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Wolf
08-06-2005, 10:06 AM
Longhorns at No. 2 in first coaches' poll
By JOSEPH DUARTE
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

Two-time defending national champion Southern California was a near-unanimous No. 1 choice in the preseason USA Today coaches' poll released Friday, while Texas will start the season at No. 2.

The Trojans, coming off a perfect 13-0 season and 55-19 dismantling of Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, received 60 of 62 first-place votes and 1,547 points in balloting of Division I coaches. Texas received the remaining first-place votes and 1,405 points.

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/sports/3298714

Huge
08-06-2005, 10:49 AM
Okay, Texas getting one vote is understandable (Mack Brown with the homer pick). But who's the other dummy that gave them a vote over USC?

aj.
08-06-2005, 10:55 AM
Lloyd Carr?

Tailgate
08-06-2005, 11:26 AM
Can you even vote for your own team??? Even so... Texas is OBVIOUSLY getting alot of respect by getting voted overall # 2 by the best college coaches in the country.

Can't overlook that.

TexansCanes
08-06-2005, 02:19 PM
no real suprise, someone had to be number two. their are no fewer than 4 teeams that could be #2 and ut got it. i don't know how you don't vote for usc, that shows you what is wrong with the polls. preseason polls only give good teams from last year an advantage over teams that will improve from last year.

Huge
08-06-2005, 03:53 PM
Lloyd Carr?

That's who I was thinking as well.

Tailgate
08-06-2005, 04:58 PM
no real suprise, someone had to be number two. their are no fewer than 4 teeams that could be #2 and ut got it. i don't know how you don't vote for usc, that shows you what is wrong with the polls. preseason polls only give good teams from last year an advantage over teams that will improve from last year.

Well... considering there hasnt been a game played yet this season that makes sense. You can't really vote for teams who are going to improve from last year because they havent done it yet.

kbourda
08-06-2005, 07:53 PM
Lloyd Carr?
Classic!!!! *lmao*

kbourda
08-06-2005, 07:55 PM
I think that is much too high for them. I thought they would be at least 5 or 6.

Haams
08-09-2005, 12:39 PM
This is our year, I'd have voted them number #1 ('cause that's my team). After that performance by Vince last year and his grand finale at the Rose Bowl I'm beginning to feel he's truly in-VINCE-ble. Mack can't force him to be conservative either. Also, mark my words - Jordan Shipley is going to make a huge impact and be our go to reciever by the end of the season.

TheOgre
08-09-2005, 01:02 PM
I think the fact that we play a top team (Ohio State) before OU, will help us get over the hump in Dallas. Don't overlook the Aggies this year though.

Huge
08-09-2005, 03:36 PM
I think they lose two games:

Ohio State and A&M.

But with just one conference loss, that will still get them into the Big12 championship game where they will undoubtedly squash the north champ. Then head to the Fiesta to represent the Big12 in the BCS.

I do not see a MNC for them this year (or even playing for it). Conference champions first, worry about the MNC in '06.

Panther5407
08-09-2005, 09:08 PM
This is our year, I'd have voted them number #1 ('cause that's my team). After that performance by Vince last year and his grand finale at the Rose Bowl I'm beginning to feel he's truly in-VINCE-ble. Mack can't force him to be conservative either. Also, mark my words - Jordan Shipley is going to make a huge impact and be our go to reciever by the end of the season.

I'll start believing the whole its our year thing when it happens. I hear it every year.

TexansCanes
08-09-2005, 10:36 PM
Well... considering there hasnt been a game played yet this season that makes sense. You can't really vote for teams who are going to improve from last year because they havent done it yet.

well that is why their are problems with the polls. last year should have no bearing on how you do this year. the bcs finally did something right by having the new poll come out a month into the season.

Haams
08-10-2005, 02:56 AM
I'll start believing the whole its our year thing when it happens. I hear it every year.

Me too, but I haven't said it since mack "the genius" decided to bench the defending big 12 offensive player of the year. I know it's a long time to hold grudge, but national championships don't come around every day and that cost us one. This year, though, I feel the team has a different attitude, a different style leader, and something to prove. It's been years but I'm happy to be back on the bandwagon. This is our year.

I wanted to include this tight video clip that would have y'all drooling for Texas football, but I'm too computer illiterate. You can find it at www.jcdenton40.com - the Texas Football 2005 preview. The only way I can find to play it is to download it, but I guarantee you'll love it.

Huge
08-10-2005, 07:21 AM
Me too, but I haven't said it since mack "the genius" decided to bench the defending big 12 offensive player of the year. I know it's a long time to hold grudge, but national championships don't come around every day and that cost us one.

Oh boy...here we go.

TexansCanes
08-10-2005, 11:09 AM
i wouldn't say it cost you one, it cost you a change to play miami in the rose bowl, which i don't think would have turned out any better for any other team.

Huge
08-11-2005, 04:44 PM
Okay, Texas getting one vote is understandable (Mack Brown with the homer pick). But who's the other dummy that gave them a vote over USC?
I'm finding out that:

1. You cannot vote for your own team (that leaves Mack out).
2. Gary Barnett was one of the coaches that voted Texas #1.
3. Second coach is still a mystery.

Blake
08-11-2005, 05:40 PM
I'm finding out that:

1. You cannot vote for your own team (that leaves Mack out).
2. Gary Barnett was one of the coaches that voted Texas #1.
3. Second coach is still a mystery.


Wouldnt that mean that Pete Caroll had to vote for Texas? If he cant vote for his own team???

Huge
08-11-2005, 06:44 PM
Holy cow. Sometimes it's so obvious you can't see it.

Good work.

Wolf
08-11-2005, 06:47 PM
Holy cow. Sometimes it's so obvious you can't see it.

Good work.
I bet Pete was laughing when he put that vote in :heh:

Huge
08-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Wait a second...mystery still remains. Carroll doesn't have a vote in the coaches' poll.

List of coaches that do:

Barry Alvarez
Chuck Amato
Gary Barnett
Frank Beamer
Mike Bellotti
Phil Bennett
Jack Bicknell
Larry Blakeney
Bobby Bowden
Tommy Bowden
Jeff Bower
Gregg Brandon
Art Briles
Rich Brooks
Mack Brown
Watson Brown
John Bunting
Lloyd Carr
Larry Coker
Sylvester Croom
Darrell Dickey
Bill Doba
Randy Edsall
Dennis Franchione
Phillip Fulmer
Joe Glenn
Mike Gundy
Walt Harris
Ken Hatfield
Dan Hawkins
Pat Hill
Terry Hoeppner
Brady Hoke
Skip Holtz
Brian Kelly
Rocky Long
Sonny Lubick
Dan McCarney
Andy McCollum
Shane Montgomery
Joe Novak
Houston Nutt
Tom O'Brien
Gary Patterson
Bobby Petrino
Mark Richt
Rich Rodriguez
Greg Schiano
Howard Schnellenberger
John L. Smith
Frank Solich
Steve Spurrier
Bob Stoops
Jeff Tedford
Joe Tiller
Dick Tomey
Jim Tressel
Tommy Tuberville
Bobby Wallace
Randy Walker
Charlie Weis
Tyrone Willingham

Maybe Dick Tomey?

Wolf
08-11-2005, 06:56 PM
maybe Stoops so he can help the sooners with a "quality" win later in the season . :heh:

I am joking of course :)

Tailgate
08-13-2005, 10:08 AM
[QUOTE=Huge]I'm finding out that:

1. You cannot vote for your own team (that leaves Mack out).
QUOTE]

Did you find this out for sure somewhere??

Huge
08-13-2005, 01:10 PM
No, just something I read.