SMU MUSTANGS NEWS

Lasecki Anchors SMU’s Underrated Offensive Line

SMU has a decidedly underrated core of returning offensive lineman. This week, I have been re-watching the game films from last season, which can be a bit painful at times. A definite bright spot has been the play of our returning boys in the trenches.   Returning starting center and three-year starter Taylor Lasecki is a particular asset, both physically and mentally. He is a scrapper...
Via AAC Football Fever
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Davis Looks to be SMU’s Starting Quarterback after Strong Performance in Spring Game

View image | gettyimages.com Matt Davis became the clear front-runner to win the Mustangs’ starting quarterback job at last Saturday’s Spring football game at Ford Stadium.  SMU’s fleet of foot junior quarterback Davis led Blue (The Mustangs’ Offense) to a 28-0 victory over Red (The Mustangs’ Defense) in the first spring game of the Chad Morris era. Davis took the...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU’s Quarterback Situation Remains an Unknown Going into the Spring Game

View image | gettyimages.com As SMU prepares for its annual Spring Game this Saturday at Ford Stadium, the most pressing question for the future of Mustang football is who will be taking their snaps this Autumn. During the 2014 season, returning quarterbacks Garrett Krstich, Neal Burcham, and Matt Davis all saw significant playing time during the difficult season. Burcham, a...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Ford Mustangs Among Star Attractions At Barrett-Jackson 2015 Palm Beach Auction

 Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, will feature vintage, custom Mustangs and modern-day Ford-powered Shelby’s during the 13th Annual Palm Beach auction in Palm Beach, Florida, April 17-19, 2015, at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Leading the pack of Fords in the docket is an ‘07 Ford Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” Coupe (Lot #478) with a matching...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New SMU football coach wants empty trophy case installed

Chad Morris spent four years as offensive coordinator at Clemson before taking the head coaching job at SMU this off-season, and it looks like he plans to borrow a strategy from one of his former ACC opponents. Virginia Tech famously put up an empty trophy case in its football office, which is to be filled when the Hokies win their first national championship. According to USA Today’s...
Via College Spun
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

SMU avoids winless season, beating UConn 27-20

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) SMU quarterback Matt Davis ran for 191 yards and a touchdown and threw for another 145 yards to lead the Mustangs to their only win of the season, 27-20 over UConn. Prescott Line added 90 yards rushing and two second-half touchdowns as SMU (1-11, 1-7 American Athletic Conference) snapped a 13-game losing streak. Freshman Ron Johnson ran for 101 yard and...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas native Morris comes home as SMU coach

DALLAS (AP) -- Chad Morris knew he wanted the SMU job the minute it opened. Maybe it was because Clemson's offensive coordinator from the past four seasons is a Dallas native. Or maybe because he used to ride school buses to old Texas Stadium and watch the Mustangs play when he was growing up. "This is the opportunity I thought, `This is it,'" Morris said Monday at an introductory...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: SMU football to hire Clemson offensive coordinator

SMU has been through one of the toughest seasons in school history this year. After head coach June Jones resigned early in the season, SMU has been a punching bag for every team they have played.   Since Jones resigned, many coaches have been linked to SMU but it  seems that the finally got their coach. According to Chip Brown of Horns Digest, SMU has hired Clemson offensive...
Via No Guts, No Glory
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Memphis trounces SMU, 48-10

DALLAS (AP) Paxton Lynch threw for 307 yards and a touchdown, a 54-yard strike to Phil Mayhue, and Memphis beat SMU 48-10 on Saturday. Mayhue finished with 96 yards receiving, and Brandon Hayes and Jarvis Cooper added 101 and 93 yards, respectively, on the ground and combined for three total touchdowns. Memphis (4-3, 2-1 American) scored 41 of the game's first 48 points, including...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

It’s no secret that the SMU Mustangs are interested in convincing former Texas coach Mack Brown to come out of retirement and take over the reigns of the program, but Dallas Morning News columnist Bill Nichols dropped a bombshell this morning when he stated in his column that SMU officials are willing to offer Brown an eight-year, $32 million contract. Nichols claimed that...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: SMU offering Mack Brown around $4 million per year

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown turned 63 over the summer, but SMU seems to believe he can be an effective coach well into his late 60s and even 70s. At least, that’s what their reported offer to the coaching legend indicates. According to Bill Nichols of The Dallas Morning News, Brown is SMU’s top...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Midseason Report Card

The SMU Mustangs have reached the midway point of their season, and it hasn’t been pretty. The team has been outscored 288-39 in its six losses, and has barely looked competitive at any point in the year. So, without further adieu, here is the Mustangs’ midseason report card. Spoiler alert: very few passing grades were handed out. Photo used courtesy of washingtontimes.com....
Via AAC Football Fever
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The SMU Mustangs Have a Chance Against Cincinnati

Coming off a bye, the SMU Mustangs are looking to pick up their first win on the season against a team that at one time would’ve seemed absolutely unbeatable. Photo used courtesy of collegefootball.ap.org. But now, though an SMU win would still be an upset, the Mustangs actually look like they have a fighting chance against Tommy Tuberville’s Bearcats. Cincinnati is in a stay...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Are SMU’s Top 5 Wins of the June Jones Era?

