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As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby Windthorstfan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:50 am

it sounds like Strong is changing the culture to the way it should be.

Strong and his coaches met with the team and outlined their expectations. He followed that with individual meetings with key players and 2014 seniors. The meeting was "very intense", but there was no yelling or drill sergeant act. No theater. Just a detailing of how things are going to be from now on. No one was thanked for being there. No one was patted on the back for being at Texas.

Strong expectations:

*Players will attend all of their classes and sit in the front two rows of all of their classes. GAs, academic folks, position coaches will be checking constantly now.
*No headphones in class. No texting in class. Sit up and take notes.
*If a player misses a class, he runs until it hurts. If he misses two classes, his entire position unit runs. If he misses three, the position coach runs. The position coaches don't want to run.
*No earrings in the football building. No drugs. No stealing. No guns. Treat women with respect.
*Players may not live off campus anymore, unless they're a senior who hits certain academic standards. The University will buy out the leases for every player currently living off campus and put them in the athletic dorm.
*The team will all live together, eat together, suffer together, and hang out together. They will become a true team and learn to impose accountability on each other. The cliques are over.
*There's no time for a rebuild. "I don't have time for that." The expectation is that Texas wins now.
*Players will learn that they would rather practice than milk a minor injury.
*The focus is on winning and graduating. Anything extraneous to that is a distraction and will be stamped out or removed.
*Strong met individually with seniors and key leaders and re-emphasized that the plan is to win now. They can lead the new culture or be run over by it.
*"I don't want to talk about things. I'd rather do things. We just talked. Now it's time to do."

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby dogfan1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:15 pm

I am so happy Macks gone. I can root for Texas again and I like the new head coach already!

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby Mack Attack » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:14 pm

i like it

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Postby bluedawg » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:41 pm

There will be casualities, but thats what Texas needs right now!

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Postby Eagle 1 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:13 pm

dogfan1 wrote:I am so happy Macks gone. I can root for Texas again and I like the new head coach already!


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Postby punchcat » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:52 pm

This time next year they'll being calling them "Charlie's Angels"

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Postby TwoMarksHand » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:03 am

The only thing I would disagree with, and frankly have a problem with, is the rule about no guns. No way you catch me living in the middle of Austin without protection.
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Postby dogfan1 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:26 pm

Umm all football players will be living in the dorms now. No need for a gun.

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby TwoMarksHand » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:23 am

Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby dogfan1 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:12 pm

I'm 57 and never needed a handgun.

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Postby TwoMarksHand » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:13 pm

Again, better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
On a second note, I lived in on campus dorms for a year and always had my shotgun...not for personal defense, but for when I went hunting.
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Postby WindthorstDad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:19 pm

I have been a Longhorn fan as long as I can remember and I like their chances of returning to be a top team with Strong at the helm. Love the push in the classroom he brings. Accountability and playing as a team will be a requirement from now on to be a Texas Longhorn!
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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby dogfan1 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:27 pm

WindthorstDad wrote:I like their chances of returning to be a top team with Strong at the helm. Love the push in the classroom he brings. Accountability and playing as a team will be a requirement from now on to be a Texas Longhorn!
Ditto on this

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby Eagle 1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:15 pm

dogfan1 wrote:I'm 57 and never needed a handgun.


I own four but have never needed any of them for personal protection. Not yet anyway.
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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby dogfan1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:23 pm

I can hit better with a short shotgun.

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Postby Eagle 1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:32 am

I'm actually a pretty good shot with a pistol. On year my pistol team (four of us) qualified for the national pistol match, but one guy was getting married that week and another guys wife was expecting the same week so we didn't go.
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Postby dogfan1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Dang. That would have been fun.

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby Eagle 1 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:53 pm

Still got the trophy.
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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby dogfan1 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:32 am

:-bd

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby punchcat » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:52 am

Eagle 1 wrote:Still got the trophy.

Can Brady have your trophy?

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Postby Eagle 1 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:00 am

I'll send them a picture of it. Lol
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Postby dogfan1 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:28 am

=)) =)) =))

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Re: As much as I don't like Univ of Texas....

Postby Eagle 1 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:01 pm

b-)
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Postby dogfan1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:38 am

\M/

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Postby Eagle 1 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:38 am

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