Friday, December 28, 2007
When Penn State has the ball, we need to "drive [their QB] from the pocket and require him to make split-second adjustments." We are screwed.
Note: A different analysis from the same news paper states that "Penn State is 7-0 when they run for 190 yards or more and 1-4 when they produce fewer yards." I didn't run the numbers, but that seems to be a pretty strong correlation. I will leave it up to the professionals at the four-letter network to decide if the stats indicate that we need to stop the run and the pass, or keep their offense off the field. I have a hard time figuring out which one is appropriate.
Penn State is ninth nationally in total defense and is "especially good against the run", but Les Koenning is in control of the offense and he "loves to throw the ball." We might not be screwed.
Robert: Just another example of Aggies being "classy".What did JoPa think? "Some young guy got up there and he's trying to be funny. Maybe he's accurate, I don't know. I honestly didn't hear it, and I don't particularly care about it."
13th Man: The real Classless Clowns just got booted off center stage.
Fran: This is just another example of the true "classless clowns" who represent Aggiedom.
MJS: They are embarrassing. There's got to be a way to keep them in Texas' "closet" as it were.
regskc: the gayest tradition in college sports
Dan: What he said is an embarrassment to A&M, and to an abomination to any decent individual.
Raider40: Go build a bonfire and try not to get anyone killed this time.
McGee will have surgery after the Alamo Bowl to "get something cleaned up", which apparently happens when you play like McGee plays and "get the crap knocked out of you now and then."
Backup QB Jerrod Johnson is back with the team after taking some time off to be with his family after his father passed away. Jerrod's dad, Larry, was a receiver and defensive back for A&M from 1976-79.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
We have two academically ineligible players: defensive end Michael Bennett and fullback Jodie Richardson. Penn State is down five players for a number of reasons, most exciting is a felony assault charge.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Living on the east coast means I watch most of my A&M basketball from the couch. However this year the scheduling gods were on my side, and I was able to combine a game into my holiday plans. What a game it was! UC Irvine "tried to play defense", but didn't have the size to keep up with our big men. The mismatch allowed us to get almost half our points (40) in the paint, and a number of spectacular dunks. The alley oop from Sloan to Junior was my favorite. I am not sure, but I think it was a no-look feed.
Even more amazing than the dunks was the fact that Joe Jones played 26 minutes and committed ZERO fouls! I am not sure that has ever happened before.
I was a little annoyed when I thought we were going to only win by 17; in my book anything 10 and under is close, and it is not a beat down until you get above 20. Thankfully Beau and Denzel were about to put a few more in before the buzzer to bump it above the threshold.
My condolences to Nathan Walkup's family. Nate missed the game to attend his grandfather's funeral.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Here are some pics from the game...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
is especially disappointed in our in-side-out game, he knows our "big guys can work hard... and our guys can do a better job of feeding the post." Maybe he will make a rule that you can't shoot the ball until a big guy catches it on the block first.
Attendance tonight... 7,600.
P.S. Joe Lunardi has us as 3 seed in the Denver bracket. Is there still skiing in March?
P.S.S. Kentucky has lost 3 in a row; including two at home and one by almost twenty. They are now 4-4.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Ashlee Pistorius is one of three finalists for the 2007 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy (soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy). Ashlee has got to be one of the best players, in any sport, that A&M has seen in a long time. She came in as a big-time recruit and has done very well every year.
Our 12th ranked women's basketball team made some gutsy shots late in game to hold off 14th ranked Auburn Tigers. A'Quonesia Franklin credited the guys that make up the practice for the team's ability to hit clutch shots, "we go against guys in practice. They play very good defense on us, and we have to take those last-second shots. We hit more of the crazy shots."
Coach Sherman made us all a little more confident in $Bill's decision by stealing a 4-star recruit from Bob Stoops. Rivals100 receiver Jeff Fuller had committed to OU, but "once Coach Sherman came in, things changed considerably." Receiver is a spot where we need help, great job coach.
Our (also) 12th ranked men's basketball team comes off an idle week to face the surging University Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. UAPB's three straight W's were just enough to push them above the 300 mark in Jeff Sagarin NCAA Basketball Ratings. We are 15th in those rankings. Turge “can't believe we don’t have more people coming out here to watch this team play." Maybe seeing a tiny crowd a few more time will make him a believer. I am calling the over/under for the attendance of tonight's game to be 7,650.
Monday, December 10, 2007
62 of our 109 points were in the paint. We made seven three pointers, that is 21 points. 20 of our points were from free throws. 109-62-21-20=6. SIX! Only six of our points, that is 0.055% of the total, were made between the paint and the three point line. That is incredible.
We also managed to hold them to 33% from the field while only having one player commit 3 fouls (it wasn't Joe!!). On the other hand, we shot 67%, and seven of their players had 3 or more fouls.
Friday, December 7, 2007
I don't know about you, but I am convinced. And that duct tape in his car; that is just smart. Duct tape can be used to
Thursday, December 6, 2007
A resident said two black men entered the apartment and struck the person who opened the door. A second resident ran upstairs and escaped through a window. The first resident and a friend were bound with tape while one of the assailants pointed a semi-automatic handgun in their faces. Several small items were taken, and the intruders fled on foot.When police executed search warrants on Babalola and Joiner's residents they found weed (was Reggie McNeal there?), hydrocodone, and "Ecstasy" (I am not sure why the D-Morn put ecstasy in quotes, and I am not sure how I feel about having rave kids on our line).
I have been saying for years that we are not going to be a big time program until we start getting some felonies. Although you don't want a starting guy to get locked up. I usually like to see a 2nd string corner back, or maybe right offensive guard (considering you have a right handed quarterback, of course), getting charged while your first string guys are let go due to lack of evidence and cooperation. Maybe that is what will happen here. Keep your fingers crossed, Yemi has 1 year left.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
We blew a 20 point lead against Arizona in Arizona. This was a bit of a disappointment given the momentum after the NIT and Alabama game, "when the crowd got into it, we were not tough enough. We will be, we just were not."
After the Nebraska coaching shake up, we picked up Tim Cassidy as the associate athletic director for football. Before Nebraska, Cassidy spent 19 years at Texas A&M in positions ranging from graduate assistant to associate athletic director.
A few awards were handed out to as well:
Cody Wallace has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American second team.
Coach G Guerrieri was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s Coach of the Year for the Central Region.
Ashlee Pistorius has made two big-time lists; she is a semifinalists for the 2007 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, college soccer’s version of the Heisman Trophy, and a finalists for Soccer Buzz Magazine’s 2007 National Player of the Year award.
Joe Jones and A’Quonesia Franklin are up for the 2007-08 Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award;