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Garrido’s Longhorns deal with NCAA rule changes, diamond foes!!

Coach Augie Garrido

Ask “Augie-Wan Knobi” about the NCAA rules changes’ effect on the 2008 season and the venerable Texas coach says, “May I look at them in hindsight?” Augie Garrido punctuates that comment with a laugh. He has been around too long to be baffled or amazed by anything.

The teacher in him is never stymied by whatever outside forces bring to bear.

The ever-popular alumni game is no more because the NCAA pushed back the start of the season three weeks, with practice beginning Feb. 1, and the Horns first encounter on Feb. 22 in the newly-renovated UFCU Disch-Falk Field against Virginia Commonwealth.

“The cancellation of the alumni game is disappointing,” Garrido said of the event that has been played annually since 1984.

“Those guys are Longhorns for life and that game was a way to have them back, to keep them a part of what we’re doing,” Garrido said. “I don’t care how we do it, but I want a way to get them back.”

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Updated: February 5, 2008 — 10:38 pm
  • Vandy also cancelled their Alum game. Real shame and it would be nice if they figured out a way to make alum games fit into the new rules.

  • Could have an Alumni Game in the Fall at the end of practice!!

  • It would not surprise me to see that Augie schedule the alumni game at the end of their fall practices. Last year it was over around the first of November which would mean that all of the boys would be back at Texas working on their degrees any way.

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