LION U……Quarterback U?

While we are patiently waiting for the college season to begin and other professional leagues to get completely back to “normal”, Russ and I have really been taken in with other leagues that are not the NFL. One reason is that we are Cowboy fans and are used to disappointment by now, another is the…

The Winning Continues….

Winning. It is, as Vince Lombardi once said, “the only thing. It is a habit to be learned, preserved, and constantly improved upon. These former Lion quarterbacks learned this, and learned it will. They each left their mark in the ETSU/A&M-Commerce record books, then took those lessons far beyond Commerce, and into the professional ranks.…

100 Days, 100 Reasons: Why We Love College Football: Reason #97

Greetings, Lion fans, and in today’s installment of 100 Days, 100 Reasons; Why We Love College Football, we examine reason number 97: Tragedy and Triumph. College football is unique in that it has experienced more than it’s share of tragedy and heartbreak. More than just the loss of a game or disappointing season. Some programs…

100 Reasons, 100 Days: What Makes College Football Great: Reason #99

Greetings, Lion fans, today we’re back with reason #99 of what makes College Football so great, and why we love it so……rivalries. The Game, The one on the schedule that everyone points to as soon as it comes out. Oh my goodness, rivalries. There’s nothing else like them. Again, unlike the pro game, where players…

A New Normal-Thoughts on the 2021 Spring Game

<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Greetings, Lion fans, after an unprecedented past 2020, things seem to be finally looking up. 2021 is showing promise for a return to somewhat more of a normal routine, AND WE GET TO TALK LION FOOTBALL. Today, we'll take a look at next week's Blue/Gold game, and try and give…

FINALIZED: THE 2021 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Greetings, Lion fans, just when things were getting a little quiet around Commerce, America…… Just as Brian and I had mentioned before, don’t ever go to sleep on Lion AD Tim McMurray. Pulling another rabbit out of what seems a never ending magic hat full of them, McMurray has struck again. On the surface, things,…

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…