Author Archives: Paul Wadlington

Remembering the 2008 Season

Colt McCoy (Will Gallagher/IT)

The LHN has an original programming documentary on the 2008 Longhorn season that debuted last night and will be rebroadcast…every few hours for the next year. Hey, it’s the LHN. It’s either run it on a loop, watch Kasey Studdard catch perch, or listen to another speech from a Washington bureaucrat at the LBJ school.

Breaking Down The Big 12 QBs

Will Grier (Will Gallagher/IT)

The preseason magazines and pundits like to rank the Big 12 QBs 1-12, and I was tempted to do the same, but I’m not sure how useful that is in helping to understand individual situations, different system requirements, providing context to productivity and statistics, or assessing the role of supporting casts. Is ISU’s Kyle Kempt better than Sam Ehlinger? Is KSU’s dual-headed QB combo better than TCU’s Shawn Robinson? Does anyone know how good Kyler Murray really is and can we tease his numbers out from his supporting cast?

So I’ve broken up the Big 12 QB situations into four groupings that will offer a more holistic view.

The Big Picture Big 12 Race

Texas at Oklahoma State. (Justin Wells/IT)

ESPN has their power rankings out, and I break down the Big 12 thoroughly (and all Longhorn opponents) in the Burnt Orange Bible. But I wanted to share a few big picture observations here on what should be a wide open 2018 Big 12 race.