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billfromlaketravis

  • joined Feb 10, 2010
  • last login Jan 02, 2013
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I am a Recruiting Contributor at Burnt Orange Nation.

Texas Ex, Class of 2009. College of Communications.

Texas season ticket holder since 2004.

Attended every OU - Texas game since 2002.

Attended the 2005 National Championship Game.

I've met Augie before, still seeking that elusive hand shake from Mack Brown.

Too many great DKR quotes to mention here, so I'll go with Dana X. Bible:

"Boys! The eyes of Texas are upon you. Texans are huddled around their radios from Brownsville to Wichita Falls, from El Paso to Texarkana, in every home, grocery store, drug store, barbershop and hardware store in the state of Texas all are eagerly waiting to find out how you do today. Today, you are not just representing the University of Texas, today, you're fighting and playing for the entire state of Texas! This is Texas against Wisconsin! Set your jaws! Make up your minds! Let's play a game that will live in the hearts and minds of the people of Texas FOREVER!"
-- Texas Coach D.X. Bible's pregame speech to the Longhorns prior to the 1939 contest with Wisconsin. Texas won 17-7 over the larger UW squad.

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Texas High School Football, Under the Lights: Week 2

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1988 Odessa Permian vs Midland Lee Friday Night Lights (via goten1214)   Highlights of the actual Permain - Midland Lee game described in the book Friday Night Lights. More after the jump.  A...

Texas Football Recruiting: The Visitors

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Jake Raulerson Sophomore Highlights 2010 (via Gatordaze123)   Don't make the Maulerson angry. You wouldn't like the Maulerson when he's angry. More after the jump. Texas very quietly hosted...

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Sundays with Bill, Rice Game Recap Edition

The Rice Game is in the books, but the freshmen are here to stay. 18 true freshman played last night, a Texas record. Good win with plenty of teaching moments. Talking points: The Rice game,...

Texas High School Football: Under the Lights, Week 1 Preview

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Plano East-John Tyler 1994 Football (via jodyvancevids) This week's moment in Texas High School Football History: The 1994 Plano East - Tyler John Tyler playoff game. One of the craziest finishes...

Texas Football Recruiting 2013: Thirsty Thursdays, 2013 Middle Linebackers

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Brett Wade #23 Kennedale MLB (via kennedalecat15) Introducing 2013 Kennedale ILB Brett Wade.  Texas will start 3 OLBs on Saturday against Rice. Hicks is probably a more natural MLB than Kennan...

Texas High School Football Zero Week Recap with a DGB bonus

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  MaxPreps.com, Photo by Jim Redman   John Beckham has done some name dropping recently. More after the jump.    A good many Texas professors told me to not bury the headline. Many excellent...

DGB shows out on national television

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Play your cards right Dorial, and you'll be endorsing both soon. More after the jump  The vitals:  Dorial Green - Beckham (DGB) had 18 catches for 284 yards and three touchdowns against Seneca,...

Under the Lights, Zero Week Edition

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  High School Football in Texas is so much more than a game, it can define a town. More after the jump.  It's something that people from small towns can hang their hats on. It's a pride thing,...

Thirsty Thursdays Return, 2013 Cornerbacks

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I heard there was some huge news today. Aggie is going to do what they do, and I'm going to do what I do and talk recruiting. In this edition of Thirsty Thursdays we center our attention on the...

Big Easy Redux, 2012 PG Javan Felix commits to Texas

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The Longhorns landed another point guard from New Orleans on Monday with the commitment of Javan Felix, a 2012 recruit. Will he be as successful with Texas as the last NOLA product, DJ Augustin?

2013 Safeties : Marcell Harris and everybody else

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A lot of superlatives have been thrown around about 2013 Groveland, FL South Lake Safety Marcell Harris, but I only need one. Duane Akina told Harris' coaches that he was the best sophomore DB he...

Immediate help on the way? 2011 PF Jaylen Bond commits to UT

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Much has been made of the lack of depth in Texas Basketball's 2011 - 2012 frontcourt. The Horns return seniors Alexis Wangmene and Clint Chapman as their only experienced post players. Obviously,...

Red Bull gives you an athlete: 2013 Arlington Martin ATH Kyle Hicks

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Burnt Orange Nation: Red Bull gives you an athlete: 2013 Arlington Martin ATH Kyle Hicks

Introducing BFLT's Thirsty Thursdays Inaugural Edition: Mack's Chosen Few

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 I'd like to first thank Wescott Eberts (Ghost of Big Roy), Peter Bean and The Burnt Orange Nation Authors for this opportunity. I gathered that I had a following here and on The Recruitocosm, but...

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I don't want to be an alarmist here, but what is the Brown and Green back up plan?

    As a young man in the insurance business I always like to see contingency plans and protections in the event of a loss. Even if Jerry Scarborugh says there's an 80 percent chance that...

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The Nathan Hughes Mystery

Sorry for the long absence. I received a promotion at work and I’ve been out of pocket recently.   Do y'all have any ideas on why Texas didn't offer Nathan Hughes? Judging by the early...

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OB free Ketch column. I can scarcely believe it

  The 2009 -2010 Texas basketball team is all but dead to me. Good points on Barnes though. Unsurprisingly, I found the football stuff much more interesting. I wish Ketch had mentioned more about...

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