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Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I always wondered... why did the binder comment rub so many of us the wrong way including myself? I guess a not so subtle way to shift responsibility to a bunch of papers rather than himself.
  2. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Because the binder can’t read a room nor a ballgame.
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  3. Detective Shilala

    Detective Shilala 2,500+ Posts

    And an arrogance that he knew all of the answers to every permutation of any of football’s questions and he captured them all in one notebook.
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  4. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

  5. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I think you are 100% correct.
  6. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 2,500+ Posts

    His smarmy mensa persona was a turn off.

    Edited:: Also, it (the binder) under performed his 4th down decision-making outcomes
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  7. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    On the latter, it was often the play calling that was at fault.
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  8. DKRoyal fan

    DKRoyal fan 25+ Posts

    I will say this; if Coach Royal had relied on a binder to make that 4th and 3 call in the 1969 "Big Shootout" at Arkansas we would be minus one national championship trophy in the Horn's trophy room. And this from the best coach in Longhorn history, and IMHO the best college football coach in his day who generally eschewed the pass.

    As a side note, I would likely never have become a Horn fan because that was the first Longhorn game I ever watched. That game instantly won me over as a Longhorn faithful, and helped me to make the decision to attend UT and I've never regretted it. "Binder"? ...forget that.


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  9. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    Can't believe that idiot went for it on 4th down and threw way past the marker instead of just trying to get the first down! Oh wait, we caught the ball, never mind....
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  10. Omniscient.one

    Omniscient.one 500+ Posts

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  11. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

  12. I_Dont_Exist

    I_Dont_Exist 1,000+ Posts

    My belief is players should be allowed to transfer wherever provided they sit out a year. Covid has temporarily changed that but the premise remains.
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  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    ou can block a vote by themselves? Put it to a vote and whichever side gets 6 votes wins. Coaches can move anywhere they like and the players should be able to do the same.
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  14. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 2,500+ Posts

    I think Riley is right. IMO, If a player wants to transfer in conference then they should have to sit out a season otherwise they are eligible immediately in another conference.
  15. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Is there a huge difference in what Riley is doing and the time-honored, "we will release you but only to a school not on our schedule during your eligibility"?
  16. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    As long as Spencer Rattler is around Chandler Morris has no hope of being the #1 QB at ou. Also, he poses no threat to ou (or any other Big XII school) as the starting QB for TCU. Would it be ok with Riley if Morris wanted to transfer to say, Clemson where he could be the QB that beats ou (again) in a playoff game?

    Reverse the deal - Morris to ou because Rattler will miss a season or more. Riley would be screaming if TCU said not without sitting a year.
  17. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    Well, Baker Mayfield went to OU from TTech so not so time honored in that instance.
  18. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Mayfield was a special case where he got to do whatever he wanted as long as he kept his mouth shut.
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  19. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    I agree with the other binder comments above. I think there is a sense among many sports fans that analytics has taken over and shoved much of the human element out. If it was all just stats and analytics, a computer would be the best coach.

    Analytics are helpful, but you can't ignore the human factor, and intangibles like momentum and emotion, to say nothing of making spot decisions based on what is happening in this particular game at this particular moment against this particular opponent
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  20. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    In my opinion, stat-driven decisions are better in baseball because the set-ups and game situations are more consistent across games or even seasons even if different teams and players are involved.
  21. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    Thinking about it even more, I think if it were not the binder comment, it would have been some other basically non-offensive comment-that everyone latched ahold of. He comes off as such an unlikable person, that he has to win 10 or more games per year or else he will face the wrath of fans and media.
  22. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    Truth hurts sometimes ...
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  23. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    Baker Mayfield kept his mouth shut? When did that happen?
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  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    To this day, he hasn't uttered a word. I doubt he will accept a trade to Phoenix though.
  25. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

  26. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    And analytics are much more useful in normative circumstances.
    See Dallas last year for a case of how effective they are when extraordinary circumstances arise....and they and their reverberations are hard to quantify for calculation.
  27. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

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  28. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    I think the thing these guys should consider is that big time programs may not need or want an injury prone player from the portal. I'm betting he has gotten a lot of calls, just not from the caliber program he may have been expecting.
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  29. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    Mike Gundy has a good idea ...

  30. militaryhorn

    militaryhorn Cocky & Relaxed Like Dionysus

    I didn't watch the video but I would be down with a couple scrimmage games against someone other than our team.
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