College Football
09-03-2011, 07:45 PM,
College Football
College football has begun and it's a glorious thing.

Prior to going off to school, I was a big NFL fan. My formative years were spent in Houston so I followed the Houston Oilers. I watched as they had the greatest collapse in NFL history and fell to the Buffalo Bills and their backup QB, Frank Reich, in a playoff game. For a time, Frank held the record for the greatest NFL and college comeback victories.

Wikipedia: "The biggest highlight of his college career was the comeback he led against the University of Miami Hurricanes on November 10, 1984 at the Orange Bowl Stadium. Reich came off the bench to play for Stan Gelbaugh, who had previously replaced him as the starter after Reich separated his shoulder in the fourth week of the season against Wake Forest. Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar had led the 'Canes to a 31-0 lead at halftime. At the start of the third quarter, Reich led the Maryland Terrapins on multiple scoring drives. Three touchdowns in the third quarter and a fourth at the start of the final quarter turned what was a blowout into a close game. With the score 34-28 Miami, Reich hit Greg Hill with a 68-yard touchdown pass which deflected off the hands of Miami safety Darrell Fullington to take the lead. Maryland scored once more to cap a 42-9 second half, and won the game 42-40, completing what was then the biggest comeback in NCAA history."

After the owner of the Houston OIlers held the city hostage demanding they build a new stadium not long after the city had met his previous demands to spend tens of millions on improving the Astrodome, I soured on the NFL and began following college football.

If you're curious, I'm a graduate of the University of Texas and follow the Texas Longhorns. Nearly every one of their games is televised, so it's a lot like following a pro-team.

After a surprisingly poor season last year, they fired nearly half their coaching staff. They still look a little rough this year, but currently lead Rice 13-6 at the half.

Garrett Gilbert is the starting QB for Texas. Many fans have expressed displeasure at his performance last year. Reports were a freshman QB by the name of David Ash was making a push for the starting position during summer practices.

Ash entered the game tonight split out wide as receiver. And then later under center tonight for a play as QB. Having burned his opportunity to redshirt, it appears he may have a shot to be the starting QB for UT before the season is out.

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College Football - by Miguel - 09-03-2011, 07:45 PM
RE: College Football - by midnightblue - 09-03-2011, 10:20 PM
RE: College Football - by Miguel - 09-04-2011, 04:22 AM
RE: College Football - by midnightblue - 09-04-2011, 12:45 PM
RE: College Football - by midnightblue - 09-04-2011, 05:18 PM
RE: College Football - by Miguel - 09-04-2011, 09:41 PM
RE: College Football - by John Brown - 03-03-2012, 02:21 PM
RE: College Football - by Miguel - 09-04-2016, 12:49 PM
RE: College Football - by Miguel - 09-04-2016, 09:59 PM
RE: College Football - by Miguel - 09-06-2016, 07:01 PM

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