Welcome to Burnt Orange Beat

Burnt Orange Beat is the new Scout network site covering Texas Longhorn Athletics and Recruiting. We aspire to be the best premium community for serious Texas Longhorn fans and we want you to join us! For those longtime Scout subscribers, we hope that you guys find something that you like at Burnt Orange Beat.

We are in the process of assembling a great team at Burnt Orange Beat. I think you will be very happy with the announcements that we plan to make in the coming days, weeks, and months. Until then, you are stuck with me and anyone else I might wrangle into doing a guest spot or two. We also have commitment from Scout that their national guys like Scott Kennedy (Director of Scouting for Football) and Dave Telep (National Recruiting Director for Basketball) are going to help with our content as well the regional Scout guys until our full staff is in place.

Burnt Orange Beat follows recruiting like no other Texas site. We visit high schools, talk to high school coaches and gather information. We watch games from the stands and the sidelines. We watch AAU games and high school basketball games. We talk to college coaches. We watch game tapes. Recruiting is our passion and that passion translates to better evaluations of prospects and more information for you to enjoy on guys Texas is recruiting and some that they are not.

We want our forums to be smart, engaging, and fun. This is a community of Texas Longhorn fans, so we all should have common end goals, however, we know that people here and many that are going to join have different and varied opinions. Many of them know what they are talking about. Others are harmless saps or cranks. A few are real idiots. We'll leave it to you to decide who is which. Just try not to take the whole thing too seriously and don't expect us to either.

If you don't want to see critical comments, you should go away now. If your sole purpose of posting is to be as critical and negative as possible for no apparent reason, you should also go away. Sports radio has existed for decades hosting these sorts of discussions.

So let's have some fun and enjoy the new digs.

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