College Football 2023

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  1. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Spring is on the way and teams have stablized their coaching staffs and rosters for the Spring. So I thought I'd start a new topic.

    Irish Spring game is April 22

    Longhorns have gone all out to make it a weekend and it's being sponsored by one of the Collectives, the Texas One Fund.

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    01.25.2023 | Football
    Football Orange-White Game presented by Texas One Fund set for April 15
    Spring Game admission is FREE as part of the annual ‘Made in Austin Weekend’

    Texas Athletics is proud to announce the annual 'Made in Austin Weekend' will be held April 14-16 on The University of Texas campus. Events feature a variety of fan experiences that celebrates what makes Austin so unique: live music, specialty food and beverage offerings, live art installations, and -- most importantly -- the Texas Longhorns!

    Events are centered around the annual Texas Football Orange-White Game, presented by Texas One Fund, on Saturday, April 15 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at Campbell-Williams Field. Bevo Blvd presented by H-E-B, Smokey's Midway, and Hook 'Em Hangout are all slated to open at 9 a.m. with kick-off scheduled at 1 p.m. The spring game will be the first glimpse for fans to see the Longhorns in action before the 2023 season opener against Rice on Saturday, Sept. 2.
     
  2. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Arch Manning takes the field as a Longhorn.

     
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    Don Ballard Well-Known Member

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    Terry, how many years do you think he will be at Texas?:)
     
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    I would think it depends on whether he starts or not.
     
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    Kp, probably a good point.
     
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    He could be willing to wait. He will probably get a lot of really good.counseling from his family.
     
  7. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I think given his family, he won't be like your typical 5* prima Donna. I think they will be happy to have him be a backup in 2022. I guess the best would be Ewers having a good year and declaring for the NFL, clearing the way for him to start in 2024.

    How long will he stay? Peyton and Eli stayed for their senior year.
     
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    That was a loooonnng time ago, Terry.:(
     
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    The odds say there's little chance he stays til senior season. If he's really good, he goes to NFL early.
    If he's not, he transfers somewhere else to try to get playing time.
     
  10. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    No doubt top QB's rarely return for their senior seasons. I'm just saying the Manning family isn't about NIL or a lot of other stuff your typical 5 star QB and family are about these days. The rub will come no doubt if Ewers has a good but maybe not quite as good as hoped for maybe due to injuries or something and he returns in 2024.
     
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    The college game has changed a lot since Payton and Eli were playing. Back then almost everyone stayed for their senior year and almost no one transferred, but you're right about NIL. The Mannings definitely don't need to chase that money.
     
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  12. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Grabbed this off another board.

    You can see the linked story about the broadcast rights discussion, but from the Pete Thamel linked within that story (paywalled), comes this item:

    Around the Pac-12, this week is viewed as a pivotal one. While there's no chance at a final deal coming, a continued lack of clarity could be consequential as many league schools remain on edge about the future. Does more ambiguity lead to some putting up their periscopes to seek out more stable ground?

    The league has reached a point where schools looking around and engaging with other conferences has gone from an option to an expectation.

    According to sources, there has been at least minimal contact between the Big 12 and the Four Corner schools -- Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and Colorado. That contact has emerged to varying degrees and via various methods, depending on the school. But there's a bottom-line pragmatism to the conversation. "You can't blame anyone for looking for options and what's out there," an industry source said.


    USC, UCLA exits may have cost Pac-12 $200-plus million annually
     
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    I just read that Rees is being paid $1.9M this year at Alabama. Does anyone know if that is a raise or not?
     
  14. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I think that is about what he made at ND. Kelly was ready to offer him last year
    in the 2M range at LSU. So I imagine that he would have gotten something similar to stay at ND.
     
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    Interesting development in the Big 12. They are going to have single Pro-Day for all the players in the Big 12 at a central location. It will be in Frisco where the Cowboys train, so I am assuming that they will be using the Cowboys facility. Hard to say if this will become the trend, but it makes sense to me.

     
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    Apologize for being AWOL. We just returned from Kansas City where we were for tow weeks due to my sisters death and funeral.

    Not much to say at this point about sports but just checking in.
     
  17. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Sorry for your loss Bill, glad to see you back home and keeping up with the group.
     
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    Sorry for the loss of your sister as well Bill, something many of us will dealing with as we grow older.:(
     
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    I sure appreciate the feedback and I feel remiss for not spending more time here with people I have such a background and respect with.

    Anytime I stay away to long feel free to contact and reprimand me. :)
     
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    Bill, I'm sorry for your loss. Didn't we meet your sister and her husband when we were in KC for the baseball game?