Texas committed to play TTU annualy in all sports

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by old65horn, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    Why?

    I think this is a crazy decision. The only party that benefits from this is TTU.

    It does not help us in recruiting but it does help TTU. What is the upside for us. We need patty cakes for our non conference like the rest of the SEC

    I hope Sabre gets on this before papers are signed if he agrees.

    Texas Football: Texas Tech to remain a future opponent for Longhorns
     
  2. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    I will apply the rule to Texas that I thought should have applied to Aggie: play tech, Baylor and TCU annually on round robin schedule.
     
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  3. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    What about U of H and SFA?
     
  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    aggy-east texas?
     
  5. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    This is the answer to the question what will it take to get Kirby Hocutt on board with greasing the skids to getting us out of the Big 12 gracefully and somewhat less expensively?

    just my first take

    plus it gives us a Texas opponent who will always be competitive but rarely beat us

    we should cut a similar deal with the Frogs and Rice

    I have degrees from UT and Tech so I am prejudiced.
     
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  6. MajorRules00

    MajorRules00 250+ Posts

    Winner winner. This move provides long-term stability to Tech, eases political tensions, and helps our negotiations out of the B12.

    I expect our other two OOC games each season will consist of a pool of Rice, Louisiana, SMU, Tulsa, etc.
     
  7. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    65,

    I really like & support playing Tech every year going forward. Good for the state and good politically. If we don't "man up" and beat Tech annually like we did for eons, Lord help us in the SEC.
     
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  8. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Yeah I don't mind it. While the SEC typically schedules FCS cupcakes as one sacrificial lamb each year, it's not like we wouldn't have been playing Tech-level opponents as part of the nonconference slate (*cough* Arkansas *cough*).

    I have a feeling that they want to stick with 8 conference games, which kind of sucks for my "4-pod" plan with 9 conference games, but if we need to fill out 4 nonconference games each year, having Tech on standby for one of them is a decent deal. I don't think any recruit who is trying to rationally choose between us and Tech will be swayed by a poor game.
     
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  9. Pomspoms

    Pomspoms 2,500+ Posts

    How about william and mary. I think we can beat them
     
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  10. BornOrange0855

    BornOrange0855 100+ Posts

    No win or not, I'd rather see us play Tech (and TCU) semi regularly than watch us play joke games like Kent State, Prairie View, Mercer et al.
     
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  11. n64ra

    n64ra 1,000+ Posts

    For football, I kinda would have preferred a round robin with TTU, TCU, BU, and Rice but only one opponent a year. Over a normal college kid's tenure, the student would get to see one of each (though likely two at home and two on the road). I realize there'll be 'BU should burn' comments, but we've played them annually since 1943 and 110 times out of the last 120 years.

    For all other sports, that's cool.
     
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  12. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    Not crazy about that, but better than playing FCS skools. Not that we could beat them either, but still…
     
  13. Desperado

    Desperado 1,000+ Posts

    We can beat Mary. Not too sure about William.
     
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  14. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Did you mean West?
     
  15. old65horn

    old65horn 1,000+ Posts

    The beatings will continue until people agree with me!
     
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  16. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    I read the article. Keeping tech on the schedule for 20-25 years is ridiculous. Maybe once a decade or so, and the game is always played in Austin, but not for 20 years straight. I don't want us to play any of the remaining Irate 8 schools after the move to the SEC, unless it's in a bowl game. And even that assumes the Irate 8, B12, or whatever it's to be called, remains in the P5 and isn't pushed down to the Group of 5 level.
     
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  17. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    I dunno. They really, really beat up on the Irish.
     
  18. Mike the Texan

    Mike the Texan 250+ Posts

    Was this decision made by the same idiot who keeps scheduling Arkansas? We need to do the same thing Alabama and the other SEC leaders do and schedule FCS cupcakes from now on.
     
  19. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    That "idiot" would be Deloss Dodds, and the decision was made 30 years ago. Same idiot that tried to form the new SWC, but did create the Big XII, negotiated the TV contracts for the conference, and pulled $300 million out of Disney for TLN.

    Yes, "the same idiot" that scheduled the hogs when they were pathetic.
     
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  20. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    I am fine with playing Tech on regular basis and as noted above it is probably as much about a smooth exit as it is the non-conference game. Now can we make it a Austin, neutral site, Austin, Lubbock kind of four year rotation?
     
  21. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    We can beat Mary, not sure about William.
     
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  22. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    You beat me too it.
     
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  23. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    I like a game vs. Tech, but maybe instead we should play UH or Rice every year IN HOUSTON, and TCU, SMU, or UNT every year IN DFW.
     
  24. Godz40acres

    Godz40acres Happy Feller

    Bailor deserves no legitimacy. None. UT should just fart in their general direction.
     
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  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Baylor doesn't deserve to inhale the fine aroma of Longhorn farts.
     
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  26. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    No major football team is playing in West Texas, which leaves OU to own the Panhandle. Playing Tech gives us visibility in The Permian Basin & High Plains.

    As for playing Third Ward or Rice in Houston, our HUGE alumni base in the Houston SMSA gives us the presence we need there. I do support playing Rice because of the MOB.
     
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  27. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    No aggy East Texas in Commerce.
     
  28. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    The Basin produces a lot of oil.
    The South Plains produces a lot of cotton.
    The Panhandle produces a lot of wheat.

    None of the above produce a lot of blue chip football players. On or East of a roughly North-South line from Wichita Falls to Abilene to San Antonio then veering Southeast to Corpus Christi is where the bulk of top football talent comes from in Texas.
     
  29. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    And now, a lot of grapes...
     
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  30. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Leave it to the winebibber…

    :beertoast:
     
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