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Competing with the big boys

Postby HubbaHubba » Tue May 11, 2021 3:36 pm

Another Manning. It is clear to me those other schools should just concede now.

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Postby Charleston Pony » Tue May 11, 2021 4:53 pm

At least the program is getting more attention these days. Some talented QBs and WRs have come out of SMU in recent years.
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby ponyboy » Tue May 11, 2021 7:37 pm

That is some pretty good company.
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Postby SMUguy » Wed May 12, 2021 9:21 am

Does Sonny Dykes or Garret Riley have some connection with the Manning family?
Interesting to see us on that list.
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby ponyboy » Wed May 12, 2021 2:11 pm

I think there must be. I want to say that Eli Manning considered SMU back in the day.
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Postby mrydel » Wed May 12, 2021 4:20 pm

ponyboy wrote:I think there must be. I want to say that Eli Manning considered SMU back in the day.
Yes. Three Dog Night did a song about it.
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby ponyboy » Wed May 12, 2021 4:58 pm

Two, actually: Eli’s Coming and Mama Told Me Not To Come
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Postby mrydel » Wed May 12, 2021 5:00 pm

Both perhaps referenced in The Book of Eli
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby FriscoPMG » Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:36 pm

You have to be a subscriber, but there's a great article on The Athletic about Arch's recruiting:
https://theathletic.com/2623221/2021/06/01/the-courting-of-arch-manning-im-wide-wide-open/

And then there are the perceived outsiders: Virginia, North Carolina, Notre Dame, SMU and Stanford. You could make a case for each as a neutral choice if Manning ventures outside the SEC for college.

“I’d definitely consider somewhere like Virginia or SMU. Obviously, it’s not as big, but great people, still great coaches, and something a little bit more my speed, I’d say, kind of in terms of off-the-field stuff.”
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby indianmustang » Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:10 pm

Good to see SMU name,some how is SMU signs archie we need to do better on campus games.
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby ponyboy » Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:40 pm

Manning would be a huge get.
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby Charleston Pony » Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:38 am

That would be all about his "blazing his own trail". Obviously it has been shown that you don't have to play P5 football to make it in the NFL
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby indianmustang » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:52 am

looks like smu had relationship Archie Manning, in Dallas for SMU Athletic Forum, said neck surgery next month forced him to take leave from CFP committee, announced Mon

https://twitter.com/khairopoulos/status ... 9383408641
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Re: Competing with the big boys

Postby mustangxc » Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:06 am

The Isidore Newman five-star took in the Mustangs' campus on Thursday, getting an opportunity to talk football with head coach Sonny Dykes and offensive coordinator Garrett Riley. Per sources close to the Mannings, things that stood out to the Arch were small student body, the cool architecture on campus and being in a neat area in Dallas. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound Manning who also sees the prolific offense including talented receivers year in and year out that the Mustangs take the field with on Saturdays. The Manning family really hit it off with Dykes and Riley and had a good time visiting with them.


https://247sports.com/college/smu/Artic ... 166511298/
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