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Everything posted by TIgreen01

  1. I don't necessarily like this idea but from a budget comparison we are at least in the ballpark. The high end of the MWC spends $51m/year with most clustered around $48m. The bottom 2 are USU and San Jose at $34m/$30m respectively. We'd fit in right above those 2. The lowest spender in the AAC is at $48m. We'd really be bringing up the rear-end there with a $12m/year gap between us and the next lowest budget. I don't see USU being a fan draw in Denton, and really not CSU, Wyoming, New Mexico, etc either. The only two teams that might be a draw would be Boise and Air Force. The rest are just too far West. Also, an un-ranked Boise isn't drawing anymore interest or generating more fans at the gate than a UTEP or LaTech who always seem to bring plenty of their own fans. CUSA West is better for us from an ability to drive numbers at the gate, but the TV dollars might give the MWC the edge overall. From an on the field/court perspectvie, the basketball in the MWC is head and shoulders better than CUSA and the football is at least viewed as being better (whether or not it actually is is up for debate). We'd need to significantly upgrade in basketball or we'd be a doormat.
  2. "0 weight" 😕 They get at least 1 vote, right? Don't think your math works out. Also, I had forgotten that Wichita St was added to the conference. That had to be a move to appease UCONN. It'll be interesting to see if they add another basketball only school in UCONN's place. I'd probably put my money on that happening first. UCONN football was a drain on the conference. Why not drop them altogether and add another school like Wichita St (ie: VCU immediately comes to mind).
  3. For once, the timing of conference realignment might be perfect for UNT. ....if Fine and Littrell deliver the kind of season we're all hoping for. No pressure, guys! 🙂
  4. If these are the real deal, freshly battered and dipped, corn dogs from the state fair and similar to what we had at Fouts....this is the best news of the year. Even better than Seth not leaving for K-State.
  5. Like seeing mention of a New Year's Six bowl as a future goal. Our staff is moving the bar higher every year.
  6. But they play NMSU twice. They badly need a conference to help them fill-out a schedule without having to resort to such nonsense as playing the same team twice in one regular season. I'm sure all the press around this subject is generated by them as it seems pretty clear that few really want to be associated with them....at this point in time.
  7. Not to mention that he's posted a marketing mock-up of a new basketball arena.
  8. The longer we stay in a conference with LaTech the more that rivalry is going to develop, impo. They field a competitive football team year in and year out. Very few others at the G5 level can say the same. As long as we stay competitive we are going to continue to run up against them in the race to win the west division. UTSA would not even be considered were it not for their propensity to treat the game against us as a grudge match and the resulting hyper-tense, close games every year. As long as the games are close it is going to get harder and harder for us to deny this developing rivalry. It sure would be nice if they'd step it up, though. Get some dang facilities built, increase their academic prestige, or do something in the sports realm so they aren't so easy to under-value and dismiss. I totally agree with the point MrStrange made. Me not wanting to be associated with them is no different than how the smu'ers view us.
  9. He was my RA during my freshman year at Kerr. He was a good dude. And for what it's worth, I thought he improved the in-game band performance from what it was under his predecessor.
  10. I, for one, hope that UTEP is improved. They are more fun to host when their team isn't outright terrible. Most of the fans I've encountered at Apogee have been great and they can bring a lot when they aren't winless on the year. They are like the anti-nUTSAk.
  11. No. 1- Mac was fired before the game ever took place. 2- Lost about half of my tailgating crew after that debacle. They still haven't come back.
  12. We need a legit backup to Z Simmons. That's priority #1 for me. Priority #2 is someone who can replace Miller. We need a slasher who can make free throws. Tiko was supposed to be a gamer. I have that on the authority of a former coach with Mac's staff. No idea what's gone on there. He was the x factor missing from this team. A guy on the outside that could shoot over anyone. If he's done here I'd like to see another pure shooter added.
  13. I would claim that Smart needs to be benched....but then as BillySee keeps pointing out we have NOBODY else stepping up or talented enough to replace him with. The last 3:30 of last night's game was incredibly frustrating. We had one guy on the floor who was making shots (Gibson) and he didn't take a shot in that closing stretch. Instead we got to watch Smart, Duffy and Draper jack up missed three after missed three. Smart is ICE cold, AND he forces so many shots on bad looks. At least when Duffy and Draper are missing they are missing on open looks and it's the right basketball decision. Smart looks completely lost out there.
  14. Has Gibson taken a shot since the big run? WTH.
  15. What changed? LaTech and UAB are very well coached. Arkansas is/was not. Also, I felt like our solid second half against them was due largley to their entire team realizing what an awful mess their QB position was. We saw that first hand back in 2014. It's one thing to know you have to help out your QB. Its entirely different when you have Josh Greer/Andrew McNulty completely tanking and seemingly playing for the other team. It demoralizes the entire team. Arkansas' QB unit was every bit as bad as ours was in 2014.
  16. I know and understand that. Some are acting like it is a certainty that he leaves after next year, though. Maybe Sexton will be looking to cash-in and he'll be more aggressively selling him...but that's not the same as saying he's definitely gone. I think that if he didn't leave for Kansas St this year, what kind of job would he take? Lots of people on our board were downplaying that job during the heat of the moment, but that's a pretty dang good job.
  17. Why are some assuming next year is Seth's last in Denton? Is it all based on Fine graduating? I think next year could very well be a step back due to all the attrition on defense and a tougher OOC schedule (smu 2019 > smu 2018 & Cal >> Ark).
  18. Ok so which games on the schedule conflict with your trivia shows going forward? Can you find a fill-in??
  19. I just assumed that the NFL was trying to more closely emulate FIFA/World Cup soccer watching that Saints debacle. /s I can't ever remember an NFL game that felt so rigged....but I've sure seen some international soccer games that were. The larger problem with the NFL is that is it so over officiated now with all of the super precise language in the rule-book that the games have an ever increasing probability of the officiating deciding the outcome of games. There was a stretch of game during the middle of the 4th quarter of the AFC championship where they went to video review 3 different times for 5 minutes (real-world time delays) each, then the refs blew a roughing the passer call on Brady that gave the Pats a first down they otherwise wouldn't have had . The typical league response to the missed PI in the Saints game will be to add replays on some penalties (missed or called). I really hope not, though. I'm just sick of watching refs and replays at this point. Yesterday was outright off-putting. The league had a better product 20 years ago in regard to games being decided on the field and not by whistles. Now get off my lawn.
  20. OU had a Todd Dodge level bad defense this year.... And the secondary was putrid. I am confused.
  21. And both McVea and Nagy cut their teeth in the NFL... @MeanGreenTexan nailed it. This is looking more and more like the Dodge hire here. It's going to end badly.
  22. Copycat move that looks ultra desperate on the surface. Who is going to run the defense? Has that been finalized or announced?
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