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Ape last won the day on November 27 2018

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About Ape

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    "Whiny Fake Irish Ass"
  • Birthday 04/26/1991

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    Notre Dame / Illinois State / Northwestern / Washington State

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  • Offense
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  • Youth Mgmt
  • CFBHC Career
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2013-2018), Washington State Cougars (2018-2021), Texas Longhorns (2021-Present)
  • NFLHC Career
    Green Bay Packers Owner/GM (2014-2018), Indianapolis Colts GM (2019-Present)
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    1x National Champion (2016), 1x Pac 12 Champion (2019)

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  1. I don’t think so. I was 7-6 that year and played a really hard schedule. I think I played FSU or LSU first
  2. (This is the very first gameplan I ran with ND for 2013) Week 1 Offensive Gameplan Play-calling: Conservative vs Risky - Conservative play-calling is the steady way to move the football, you will have less explosive plays but also less turnovers while risky play-calling will give you more of both. Scheme: One-back, two-back, balanced. overload - Overload focuses on having more receivers towards one side of the field and works well with target men, balanced uses the whole field, two-back is the traditional I-formation, one-back focuses on the quarterback to make plays. Play proportion: Mostly pass vs Balanced vs Mostly Run Passing: Short vs Long - Focus on either dump passes or long bombs. Rushing: Inside vs Outside - Match your RB skill with your play-calling. Power backs will do better rushing inside while speed backs will do better following blockers towards the outside. Redzone: Go for TD vs Go for Points - Going for TD entails that on a 4th and 1 on the opponents 1 you will attempt to go for the 6 points while going for points simply means you will go for the FG. FG Range: 30, 40, 50, 60 - What is the longest FG that should be attempted. Defensive Gameplan Coverage: Man vs Zone - Relatively self-explanatory Scheme: 4-3 vs 3-4 - This should all be based off of where your skill players are and how many of them you have. Set: Play the pass vs balanced vs play the run - Each set will give it's benefits depending on which offense it faces. Aggresiveness: Aggressive vs Conservative - Aggressive defensive play will result in a higher chance of turnovers but also in a higher chance of penalties while conservative defensive play reduces both.
  3. Coach Ape conferring with his assistants preparing for the Spring Game Benjamin Lockwood at the US Army All- American Game Howdy Y’all The sights and sounds of spring are cropping up around us and that includes Longhorns football. The athletic department here in Austin is happy to announce that season ticket packages are available to purchase and include a ticket to our Spring Game where top prospect Benjamin Lockwood will be starting for the White squad. Our boys really need your support this year as we make a push for another bowl game. Season ticket packages include the following: Spring Game- Burnt Orange v White Squads Come see all the new recruits at the Spring Game. Headlined by Sam Milner and Benjamin Lockwood this is a great opportunity to bring the whole family. Each season ticket holder can get up to 4 additional tickets for the spring game for just $5 each. Each season ticket holder also will receive a voucher for a hot dog and soda at the spring game TCU, Week 3 (Home Opener) The first regular season match up this season features in-state rivals TCU coming to Austin. Sam Milner will be on the lookout to prove his former coach wrong by leading the Longhorns to victory on the field. Pre-game festivities include a concert by up and coming star and Texan, Parker McCollum. Kansas, Week 7 (White Out) The Jayhawks will be coming to town in week 7 for our White Out game. Fans are encouraged to come in their white Longhorns gear to help create an atmosphere that no one else can replicate. Bring the kids out for this one as we will have a skills camp and fun fair set up pre-game for all kids under 13. Liberty, Week 8 (Homecoming) Culminating the homecoming week festivities this year is our game against the Liberty Flames. This is sure to be an interesting one as the Flames are one of the most infamous teams in all of CFBHC. Come and join us for that special time of year. Special alumni and homecoming gear will be available only to season ticket holders. Texas Tech, Week 11 (Orange Out) The Red Raiders roll into town week 11. This is going to be a hotly contested match up with both teams experiencing a lot of backfield change over this year. We’ve declared this game an Orange Out! And special for our season ticket holders will be an orange out towel delivered with each season ticket. Oklahoma State, Week 14 (Black Out) Armal and the Cowboys will visit in Week 14 as our boys will keep their push towards bowl season. We’re going to show that Longhorn unity and make this a black out game. Come in your favorite black spirit wear and let’s support our boys. Texas A&M, Week 16 (Senior Night) Our final home contest is in Week 16, rivalry