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Old 01-12-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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check out how many players decomitted to florida after they kept their coach.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Really Texas?!

I'm afraid of what they'll dream up to pair with "hook 'em"

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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That stupid T-shirt disappeared as fast as it came out.

Texas sports board posters totally ripped on it and the idiot who produced such an abomination.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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New coach is super serial Mmmkay.

Strong expectations:

1. Players will attend all of their classes and sit in the front two rows of all of their classes. GAs, academic folks, position coaches will be checking constantly now.

2. No headphones in class. No texting in class. Sit up and take notes.

3. If a player misses a class, he runs until it hurts. If he misses two classes, his entire position unit runs. If he misses three, the position coach runs. The position coaches don't want to run.

4. No earrings in the football building. No drugs. No stealing. No guns. Treat women with respect.

5. Players may not live off campus anymore, unless they're a senior who hits certain academic standards. The University will buy out the leases for every player currently living off campus and put them in the athletic dorm.

6. The team will all live together, eat together, suffer together, and hang out together. They will become a true team and learn to impose accountability on each other. The cliques are over.

7. There's no time for a rebuild. "I don't have time for that." The expectation is that Texas wins now.

8. Players will learn that they would rather practice than milk a minor injury.

9. The focus is on winning and graduating. Anything extraneous to that is a distraction and will be stamped out or removed.

10. Strong met individually with seniors and key leaders and re-emphasized that the plan is to win now. They can lead the new culture or be run over by it.

11. "I don't want to talk about things. I'd rather do things. We just talked. Now it's time to do."

http://www.barkingcarnival.com/2014/...#comment_tease

This should weed out some the underachievers they've had in the past.

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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In theory, all those rules sound great. However it's all a dog and pony show to correct public perception that Texas players are lazy, entitled thugs and also that the program became complacent under Mack Brown. Additionally, I am not sure how the school can buy the players out of their of campus living situations. This seems like a serious violation of NCAA rules, and student athletes cannot be treated preferentially over regular students. Tell me, why would a school buy out regular old Joe Blow's apartment lease?
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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In theory, all those rules sound great. However it's all a dog and pony show to correct public perception that Texas players are lazy, entitled thugs and also that the program became complacent under Mack Brown. Additionally, I am not sure how the school can buy the players out of their of campus living situations. This seems like a serious violation of NCAA rules, and student athletes cannot be treated preferentially over regular students. Tell me, why would a school buy out regular old Joe Blow's apartment lease?
Yeah, buying out a students off campus lease seems non compliant. There was sarcasm in the beginning of my post. Reminds me of Mike Singletary and SF. This probably won't end well. Lol.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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In theory, all those rules sound great. However it's all a dog and pony show to correct public perception that Texas players are lazy, entitled thugs and also that the program became complacent under Mack Brown. Additionally, I am not sure how the school can buy the players out of their of campus living situations. This seems like a serious violation of NCAA rules, and student athletes cannot be treated preferentially over regular students. Tell me, why would a school buy out regular old Joe Blow's apartment lease?
"Public perception" "entitled thugs" - you can say that about most any D1 program. It's been several years since UT had a lot of trouble with excessive arrests.

"Lazy" - you nailed that one.

Student players living off campus get a housing "allowance" as a part of their scholarship. It works that way most everywhere. If the already have a lease, I see nothing wrong with the athletic department buying it out and making the player move back to the dorm.
If anything, it's a benefit for the landlord who can get double cash flow by re-leasing the now empty apartment to someone else.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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Any truth that Strong got rid of 24 players when he took over Louisville? If that's true there's gonna be a housecleaning of entitled non performers down in Austin. Strong might just get it done. Eventually.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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"Public perception" "entitled thugs" - you can say that about most any D1 program. It's been several years since UT had a lot of trouble with excessive arrests.

"Lazy" - you nailed that one.

Student players living off campus get a housing "allowance" as a part of their scholarship. It works that way most everywhere. If the already have a lease, I see nothing wrong with the athletic department buying it out and making the player move back to the dorm.
If anything, it's a benefit for the landlord who can get double cash flow by re-leasing the now empty apartment to someone else.
Yep I think the name entitled thugs certainly is much easier to apply else where with so many programs caught red handed as they say.I mean with a nation of young men raised in the projects going to college for the career football n benefit it can bring yet no pocket money the temptation is huge to not only live it up but to take money as we have clearly seen.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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A tough-nosed new coach giving players expectations and refusing to kiss booster bottom is great! And maybe what the doctor says is needed at Texas! But some questions for all of you Longhorn folk........

1. How much of a rope will Texas give him (alum, fans, students, admins, boosters.....!)? Will it be like a Rex Ryan and Mike Tomlin (both staying in NY and Pittsburgh), or will Charlie Strong go down a Cleveland Brown shaft???????

2. Is Texas ready for a man of that personality; hard-nosed and refusing to kiss booster bottom? In other words, is Texas ready for "Strong is the new Brown"?
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