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Of all the coaches in the world, he’s certainly played for one of them.

Now, this is how you do a kiss of death.

I guess that means Texas ain’t back quite yet.

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The truth is out there.

“When you have the things that have been written about us in our program, myself and our future, very unfounded articles that state opinion as fact, that state unnamed sources as being factual, that’s very hard to defend against,” Herman said. “Because if I’m a competing recruiter, what do you do? You press print and you say, ‘Look, this is true, it must be true. It’s on so-and-so orangefans.com, right? It must be true.'”

“And you know that is the really, really hard part in recruiting because these 16-year-old kids are very impressionable.”

Man, if Tom Herman is thin-skinned enough that he’s whining about negative recruiting at Texas, there’s no way he could have survived as a head coach in the SEC.

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Hooked

You may remember this.

Evidently, Bevo left his mark on more than Uga.

A former Austin American-Statesman photographer has filed a lawsuit against the owners and handlers of Bevo XV for negligence that caused “permanent injury” when the longhorn steer surged from his holding pen at the 2019 Sugar Bowl.

According to a petition filed in Travis Country district court on Friday, Nick Wagner was acting in his role as a Statesman photographer on Jan. 1, 2019. He was taking pictures of Uga X, Georgia’s bulldog mascot, prior to the Texas-Georgia game at the New Orleans Superdome.

Uga’s handlers brought their English bulldog over towards Bevo for a photo op, and the steer pushed forward, forcing onlookers to scramble for safety. The entire sequence was captured by Longhorn Network cameras, and short video clips went viral.

Wagner “was on one knee in front of the portable railing which Bevo was behind,” according to the petition. “Bevo XV rammed his longhorns twice into Plaintiff’s back causing permanent injury to Plaintiff’s neck and back.”

No word yet on whether the dog is being added as third-party defendant on a claim of severe emotional distress.

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Don’t mess with Texas.

Old school, baby.

I have the feeling this won’t end well, both in terms of the message being sent in college football’s woke era to the players (how will they enforce it, anyway?) and also in terms of the message the AD is sending about the head coach by directly dictating to the players.

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Tuesday morning buffet

Culinary treats from around the world of college football…

  • Yikes.  Not a good look, Iowa.
  • The University of Texas says it anticipates hosting football games this season at 50% capacity in the stands.  I’ll believe it when I see it.
  • On the flip side, Rutgers will limit crowd size at football games to 500.
  • Moar QB competition.
  • Here’s your regular reminder that interviewing Bill Hancock about anything is a waste of time.
  • Here’s Fiutak’s preseason SEC rankings, and, yes, he’s got Georgia ahead of Florida.
  • California has moved its high school football season to the end of the year.  In response, a top defensive player announced he will be skipping his senior season to enroll early at Texas A&M in January.  I bet he won’t be the only one who chooses to do that.

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The Eyes of Texas are upon you.

Without getting into the details of what Texas football players are asking the school for, this has got to chill the soul of every college football coach and administrator:

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No donor-related events?  No recruiting?  I think they’d rather the kids kneel for the national anthem than that.

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The Kings of New Year’s

I wonder how much of the media is going to swallow the “hey, 8-5 Texas is back, babee!” narrative this offseason.

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UPDATE:  Man, where have I heard this before?

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Remember that whole “Texas is back” narrative?

Not so much, it turns out.

At least when Georgia gacks a bowl game, there isn’t any lasting puffery for the winner, unlike the case of a certain school to the west I could mention.

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A/Cgate

Them Texas folks were right kindly hosts, according to Coach O.

No. 4 LSU’s offense came out hot in Saturday night’s 45-38 win over No. 12 Texas at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with 573 yards that included 471 passing yards from Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. The offense wasn’t the only thing that was hot, though. Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said Monday during his scheduled press conference that the locker room was pretty toasty as well.

“I called Louisiana Tech, and they told us about it,” he said. “So we did some things in the dressing room that were better. It wasn’t great, but it was better. At least we had air in there. They didn’t have air. We had some blowers in there.”

Texas’ AD strenuously objected.

Now I don’t have a dog in this hunt (although, let’s not forget that Georgia travels to Austin in the foreseeable future), but if I have to choose sides, I’d go with LSU here.  For one thing, why would Orgeron bother to make up a story like that after a big road victory?

Second, and perhaps more relevantly, how many folks would loudly proclaim their devotion to “the efforts we put forth in hosting our guests” and stick the visiting band in the upper deck of the stadium?

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That’s some pride you got there, ‘Horns.

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“… and what a thrill it will be to see a legendary, award-winning singer like Ludacris performing live…”

The condom-related snark from this story writes itself.

Atta boy, Greg.

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