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A&M System Chancellor's Office responds to HornsDigest report

January 7, 2016
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Early Thursday morning, a report originating from the infamous Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com went out of its way to suggest the current actual and perceived problems at Texas A&M stem almost unilaterally from System Chancellor John Sharp.

The report's assertions range from disputing the financial details of the Kyle Field reconstruction to alleging over-involvement by Sharp in the Aggie football program — including the recruitment of Kyler Murray and the subsequent fallout.

Naturally, this was bound to get a response.

In a statement sent to the Houston Chronicle, the Office of the Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System disputes nearly every facet of the story and attacks Brown on the grounds of intellectually dishonest reporting.

Among the rebuttals:

This new report — a fairy tale on steroids — seems to be Chip Brown’s attempt at revenge. The entire report is patently false, but here are a few of the biggest errors:
 
  • Discussing the budget for the redevelopment of Kyle Field, which was revised in December 2014 from $450 million to $485 million, Brown says “…that I’m told actually cost $520 million because of $70 million in overruns…”. This is hogwash. The project was delivered on time and on budget. Anything outside of this would have required a vote by the Board of Regents, and that was never necessary.

  • Brown’s story continues with lies about Chancellor Sharp’s involvement with Kyler Murray’s recruitment. Chancellor Sharp has never met Kyler Murray or his parents and has never been involved with his recruitment or the recruitment of any other student athlete. Indeed, no one has ever asked him to be involved in recruitment, and we challenge Mr. Brown to produce one student-athlete Chancellor Sharp helped recruit. His unnamed “sources” have steered him way off course.

Again, the full article by Brent Zwerneman can be found here.

Now, we await the response ... to the response.
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A&M System Chancellor's Office responds to HornsDigest report

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Beau Holder
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A&M System Chancellor's Office responds to HornsDigest report
NeverUse
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Sharp's response is every bit as ridiculous as Brown's fabrications.
That One Guy
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StealthAg
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I guess this means a 24 hour ban for Sharp.
Texan76
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Sharp is an idiot.
Scrap Iron Ag
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What is so ridiculous about the response from sharp?

What's with the idiot declaration?

Will you explain yourself, or are you just the kind he want to just drop comments?
TaxAg16
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John Sharp... The hero Texas A&M deserves!
Doctor Wu
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Embarrassing for Texas A&M University.

This little gem comes to mind.

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Don't argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level then beat you with experience.

kekumbas
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Looks like we got ourselves a girl fight
MadisonvilleAg
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Glad someone has the stones to speak up to Chip Brown. I am good with Sharp. Very loyal Ag.
Texan76
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What is so ridiculous about the response from sharp?

What's with the idiot declaration?

Will you explain yourself, or are you just the kind he want to just drop comments?


A university chancellor should not be responding to an Internet blogger/journalist. And if he does, he should not sound like a redneck yokel. And even if he does, he should not resort to lame name calling.

It makes him look like a buffoon.
wasabi1787
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Very unamerican of Sharp. A proper American would Sue him for libel
TaxAg16
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quote:
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What is so ridiculous about the response from sharp?

What's with the idiot declaration?

Will you explain yourself, or are you just the kind he want to just drop comments?


A university chancellor should not be responding to an Internet blogger/journalist. And if he does, he should not sound like a redneck yokel. And even if he does, he should not resort to lame name calling.

It makes him look like a buffoon.
There is seriously something wrong with you. He just beat this loser's ass. Meanwhile, he looks like a pimp to the BMAs and the average drunk college football fan.
polander ag81
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It's about time someone other than the Zoo called the cowchip out.
Brazoria
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Why does he bother to respond to that crap unless it hit too close to home. Perry's buddy seems to be scrambling when he shouldn't be. Confusing times.
Brazoria
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quote:
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What is so ridiculous about the response from sharp?

What's with the idiot declaration?

Will you explain yourself, or are you just the kind he want to just drop comments?


A university chancellor should not be responding to an Internet blogger/journalist. And if he does, he should not sound like a redneck yokel. And even if he does, he should not resort to lame name calling.

It makes him look like a buffoon.
This is an unbelievably "Sharp" response. I'm afraid our Chancellor will take us down and you're giving him credence. I'm afraid we haven't hit bottom yet.
There is seriously something wrong with you. He just beat this loser's ass. Meanwhile, he looks like a pimp to the BMAs and the average drunk college football fan.
Brazoria
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Our Chancellor should not be involved in a p***ing match with a shill journalist. It's demeaning. Good Lord, this is just rediculous. I think our Perry appointed administration is a joke and Sharp keeps proving it.
Bankeraggie
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I don't mind chip being called out, but I'm not sure it should have come from the Chancellor directly. Just my $.02.
PabloSerna
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Thank you Sharp. You did what our AD should have done.
Bucketrunner
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If anyone in our AD's office is feeding Chimp information, they should be fired immediately. That's just treason. And some of those Houston BMA's need to think it over themselves. They are harming the school they love in a male anatomy measuring contest.
bugle rank '87
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I didn't mind Mr. Sharp's reply. It's actually interesting to know that chip brown's lies reached Mr. Sharp.

I think it's good to squelch the lie as soon as you can. It defeats the thoughts by those who would argue that brown's accusations weren't denied if no response is given.

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