week, against the Texas A&M Aggies. This will also be Senior Night as our Senior class takes to the field one last time in Austin. Say farewell to fan favorites and cheer them on one last time as we face off with the Aggies. Season Ticket holders get access to all these games and even more. As mentioned above Season ticket holders will receive an Orange Out Towel, Exclusive homecoming and Alumni gear homecoming weekend and discounted additional tickets for the spring game. In addition to this season ticket holders will get priority access to any bowl game, championship games or playoff tickets. There will be exclusive auctions each week for season ticket holders for such benefits as basketball tickets, meet and greet with Coach Ape, spirit wear and tailgating bundles and more. Don’t delay the first 5000 to order season tickets will get a special season ticket holder bumper sticker.
  4. Friendship ended with Lucas Beckwith. Now Sam Milner is my best friend. but seriously this defense is not good outside at all and I expect the rest of the large dozen to exploit that
  5. Spring games are rapidly approach for the 2023 season and Coach Ape just announced his rosters for the game in Austin. The Burnt Orange squad features the First Team Offense and 2nd Team Defense and the White squad will feature the 2nd Team Offense and the First team defense. This however does not mean that there is not any drama occurring as there are many spots on this roster that remain unsettled. We at the LHN got an interview with Coach Ape after rosters were announced and asked what we should be watching for. Listed below are some of the most interesting battles that Coach Ape detailed. Battle 1: Running Back Everyone was excited to see RB Dontae Alford 5-11 193 Fr Longview (Longview TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Power] sign with the Longhorns this past cycle. He was the top rated RB in the state of Texas last cycle and was a key target for the Longhorns. He will be in a battle against Redshirt Senior transfer, RB Raymond Smiley 6-1 188 (Sr) Cheyenne-Eagle Butte (SD) 3.5 of 3.5 [Speed]. Alford may have the slight edge because he's slotted to play with the first team offense but Coach Ape wasn't very clear stating, "We want to see them both get touches that's why we split them up. We felt more comfortable having Sam [Milner] hand it off to Dontae for the spring game." This may end up with a time split for the regular season, with one back taking on 3rd Down duties over the other one. But for now this is a big one to watch for when the Spring Game comes around Battle 2: Wide Receiver The Longhorns have an interesting set of WR's this season. We have heard from insiders that WR Da'Quan Crockett 6-4 214 Jr Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi TX) 2.5 of 4.5 [Target] has fallen on the Depth Chart a bit in Austin and might even take a redshirt year to work on his on the field issues. He's slated to play with the 2nd team offense as the top WR so we will see how it shakes out. Other than that there is a lot of intrigue around the two of the true freshmen, WR Natrone Benjamin 6-1 164 Fr Prestonwood Christian Academy ( TX) 3.0 of 3.5 [Speed] and ATH Shaq Dixon 5-11 177 Fr Woodsboro (Woodsboro TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [Speed]. Both are slated to play WR2 in the spring game. Coach Ape has been quoted as saying, "Both Shaq and Natrone shuld see significant playing time this season. We want to see each in action." This could mean that WR Elias Person 6-5 211 Jr Van Alstyne (Van Alstyne TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Target] and WR Marc Gibson 6-4 228 (Fr) Wink (Wink TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Target] could be fighting for scraps at the WR4/5 spots on the depth chart. Nothing is being ruled out after WR1 on the Depth Chart by Coach Ape, "We know Shaun [Lyles] is our top guy. Hopefully the Spring Game will sort out the rest a little bit." Battle 3: Center This one isn't as highly advertised or glamorous as the other two battles listed above but the Longhorns may have a Center battle to deal with. C Frederick Orlando 6-3 293 (Fr) Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 2.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking] is set to start with the first team offense while C Abe Hay 6-2 300 (Sr) River Road (Amarillo, TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] is set to play with the 2nd team offense. We might be reading too much into the situation, as Hay the 5th year senior is set to work with true Freshman Benjamin Lockwood and Orlando is working with 5th year senior transfer Sam Milner, but it looks like Coach Ape is giving both players a look for the starting role. Battle 4: Front 7 The Front 7 is a mess y'all. Other than Zion Gaines at DT it seems almost everything else is in flex. The Longhorns have a lot of soul searching to do in the Front 7. As of now it appears that DE Thomas Sanders 6-0 261 (So) Van Vleck (Van Vleck TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Contain] is a lock for one of the starting End positions, but the other one is going to be a battle to watch. Coach Ape seems to think that DT Jamal Robinson 6-1 296 (Sr) Altus (Altus, OK) 4.5 of 4.5 [1-Gap] might be his second best option there. He's a DT by nature but Coach Ape doesnt appear to have confidence in DE Anthony Addison 