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Everything posted by GrayEagle

  1. Post season. He should be our best 3-point shooter.
  2. Competition, like attendance is relative to the conference that you're in. We have been somewhat competitive in CUSA. I believe that we've had one division championship and five bowl games in our relatively short time in the conference. I believe that if we were admitted to the MWC for example, that we would be up to speed within two years. We've played most of the members and haven't faired that badly. Of course Boise State and San Diego State are out of our class now but we have beaten both in the past. We should be competitive with the other ten. Yes, this year is a dumpster fire but that doesn't mean that we stay at that level. We have some good players and if we can keep them healthy and with a successful new coach, we could turn this around in no time. Stay positive.
  3. I left at halftime (after the Green Brigade performance) for the first time in years. The game was B-O-R-I-N-G and I'm old with thin blood so I get cold on a balmy day. It was truly one-sided in what should have been an even match. I'll probably bite the bullet and go see the Liberty game but if I don't see anymore effort than I saw Friday, I may leave early again.
  4. They did make overtures to us several years ago. They wanted to be in the DFW TV Market. If they are still interested we might get together with either Rice or UTSA and see if there is still interest.
  5. That's the player from Ellis County that I was referring to. I knew that he had left Washington State and heard that he might have been considering us again. He's in the transfer portal so we could offer.
  6. If Torrey can't go I hope that they give Keith Jackson a shot. He's not that much smaller than Johnson or Ragsdale and he seems a lot quicker.
  7. I've had Pfizer vaccines and booster with no ill effects and I'm almost as old as dirt with several health problems. Use your doctor's judgment though but I think that you'd be better served if you got a booster.
  8. I have a feeling that he's from Ellis County.
  9. A 9-3 record this year with our schedule would get us some recognition. The promise of a 40,000 seat stadium by 2025 would be another plus. It seems that every time we move up in class attendance and recruiting improves. Way back when we held pep rallies on campus and got a better percent of students to attend.
  10. My choices are UAB, Rice and North Texas. We would likely have to expand our stadium to 40,000. Hopefully, Temple and East Carolina pull out and Navy decides to go independent in the near future and the conference moves further south.
  11. I think that we put up a very good effort...lose by 14.
  12. Everyone's has several that they like and they have to take one for the league that they don't like. Everyone can't be totally satisfied.
  13. He is facing a monumental task. Two other LB walk-ons will see playing time before him to say nothing of the scholarship players. One good thing though...he will help the GPA.
  14. You must have forgotten Ray Renfro. Although it was a long time ago he was all-pro and in several pro bowls. He was also a receiver.
  15. Are you sure that it wasn't intentional? The rich get richer...
  16. Well, if they don't find a P5 conference, I'd like to join with them and form the Texas Division of the AAC, along with SMU and Houston who are already members. I'd also like to add Rice. Heck, I'd also entertain UTEP, UTSA, and Texas State for a 10 team Texas Conference but still think that the AAC is the way to go. They have three of the best G5 teams in UCF, Cincinnati, and Memphis and USF also can be tough. We'd also gain a good commissioner. Work on it Wren! Edit: I forgot about East Carolina so for an 18-team conference we'd likely have to move Tulsa to the Texas/West Division.
  17. What seemed to be a coup for cleaning up CUSA with our president as its Chairman could now work against us. No one foresaw the demise of the Big XII and putting those members in a new conference is no doubt something in which we would have considerable interest. That would seem to undermine the future of Conference USA which he will be trying to improve. If he resigned now and we are unable to get in a better conference we would lose our standing. My hope before this was that we could make CUSA more regional by keeping the Western Division as it's base and see if Arkansas State, Louisiana and Texas State would join? We would then cut the Eastern Division loose to join the Sun Belt. I think that would be better than what we currently have.
  18. OK, I'll start the rumor. North Texas and SMU will be in the same conference in a few years and the conference will handle our scheduling.
  19. I feel for them. I sure hope that we don't go somewhere and have to lose CUSA money.
  20. I'm not concerned about Aune's capability. Last year he was #26 nationally in passing rating. Of course, he is a year older but has not been subject to as many years of football wear-and-tear on his body. If he is replaced, I hope that it's because Jace Rider has mastered our system and is tearing it up in practice.
  21. OWW!!! We have met the enemy and he is us. As soon as someone comes up with an idea to improve our lot the same dozen or two have to shoot it down. If some here ever had a positive thought it would die of solitary confinement. Yes, our figures don't match up on ticket sales or donations because of the conference that we're in and unattractive opponents. Our equalizer is our student fees. And when you consider that we have over 40,000 students it's not a particular steep fee for good results. When we play well known regional teams we will draw a lot of interest and I would expect to see an increase in attendance and donations. We are in so much better shape than we've ever been in to make a move up. We have a Chancellor and an Athletic Director that are much more connected. If this idea won't fly with them it won't see the light of day. We have facilities that are better than we've ever had and on par with all but the former P5s that would be in the new conference. If they can get some of their contacts on board they could be the ramrods. I believe that we will see a turnaround season this year in football and basketball is on the road to greater success. Our talent keeps improving and I believe that in a few short years that we could be in the upper echelon of that conference. I would hope that if Oklahoma State doesn't find a home to their satisfaction they might become a part of the Texhoma Conference. If that happens the conference might become a P5/P6 conference. So, until we know that this will never work, why not at least be upbeat for now? You'll have a lot less wrinkles.
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