John Harris Says the Fun Starts Soon!

The AP top 25 poll was released earlier this week and there’s a familiar school at the top of the charts, if you will. Alabama. This was the fifth time in history, and the third time under head coach Nick Saban, that the Crimson Tide has been anointed the best team in college football. It’s […]


Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Jim Nantz and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims lead legendary class The AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Committee has selected the 2016 Class of Gridiron Legends, the Bowl announced today. All five honorees will be introduced at the 2016 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game on Sept. 3 and will be inducted to the Gridiron […]

John Harris at Big 12 Media Days

Earlier this week, I was up in Dallas for Big 12 Media days. It was a fast-paced, whirlwind of a day as the Oklahoma Sooners, Texas Longhorns, Kansas Jayhawks, West Virginia Mountaineers and Baylor Bears met with the assembled media on hand. Then, near the end of the proceedings on that Tuesday, it was announced […]

Predicting the 2016 Season: Week 1 Preseason camp has not begun, so making predictions may seem like folly. In the past, some of our annual Big 12 season predictions have been on the money while others have been way off base. But why should that stop us? Over the next couple of weeks we will be making predictions for every […]

The Top Celebrity Fans for the Top 25 Teams With Mark Schlabach’s most recent Way-Too-Early Top 25 rankings as our guide, we have ranked everything from the weakest position groups to the most likely future presidential candidates. This week, football meets Hollywood. Who are the top celebrity fans for the top 25 teams? Alabama Crimson Tide – Melissa Joan Hart Her husband introduced her […]

What Makes the SEC Such a Strong Conference?

This past week, I was studying Missouri DE Charles Harris for my annual pre-season 2017 NFL Draft preview. Yes, you read that correctly; I’m already working on the 2017 Draft but I digress. Harris is a junior draft eligible and the type of player that the NFL loves. Long. Athletic. Excellent burst. Relentless QB hunter. […]

Exactly How Fast Is Jakeem Grant?

When the Texas Tech Red Raiders came to Houston for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, I was truly excited for the matchup between Tech and LSU. I love bowl games with teams that are stylistically different. Well, LSU and Texas Tech were certainly…uh, different. Most people in the building wanted to see LSU star RB […]

DePelchin Spring Newsletter: Texas-Sized Love for the Texas Bowl

For the past ten years, DePelchin Children’s Center has been honored to be the official charitable beneficiary of the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. Every December, as two teams from the Big 12 and SEC meet at NRG Stadium to compete in the Texas Bowl, DePelchin gets a front row seat to the action with player […]

2016 College Football Top Ten Lists

For the past few months, I’ve done nothing but talk about the 2016 NFL Draft class. Man, the Draft can’t get here fast enough, but for most that know me, I’m really a college football guy at heart. I’ve been spitting out top 10 lists by position the past couple of weeks for the draft. […]

The Briles Effect

On Wednesday, we traveled over to Waco for Baylor University’s Pro Day, an annual celebration of the Pro Prospects about to make the jump to the NFL. It’s a more like a homecoming game as numerous alums return back to campus to experience the day and be back home. The stage was set for WR […]


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