The Mustangs had high hopes and big expectations coming off winning both the regular season conference championship and conference tournament championship. Coming in as a number six seed, they expected to make a deep run into the tournament and hopefully surprise even more people than they did last season with an NIT Championship game run. But Larry Brown had his Mustangs expecting to surprise the world and make a deep run into April. But even he knew the first game would be as challenging as the last game. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
The Dallas Cowboys made another splash in free agency when they signed free agent, Greg Hardy. But this signing comes with a lot of trepidation from the Cowboys fan base. Most of the time, a fan base cheers when a big name player is signed to their team. But in this case, Hardy is part of a few players who no fan wants associated with their team. He was charged and convicted of domestic abuse in North Carolina, but then the charges were dropped.Twitter and Facebook
The Dallas Cowboys are facing a tough test on Sunday against the Colts on Sunday, but they have the biggest carrot of recent history in front of them. If they continue to win, and can stay ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles, they will win the NFC East and end a playoff drought. The Colts have already earned a playoff spot, and will most likely rest key guys to prevent injuries. This sets up well for the Cowboys since they are still playing for their post season lives. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
Thursday Night the Dallas Mavericks finalized a trade where they will acquire Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, in a surprising move which seemed to come out of nowhere and built steam throughout the day. While getting the talent of a Rondo will be a benefit to the team, there will also be some loss with having to trade-off Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a first round pick in 2015, second round pick in 2016, and a 12.9 million trade exception. In this case, the positive outweighs the negative for his talent. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
The SMU Mustangs named their next head football coach this week, they signed Clemson Offensive coordinator Chad Morris their next head coach. While there will always be excitement about a new coach coming into town and overturn the staff, there is reason for excitement at SMU with this hire. Morris is known around the state of Texas and has a history with high school coaches from his time as the head coach at Lake Travis.
Fans shouldn’t expect Morris to come in and win immediately, but it is safe to say he will start building this program with local talent and should be able to have SMU back to their levels under June Jones. One knock on Jones was his reluctance to really heavily recruit the local kids, which probably helped his downfall. It is going to be a new start for the Mustangs, and while things won’t be great on day one, Morris can build this program in his vision and turn it into a competitive program.
The only real question is going to be how long will Morris be here? If he starts winning, he could draw the attention of some bigger programs. If that day does happen to come, he will probably leave the program in better shape than he found it. Things are looking up for SMU with this hire.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook