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There are two important things to take away form this article. The first is that Texas’ AD wants to see not only football games in Mexico City, but also Longhorns games in Dubai. That’s an important point, because that’s a calculated attempt to grow the Texas name and the business of UT athletics. It’s weird, then, that Patterson would then immediately transition into a misguided, misinformed lecture about college athletes and the idea of employment. Patterson discusses “the presumption” that the Northwestern players are employees. That’s completely incorrect. Whether or not those players end up unionizing, the NLRB declared that they are employees and thus able to unionize. Patterson knows this, and is intentionally misleading the public with his language.
For those who missed it, Kent Perkins injured his knee during spring practice. After getting the knee scoped, the offensive tackle is expected to miss all of spring. That’s bad news for a 6-5, 310-pound lineman that the Longhorns were expected to lean on heavily this year.
It does not appear that Texas and Texas A&M will meet on the football field in the near future.
Charlie Strong doesn’t have a lot of positive things to say about his team right now. However, before anyone gets excited, this is the way Strong has always motivated his players. He’s a disciplinarian, so shortcomings like conditioning are going to be treated harshly.