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SMU targeting inner city Dallas

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22 minutes ago, emmitt01 said:

Honest question...How many SMU fans would be interested in meeting a single kid from inner-city Dallas if the kid couldn't run fast, jump high, or do something else to entertain them?  

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It's smart.  They need to connect with more people.  Who knows, maybe they've been watching how little towns like Muenster, TX and Locust Grove, OK can get behind their hometown boys at UNT.

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Most of their own kids aren't from Dallas proper as it is. Looking through their roster, I counted 9 players from Dallas schools and 6 of those kids went to a prep school or private school (Dunne, Bishop Lynch, Jesuit, etc...). If you want to count Highland Park as Dallas that adds 3 or 4 players from Dallas. The kids mentioned in the Twitter post only include 1 from the inner city (Gary - Kimball).

These kids from the inner city know SMU, who goes there, and how they feel about them. I'm not worried about some billboards being put up showcasing players from the suburbs. It'll take completely changing the culture at SMU to make a difference. 

Edit: regarding Gary being from the inner city, I don't know his background. I will say there are some pretty decent residential neighborhoods in the area of Westmoreland and Kiest around Kimball. Going to DISD doesn't mean you grew up as an inner city kid.

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I wonder if they are partnering with June Jones'  inner-city ministry.   That seems like a perfect match.

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No lie.  I took a group of my students to SMU and not 4 minutes into the campus tour one of my students stopped me and asked to speak to me on the side.  Coach, Why did you bring us to an all white college?  I died laughing and told this students it was not in fact an all white college but we did have a good laugh and conversation about private schools.  

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It’s just not their brand. The Chads and Brads that show up (to leave early) or not show up at all, dominate that school. It’s a stuck up private school with a dwindling fan base. Still have to beat them on the field though...consistently and decisively.

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