SMU Officially Announces Larry Brown

Published April 23, 2012 by Eliot Roth

A short article with video has been posted.  This just in, Larry Brown likes PRACTICE

 

http://espn.go.com/dallas/ncb/story/_/id/7845982/smu-mustangs-introduce-larry-brown-amid-immediate-fanfare


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SMU Bounces Back

Published November 7, 2011 by Eliot Roth

Six games into the season, SMU was sittin pretty at 5-1 and a win against rival TCU. And the win wasn't a fluke; SMU deserved it. The miniature horses looked the best they had in 25 years. And then came the collapse. SMU lost in consecutive weeks to Southern Miss and Tulsa, in games where SMU didn't look sharp at all. Wide open passes were missed, defensive players whiffed, and I was pissed.

This week, however, SMU turned it around against an admittidly horrible Tulane team. Having graduated...


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SMU-TCU highlights

Published October 5, 2011 by Eliot Roth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk5hg9ahS3E&feature=related


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Gary Patterson is a Sore Loser

Published October 5, 2011 by Eliot Roth

Patterson (head coach of TCU) went on quite a rant after his loss to SMU, saying that he/TCU would never be nice to SMU again.

Among his complaints:

1. We Lost!
2. June Jones said some of my plays were predictable (which they were)!
3. Refs occasionally miss calls early in the game, leaving plenty of time for our team to recover!
4. We have talked to SMU in the past about how we built our program, just like they have done the same for us!
5. C-USA said they would apologize, but they didn't, mommy!
6....


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SMU Squishes the Frog

Published October 3, 2011 by Eliot Roth

Last Saturday marked a critical turning point in the SMU football turnaround under June Jones.  This was no fluke upset over a ranked team.  This was a well-deserved away victory for a team on its way back into the national spotlight.  The story of the game for SMU was its first half defense and its passing offense. 

Like I said in the preview for the game, both teams have a suspect pass defense.  What I didn't anticipate was just how much better the wide receivers for...


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SMU - TCU Preview

Published September 29, 2011 by Eliot Roth

This weekend the fightin' hilltoppery-miniature-pony-horsemen are ready for the horny-frog-toadsmen in what will likely be the defining game in SMU's multi-year comeback. Both teams are a pretty predictable 3-1 (more on that in a second), with a loss against a legitimately good team and three wins against legitimately bad ones. Since neither team is very far into their seasons, my predictions are still kind of a shot in the dark. Both SMU's and TCU's offenses are very good, but not great. I give...


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New Quarterback for SMU

Published September 9, 2011 by Eliot Roth

Four passes into the game against the Aggies, June Jones had replaced Kyle Padron--the starter for two years--and replaced him with JJ McDermott.  JJ is a senior, and is the player Padron replaced two games into the season back in 2007.  As I have so eloquently stated at least once,  Padron has a tendency to stare down receivers, not go through his progressions, and force passes.  SMU *cough June Jones cough* also tends to rely on a passing attack when the passing attack...


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Zach Line in 2011

Published August 29, 2011 by Eliot Roth

Last year, Zach Line (RB) had an overall excellent season.  He rushed for 1494 yards, averaging over 6 yards per carry.  That was good enough for first in C-USA and (I believe) tenth in the country.  He is a great combination of size (230 lbs) and speed, with decent-to-above-average cutting ability in space, and good vision.  Check out his 2010 highlight reel at http://www.youplusdallas.com/stories/smus-highlight-reel-featuring-zach-line. 

Zach gives much needed...


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Mustang Football Season Preview

Published August 29, 2011 by Eliot Roth

The Mustangs have now had two decent seasons and a bowl win under their belt (as well as a very poorly played and frustrating bowl game).  Now they are ready to take the next step: win C-USA.

SMU had the best recruiting class in about 25 years.  Margus Hunt is back after surgery, and is better than ever.  The offensive line now has six senior starters, and is stronger and faster than ever.  The defense is improving by leaps and bounds, and SMU continues to reload at the...


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SMU Starts to Push for a BCS Conference Spot

Published August 28, 2011 by Eliot Roth

The Dallas Morning News has reported that SMU is officially pushing for a spot in a BCS conference. The Big 12 obviously makes the most sense, and is probably the only major conference that would take SMU. I doubt it will happen for at least a year, though, as A&M has failed miserably in its attempts to leave the conference to go lose more games per year in another one. It should be an interesting year or two for SMU, especially if they keep winning.


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The Tradition-Keepers

Published October 6, 2010 by Laura S

5-4-3-2 Give a cheer for SMU! A Mustang myself, I spent most mornings my freshman year at SMU being awakened by trumpeting of trumpets and chromatic scaling of saxophones. A resident of Boaz Hall, my dorm was right across from the Mustang Band room illuminated by a neon red and blue ‘M’. The Mustang band is known as the hub of SMU spirit for being the tradition-keepers of the University, including the tradition of standing throughout the duration of football and basketball games....


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Pony Up

Published September 30, 2010 by Laura S

It’s difficult to explain SMU spirit to those who have never formed their right hand’s index and middle finger into Pony Ears. It’s a familial feeling; a home for alums to return, a reunion with best friends, and a bond between those who lift their pony ears high. A flood of fans in Harvard Red and Yale Blue can be seen from Mockingbird past iconic Dallas Hall. SMU fans don Pony Up shirts and line the way for Peruna’s trot down Bishop to Ford Stadium. Cheerleaders...


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Flame Grilled (Horned) Frog

Published September 28, 2010 by Laura S

Grilling on the boulevard is part of the tailgating tradition, and amid the brisket and barbecue chicken, there is a distinct smell in the air. Generations of SMU fans have a palate for frog – TCU Horned Frog, that is. George Simons, SMU class of 1983, has perfected his recipe for TCU-on-a-plate. Listen in as he shares his tips for TCU grilled to perfection.



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