Posts Tagged ‘SMU’

Manny Diaz To Florida International? House of Pancakes.

Posted by    |    December 11th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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The news that Diaz may be drawing interest for the job at Florida International is interesting. But it’s likely to be more indicative of a collaboration between the Bellmont spin machine, a Florida International AD feeling out national candidates via media, and Diaz’s use of media friendlies to raise a damaged profile, than a legitimate opportunity to hit reset at the defensive coordinator position in 2013.

Texas has done this before. When Texas fans grew weary of the Greg Davis act in 2007 – let’s call it Greg Davis Souring Part III – Bellmont trumpeted media stories about Davis interviewing at SMU – a job he wasn’t going to take and that SMU wasn’t going to offer. Similarly, whenever Mack Brown heard criticisms of his offensive coordinator, he made cryptic references to the stampede of programs seeking to hire him as their head coach, including, amusingly the occasional vague NFL coordinator reference. Essentially, it was a ham-handed attempt to quiet the fan base by showing his desirability to others who appreciated him more.

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Haters Gonna Hate

Posted by    |    April 24th, 2012 at 10:20 am

I have been reading the ESPN articles about the Larry Brown hire, and made the mistake of reading the inane comments by ESPN commenters. I have done this before, and have now come to the well-substantiated opinion that the only commenters who love to hate more are those on Youtube.

Below the articles, the comments are filled with insightful and accurate observations, such as “He’ll be tanking games because he’s unhappy about something or other by Valentine’s Day” or “Yes I’m very interested in the upcoming San Antonio Spurs job vacancy. I think I’d be a good fit there. – Larry Brown during his SMU introduction.” When I see these comments, all I can think is “Haters gonna hate.”  Larry Brown is a great move for SMU.   (more…)

What Fans Will Miss With the Departure of A&M From the Big 12 Conference: Part One

Posted by    |    December 1st, 2011 at 2:40 am

With the last game between Texas and Texas A&M behind us, the burnt orange tinted staff at YouPlusMedia decided to stroll through memory lane about what we will miss about Texas A&M.    In this instance, we take you back to a game between Texas A&M and SMU on October 31, 1981.

Led by Lance McIlhenny, Eric Dickerson, and Craig James, the highly regarded Mustangs beat the Aggies that year, 27-7. SMU finished the season 10-1 while A&M’s record was a rather pedestrian 7-5.  During the course of the game, SMU scored a touchdown, and the Mustangs’ cheerleaders ran onto the field to spell out “S-M-U”.  Now while most cadets were certainly outraged to see an opponent desecrate Kyle Field, one particular cadet decided to take the matter into his own hands.  He kicked the cheerleader and then pulled his sabre on him.  Happily, another SMU cheerleader took care of the situation.  Rivalries are so fun, and the Aggies add a certain flair to football rivalries that will be missed by some.

SMU Bounces Back

Posted by    |    November 7th, 2011 at 11:07 am

Six games into the season, SMU was sittin pretty at 5-1 and a win against rival TCU. And the win wasn’t a fluke; SMU deserved it. The miniature horses looked the best they had in 25 years. And then came the collapse. SMU lost in consecutive weeks to Southern Miss and Tulsa, in games where SMU didn’t look sharp at all. Wide open passes were missed, defensive players whiffed, and I was pissed.

This week, however, SMU turned it around against an admittidly horrible Tulane team. Having graduated from Tulane, I can tell you that the average attendance for a football game is 15 drunk students and 35 swamp people.  Tulane also doesn’t have a coach, so their game plan consists of running around and doin stuff.  The Green Wave’s QB, Griffin, is actually a quality player, considering who he has around him.  A 12 TD, 7 INT ratio and a QB rating of 127 is impressive, which was evident when they somehow scored 24 points in the third quarter (after they sobered up), only to get drunk again before the fourth quarter and not score a point.

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Gary Patterson is a Sore Loser

Posted by    |    October 5th, 2011 at 8:59 am

Patterson (head coach of TCU) went on quite a rant after his loss to SMU, saying that he/TCU would never be nice to SMU again.

Among his complaints:

1. We Lost!
2. June Jones said some of my plays were predictable (which they were)!
3. Refs occasionally miss calls early in the game, leaving plenty of time for our team to recover!
4. We have talked to SMU in the past about how we built our program, just like they have done the same for us!
5. C-USA said they would apologize, but they didn’t, mommy!
6. The Big East said they might be looking into adding SMU, which totally takes the spotlight off of us!

He needs to do himself a favor an focus more on his own team.