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Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 8 – A ridiculous crop of 2017 QBs

THE SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING, AND WE'RE GEARING UP BY COUNTING DOWN THE BIGGEST STORIES WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL SEASON, MANY OF WHICH WERE SET UP BY MAJOR OFFSEASON SHIFTS. WHY 26? WHY NOT?

John Tyler QB Bryson Smith (Photo by John Murphy) Texas produces quarterbacks. The 2017 recruiting class is no different. Rivals.com ranks over 20 signal-callers in the state of Texas three-star recruits or better. Three of those players – Chris Robison, Sam Ehlinger and Shawn Robinson – are four-star recruits. Before the season starts, a total of 23 quarterbacks in the…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 9 – Will DFW be shut out of the 6A title games again?

THE SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING, AND WE'RE GEARING UP BY COUNTING DOWN THE BIGGEST STORIES WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL SEASON, MANY OF WHICH WERE SET UP BY MAJOR OFFSEASON SHIFTS. WHY 26? WHY NOT?

The past few years, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area has dominated the scene at the 6A level. In fact, in the past ten years of the twenty possible state champions at the state’s largest classification, the DFW area won 13 titles alone. So the fact that the DFW area didn’t even have a team playing for a title in 2016 comes…

Best Case/Worst Case for 2016: Texas State Bobcats

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S ABSOLUTE CEILING THIS YEAR? WHAT'S ITS ABSOLUTE FLOOR? WE PREDICT THE EXTREME ENDS OF THE POTENTIAL SPECTRUM.

Photo by Diana Porter Will this season be a dream or a nightmare for your favorite FBS program in the state of Texas? In this series, we take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for all 12 teams. Texas State 2015 Record: 3-9 Best Case The task is tall for new Texas State head coach Everett Withers….

Roundtable: Which teams are on your radar after Week 1 results?

EVERY WEEK, OUR WRITERS WILL DO A ROUNDTABLE ABOUT THE TOPICS BUZZING AROUND THE TEXAS FOOTBALL WORLD, COVERING EVERYTHING FROM THE SERIOUS TO THE ABSURD.

Photo by Artie Guerrero This week, let’s talk about teams who served notice in Week 1 that you now think should be part of the state title contender conversation. First, let’s talk disclaimers: Of course, it’s just one game, a very small sample size. What happened over the course of four quarters cannot foretell what will happen over the course…

ADVERTORIAL: Three SAT® practice tips from the College Board

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Just one year ago, the College Board and Khan Academy® teamed up to create Official SAT® Practice. Since then, over 1.6 million students have signed up and are working with interactive questions, instant feedback, video lessons, full-length practice tests, and more to get ready for the SAT. It’s personalized, so students can focus on the areas where they need the…

Top 26 storylines for 2016: No. 10 — Katy’s changing challenge

WE'RE GEARING UP FOR FOOTBALL BY COUNTING DOWN THE BIGGEST STORIES WE'LL BE WATCHING ALL SEASON, MANY OF WHICH WERE SET UP BY MAJOR OFFSEASON SHIFTS. WHY 26? WHY NOT?

Photo by Diana Porter Someday in the not-too-distant future, the powers-that-be will erect some sort of commemoration for the 2015 Katy Tigers. After all, that team will go down in Texas high school football lore as one of the most dominant in state history. Take any measure you want, and the numbers are silly. Here’s one: the 2015 Class 6A…

Best Case/Worst Case in 2016: SMU Mustangs

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TEAM'S ABSOLUTE CEILING THIS YEAR? WHAT'S ITS ABSOLUTE FLOOR? WE PREDICT THE EXTREME ENDS OF THE POTENTIAL SPECTRUM.

SMU QB Matt Davis (Photo by Jerome Hicks) Will this season be a dream or a nightmare for your favorite FBS program in the state of Texas? In this series, we take a look at the best and worst case scenarios for all 12 teams. SMU 2015 Record: 2-10 Best Case It won’t be long before Chad Morris and SMU…