6-0 261 (So) Frankston (Frankston TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Blitz] or DE James Cameron 6-0 260 Sr Frankston (Frankston TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Contain] to overtake Robinson. This will be an interesting one to watch and see if Addison or Cameron can shine in Spring and maybe win the other End starting spot over the DT In other Front 7 issues the LB core is all over the place. The Longhorns have a lot of talented players at the inside spot but have a lack of talent when it comes to the outside linebackers this season. Coach Ape is giving ILB Ted Stanford 6-2 209 (So) Houston Lutheran North (Houston TX) 3.5 of 4.5 [Will] the starting nod with the first team at one of the outside spots. He will be fighting with OLB Lardarius Irvin 5-11 226 Sr Marble Falls (Marble Falls TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] for the second starting outside spot. It appears that OLB Malachi Chavis 6-3 216 (Jr) Anton (Anton TX) 2.5 of 3.5 [Coverage] might be safe in his starting role as he did get the first team nod but if he doesnt show in the Spring Game it might not be his for long. Coach Ape when asked about the front 7 was evasive but stated, "We have to see what happens. A lot can happen after the Spring Game." Those are the main battles to watch for according to Coach Ape and LHN. We also think there might be a Kicker and Punter battle but Devin Bollinger and Ronan Girard both seem to have a lock on the starting spots. Moving on from Battles in the Spring Game we're going to go to some of our Round Table Guests and see what they are looking forward to seeing in the Spring Game. We will start with 2017 National Champion Christ Martinkovic Christ: "Two words. Benjamin Lockwood. Let the new era of Longhorn football begin man! I can't wait to see what this kid can do. He's slated to start withe the 2nd team over Lucas Beckwith so it appears Coach Ape knows something we don't about Lucas, but I am pumped to see what this guy can do. He has some threats in the WR corp with him in Crocket and Dixon and he's even got his old teammate starting at TE Raymond Sepulveda. He's going against a lot of his fellow freshmen recruits on the 2nd team defense. This is a big day for him and this program, even though I'm sure Coach Ape will redshirt him with Milner coming in." Thank Christ now onto Amy Bruckheimer, Amy what are you looking forward to? Amy: "Freshmen. There are a ton of Freshmen set to hit the field, especially the 2nd team defense. A lot of Coach Ape's recruits will be thrown to the fire right away and I want to see how they respond. The ones that most interest me are the WRs probably, Dixon and Benjamin. Both slated to play WR2 and PR/KR for their squads. We might have a battle for returner. We know Dixon came in confident describing himself as an OW more than a WR and we'll get to see that happen." And finally we have former Longhorns QB John Jones, John. John: "Sam Milner. We know he went to JUCO last year but he's back for the big time. He played well at TCU but they went in a new direction at QB and Milner saw the writing on the wall. He's got one more year of eligibility and he's ready to go here in Austin. I want to see how he clicks with Shaun Lyles and the Offensive Line most importantly. This will be key to helping him build up that confidence and be ready once the season starts. I'm sure he's looking forward to playing in the best conference in the nation again, and we know Coach Ape is excited to have him here to help mentor Benny Lockwood and helm this offense." That's all we have for you today folks. LHN will have a Spring Game Recap after it's played out and maybe we'll get some clarity with some of these battles.
  6. Indianapolis, IN - Shane Strong is a man on a mission. The second year running back out of Arizona is out to prove that he can be the starting running back for the Colts. This of course is a job that is infamously underachieving and has become a meme across the league. Strong, the Colts 4th rounder in the 2022 Draft, believes he is the man to finally break the longest streak of sub 100 yard games that the league will probably ever see. He has been sporting anew nickname in training camp this year after getting into a little Twitter feud with the New York Jets and their rookie running back, Franklin Riggins. Strong is now proudly sporting the nickname "Megablox" given to him by the Jets HC grv413. This of course is a reference to the Mattel owned building block toy, a competitor to the LEGO System toys. Strong is taking everything in stride, he even tweeted out "Megablox is my shit.". Mattell has even been rumored to offer the young running back an opportunity to star in an ad campaign for the toy company. As of now Strong is slated to be the Colts 3rd Down Running back behind, James "Trash Dove" Otero, who is considering retirement. He is hopeful for the future and thinks that this is the season that the infamous streak will come to an end. "It has to happen sometime."
  7. Shane "Megablox" Strong going to break the Colts 100 yard rushing streak

  8. My Cougs are full grown. This is their year to make a run at the conference championship again
  9. My $10 Donation has been made. Make it rain fellas.
  10. I will make that donation when I see the spot to donate return.
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