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|4 years 21 weeks ago||The sanctions||
I think the sequence of the sanctions is why there hasn't been much of a difference in recruiting. Had they implemented the 3 years of scholship restrictions, THEN the 2 year post-season ban, I think it would have had much more effect. Imagine trying to get a recruit to come to your school and having to explain to him his 4th and 5th year at the school, he wont be able to play in a bowl game or conference championship. IMO that would have had a lot more 4/5* guys reconsidering knowing they're prime years in college football would go unrewarded.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Shane is a lefty||
Therefore you then want your best OT to play the right side, aka Blind Side. So I'm assuming you're mentioning those 2 as if they will be the best OG/OT combo to protect Shane.
|4 years 22 weeks ago||Only been in TX a little over a year but I will try to help||
I can't help with any specific hotels, but the little bit that I do know I'll share. First off, while the DFW (AKA Metroplex) does have a decent mass-transit train system, it does not have any stops within walking distance of either Rangers Ballpark or Jerryworld, which are basically next to each other. So if you're looking for a place to stay, and driving to and from the game will be an issue, I'd suggest staying close by. Obviously getting a cab will most likely cost a small fortune. If you're looking to stay close to Cowboy Stadium, which some of the locals like to call the Death Star, I can say that the "Mid-Cities" area is nice, of which, few have many questionable neighborhoods. FYI Mid-Cities just means the area between Fort Worth and Dallas, so basically near the DFW Airport. It's also generally the area where a lot of the more recent transplants live. I work in Keller and I work with more people of Polish descent than of Hispanic descent (3-2, myself included, 2 of us from the old Warrendale neighborhood, in Detroit, the other from Chicago). I'm mentioning that because if you are looking for that "Texas flare", you may be somewhat disappointed.
Some of the cities that I know that are safe enough to stay in without a threat of being knifed are, and in no specific order: Grapevine (home of Great Wolf Lodge), Southlake (similar to Birmingham, maybe richer), Keller, North Richland Hills (has NRH20 a local water park), Northern parts of Arlington (Rangers/Cowboys/Six Flags) H-E-B which is Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Watauga, Roanoke, Richland Hills, Trophy Club, Grand Prairie (Huge live & simulcast Horse track and sports bar), if you're looking to stay in either Forth Worth or Dallas proper, it's fairly common to hear that as long as you're north of I-30, you're OK.
Hopefully this helps, and again, I've only lived down here since March of '11, so I'm still finding things out myself. If anyone has anything to add or correct, please feel free.
PS Not to ruin it for anyone, but "Don't mess with Texas", is literally a 25 year old anti-littering campaign.
|4 years 26 weeks ago||Jesse Wallin||
Is the Canadian coach the former Wings prospect Jesse Wallin??