Our seats were on the north end of DKR, about midway up, diagonal to the back northwest corner of the end zone. It was September of 2015, a night game, and my son Miles and I were thrilled with the view. He had just turned 12. Before this game against California, we had only been to blowouts, so he had never truly heard an electric DKR before. But this night was different; this was the night Jerrod Heard's grandkids will hear about someday. Oh, and it will be quite a story.
The play took just under seven seconds or so. Six-point-seven-eight seconds, to be exact. A simple handoff, like thousands of others you've seen. Ball is shotgun-snapped to the quarterback, quarterback hands ball to running back. Simple. And then, Keaontay Ingram happened.
Austin has kept it weird for decades, and recently this ever-growing hamlet of the bizarre celebrated the 25th - yes, 25th - anniversary of the Capitol city-produced classic movie, Dazed and Confused.
The 2018 Preview Magazine is here. It includes a Q&A with Tom Herman from Justin Wells, profiles of Kris Boyd and Patrick Vahe by Mike Blackwell, Joe Cook's summary of Herman's offensive principles, Scipio Tex' analysis on the 2018 Texas defense, Eric Nahlin's position-by-position team preview, and Ian Boyd's look at the schedule.