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Bob's Blog: Proving Another StrongPoint

Updated: Monday, August 4 2014, 10:54 PM CDT
Why is this such a big deal?  The majority of people certainly believe that by the time 7:00 August 30th rolls around, Texas will have the Longhorn back on the helmet, come hell or high water.  That this is another in a long line of gimmicks from Charlie Strong designed to get his team to ... shall we?  Earn the right.

That phrase may strike a chord with some of you.  Earn the right -- of course -- was the slogan of the 2012 Texas football team.  The one that went 9-4 ... The one that lost 63-21 to OU ... The one that had the worst defense in school history.

Walking instead of bussing -- helmet decal stripping -- disallowing Horns up.  While it's all a part of the larger picture of a culture change Strong is trying to create, it's only created if the players buy-in to it.  Which by all accounts they are for now.
Strong is enforcing his will on his players.  He's making them believe his way is the right way.  Maybe it takes a season to fully digest, but it won't take longer than that.  And that's not to say a national championship is on the way.What it does say - is that Strong is changing the way his players act in this program. Getting rid of the entitlement.  Earning the right.Of course, if Strong really wants to prove his point -- Texas will run out of the tunnel at 7:00 August 30th without that Longhorn on their helmet.  Then - this is a big deal.Bob's Blog: Proving Another StrongPoint


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Scores & Schedules

May 29, 2015 07:09 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore 2, 1st game

Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 3, 2nd game

Boston 5, Texas 1

L.A. Angels 12, Detroit 2

Oakland 5, N.Y. Yankees 4

Cleveland 5, Seattle 3

Friday's Games

Tampa Bay (Karns 3-2) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 5-3), 7:05 p.m.

Boston (S.Wright 2-1) at Texas (Gallardo 4-6), 8:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Rodon 1-0) at Houston (McCullers 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Buehrle 5-4) at Minnesota (May 3-3), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (An.Sanchez 3-5) at L.A. Angels (Santiago 3-3), 10:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 0-2) at Oakland (Gray 5-2), 10:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Bauer 4-1) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-5), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Thursday's Games

Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 5

San Francisco 7, Atlanta 0

Friday's Games

Colorado (Bettis 1-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-3), 7:05 p.m.

Miami (Haren 4-2) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 5-2), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Strasburg 3-5) at Cincinnati (DeSclafani 2-4), 7:10 p.m.

Arizona (R.De La Rosa 4-2) at Milwaukee (Nelson 2-5), 8:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Bolsinger 3-0) at St. Louis (Lackey 2-3), 8:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 2-4) at San Diego (Shields 6-0), 10:10 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-1) at San Francisco (T.Hudson 2-4), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Kansas City (Volquez 4-3) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 4-4), 4:05 p.m.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Friday, May 29

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 8 p.m.

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