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Craven: Staggering lack of talk around Red River Showdown

The lack of buzz is a deafening silence. Texas takes on Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl and no one seems to care. Growing up in Texas, that is hard to believe. Sure, the fan bases care because it is football and we always care about our own team’s success and failures, but the doom…

Morning Jolt (Oct. 8): Good News, Bad News — What every Texas college team is really good (and really bad) at

A look at where each FBS team in Texas excels, and where they struggle.

Five weeks in to college football season, and we’re starting to get a reliable data set on each of the 12 FBS teams in Texas. Specifically: we can see what teams do well, and what they struggle with. Of course, for every team — from the No. 2 TCU Horned Frogs to the winless North Texas Mean Green — there…

Craven: Relief in short supply for UTSA

UTSA can’t catch a break. The Roadrunners finally won a game in 2015 when they traveled to El Paso last weekend and beat UTEP, 25-6. It was the first conference game for UTSA after Larry Coker’s team faced P5 programs like Kansas State, Arizona, Oklahoma State and the Mountain West’s Colorado State. Unfortunately, the momentum UTSA picked up by becoming…

Morning Jolt (Oct. 6): DCTF Six-Man Report — Week 6


This is the Morning Jolt,’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. is proud to present 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 Abbott and caught up with Panthers’ coach Terry Crawford after his team’s 46-0 win over rival Aquilla.  

Craven: Houston vs. SMU will showcase both teams’ progress under new head coaches

Houston and SMU made splash hires this offseason that were received with praise from alumni, national media, former players and anyone involved in Texas high school or college football. SMU hired former Lake Travis head coach and Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris to fix the Mustangs football program after June Jones left the program in disarray. Houston, on the other…

Daily Roundup (Oct. 6): Previewing Vandegrift-Vista Ridge, and great stories about Seth Russell and Spencer Drango

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 Vandegrift-Vista Ridge will be this week’s game of the year….

Morning Jolt (Oct. 6): Blowout bonanza! A look at the HS teams with the biggest margin of victory

A look at the teams that are winning by the biggest margins in Texas high school football.

This is the Morning Jolt, your invitation to get up and start thinking about football. We’re through six weeks of the 2015 Texas high school football season — yes, the regular season is more than halfway done — and blowouts are on the rise. Already this year, we’ve had 16 games decided by 70 points or more, including a 90-0…