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Bravado and poor grammar can be found all over this post. On the one hand, making rivalries more personal produce more engaging games. However, one suspects that Charlie Strong will quickly put an end to these kinds of statements very quickly.
NCAA President Mark Emmert, as well as the members of the organization, are right to fear the potential impact of the NLRB’s recent ruling that Northwestern’s football players are employees of the university. However, the approach Emmert takes here stands to push more into the pro-union category rather than the other way around.
Unlike many schools, Texas does generally allow players who leave the football program early to return and earn their degree. However, this isn’t guaranteed by the university nor does it address the fact that most schools do not submit to this practice. As usual, the NCAA’s efforts come up dramatically short.
You’ll hear nothing but support for Tyrone Swoopes until either David Ash returns or Max Wittek transfers to Texas. That’s not to say Swoopes hasn’t created any reason for optimism, but take quotes like Shawn Watson’s with a grain of salt.
An aggressive, attacking defense could separate Texas from the rest of the Big 12 pack.