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Softballjunkie223

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Texas beats Texas state
lovsofbal

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Texas beats Texas state



you sure it wasn't that Texas State gave the game to Texas?
sbparent

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I saw that Texas was ranked 38 in first RPI while ranking #1 in strength of schedule.  I find that hard to believe with 4 teams on their schedule ranked outside of the top 200 in RPI.  Anyway, I looked and Texas is 3-9 against teams with a higher RPI than them and 10-4 against teams lower than them including a loss to #202 Georgetown.
With 28 games remaining, 10 of those are against teams with a high RPI than them currently.
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That is quite a trick, to be 38th while having the No. 1 SoS

That SoS could remain fairly buoyant too, as Kansas and Texas Tech own better than usual WL records

Doctor

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Connie is untouchable. Just extended her contract his year. Nice lady, average coach, poor recruiter. 
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Connie is untouchable. Just extended her contract his year. Nice lady, average coach, poor recruiter. 


Can you post a link to the report of her contract extension?  I'd like to read about that.
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There has been no contract extension; she even stated as much in some interviews as the season was about to get underway.
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There has been no contract extension; she even stated as much in some interviews as the season was about to get underway.


Thus the reason for my admittedly loaded question. 
1janiedough

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Exactly.
Southie

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Article from February 2018:

https://www.hookem.com/story/texas-heads-into-softball-season-with-arms-aplenty/

Clark — the only coach Texas has had and the second-longest tenured coach on campus behind swimming’s Eddie Reese — has compiled an 840-375-3 record at UT with five College World Series appearances, but is entering the final year of her contract. New UT athletic director Chris Del Conte declined to address Clark’s future last month, saying he hadn’t yet evaluated the situation.

Clark said those discussions about her future will “happen how it’s supposed to happen when it’s time to happen.” She said she didn’t expect her job security to be a distraction this spring. Wright echoed those sentiments.

“That’s kind of one thing, it’s not something we focus on because it’s not anything we can control,” Wright said. “Whatever happens, happens, and we’re just out here to play softball and do what we can do.”



Article from January 2018:

https://www.hookem.com/2018/01/19/diamond-dust-five-questions-texas-softball-2018-revisited/

Clark has returned, but 2018 may be her final season. She’s in the final year of her contract and with a new athletic director in charge, changes could be coming if Texas doesn’t turn things around this season.
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That is quite a trick, to be 38th while having the No. 1 SoS

That SoS could remain fairly buoyant too, as Kansas and Texas Tech own better than usual WL records



It's an indication that your W/L isn't very good at least compared to the teams above you. Going into the RPI calculation they were 12-13 (.480).
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Is a collapse imminent?  Do the Longhorns secure 4th place after going undefeated?  Will they play their way out of the tourney?
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Texas is a lot better than their record indicates. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stun someone at a regional and gave the next opponent every5hing they could an handle at the supers.
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I don’t believe Texas is very good, they gave OU a great game today but so did Boston a few weeks ago. Texas hitting is not what it needs to be to win a regional (IMO), which is odd considering Tripp is one of the best hitting coaches around. They only have 2 (I believe) hitters hitting over .300. Although Washington is a very tough out, she is legit.
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I thought saxeT hitters had the right approach all weekend -- aggressivrly taking their cuts, staying alive in at-bats, etc. -- vs OU's frustrating tendency to take way too many pitches then chase wildly when they got behind in counts.
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They don't have the hitting to win against tough teams.  They will end up with a 3 seed in a very unfavorable regional.  Maybe they have enough games to save Coach's job, but there is no way she will ever recruit well enough to win at Texas.
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While I agree that Texas is not very strong and their hitting is weak they did score 2 runs off of both of OU's ace pitchers on Sunday.  I did not see that happening; maybe it was the blind squirrel thing.

I do question the coach bringing back Wright to pitch.  Why bring back in your #3 pitcher, who is pitching your mid week games, in this situation?  If you win over OU your probably secure your at-large bid to the tournament so go with your #1.  Don't make sense.
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While I agree that Texas is not very strong and their hitting is weak they did score 2 runs off of both of OU's ace pitchers on Sunday.  I did not see that happening; maybe it was the blind squirrel thing.

