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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network


    Mack Brown is generally a straight shooter but he has been brainwashed by ESPN and the LHN folks.

    While he is correct that he has 20 to 25 committed players when fall rolls around, there are 4 times that number of underclassmen that are still in the process of being actively recruited by UT and other programs.

    And while UT may not be active in selecting HS games to be televised and not actively involved in the telecast, it is foolish for him to claim UT will have nothing to do with those telecasts on a branded LHN and that other B12 programs will greatly benefit. ESPN needs to telecast those games on ESPNU or create ESPNHS.

    Hopefully, the NCAA will listen to Gary Pinkel and apply common sense on this matter.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    How is Art Briles line of thinking refreshing? I hope the ncaa winds up agreeing with Pinkel on this matter.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    First, and probably last, time I'll ever say this: I hope Pinkel is right.


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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    How is Art Briles line of thinking refreshing? I hope the ncaa winds up agreeing with Pinkel on this matter.
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if the NCAA agrees with Texas based on some of their other recent decisions...



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    How is Art Briles line of thinking refreshing? I hope the ncaa winds up agreeing with Pinkel on this matter.
    It's refreshing because he isn't saying the same thing as everybody else.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    We saw the real Mack Brown when Texas starting going into the tank last year. Even blamed his wife.

    First class whiner.


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    If someone could enlighten me on how it gives Texas a big advantage... I'm assuming the Texas recruiters don't go to the games to record for the Network.. how does it give them a huge advantage... or are the other schools not aloud to watch that channel?

    Or is it just that Texas kids who got to play on that channel before would want to play there more at the college level? Because I'm assuming most Texas kids want to play for Texas regardless.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    And I'm being completely serious when I said someone enlighten me.. because I'm most likely missing or overlooking something.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    If someone could enlighten me on how it gives Texas a big advantage... I'm assuming the Texas recruiters don't go to the games to record for the Network.. how does it give them a huge advantage... or are the other schools not aloud to watch that channel?

    Or is it just that Texas kids who got to play on that channel before would want to play there more at the college level? Because I'm assuming most Texas kids want to play for Texas regardless.
    I'm baffled by it, too. Texas kids do grow up wanting to play for Texas. UT already knows who the good ones are, and they're a top player as soon as they make one phone call anyway.


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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by RustShack View Post
    If someone could enlighten me on how it gives Texas a big advantage... I'm assuming the Texas recruiters don't go to the games to record for the Network.. how does it give them a huge advantage... or are the other schools not aloud to watch that channel?

    Or is it just that Texas kids who got to play on that channel before would want to play there more at the college level? Because I'm assuming most Texas kids want to play for Texas regardless.
    I agree with you, its not like these kids don't know anything about Texas, or that Texas doesn't hand pick the in-state kids they want anyway. It's just another channel on TV, this is just being blown out of proportion because everyone has this compulsion to not want anything that Texas thinks is good for themselves.



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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by Ficklone02 View Post
    How is Art Briles line of thinking refreshing? I hope the ncaa winds up agreeing with Pinkel on this matter.
    Briles: We are going to take whatever situation comes at us and make ourselves better.

    Pinkel: May I please have some more cheese to go along with my whine?


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    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    I agree with you, its not like these kids don't know anything about Texas, or that Texas doesn't hand pick the in-state kids they want anyway. It's just another channel on TV, this is just being blown out of proportion because everyone has this compulsion to not want anything that Texas thinks is good for themselves.
    Yup. Nailed it.

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    Re: Big 12 coaches comment on Longhorn Network

    Quote Originally Posted by jbhtexas View Post
    Briles: We are going to take whatever situation comes at us and make ourselves better.

    Pinkel: May I please have some more cheese to go along with my whine?
    I don't see it that way. I think Mizzou has an inflated opinion of itself. It perceives that it has options. In their mind they don't have to put up with UT's **** because the SEC and the Big 10 are just a phone call away.

    Baylor knows better. They know the only thing keeping them from obscurity is being tied at the hip to UT. They're just along for the ride.

    I think both coaches' comments represent the self-image that each school has of its opportunities.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan61 View Post
    I don't see it that way. I think Mizzou has an inflated opinion of itself. It perceives that it has options. In their mind they don't have to put up with UT's **** because the SEC and the Big 10 are just a phone call away.

    Baylor knows better. They know the only thing keeping them from obscurity is being tied at the hip to UT. They're just along for the ride.

    I think both coaches' comments represent the self-image that each school has of its opportunities.
    In which case, it is refreshing to hear from somebody who has a grip on reality.


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