What outcome would you prefer?

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Gladius&Pilum, Apr 30, 2022.

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What outcome would you prefer?

  1. UT joins the SEC in 2025

    50.0%
  2. UT joins the B1G in 2025

    6.7%
  3. UT joins the ACC in 2025

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. UT stays in the Big12 in 2025 (after TV agrees to increase the payout)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. UT stays in the Big12 and the 4 schools that left return (instead of the 4 coming in 2023)

    43.3%
  1. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    There has been a lot of SEC-bashing by Longhorn fans over the years so I'm not completely sure everyone is on board with joining the SEC. If you were able to use the Infinity Gauntlet to determine the outcome in a snap, what would it be?
     
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  2. erbutch

    erbutch 250+ Posts

    Does it really matter? we cant win in the Big 12. Maybe we should join the sunbelt.
     
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  3. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    The decade of mediocrity is over.

    2022 will be like Saturday at a golf major, “moving day.”

    2023 we will make the playoffs.
     
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  4. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Still don’t like all the ‘portals’ but then k do not like the NIL either.
     
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  5. erbutch

    erbutch 250+ Posts

    I hope you are right. Times are changing but I am not sure it is for the best. I look for 7-4 or 6-5. An unproven QB,no experience on the OL,and no defense. I like your orange colored glasses.
     
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  6. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    And not a lot of experience I’m thinking.
     
  7. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I disagree a bit. The OL has a decent amount of experience unless you are talking about the backups. The starters stink, but it is not due to inexperience or youth. I would also add an unproven kicking game.
     
  8. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I’m not a SEC fan, but what do I know.
    I would have rather seen UT head PAC 10, only because I enjoy traveling to that part of the country.
    Been to Baton Rouge, Meh.
    Mississippi- I’ll not comment
    ARK- goes unsaid.
    Bama people are bat sh crazy about their teams. I can’t keep a straight face when presented the haircuts.

    Give me AZ, the Rose Bowl, even Oregon.
     
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  9. dukesteer

    dukesteer 5,000+ Posts

    One potentially big difference I see for the 2022 season versus last year is that with the exception of LB, we’re going to have depth. Depth in the OL (although they’re young), depth in the DL, although we desperately need a rush end, and depth in the secondary. I didn’t say elite talent, but they’re not chopped liver either. Some breakouts are likely.

    Not to mention that we have both depth and “elite talent” at RB, WR, and arguably, QB. Unproven (at QB), but the pedigree is there.

    The one exception is linebacker. And of course, we really need a rush end. But again, I don’t think that depth is going to be an issue — unless the unexpected happens — and perhaps PK & GP can scheme around the lack of a rush end. That’s the assumption.

    Linebacker? That may be another story.
     
  10. NRHorn

    NRHorn 1,000+ Posts

    That’s my concern, LB.
    I am not as worried about the OL as most are.
    Bijan, Roshan and the WRs UT has will help the OL.
     
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  11. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I re-watched the 1999 UT v OU game and Major Applewhite could not agree more with you. He will tell you that a QB only needs one or two seconds to make a good read and throw with an above average RB (maybe year is wrong because Mitchel was RB) and very good but not great WRs on the team. Of course said QB will take a beating. I guess he would also tell you that having some really high NFL caliber talent on the defense is also very useful.
     
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  12. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    Frankly I expected a lot more B1G and ACC votes. Looks like the SEC move is growing on some folks. Very surprised anyone wanted the original Big12 back. Biggest surprise is that almost 90% prefer an outcome that results in being in a conference with A&M.
     
  13. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

    I would rather have migas for breakfast this morning.
     
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  14. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    But now watch the 1999 K-State and 2nd Nebraska games.
     
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  15. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    I knew there was an option I was forgetting to put in the poll.;)
     
  16. beijinghorn1

    beijinghorn1 500+ Posts

    I intentionally do not re-watch games like those. I was just agreeing in a rather ambiguous way that the O-line might not be the biggest problem on the team. You insenuate a good point, the biggest problem week to week will probably depend on the opponent. For example, in OU and Kansas games, I would not say the Oline was the biggest problem. Instead I would argue the entire defense was a problem. Against Arkansas one could argue that the O-line was the biggest problem. I forget the rest of the games.
     
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  17. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    Just go Independent.
     
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  18. IvanDiabloHorn

    IvanDiabloHorn 1,000+ Posts

    I want to catch Vanderbilt in wins.
     
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  19. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    If we're going to compete in the SEC, good or bad - we gotta go all in and play the NIL game.
     
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  20. nashhorn

    nashhorn 5,000+ Posts

    Put the dislike because I hate the NIL.
     
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  21. Gladius&Pilum

    Gladius&Pilum 100+ Posts

    Didn't have haircuts on my list of SEC negatives. Spreadsheet updated.

    Are you able to keep a straight face when presented with Quinn Ewers?
     
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  22. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    I can hardly wait to see the Arkansas fans back in Austin every two years like when I was in school. What a charming group. And LSU? Marvelous.

    We are going to be awash in cracker sensibility. I like California and Arizona

    But I was not polled on the matter and don't sit on the board of the people at ESPN who make the decisions.
     
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  23. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Do you recall my note about the LSU fans traveling to Austin a few years ago for the football game? They were traveling on 99 going around Houston at 75 mph with the windows down in >90 F mid-morning and their bare feet out the window.
     
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  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Next time LSU comes to Austin, I'm going to recommend to Chris that he triple their ticket allotment and create a "coonass only" parking area. Let them come and set up on Thursday and cook all weekend.
     
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  25. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

    As long as we are all invited to partake, I think you have a fabulous idea there.
     
  26. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 2,500+ Posts

    Is there another option??
     
  27. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Yeah, I really don't care for this poll, but I will choose going to SEC in 2025 because going by then is a done deal, worse case...
     
  28. TexasFight86

    TexasFight86 250+ Posts

    I would be happy winning 10-11 games for a start - whatever conference we're in.
    When was the last time that happened?

    Not really up for losing to BYU, Houston, Cinn, etc either.
     
  29. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts


    I did this morning. I listened to Finebaum just now and upchucked breakfast and lunch after listening to the idiot call ins. They make Aggies sound like Nobel prize winners.
     
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