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At Texas, Jordan Hicks has faced Demarco Murray, teams coached by Rick Neuheisel & Howard Schnellenberger, & some school called Texas A&M.
Jordan Hicks, you played with Ricky Williams and Major Applewhite, right? "*laughs*"
Malcom Brown, do you think people are overlooking Texas? "Sooner or later, we're going to see people hop on the bandwagon."
Quandre Diggs, do you think you can win the Thorpe Award? "That's the plan. I'm not going to sit here and act like it's not."
David Ash, would you rather be a great QB or a game manager? "I don't think there's a difference." Is P. Manning a manager? "Absolutely."
Bearded Gregg Popovich is one of my favorite versions of Gregg Popovich. (I love all versions of Gregg Popovich, FWIW.)
Hicks is a great player to provide historical perspective, too. Today someone asked him about his freshman year with Ricky and Major.
Texas LB Jordan Hicks: "To say this team isn't different would be crazy. It's the total opposite. Everything has changed."
Hicks said under Mack, when the offense had a bad practice day, Mack made it bad for everybody. Under Strong, it's when the defense is bad.
The most specific observation about how players feel the difference between Mack Brown and Charlie Strong just came from Jordan Hicks.
Latest Bovada title odds, Spurs are 4/1 to defend, trailing only the revamped Cavaliers at 5/2
Me: "No one actually thought you would play a game without Horns on your helmets." Malcom Brown: "I wouldn't doubt it knowing coach Strong."
Quandre Diggs, on fall plans: "Go out and beat guys down. That's what we're supposed to do, and that's what we plan on doing."
David Ash, on fans worrying while watching him take a hit: "Don't hold your breath for too long. If I get hit, I'll be fine."
David Ash, on why he didn't quit: "I would have been going through my whole life asking, 'What if?' I don't want to live like that."
Oh wow wow wow wow Strong says Texas players have earned the right to get the decals on the helmets wow wow who saw that coming?
Strong on walk-ons Haines, Templin: "Why hold them back? If they're good enough, they're going to play."
Freshmen wide receivers will play a big role this year. For a while Strong was hyping Foreman, but today he mentioned Lorenzo Joe.
Asked if he'd be happy winning 27-10 this week, Strong says, "Winning 3-0 would be good to me."
I had a few spoilsports shake my affinity for Matt by asking why the media wastes so much time on a guy who doesn't play much. But no more.
Strong says he'll know plan on offensive line and safety by mid-week. Not announcing starters yet.
Strong: "The thing we're missing is a receiver who can really go get it."
Strong said Shipley did participate in drills on Saturday. He'll be a game-time decision.
Forgot to ask him if he's had a red mamba painted on the hood of his Impala, as Duncan offered to do for free at his body shop.
"As long as your AC works, and you have good leg room and fuel economy, you're in good shape."
Also intensely proud of Kawhi Leonard's humility in the car game: "I lead by example."
"In the past, I would always wait until 10 so I could get the Domino's late night deal. But now, if I want pizza, I'll go gourmet at 4."
"My Impala is the LTZ top trim model. I'll eat at any restaurant I want now...."
Matt Bonner, on why he's never splurged on a big purchase, like Kawhi Leonard's Porsche or Tony Parker's Lamborghini pickup truck...
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This should at least end the "WHY AREN'T YOU ASKING ANY TOUGH QUESTIONS?" tweets from people who never understood we weren't there.
FYI, the print slobs are no longer separated from the beautiful TV people this year. Strong will do one Monday presser for all of us.
Charlie Strong says Jaxon Shipley (hamstring) is still "day-to-day, he's getting better every day." Hadn't practiced as of last week.
Oh, right. This is the day on Facebook with all of the backpacks.
Back in Santa Barbara
Aron Baynes is seeking a contract in the $1.5 million - $2 million range, per Real GM. He's currently a restricted free agent.
As translated by RealGM, last re-tweet from well-known Turkish reporter has Baynes hoping to re-sign with SA, but exploring other options.
I had 60 pounds of ice water dumped on me. Fun fact: That isn't very fun.
On paper, Cavs have a fun group too: STRTS: Kyrie, Waiters, LeBron, Love, Andy V. BNCH: Delly, (maybe Ray Allen), Miller, Marion, Thompson
Also, on his most recent podcast (Jalen & Jacoby), Jalen Rose pretty much said Ray Allen will be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers too.
Really eager to see what Coach Carlisle does with that team.
On paper, Mavs have an interesting group: Starters: Nelson, Ellis, Parsons, Dirk, Chandler. Bench: Felton, Harris, Aminu, Jefferson, Wright.
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I mean, who knows? But seems to me Texas is the kind of team that can dominate games and win them 27-10.
Least surprising development of the day is the 26.5-point Texas-UNT spread moving to 23.5 on some sites. This isn't a pile-it-on team.
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She's competing against Christopher Moltisanti, Brandi Chastain and part of Wilson Phillips. Can't believe anyone's watching NFL preseason.
Oh, wow, the most prolific TV commercial wife of all time (Mrs. Jack in the Box, Mrs. DirecTV, Mrs. Buick, Mrs. Progressive) is on Chopped.
The 28 NFL reps who visited Texas' preseason camp came over the past several weeks. Not all of them were at today's scrimmage.
Alexey Shved in a Coach Brett Brown's system as a PG/SG who can shoot 3s off the pick-and-roll should be fun in Philly.
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