I do question the coach bringing back Wright to pitch.  Why bring back in your #3 pitcher, who is pitching your mid week games, in this situation?  If you win over OU your probably secure your at-large bid to the tournament so go with your #1.  Don't make sense.


Agree bringing Wright back was curious. I guess the bottom line is Oklahoma had accumulated plenty of good looks at Bolinger and von Sprechen, and Wright had only surrendered the one hit, albeit a home run.

Again, I give Texas credit for coming out swinging. They weren't ceding Strike 1 to the Sooner pitchers. I wish our hitters, as a group, would jump on more first pitches, which often are the best pitch to hit in an at-bat. At least until opposing pitchers quit laying them in there on Pitch 1.
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She has 5 or more TX players committed from 2018-2022
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Didn't say she couldn't. It's just not her MO.

Ok I stand corrected. Gasso has 1 Player from TX.
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Texas is a lot better than their record indicates. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stun someone at a regional and gave the next opponent every5hing they could an handle at the supers.

I don't see that happening.  Probably get sent to the A&M regional again along with Texas State.
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She has 5 or more TX players committed from 2018-2022


How many CA players does she have committed during that time. 1 per year isn’t that awe-inspiring.
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I don't see that happening.  Probably get sent to the A&M regional again along with Texas State.


Lol at the regional. Would that be Connie’s nail in the coffin?

With an Arkansas regional in play, you might could see some weird movement in Texas or TSU to either A&M, Norman or Fayetteville.
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Lol at the regional. Would that be Connie’s nail in the coffin? With an Arkansas regional in play, you might could see some weird movement in Texas or TSU to either A&M, Norman or Fayetteville.

Well, Baylor factors in, as well.  They could be sent to Fayetteville.
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Well, Baylor factors in, as well.  They could be sent to Fayetteville.


True,

Do you go Baylor to Fayettevile, TSU to Normal and UT to A&M?

Then you can possibly throw in ULL somewhere (if they choose not to send them to LSU).
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All of these are from Texas... not to bad avg. almost 2 a year... when some classes only have 3 in them. 

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How many CA players does she have committed during that time. 1 per year isn’t that awe-inspiring.



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All of these are from Texas... not to bad avg. almost 2 a year... when some classes only have 3 in them. 






Isn't this discussion about UT and Connie? Most, if not all of those girls are Oklahoma commits.

If I'm missing something here, I apologize.
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Isn't this discussion about UT and Connie? Most, if not all of those girls are Oklahoma commits.

If I'm missing something here, I apologize.


Just reliving a conversation from 2.5 months ago that was resurrected to discuss OU even more.
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Just reliving a conversation from 2.5 months ago that was resurrected to discuss OU even more.


Carry on, then. [smile]
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While I agree that Texas has faultered, they really need to bring in fresh / younger staff. Recruiting should be ripe for them, as Texas programs recruit Texas players. But seems more Texas kids are opting out of that in-state play mentality. As of recent (UT @ OU), that’s honestly the most fight I’ve seen out of them in years. Sorry to say, you can’t wait until you’re backed into oblivion to start fighting. Will be interesting if they take that fight to Waco and what the outcome will be.


I don't disagree with anything you posted, except, perhaps, that final sentence.

It's true that Baylor has gotten the better of Texas in in-state recruiting in recent years. But that, in itself, should not guarantee that Baylor's program/team is better than UT's. The Longhorns are a national brand and should be able to recruit nationally while still getting their share of the top Texas recruits.

IMO, the problem, at least in recent years, has been that the state of Texas simply hasn't produced an abundance of top talent. The fact that Oklahoma has not gone after/signed many Texas girls strongly suggests that to be the case. If the talent was there in significant numbers, you can bet Patty Gasso would be going after it and signing her share of those players.

Texas has finally started producing more home-grown talent in the last couple of years. And guess who has taken notice and is getting commitments from those Texas girls? I'm not sure Connie Clark will ever be able to seriously compete with PG and certain SEC schools for the top talent in Texas. But she certainly should be able to hold her own against the likes of Baylor.
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IMO, the problem, at least in recent years, has been that the state of Texas simply hasn't produced an abundance of top talent. .


WRONG!
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