Anticipating Spring Football

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by dukesteer, Mar 3, 2023.

  1. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    16 is the number Payton wore at Tennessee. It’s also the number that Arch wore in HS. Then again, Archie wore 8 in NO, a jersey number that has functionally been retired there.
  2. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    16 = 2x8

    Maybe Arch will be twice as good as Grandpa... :D
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  3. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

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  5. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

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  6. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

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  7. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    While I agree, we shouldn’t forget that no one would have shed a tear had PK been jettisoned after Year 1. After Year 2 it has been a different conversation. If we see continued progression this year (which I expect), the D could be something special.
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  8. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 5,000+ Posts

    special? hmmm I would settle for solid and sometimes salty. Our offense can take care of the rest. 10-2 at the least.
  9. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah, I remember the day Dutch Clark screwed that whole thing up!
  10. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    What the heck is going on in Austin the weekend of the spring game? Hotel rates are exorbitant.
  11. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I think that's just Austin. Doesn't really matter what weekend it is any longer.

    The Motorcycle GP race is at Circuit of the Americas and the Capitol 10K is that weekend.
  12. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Thanks Horns11, but while rates are in general higher this year they still do dramatic increases for big weekends, etc. must be the circuit. Rates go insane when the Formula One is in town. An airport hotel that is normally under $200 is going for over $700, per night! Means we do a day turnaround this year.
  13. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 5,000+ Posts

    you can always camp out in a Walmart parking lot!
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  14. bishophorn

    bishophorn 500+ Posts

    Speaking of Jersey numbers, I sincerely hope someone on the staff reminds the current players who the former and great players were that wore that number.
    Street’s 16, Danny Lester’s 23, Fred Steinmark’s 28, Ricky Churchman’s 8 McMichael’s 99 etc., just for starters
    That would be great for a player to know and carry that legacy.
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  15. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Earl 20 (retired?)
    Ricky 34 (retired?)
    Nobis 60
    Layne 22
    Gilbert/ Charles 25
    Worster 30
    Sizemore 76
    Appleton 70 (plus others)
    Jerry Gray 2

    Off the top off my head....
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  16. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    It's actually been done on kind of a micro-level. The lockers have those LED screens on them with the player's name and number. The "screensaver" for each has highlights and stuff that scroll through action shots of them. One of the slides is former Longhorns who had that number. It's not much, but it's something.
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  17. bishophorn

    bishophorn 500+ Posts

    Thanks for that 11.In my cob web memory, was thinking I had heard something was done with all the players that had worn that number.
    Really cool to know that is carried on.
  18. moondog_LFZ

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  20. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    • Which position group is working best? Too early to tell, but OL and DL "feel good" as strengths.
    • Jaydon Blue: physical and mental maturity - compared his situation to Sanders in that everyone was wondering where he was but then Sanders turned it on for year 2. Never not had a 1000-yard rusher.
    • J. Bledsoe: one of the most gifted athletes, expects him to develop
    • AD Mitchell and J. Cook: good competition, getting Neyor back eventually, passing game needs to improve. Worthy showed Cook a blocking assignment and it fired everyone up.
    • Choice is a great coach.
    • M. Murphy: had a setback with the injury recovery but he does everything right otherwise. Need QB competition to make it worthwhile.
    • Do things right during Spring Break. Make good choices.
    • NFL Combine: does it show that Texas is trending in the right direction? Hope so. Sent 5 guys, should be sending 10. Interviews matter. Bijan set a great example.
    • Portal vs. HS Recruiting: build from freshmen class, positional needs (gaps) are the main thing Sark considers with portal. Elite HS players are more sustainable. We have staffers who monitor portal.
    • Edge position: high expectations for a bunch of guys. Don't want to pigeon hole anyone into it because so many guys to move around.
    • B. Murphy: disruptive, strong, powerful. Sweat and Murphy take the bull by the horns.
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  21. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Neyor being hurt last year cost us 2 games at least now that we know Worthy played hurt.
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  22. moondog_LFZ

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  23. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Lockers have LED screens on them? WTH have I been and dang I'm getting older every day. No locker I was in would have had an LED screen survive.
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  24. 1sahorn

    1sahorn 1,000+ Posts

    When I was playing, LED is what Moses did to get the Israelites out of Egypt.
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  25. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    I believe this is an improvement during Herman's stay.
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  27. txhorn_et

    txhorn_et 1,000+ Posts

    So the scrap wood 2x4 chicken wire lockers from way back when wouldn’t fly today?
    Those were reserved for the Varsity. That was an upgrade from the hooks and nails on the wall for sub-varsity teams.
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  28. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    All 4 of them have had their numbers retired, plus Colt and Vince.
  29. moondog_LFZ

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  30. theiioftx

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    McKelvey 24
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