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OU Hate Week | EDSBS Live 10/04/2011 ...in which Spencer & Peter discuss coaching dictators and...

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OU Hate Week | EDSBS Live 10/04/2011 ...in which Spencer & Peter discuss coaching dictators and Mack Brown explains what is good for all of us.

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Mid-Week Fix: Recap, Predictions, ABC-HD At The Dog Pound

A year of waiting anxiously has led to this very moment. Like a stray dog scooped up and throw into the chain linked box of stench and incessant barking at the local shelter, your life dwindled...

Texas @ Nebraska set for 2:30pm CT

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WWL: Nebraska and Texas will play at 3:30 p.m. ET on Oct. 16 and split coverage between ESPN and ABC, the Big 12 announced on Monday. The matchup was expected to be one of the biggest games of the Big 12 season with both teams entering the season ranked in the top 10, but Texas' two losses and ensuing fall out of the Top 25 for the first time in a decade has deflated some of the buildup. In what may end up being the last matchup between the two before Nebraska's exit from the Big 12, don't expect Huskers fans to make the environment any less difficult for Texas to play in.

Mack Brown on OU Week

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Here's the Wednesday presser with MB talking about this week in practice and what the plan is for Dallas on Saturday. Some key takeaways: - So going in this game, like Greg Davis and [OU defensive coordinator] Brent Venables have had 11 game plans against each other. So they have a good idea going in to this week what they’re going to do, but then you have to adjust to your players and who’s playing well and what you’re doing and who’s healthy and the things that you need to do to fix it. Yesterday, you look at some different things that you’ve been planning on. Today, this morning, you throw some of those things out and you go back and practice this afternoon and really work on your game plan and then tomorrow you try to review it and get ready to play. - On WR Mike Davis’ health: He’s questionable for the game, so it would stay like it was Monday - On Gilbert being a mobile quarterback... I think we’re seeing him start to attack the line of scrimmage with his eyes downfield like Colt and like Vince did where he has a chance to throw the ball, where they have to stay back or he can run and pick up the first down if not. I think we’ll see that he’s a strong runner. He’s an effective runner. He will not be just a runner like Colt was some and Vince was a lot, but I also feel like he’ll keep improving in that area. - On what the offense does best: I’d say we throw best, and we are still inconsistent there. But we haven’t had many sacks. Garrett is about 60-something percent [completion rate]. We had nine explosive plays and they only had seven. That’s what we want. We are doing things reasonably well, but it doesn’t look like that right now because we don’t score. We aren’t finishing. - On D.J. Monroe being more comfortable with the offense: The ball security is better. The mesh in the handoffs are better. He is running better routes. He is just much more comfortable. There is no doubt that his size is unique for a running back, but he fits that position much better than he does wide receiver. Also, practice report video from Wednesday.

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Mid-Week Fix: Recap, Predictions, Hope for the Strung-Out Grieving

So I have this emotionally unstable half-cousin who was recently having a hard time dealing with a terrible defeat. His team was playing another team from California that hasn't been anything much...

UT students petition to change 2011 Red River Rivalry date

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I refuse to comment, and I most certainly don't want to get some of the sensitives on a rant here, but I'm also just going to set this down here.

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Mid-Week Fix: Recap, Predictions, Maslow on Football

The days are beginning to bleed together now. Like a strung out junkie on the streets of Waco, Texas (don’t kid yourself, just look around), you’re not sure what time it is, where you are exactly,...

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Revamped Rep for Raiderland

Bumped. Good stuff... PB Lubbock is in a strange place lately. Yes, the town itself is strange, but more specifically there is something in the air. Yes, the air has cow shit in it, but more...

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Mid-Week Fix: Recap, Predictions, Color Photos

Bumped from the Fan Posts. --Ed. Wednesdays can suck, especially the one that follows Labor Day and the opening weekend of college football. It would be depressing if not for the bright light at...

Gerald Myers to retire as TTU Athletic Director

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Myers will retire on May 31, 2011, after 55 years of service LUBBOCK, Texas –Gerald Myers, a former student-athlete, head men's basketball coach, administrator and now athletics director, has announced his retirement from Texas Tech University, effective May 31, 2011. Note: Myers played a huge part in the Leach fiasco and had previously had it out with the pirate on several occasions. Based on the town's reaction during all of that, this seems to be a welcomed announcement.