Now that June Jones’ career at SMU has come to a close, it gives us a chance to reflect on some of the high points of his time on the Hilltop. His tenure, of course, ended with him being nowhere near the beloved figure that he was at one time, especially after a couple of down years and the Arizona State debacle after the 2011 season. Photo used courtesy of dallasnews.com. However...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense Must Improve for SMU to Be Competitive

For the first time since they opened up the season against Baylor, the SMU Mustangs have some positive momentum to build off of. Sure, the Mustangs’ upset bid fell short against East Carolina, but the team showed signs of life for the first time all year in the 45-24 loss. The offense finally was able to get something going, and SMU looks like it has found an answer at quarterback...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Offense Showing Signs of Life With QB Garrett Krstich

On a Saturday where college football was thrown into mass chaos and matchups between ranked opponents reigned supreme, the game between the East Carolina Pirates and the SMU Mustangs was largely forgotten. However, thanks in large part to the arm of Garrett Krstich, the Mustangs showed signs of life and were competitive for the first time all season. Photo used courtesy of underdogdynasty...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the SMU Mustangs the Worst Team in the FBS?

Another week, another embarrassing defeat for the SMU Mustangs. Photo used courtesy of centraltrack.com. This time, it was at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs, who came into Gerald J. Ford Stadium last Saturday and steamrolled the Mustangs on their way to a 56-0 victory. Watching the TCU players beat the entire SMU team with the Iron Skillet for four quarters would have probably...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is hiring Mack Brown a real possibility for SMU Mustangs?

With the June Jones era now over at SMU, speculation has begun about who will replace him as the Mustangs new permanent coach. One interesting name that has been thrown around in recent days: former Texas head coach Mack Brown. Photo used courtesy of chron.com. FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman reported Monday that “well-connected SMU brass” are very interested in pursuing Brown...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Mack Brown return to coach SMU?

Twitter/@UT_MackBrown SMU football is a bit of a mess this season, especially after the surprise departure of June Jones on September 8. Jones had been the head coach of the Mustangs since 2008. When it comes to replacing the offensive guru, those at SMU have apparently been kicking the tires on one of the biggest names available in Texas football: former Longhorns coach Mack Brown...
Via College Spun
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M cadet protects mascot from being run over (GIF)

An alert Texas A&M cadet made a crucial block in the back of the end zone which protected Aggies mascot Reveille from being accidentally run over by an SMU receiver during Saturday's game in Dallas.The SMU receiver chased a deep ball over his head and his momentum carried him out of bounds straight towards Reveille.  Fortunately, the A&M cadet stepped in at the right...
Via Holdout Sports
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadet saves mascot from collision with SMU WR

Texas A&M's mascot, Reveille, was trying to take a nap during the TAMU-SMU game. But in a matter of seconds, after a bang-bang play, he was moments away from being involved in a big collision. In the second quarter of the game, with 1:35 remaining in the half, SMU aired it out down the field looking for WR Der'rick Thompson. The ball was overthrown, and Thompson was...
Via The Sports Daily
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Offensive Line Needs to Step Up

Needless to say, there are numerous areas that need to improve for the SMU Mustangs to become a competitive football team. But one of the position groups that most obviously needs to step up is the Mustangs’ inexperienced offensive line. Photo used courtesy of houstonchronicle.com. SMU has allowed its quarterbacks to get sacked 13 times so far in the 2014 season; that’s is...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Offensive Line Needs To Step Up

Needless to say, there are numerous areas that need to improve for the SMU Mustangs to become a competitive football team. But one of the position groups that most obviously needs to step up is the Mustangs’ inexperienced offensive line. SMU has allowed its quarterbacks to get sacked 13 times so far in the 2014 season; that’s is the third-highest total in the FBS, even though...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the SMU Mustangs Move on from Their Terrible Start?

To say that the SMU Mustangs haven’t gotten off to an ideal start would be the understatement of the year. Photo used courtesy of sbnation.com. After being outscored 88-6 by Baylor and North Texas in two overwhelming defeats, the Mustangs headed into their bye week hoping to get some of their issues worked out before their home opener against the Texas A&M Aggies. Instead,...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU already louder, more physical after June Jones

DALLAS (AP) The blaring music mixes with the sound of pads popping as offensive and defensive players go head-to-head on the SMU practice field. Those are some of the very noticeable changes already for the Mustangs without playing a game since the unexpected resignation of coach June Jones only two games into his seventh season. ''A lot more tempo to practice,'' running back Kevin...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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