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Coming Soon: The Eyes of Texas 2008

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Though the project is keeping me from doing much writing for this site, I'm damn pleased with the way this year's football annual is coming together. And if there's not a hell of a lot of news with Texas sports these days, the least I can do is provide an update on what to expect in this year's publication:

2008 Orientation

Offense and Special Teams 101 - A complete roster breakdown and analysis of the Texas offense heading into 2008.

Inside the Texas Offensive Line - A special chapter devoted exclusively to the offensive line, including both an explanation on line technique and a roster breakdown of the '08 Longhorn linemen.

Defense 101 - Same song, different tune - a complete breakdown of the '08 defense.

Meet the New Freshmen - An analysis of each player signed by Mack Brown in the Class of 2008.

Know Thy Enemy - In depth analysis of every opponent on Texas' 2008 schedule.

2008 Road Trip Travel Guide - Hotels, tickets, food, bars, travel... everything you might want to know about each city on the Longhorns' road schedule this year.

The Major Returns - The story of Major Applewhite. How Texas fans came to love him and his journey from a graduate assistant to the Alabama offensive coordinator.

Will Muschamp (1 & 2) - Two full chapters on Texas' new defensive coordinator. First, the biography on one of college football's most interesting and exciting coaches. Then, a statistical breakdown of his defenses in the SEC.

Ten Years Of Mack Brown

Introduction - Ten years of Mack Brown in Austin have provided a lot of highs as well as some notable lows.

Mack Brown Compared to his Peers - How good, exactly, have Mack's ten years in Austin been? A side-by-side with his peers is revealing.

Mack Brown's Tailbacks - A salute to Jamaal Charles in a piece that looks at Mack Brown's best starting tailbacks.

The All-Mack Brown Team - Ten years of players. Who makes the all-time team?

The Top 10 Wins and Losses of Mack Brown at Texas - One of the best chapters of the book, a fascinating stroll down memory lane - both good and bad.

Longhorns History

Longhorns in the NFL - Our annual check up on every Longhorn playing NFL football.

The 1983 Texas Defense -  Perhaps the highlight of the book - a riveting chapter on one of the most fearsome defenses in college football history.

In Memoriam: Rooster Andrews - A Texas legend passes away. A look at his remarkable life.

Ricky Williams, Longhorn Legend - Ricky Williams helped make Mack Brown's first year in Austin a memorable one. This chapter chronicles his turbulent life since that time.

All the Longhorns College Football Would Steal - A walk back through Texas football history to decide which Longhorns players college football fans would steal for their own, had they the chance.

--PB--