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RE: What should we do?
we'll always be behind the 8 ball, because we have to recruit undersized hs players , who can read and write, and grow 'em. Just about every team in CUSA simply goes out and recruits JC's with two years playing experience to fill in the gaps, and therefore have veteran teams every year. This doesn't count the outlaws who get kicked off other P5 teams and wind up in our conference. This also doesn't count the fact that we basically are limited to recruit the Houston/Austin/Dallas area (with few exceptions) to stay within our ever-diminishing recruiting budget.

Nick Saban wouldn't do any better than Bailiff, imo.

This year we seem to have more vets than the last two years.
07-13-2017 11:32 AM
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(07-13-2017 11:32 AM)davidw Wrote:  our ever-diminishing recruiting budget.

You got some numbers on this?
07-13-2017 12:31 PM
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(07-10-2017 11:37 AM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  just about everybody has written off the Stanford game as a sure or nearly certain loss.

Given a 99% chance of losing that game, should we:

a. Hold back on some plays and formations, etc., and save them for UTEP and/or UH?

b. Throw the book at Stanford in an all-out effort to win?

It would be new news if we had plays and formations worth holding back. I believe I reported in another thread that our former OC Edmonson is now the OC at Morton Ranch High School in Katy. Yes, that job comes with teaching four sections of Phys Ed.
07-13-2017 01:20 PM
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I've read that Coach Neely's emphasis every season was on developing a team that
could beat Texas, assuming, I imagine, that if you had that, everything else would fall
into place.

In 1965, he had a team good enough to beat UT and Tommy Nobis and went 2-8.
In 1994, we had a team good enough to beat Texas and finished 5-6.

So, I don't know.
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07-13-2017 01:53 PM
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(07-13-2017 12:31 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 11:32 AM)davidw Wrote:  our ever-diminishing recruiting budget.

You got some numbers on this?

I'll see what I can come up with. I understand that our budget gets trimmed about 10 per cent per year, but couldn't swear to it.
07-13-2017 04:09 PM
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(07-13-2017 04:09 PM)davidw Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 12:31 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 11:32 AM)davidw Wrote:  our ever-diminishing recruiting budget.

You got some numbers on this?

I'll see what I can come up with. I understand that our budget gets trimmed about 10 per cent per year, but couldn't swear to it.

But we had $$$ for developing a new logo. (Or was that paid for by the swag vendor(s)?)
07-13-2017 06:59 PM
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(07-10-2017 11:48 PM)owl40 Wrote:  This game matters even more than other early season body bag games as we will have national stage to ourselves and our brand/quality of play is being judged more than all the other games combined.

Hate to break this news to you guys, but we will NOT have the national stage to ourselves on August 26. There are three other games scheduled for that Saturday - 1) Oregon St. at Colorado State; 2) Hawaii at Massachusetts; and 3) South Florida at San Jose St. Those games go off at 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm central. Since our game starts at 9 pm central, it will be those other games that get the mentions on the 10 pm sports shows.

Wonder if the AD knew that when we accepted the move to Australia.
07-14-2017 04:57 AM
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(07-13-2017 04:09 PM)davidw Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 12:31 PM)OptimisticOwl Wrote:  
(07-13-2017 11:32 AM)davidw Wrote:  our ever-diminishing recruiting budget.

You got some numbers on this?

I'll see what I can come up with. I understand that our budget gets trimmed about 10 per cent per year, but couldn't swear to it.

How long has this been going on? Everybody here can do the math. What is the source of your understanding? If true, this is serious. Even if it is cut 5%, or kept steady, it is serious. This is an area that should be expanding.
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(07-14-2017 04:57 AM)BetontheOwl Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 11:48 PM)owl40 Wrote:  This game matters even more than other early season body bag games as we will have national stage to ourselves and our brand/quality of play is being judged more than all the other games combined.

Hate to break this news to you guys, but we will NOT have the national stage to ourselves on August 26. There are three other games scheduled for that Saturday - 1) Oregon St. at Colorado State; 2) Hawaii at Massachusetts; and 3) South Florida at San Jose St. Those games go off at 1:30 pm, 6:00 pm, and 6:30 pm central. Since our game starts at 9 pm central, it will be those other games that get the mentions on the 10 pm sports shows.

Wonder if the AD knew that when we accepted the move to Australia.

Those three games should do nicely for our warmup acts.

And when they flash a tight halftime score on those 10:20pm sportscasts we might draw in a few more eyeballs for the second half...
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Biggest problem with the time slot for this opener is it is in direct competition with the McGregor Mayweather fight.
07-17-2017 03:26 PM
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