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Key Texas recruit fighting battle of the bulge

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08:18 AM ET 09.19 | Believe it or not, the college basketball season is approaching, which for Texas means a Nov. 9 opener against Fresno State and time running out for Cam Ridley. [Ridley] has lost 15 pounds since enrolling at Texas in early June. He said that's not nearly enough. The 6-foot-9 Ridley -- the jewel of coach Rick Barnes' recruiting class -- said he came in at 305 pounds. He's at 290 now -- 20 pounds heavier than his desired weight. Ridley's weight has fluctuated since his arrival. He spent the summer working out with strength coach Todd Wright, sometimes at 6 a.m. They had company, including freshman Javan Felix, a 5-10 point guard who arrived at 203 pounds, weighs 190 now and hopes to lose a few more.

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September 19, 2012  08:20 AM ET

He's taking the Mack Brown approach to dieting.

September 19, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Rick Barnes is the best coach in college basketball. Next coach for team USA.

September 19, 2012  08:50 AM ET

Just wait til some of the more crass people show up on this thread. The actual definition of "bulge", and the thread direction, will change drastically.

September 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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Just wait til some of the more crass people show up on this thread. The actual definition of "bulge", and the thread direction, will change drastically.

This may be a thread that needs hijacking due to such issues?

September 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Just wait til some of the more crass people show up on this thread. The actual definition of "bulge", and the thread direction, will change drastically.

I battle the bulge everyday morning. Always tripping over it going to the bathroom.

September 19, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

This may be a thread that needs hijacking due to such issues?

bball thread in Sept is a green light for hijacking.

September 19, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Rick Barnes is the best coach in college basketball. Next coach for team USA.

Dammit Hoggie, you made me spit coffee on the screen.

BTW, you and Corp show a good sense of humor with the avis/monikers. Nice work.

September 19, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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Dammit Hoggie, you made me spit coffee on the screen.BTW, you and Corp show a good sense of humor with the avis/monikers. Nice work.

Thank you sir. I thought there would be a few folks having to wipe off their screens after reading that comment.

September 19, 2012  09:17 AM ET
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Thank you sir. I thought there would be a few folks having to wipe off their screens after reading that comment.

JRM will AIM first, and make sure he hits the screen with his coffee spit.


Subtle but significant difference.

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September 19, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Rick Barnes is the best coach in college basketball. Next coach for team USA.

Put the crack pipe down.

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September 19, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Put the crack pipe down.

8-)

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September 19, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Cue JRM's trademark

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September 19, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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You make fun of our coach, we embarass your fans. Its the chicago way.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/v/aTEVqGA4C0A[/youtube]

That's just mean.

In no way was making fun of your coach. Just fishing for reactions. Especially when it comes to bball, we haven't had a winning record since like 1875.

September 19, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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Rick Barnes is the best coach in college basketball. Next coach for team USA.

FIRE RICK BARNES !!!!!

That was NOT funny!!!!!

................... OK, maybe it was, but in a really mean sort of way.

::Sigh::

 
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