Some interesting and amusing stories coming from the Aggie message boards after their loss to Oklahoma this weekend. Sounds like Jorvorskie Lane is throwing his weight around (and it sure is a lot of weight) and isn’t happy with the job coach Dennis Franchione is doing. And it sounds like some of the team and most of the fan base agrees with him.
Here’s one of many posts that were quickly deleted by the fascist TexAgs moderators:
I do not know everything that has been discussed on the subject but this alleged situation could not be worse for this team.
For those who have not heard the story, after the game last night, Jorvorskie allegedly threw objects and berated Franchione for not giving him the ball on 3rd and goal from the 2.5 late in the game with the team trailing by 7. Following Lane’s emotional outburst, apparently, another team leader told Franchione that he had lost the respect of Jorvorskie and thus the entire team. Additionally, Lane now faces an impending suspension from Franchione.
Pretty good stuff. If there’s any truth to this than Lane has to be suspended for the next game. Franchione is close to losing that team if they drop the next two games against Nebraska and at Texas, which is very possible. Fran’s call late in the game not to give Lane the ball is pretty baffling, I love to make fun of the guy but he’s an incredible short yardage runner once he gets his weight moving forward. Maybe run the option or give the ball to Michael Goodson to the outside, but a Stephen McGee pass?? Bad call.
I think the unforgivable mistake though was to kick a field goal with only two and a half minutes to go in the game. The Sooners had run all over them during the game, what gave Fran the idea they could stop OU from getting the single first down that would end the game? He’s made a ton of strange coaching decisions this year and this one finally bit him in the ass.
Hopefully this gets much worse and more public, because it should be very entertaining to watch.
Apparently attending the Ramonce Taylor School of Idiocy, initial reports coming out of Austin are saying [tag]Tarell Brown[/tag], starting cornerback for the Texas Longhorns, has been arrested along with former Longhorn [tag]Aaron Harris[/tag] on charges of possession of marijuana and unlawfully carrying a gun. Could the timing be anyway worse for the Longhorns? Probably not.
Brown and former teammate Aaron Harris, a linebacker on last yearâ€™s national championship team, were booked into Travis County Central Booking Facility at 4:55 a.m. Monday.
Brown was charged with a Class A misdemeanor of unlawfully carrying a weapon. He and Harris were both charged with Class B misdemeanors of possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana.
Longhorn football coach Mack Brown has been informed of the situation but has not yet spoken to Brown, a team official said.
This is about the worst thing that could happen to the Longhorns right now. Not only is Tarell expected to cover Ohio State’s deep threat Ted Ginn, Jr., but now the Longhorns have to deal with all of the distractions that are sure to come about from this. It is just a matter of time before the national media pick up on this story and ESPN will be blasting this all over their air waves. Hopefully the coaching staff can keep the players under control this week and maybe even move everybody into a controlled hotel environment.
Update: More details coming out show that three players are involved. Aaron Harris, Tarell Brown, and [tag]Tyrell Gatewood[/tag]. Aaron Harris was driving when they were pulled over and Tarell and Tyrell were asleep in the back. Hopefully Harris can take the fall for this and Tarell can play this weekend.
Update #2: The gun is reported to belong to Tyrell Gatewood. The story is that the gun was used earlier in the day at a shooting range. Then later while driving around the gun came out from under the front seat and Tarell grabbed it, put it in his lap and fell asleep. The cops came up to the car when Aaron Harris was pulled over and saw the gun in Tarell’s lap. According to Tarell’s lawyer,
Tarell will be able to play in this weekend’s game against OSU. Thank goodness.
Update #3: It looks like Mack Brown is sitting out both Tarell Brown and Tyrell Gatewood for Saturday’s game against Ohio State.
Update #4: Now Brown and Gatewood’s attorney Jamie Balagio is saying that the two players were unnecessarily TASERED during their arrest. Man, this situation is getting weirder and weirder.
Update #5: The drug charges on both Tarell Brown and Tyrell Gatewood have been dropped. The gun charges still remain on Brown.
Read more to check out the arrest affidavit from Travis County.
Rumor has it that Texas Tech senior and preseason All-American Jarrett Hicks could be in jeopardy of missing the season. Both he and top WR recruit Michael Crabtree are both appealing issues to the NCAA related to academic issues. Hicks has already lost one appeal on his case and Coach Mike Leach didn’t sound to positive about the issue. Both players will likely miss this weekend’s game against SMU. Losing an All-American and another member of the two-deep would obviously be a big problem for Tech’s pass happy offense.
Fox 4 in Dallas is reporting that former Texas defensive tackle Marco Martin has been arrested on charges he molested a six-year-old boy. Martin would have been 15 or 16 at the time of the alleged assault in 1999. Martin turned himself in to Dallas police this morning.
Details are sounding a little sketchy right now. The police say the victim came forward last year but somehow they are claiming they couldn’t find a person who was probably on TV (on the sidelines) every weekend. It also seems odd that the victim took so long to come forward with the allegations, though with a child that young it is more understandable. If the allegations are true, then this is a tragic and disgusting story. I have no tolerance for child molestors but the situation seems to warrant withholding judgement until we learn more. Let’s hope for the sake of everyone involved there’s nothing to this.
Martin was a top recruit who tore his ACL his senior year in high school and was never able to get back into football shape. The player nicknamed “Big Yummy” was reported to be up above 400 pounds. He left school early after last year without (I believe) ever playing a down for the Longhorns.
The University of [tag]Oklahoma[/tag] issued a statement today that two players had been kicked off the football team for receiving “extra compensation above that to which they were entitled, related to their employment at a private business.” No names were cited in the release but numerous outlets are reporting that one of the two players was starting quarterback Rhett Bomar. The other player is reportedly Bomar’s roommate, starting right guard J.D. Quinn.
Bomar was working at an Oklahoma City car dealership, the same one that made news by letting Adrian Peterson “borrow” a Lexus for several weeks, and reported $18,000 of income for the year despite only working about five hours per week. That would work out to about $70 per hour (if he was working 52 weeks a year) for whatever he was supposedly doing for the dealership. Like Al Capone and possibly Barry Bonds, I guess it was the IRS that finally did Bomar in.
This obviously has big Big 12 and national implications as the Sooners were being touted by many experts as national title contenders going into the season. They were also voted as Big 12 favorites by the media. Now they’ll head into next week’s practices without their starting quarterback and no clear answer as to who will take over the position. We’ll likely see QB-turned-WR Paul Thompson moved back to quarterback where he’ll battle with JUCO transfer Joey Halzle and a true freshman for the starting nod. The Sooners’ QB situation just became as murky as the Longhorns’.
I guess this brings new meaning to the term “Bomar’d.”
Rumors are flying that this is just the beginning and that more suspensions will be coming soon. Adrian Peterson’s name has of course been mentioned due to his relationship with Big Red Sports/Imports. The other names are D.J. Wolfe, projected starting cornerback, and Garrett Hartley their starting placekicker. Now these are definitely just rumors, and I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of this in the next couple of days. It is hard to believe that just two players were involved when we know that other OU players had relationships with this car dealership. (5:30 pm)