The state of Texas has always been known to take the game of football very seriously, even from a young age. Allen High School in Texas built Eagle Stadium in 2012, a $60 million facility which holds 18,000 fans. Parents even hold their kids back in school in order to create an advantage for their sons — bigger, faster, and stronger than the competition.
Football fans from Texas are die-hard, and with 10 FBS teams in their home state all practicing right now, these Texans are like pigs in mud. Here’s a look at some of the state’s top college football programs and how their respective fall camps are going so far:
Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong was not satisfied with his team’s effort on their first day of full pads, but he has his team playing together as one unit, thanks to several senior leaders on defense.
The Bears return nine starters on defense, including senior linebacker Bryce Hager, and they plan to set the tone early and get the ball back in the hands of Baylor’s high-powered offense.
Senior wide receiver Josh Doctson and the rest of the Horned Frogs believe in their quarterback Trevone Boykin and the complicated offensive scheme of offensive coordinator Doug Meachem.
BR-24 Texas A&M
Freshman Kyler Murray and sophomore Kyle Allen are competing for the starting quarterback job during fall camp. So far, head coach Kevin Sumlin is pleased with his young gunslingers’ competition level in practice.
BR-62 Texas Tech
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has made the Red Raiders’ turnover margin a point of emphasis in fall camp. New defensive coordinator David Gibbs preaches a philosophy of energetic play that creates turnovers. Kingsbury also said that the quarterback battle between junior Davis Webb and freshman Patrick Mahomes will come down to who turns the ball over less.