Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Apathy or Ennui? Who Cares.

When last I checked, I had posted 5 times in 2015 and none in 2016.  Will this be the last gasp?  We shall see.  College football ramps up this weekend with some fun matchups.  Perhaps as the games get closer, I will come up with something either insightful or amusing or both but likely neither.  Stay tuned.  Or not.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Just Wait Until Next Year

THIS (click on the word "this"---it is supposed to be in a different color) is sort fun...a shoot around on coaching positions.Of course, some are moot by now.
Aggies were sooooo disappointing.
Watched a ton of football over the weekend and offer these observations:

1.  U of H was impressive.
2.  Iowa was boring.
3.  Ohio State finally showed up.
4.  Yay, Stanford!
5.  Florida is B-A-D, stinko malo as my mother used to say.
6.  Speaking of stinko malo.....Horns.
7.  Baylor-TCU was the second worst game I've ever seen.  The first-worst was the 1992 Cotton Bowl featuring Florida State and Texas A&M.  It rained.  There were 13 turnovers and 17 penalties.  The final score was 10-2, Fla State.  And I WAS THERE.  It was horrendous.  (By the way, is there such a thing as the "second worst"  anything?)

I am sure that I had many, many more incisive insights but I can't remember them. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

A Wrench in the Monkeyworks*

Here are the current schools with openings for the head coach position:

13 openings (for now): Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa State, Maryland, Miami, Mizzou, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse, UCF, ULM, USC, Va. Tech

Notice that neither LSU nor Georgia is on the list (yet). 

A friend told me that his son, who attends UT, reports that in Austin there is wide speculation that Charlie Strong may go to Miami.  Apparently, he has a connection with that school.  Nonetheless, that doesn't seem like a move up to me, unless he thinks he is going to be fired.

Oxey and I wonder if any of the ACC or SEC teams would consider Mike Leach, who has been enjoying some success at Wash State recently.  Wouldn't it be fun to see what he could at a school that is easier to recruit to?

Oxey also opines that Lane Kiffin will get yet another head-coaching job, despite his pitiful past performance in that role.

Would Tom Herman leave U of H after only one season?  Would Derek Mason leave Vandy after two? Would Kirk Ferentz leave Iowa after seventeen?

Would someone please hire Jake Spavital?

*On a conference call this morning, one of the participants said "I don't want to throw a wrench in the monkeyworks but...."   This is my new favorite expression.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Play Ball

I only got to see the first half and the final 4 minutes of the 4th quarter because the axis of evil aka ESPN/ATT/DIRECTV changed channels on me.  Of course, by the time that happened the game was won and the Aggies were playing the water boys and equipment girls.  Some observations;

1.  Ricky Seals Jones, who I was cussing last week, looked good.  He made at least 2 difficult catches of badly thrown balls and ran some good routes.  Nice to see.
2.  But for a couple of iffy throws early, Kyle Allen looked good.
3.  The secondary was exposed when the backup D-line was in.
4.  Speedy seemed to have racheted it up a notch.
5.  Kirk is still great.
6.  Glad we didn't have to punt much.
7.  Loved seeing Mack run down the Ball State running back during the last four minutes.  Great, great hustle in a game that was done.
8.  Glad that once the game was in hand, A&M played lots and lots of backups in order to get them some reps.  Hopefully, we will be able to do this next week as well.
9.  Arkansas:  HAHAHAHAHA

BTHO Nevada!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Even Mother Would Call This Ugly

Texas A&M Aggies Klew Thematic Ugly Sweater - Maroon

Can I get Kickstarter funding to buy these for the entire family?

Hail to the Chief

As you may have noticed, I have kinda given up on this whole blog thing but now that college football season has begun I feel compelled to remark upon the Texas A&M-Arizona State game.  I watched the entire game Sunday morning (can't watch it live---get too nervous) and here are some thoughts:
1.  Holy Shit!  We played some defense.
2.  Garrett and Hall are friggin awesome.
3.  Chavis was a great get.
4.  Christian Kirk is great and will get greater. 
5.  Do we have any running backs besides Carson?  He did great....ran tough, picked up the blitz...but he cannot carry that load for an entire season.
6.  Our punter is REALLY good.  (Read this morning that the injury isn't too bad).
7.  Ricky Seals Jones is a big disappointment.  I don't think he is very smart.
8.  I was a little disappointed in the o-line but, as Oxey suggested, the ASU defense is pretty good.
9.  Not worried about the QB play---will improve.  Thought Allen kept his composure quite well after getting pulled.  Murray was impressive  but he sure is small.
10.  Kudos to Brandon Williams for agreeing to switch to defense.  Hope he picks it up and excels.
11.  YAY!

Here is some analysis of Ball State, our next opponent.  Now I must go online and buy some Aggie paraphernalia.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Trill* Is Gone

All I have to say about the A&M-Alabama game is "How 'bout dem Cowboys!"

*the word "Trill", a mashup of "thrill" and "true",  has been copyrighted by Kenny Hill's parents. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cool Kenny: Aggies 52, Gamecocks 28

My oh my!  That was a bit unexpected, wasn't it?  While I thought the Aggie offense would be good and capable of scoring 30 points a game, I didn't expect it to be so powerful (I know, I know....it is only 1 game).  Hill was cool, calm,  collected and.....really, really good.  Receivers?  We got 'em.  O-linemen?  We got 'em.  Running backs?  We got 'em.  Defense:  We, er, we are getting one.  As prayed for by Ohfor, the Aggies got off to a powereful, aggessive start....not at all shitful (my new favorite word).  Gig em.

(As evidence of the high level of class exhibited by this blog, notice the absence of descriptors like limp and flaccid, etc as applied to the Lamedicks).