Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

July 29, 2013

Top 10 all-time quarterbacks in Texas college football

By CLINT FOSTER

At long last, college football season is on the horizon! It's so close you can almost feel the sights and sounds, the unmatched excitement and the buzzing atmosphere at your favorite school's home games. Nothing can match the thrill or the heartbreak that comes with the success or misfortune of college football.

What a wonderful time of year!

Initially, I wanted to write a prediction column in celebration of the upcoming season. But, let's be honest, predictions are a dime a dozen this time of year, and who knows how many of you actually care to hear those of some 22-year-old kid fresh out of TCU. 

So, I got to thinking. Many believe that Casey Pachall -- a friend of mine from my four years as a TCU football equipment manager -- will be the best quarterback in the Big 12 this season, assuming he can return to the same high-level of play he showed before last year's stint in substance abuse rehab. I tend to agree. 

As a history lover, and particularly a college football history lover, my next thought was: "I wonder who the greatest quarterbacks in all of Texas college football were." I love making and reading top 10 lists and, as far as I know, no such list exists. So, I took it upon myself to create one. So without further ado, I present Clint Foster's Top 10 Greatest Quarterbacks in Texas College Football History. 

Honorable Mention: James Street, Texas (1966-69); Rodney Allison, Texas Tech (1974-77); Kevin Murray, Texas A&M (1983-86); Tommy Kramer, Rice (1973-76); Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech (1998-2002).

10. Graham Harrell, Texas Tech (2005-08): I struggled with how high to put Graham Harrell on this list. Some might argue that because he was a "system quarterback" he doesn't belong on the list at all. But, regardless of what offense head coach Mike Leach had him running, I believe it is ludicrous to look at his stats and accomplishments and not say he was among the best that Texas college football has ever seen. 

1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Text Only
Top Stories
  • David May named Index general manager-editor

    David May, a veteran newspaper executive who served 10-½ years as editor of the Mineral Wells Index, has been appointed general manager and editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.

    April 18, 2014

  • Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal

    Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG Safe, but not home yet

    "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_2415.jpg Baker 4B town hall meet set

    For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • MISSION MW!

    Mineral Wells  — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    April 17, 2014

  • wheelchair1.jpg Gift of a chair improves a life

    On most days, Richard Calandini's dog Cricket likes to ride with him to get the mail from the mailbox.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection

    Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jenny Phil and Babe.jpg Jr. History Club meets

    Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Marshes.jpg Marshes onboard with Baker comeback

    Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • hazmat3.jpg Truck rollover dumps flammable liquids

    A tractor-trailer rollover on southbound U.S. Highway 281 sent the truck's driver to the hospital and resulted in a spill of more than 5,200 gallons of combustible petroleum distillates into a ditch.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.