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    Football 2022 General Recruiting thread

    At this point can we really even be choosy about OL recruits? If they are framey with good feet it's worth a shot to put some weight on em.
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    Let's talk marketing....

    Driving through Texas I see "Pony Up" billboards EVERYWHERE. SMU is going balls to the wall in their efforts to continue to advance their program. Why doesn't OSU do this anymore? I remember that, when we wanted Perrish Cox, we put a billboard in Waco. Why don't we aggressively do these things...
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    Program Identity?

    Here's the thing. I don't think Gundy's ego will allow him to realize that we will never compete nationally running a scheme like he wants to run. It's too similar to the schemes the Alabamas and Ohio States run and we will never out recruit those guys, especially with his attitude towards...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    At one time I wrote new degree programs as liaison for Tarleton State University with the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Unless things have changed, OU doesn't have to approve anything for OSU to offer degree programs. The process would require OSU BOR approval and then HLC...
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    Men's Basketball 2022 General Recruiting Thread

    Could change depending on where Baylor ends up.
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    Football 2022 LB Jordan Crook

    Duncanville should be considered an outlier. Samples and his staff apparently convinced Crook to look elsewhere so you never know what's gonna happen down there.
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    Football 2022 General Recruiting thread

    I noticed we extended another offer to a Duncanville prospect in Warren Roberson. I'm gonna be honest in saying that, after they "assisted" Crook with his decision to look elsewhere, I'd be staying away from any school coached by Reginald Samples.
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    What I don't understand is why AAU membership and research endowment is a qualification for an ATHLETIC conference. Makes absolutely no sense.
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    You fellas don't understand how bad not being in Texas all the time is gonna hurt our recruiting. OSU is closer to MANY cities and towns here in Texas than Tech but it might as well be in another country. You can't get it through people's heads here how close it actually is. They just see...
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    Big 12 Realignment thread, 2021 version

    This is quickly gonna turn into something like college baseball where the top players bypass schools like us to go to the "minors" and we're left hoping that they won't get poached.
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    Cowgirls Softball 2022 season

    Purdue is very similar to OSU in terms of feel and environment.
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    Football 2022 General Recruiting thread

    Realistically, I don't know if we can say this. Texas' endowment is just too large for us to think that we should always be considered a favorite. We've been lucky that they've made bad hire after bad hire because, with the right guy in there, they could be Alabama 2.0. I don't think they've...
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    Football 2022 General Recruiting thread

    There's the old "we remember how bad it was so we're content with how it is" camp that is a large portion of the older fans and it's frustrating. I understand their viewpoint but still....
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    2021 MLB draft

    I was worried about Chase Shores. Gonna end up at OSU?