UPDATE- The 2021 Football Schedule

Greetings, Lion fans, Just a quick update on the current football schedule. This past year has been unprecedented and disruptive to the normal routine for all of us. Things, however, seem to be getting brighter, and the light at the end of the tunnel is not an oncoming train. Once again, AD Tim McMurray has…

Recruiting The Blacklands: The 2021 Class, A Closer Look

Greetings, Lion fans, and the staff here at The Wire are excited to provide you with a breakdown and analysis of the newest additions to the Lion family. After exhaustive research, and studying highlights on each individual recruit, we’ll have a thumbnail sketch on each player. The obvious question is: Will any of these players…

Everybody’s All American: Wade Wilson

Two years ago, Lion Legend Wade Wilson left us far too soon. He was one of the best to ever wear the blue and gold. As great a player and coach that he was, Wade was a far better friend. I won’t bother listing the numbers and success Wade enjoyed both in Commerce and the…

The Unsung Hero

In his nearly 30 years of coaching offense for East Texas State, Ernest Hawkins coached a lot of Quarterbacks. Some went to the NFL and started games. Some had great college careers and set records that might never be broken, even in today’s passer conducive offenses. However, when Hawkins took over as Head Coach in…

Merry Christmas from The Wire!

Greetings, Lion fans. Brian, Billy and I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone out there an abundance of blessings and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. This past year has been a true test of courage and strength-both mental and physical. In a year in which we have seen…

2020 “Spring” Game-5 Thoughts

Football returns to Commerce, America for at least one day this Saturday, and I could not be more excited. To return to Commerce. To return to The Hawk. To see the improvements on our team and inside our stadium. I am excited and just cannot wait to see what we have going on. Here are…

Forever Young-The 1980 Lions

May your hands always be busy May your feet always be swift May you have a strong foundation When the winds of changes shift May your heart always be joyful May your song always be sung May you stay……forever young Bob Dylan 40 years ago, they were lean, tough, battle tested. They bonded through a…

All or Nothing

“I love football, when it’s pure, but not this. This isn’t pure.”-Jonathan “Mox” Moxon-Varsity Blues 1998 If you had told me that as I was 6 years into being a college sports blogger, I would be quoting James Vanderbeek in a non-satirical column in one of the most off the wall sports movies that included…