Pretty sure a bcs game will be on the line in ft. Worth on Dec 1st
 

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Looks like the TCU players took their Whitney Houston tribute a little too far. The timing couldn't have been worse with TCU joining the Big 12 and trying to develop the depth to compete in a bigger conference. I guess if anybody can overcome it it's Patterson. But this is not good. It's going to be an uphill climb.

No doubt about it, the depth chart is where this one could hurt tcu. We'll see
 

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yep, those boys just found themselves some trouble. Not the end of the world type guys that got caught though. I could care less what Texas does, so not sure what you meant by that (although I do think they beat kstate next year, and would have beat them this year if it were not for freshman qb and horrible game mgmt by the fresh).

Pretty sure a bcs game will be on the line in ft. Worth on Dec 1st


i'm not sure what i mean by anything i type here. 90% of it is sarcasm anyway.

Texas cant beat Kstate. even if *this* is the year they get it done, they just dont.
TCU/OU is a good game but I like the Bedlam game to end the season.
even though we're trashing rivalries and all that, that one i like.
TCU/UTexas would be a good Dec 1st game though. Texas might actually be able to pull a win out of their ass there.
or TCU/WVa....a nice matchup of the new guys on the final day of the season.
 

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i'm not sure what i mean by anything i type here. 90% of it is sarcasm anyway.

Texas cant beat Kstate. even if *this* is the year they get it done, they just dont.
TCU/OU is a good game but I like the Bedlam game to end the season.
even though we're trashing rivalries and all that, that one i like.
TCU/UTexas would be a good Dec 1st game though. Texas might actually be able to pull a win out of their ass there.
or TCU/WVa....a nice matchup of the new guys on the final day of the season.

Haha. I agree tcu/west va could be the best game in big 12 this year
 

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The more I read about this TCU drug bust the worse it gets. It looks like 3 out of the 4 arrests were to TCU starters. And the 4th Tanner Brock started in 2010 before getting hurt and sitting out in 2011. Looks like he had a little too much time on his hands. Here are the 4 players arrested:

Tanner Brock LB
Devin Johnson CB
Tyler Horn OT
DJ Yendry DT

Here is the arrest warrants. Check out #11 on the last page. Surprise drug test for the TCU team. Brock figures 60 members of the team failed it.

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2012/02/15/11/20/5m7vO.So.58.PDF
 

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The more I read about this TCU drug bust the worse it gets. It looks like 3 out of the 4 arrests were to TCU starters. And the 4th Tanner Brock started in 2010 before getting hurt and sitting out in 2011. Looks like he had a little too much time on his hands. Here are the 4 players arrested:

Tanner Brock LB
Devin Johnson CB
Tyler Horn OT
DJ Yendry DT

Here is the arrest warrants. Check out #11 on the last page. Surprise drug test for the TCU team. Brock figures 60 members of the team failed it.

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2012/02/15/11/20/5m7vO.So.58.PDF

Yea, it looks pretty bad. I doubt much happens other than the removal of the 4 guys selling the stuff though. Pg11 is pretty funny though
 

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things must be pretty quiet in fort worth for undercover cops to set up a 4 month sting to arrest a dude selling $200 worth of weed
 

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The more I read about this TCU drug bust the worse it gets. It looks like 3 out of the 4 arrests were to TCU starters. And the 4th Tanner Brock started in 2010 before getting hurt and sitting out in 2011. Looks like he had a little too much time on his hands. Here are the 4 players arrested:

Tanner Brock LB
Devin Johnson CB
Tyler Horn OT
DJ Yendry DT

Here is the arrest warrants. Check out #11 on the last page. Surprise drug test for the TCU team. Brock figures 60 members of the team failed it.

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2012/02/15/11/20/5m7vO.So.58.PDF

Just as I suspected, it was sales or delivery of pot. Ho hum. They said 60 players (out of 100?) tested positive. I wonder if that percentage represents the average college student... in many situations student athletes? Not that I think it's a good idea, especially if there isn't any abusive use involved, but this subject is based in so much bullshit, I don't even wish to begin to debug it. So let the law have it their way, but the price the rulebreakers have to pay should not be the same thing as it used to be back in the 50's or what have you when the rules were first written.

A kid should not have to pay for it with his career when 3/4 of the NFL is far deeper into it than someone who scores a 1/4 ounce for his buddies.
 

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