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Board Meeting: April 30, 2012

4/30/2012

Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Favorite A&M-Texas memory : It’s officially over. The flagship rivalry in the Lone Star State will now be dormant and waiting to erupt again like some kind of volcano.

Fans got to say goodbye over the weekend and were treated to some entertaining finishes in the softball and baseball games. But, this rivalry is about, and was broken up, mostly for football reasons.

But reminiscing is fun. We can bemoan how it all happened sometime around Thanksgiving when we’ve finished our turkey and are waiting for kickoff in Austin.

Jump into the forum and tell HornsNation your favorite memory from the rivalry.

2. Best NFL fits : A trio of Longhorns were drafted into the NFL over the weekend while a handful of others have signed free agent contracts. Carter Strickland asked between Keenan Robinson (Redskins), Emmanuel Acho (Browns) and Kheeston Randall (Dolphins), who fits their team the best.

It’s a tough question. Each was a talented contributor as a senior, but all have deficiencies in their games. The best guess might be Acho. If he can get in and find a niche on special teams first then work on his pass rushing, he could be a versatile weapon in the NFL.

3. Sudden interest in Massington: You can’t coach speed right? That trait is what has drawn Texas coaches to West Mesquite WR Eldridge Massington. He attended a junior day and left without an offer. As Max Olson reported last week, Texas is back in the hunt for him, but Massington clearly was burned by what took place in February.

When word got out of his times at a few recent track meets, the Longhorns staff came calling again and began scouting him more in-depth. Massington’s feelings are understandable, but it’s only April. Texas is doing the right thing by taking its time in evaluating prospects. Only so much can be learned from junior tape and speed isn’t the sole reason to go after a guy. Texas isn’t the Oakland Raiders.

For Massington, he can take his time now too. If he had received an offer in February and jumped on it, maybe he’s not as informed about recruiting and other schools as he is now.

What do you think? Did the late arrival doom Texas with Massington?

Remember the forum is always open. Give us a shout if you’ve got something to say.