Texas and BYU made it official this morning. Horns and Cougs will play in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

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Texas and BYU made it official this morning. Horns and Cougs will play in 2011, 2013 and 2014. (InsideTexas Twitter) ESPN: "We are very exited to announce this game vs. Texas," BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said. "It’s a great opportunity for BYU to play a program like the Longhorns on a national stage. We anticipate a great matchup between two storied programs that are currently among the most successful in the nation. I'm really excited for our coaches, our players and the rest of Cougar Nation." ESPN link way old - here's BYU's presser.

via Erin Andrews' Facebook page (not mine, I swear). "Was just interviewed by Sam Acho for Kickin'...

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via Erin Andrews' Facebook page (not mine, I swear). "Was just interviewed by Sam Acho for Kickin' It With the Horns on MackBrown-texasfootball.com"

Texas Tech Reality Series, "The Ride"

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ESPN, Big XII Blog - David Ubben ...the school has started shooting for a 38-episode series called "The Ride." The show began shooting at Big 12 media days last month with the Red Raiders, progressed through the start of fall camp last week and will continue shooting through May, encompassing other sports on campus in Lubbock like basketball, baseball, track, volleyball, softball, soccer and tennis. The show debuts on Sept. 4, a day before Texas Tech's season opener against SMU. The first episode will feature the Red Raiders adventures at media days in Dallas and include a meeting between coach Tommy Tuberville and the Oakland A's Dallas Braden, a Texas Tech alum who recently threw a perfect game.
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Because You Keep Checking Back To See If Football Season Has Started

It's okay, we all have and still do about every 15 minutes or as time allows between actual work or school. If you're lucky, someone will post something of real substance about player statuses,...

Saw this today and thought I'd share. That is all. (via)

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Saw this today and thought I'd share. That is all. (via)

BREAKING NEWS: Nick Saban possibly smiling here. Sources say he could be picking pieces of shrapnel...

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BREAKING NEWS: Nick Saban possibly smiling here. Sources say he could be picking pieces of shrapnel from his teeth with his tongue, while others speculate it was the vomit being spewed on the asphalt following yesterday's two-a-day that just tickled him silly.

Feldman: Horns have best weight room ($)

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The room, named for Saudi Arabia native and UT graduate Dr. Nasser I. Al-Rashid, is 20,000 square feet and also includes a 70-yard turf straight-away for timing and conditioning. More than half of the people I spoke to for this began their list with Texas.
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Expansion Obsession & Saving My Appetite

As witnessed in the past week of crazed Turrets-stricken, bipolar tweets and the latest revelation of Bin Laden's whereabouts presented by Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com, it's fair to say that...

GB Packers Sign Graham Harrell

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The Packers signed former Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell after he worked out for the team today. The Packers now have five quarterbacks on the roster: Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn, Chris Pizzotti and Noah Shepard. The Packers could release one to stay at 77 signed players.

Rowing captures second-straight Big 12 Championship

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The Texas Rowing team won the second-annual Big 12 Rowing Championship, Saturday morning on the Oklahoma River, marking its second straight conference title after capturing the previous seven Big 12 Invitational crowns. Tower shines orange tonight

Vondrell McGee arrested on misdemeanor DWI charge

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University of Texas running back Vondrell McGee was charged with driving while intoxicated after being arrested at 3:07 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to the arrest report. According to the report filed by the Department of Public Safety, McGee was pulled over for driving with his headlights turned off. The officer said in the arrest report that he detected the strong odor of alcohol on McGee and that McGee’s eyes were bloodshot.

NCAA Approves Taunting Rules, Solves World Hunger

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From the Spencer Hall on SBN. via abcnews.com: "Eye black with messages and wedge blocks will be banned from college football this fall, and taunting in the field of play will start costing teams points in 2011." Follow up on EDSBS.

Great Article on Coach Royal

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Former player and Asst Coach to DKR Pat Culpepper reflects on his time with the legend. Great article. via Inside Texas

Tiny Gallon May Have Accepted Cash From Merrill Lynch

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University of Oklahoma basketball star Keith "Tiny" Gallon may have violated a cardinal NCAA rule by accepting thousands of dollars from a guy who appears to have been courting him. Gallon -- a freshman center for the Sooners - scored a $3,000 wire TMZ Link

Gunner Draft 2010

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Think I'll get one of these going. I'm an absolute nutcase right now with one more day 'til the tourney, so I probably don't need one more thing to distract me all day til the Madness ends. But brackets are like crack for me, so resist I shall not.

Leach shows up to sign autographs on Tech campus

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Heard about this on the radio yesterday. Apparently, Mike Leach showed up yesterday unannounced to sign autographs in the Student Union Building on Texas Tech campus. Just to stir things up, I guess. It keeps getting uglier.

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Day 1 Big XII Tournament Open Thread

For those of us unable to tune in, I'm hoping we can get some insight to what's going on in the field today. Anyone following, hit us up with some daytime updates, if you would be so kind. Tech &...

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