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Craven: Young TCU needs style points

The Horned Frogs will be young, but CFP fate may start in Minneapolis.

The official start to college football is Thursday and TCU begins the season with a game against Minnesota. The Horned Frogs enter the season ranked 2nd in the Associated Press Preseason Poll and on Tuesday, TCU head coach Gary Patterson released the first depth chart of the season. It included a few surprised, two big omissions and an influx of…

Booster Club Spotlight: Richardson Pearce gets boost from support group

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, in partnership with All Star Inflatables, is recognizing booster clubs across the state of Texas to be featured under our Booster Club Spotlight. This week’s story is featuring the JJ Pearce High School Booster Club in Richardson. The concept of family is very important to the Pearce booster club; that’s why couples will sometimes share a…

Daily Roundup (Sep. 2): New national rankings for Texas’ top teams, and speculating about Texas A&M’s linebackers

Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High schools Allen 4th, Cedar Hill and Euless Trinity tied for 9th,…

Morning Jolt (Sept. 2): The DCTF Six-Man Report, Week 1

Catching up with coaches at the Hico Six-Man Super Saturday tournament.

This is the Morning Jolt, TexasFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. TexasFootball.com is proud to unveil its weekly Six-Man Report, a glance into the world of six-man football (or Class 1A). This week, DCTF contributor Ken Capps traveled to Hico to talk to coaches about the Hico Six-Man Super Saturday tournament, and what the competition…

High school coaching salaries are on the rise; is that a good thing?

Houston Chronicle reports average coaching salary hovers around $93,000.

In September 2010, four economists — David Card, Alexandre Mas, Enrico Moretti and Emmanuel Saez — published a report on the effect of knowledge of peers’ salaries. Put another way: how do we react when we know how much our colleagues make? The entire paper is worth your time, but the short summary: those who find out that they make…

Craven: RGIII on the dangerous path to becoming the next Vince Young

Baylor, Copperas Cove ex needs a change of scenery.

Former Baylor and Copperas Cove quarterback Robert Griffin III is on the fast-track to watching his career go up in smoke. In so many ways his career has paralleled Vince Young’s. It was announced today that Griffin, a Heisman winner at Baylor under Art Briles will not be the starting quarterback for the Washington Redskins for the first game of…

Daily Roundup (Sep. 1): Cedar Park takes over 5A, and Charlie Strong didn’t drink his milk

Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Texas that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools AP polls released after opening week. [SportsDayHS] Cedar Park enters…

Morning Jolt (Sept. 1): A Heisman on the South Plains?

This is the Morning Jolt, TexasFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. Texas Tech has never won a Heisman Trophy. The closest a Red Raider has ever come to taking home college football’s most prestigious award was finishing fourth in the voting, accomplished by both Donny Anderson in 1965 and Graham Harrell in 2008 — coincidentally, both…

SA Lee, Abilene Cooper, Zapata earn Team of the Week honors for Week 1

Each week, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football honors an outstanding team from each classification as the DCTF Team of the Week. WEEK ONE WINNERS 6A: San Antonio Lee In a wild season-opening thriller, Kyle Fuller hit Sammy Davis for a game-winning two-point conversion in double-overtime to lead the Volunteers to a 43-42 win over San Antonio Taft. 5A: Abilene Cooper Behind outstanding performances…