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What started as a discussion about whether or not Fred Akers should have been fired has morphed into an intense debate about racism and is past 150 posts on the thread. Here's an excerpt from a post by Selvinsankle:
"Why is it being an 'arrogant fool' to point out that UT and the state of Texas were racist in the 60s? That's a fact folks, deal with it. You are putting Royal on a pedestal if you're saying he was blameless, only following orders, couldn't do anything about it, etc. Yes, he damn well could have, and only did when the pressure got too hot."
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A new poster, IlliniHorn87, looks to the old guard for their thoughts and memories: "As I look to begin my time at UT in Austin, I was wondering what some of the alumni on this board feel was the highlight of UT athletics during their time on campus. fill me in!" Join the conversation

unichorn puts up a poll asking who'll be standing at the top when the season's over: "Following are the five teams (in no particular order) that Steele selects as the top-five in the nation in his fact-based "power rankings" for the 2006 football season. Using your own combination of objective and subjective reasoning skills, please select, if you wish, the one of these five teams that you believe is most likely to win the MNC in the 2006 college football season ... and let us know any thoughts you wish to share regarding the basis for your choice." Join the conversation

Premium StoryOver on the Coach's Corner forum, our resident coach looks ahead to the upcoming football season and invites Inside Texas subscribers to "scattershoot" out their topics of interest in the spring for him to address. Join the conversation

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