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GrayEagle last won the day on April 21 2018

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  1. He is in the transfer portal. Color him gone. I suppose that if he received no offers he might stay but I just can't believe that would happen.
  2. I don't know the number of scholarships but they now sponsor nine women's sports and seven men's sports.
  3. Another factor in the hiring of Lee Jackson was that he had been a state representative from Dallas for ten years and it was believed that he had contacts that would help in acquiring state funds. I'm not saying that he was effective but since he only held a master's degree (and chancellors usually hold doctorates) that was the reason given and not so much that he was an ex-Dallas County Judge.
  4. Amani Gilmore committed to Kentucky last year so I'd guess that he sits out the 2020 season. He is a 6-2 200 pound left-handed pro style quarterback from Amite (pronounced a-meet) LA. Last year he had a composite rating of .8464.
  5. I'd bet another $20 that no one on this board would call you.
  6. I'm in. Even if I have to buy the expensive mask now being advertised. I just hope that our opponents don't bail on us; especially LaTech and Southern Miss.
  7. It was a bad memory for me because I was unable to attend. I started from Garland more than two hours ahead of game time and after an hour I had gone about four miles. I knew that I couldn't make it so I turned around and went back home. That took me more than an hour. It was the only time that I was unable to attend a North Texas football game due to weather in more than seventy years.
  8. Sorry, but I was in the 15% that is still alive who enjoyed reminiscing.
  9. Yeah Deep, I expected to see your name on there until I saw that they only started in 1986.
  10. I have a question about taking another conference name. Would we lose the automatic bid to the national tournament and have to go through a three year(?) waiting process? Barring a new name that could be agreed upon why not agree to keep CUSA as the conference name? It had more good years under that name than what it has now become. I would rather have UAB than UTEP in the new conference. I have nothing against the Miners except being 600 miles from their nearest conference rivals.
  11. We were bumped down to #3 because CUSA and Rice have three and four more commitments than we have and two of our commitments have yet to be given a rating which means for now each is given a rating of .7700. One of those (Jalen Jones) should be our highest rated recruit thus far.
  12. For the record, I wouldn't mind seeing this but I do worry about how the division members will be chosen. I'd prefer that after selection of the highest group that they be put together geographically. Ditto for the middle group. Under the present setup I'd prefer to be in the AAC but in revision I'd rather not be in a conference that includes Temple, Navy, East Carolina and Cincinnati. Even the two Florida universities are too distant. I'd much rather see all conference opponents within a day's drive, if possible. I realize that there are some areas where that is not possible but let's try to cut as many expenses as we can. I believe that it's time for a major do-over, at least in the major conferences.
  13. Hawaii is a football only member.
  14. 1 I think that the most likely change is that we join the AAC. Wren knows a lot of the administration of the AAC from the commissioner on down having worked at Memphis. I believe that Neil Smatresk would be an asset in comparison with recent presidents in selling us and accountability. 2 I think that next possibility is a merger with Sun Belt teams by dividing into two twelve team conferences. There might be a couple of sticking points in that solution. ULM does not have the budget, attendance, and is too close to Louisiana Tech. It's time for them to return to FCS. The other problem might be what to do with Arkansas-Little Rock and UTA who do not play football. A solution might be to have New Mexico State replace ULM in the west. I would see the new conference consisting of UAB, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Rice, Texas State, UTSA, UTEP and New Mexico State. I would leave UALR and UTA in the Sun Belt for them to decide whether to keep or not. 3 The next possibility is that North Texas and Houston would be added to the Big XII. That would be contingent on a stadium expansion (for us) to at least 50,000. 4 The least possible IMO would be the MWC. They are pretty comfortable at 12 and wouldn't take just one. There are two possibilities there...our being a replacement for the weakest member (San Jose State) or adding two from the new CUSA among us, Rice, UTSA or UTEP. 5 Play as an independent. Pretty unlikely but if we could get our own TV contact and play teams from any league that are closer in distance, saving travel expenses. A major problem would be finding a conference for the other sports. I don't know that any of these will happen but if they did my preferences in order would be 3, 1, 4, 2, and 5.
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