2020 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football

Rated 5.00/5 based on 17 reviews
The 2020 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football is written for the discriminating football fan who wants more than the typical preseason pablum. If you want a season companion that's a cut above the rest, the Burnt Orange Bible is the best Texas Longhorn football and Big 12 preview on the market. More
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Texas graduate and long-time corporate monkey turned media entrepreneur and financial business partner. Currently living in San Francisco, CA.

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Phil reviewed on Aug. 23, 2020

For someone who has watched football and played sports all their lives, Paul does an excellent job breaking down texas football at a level deep enough to learn something new every page.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
dlongoria reviewed on Aug. 2, 2020

Simply put, this is a great read. Wadlington's gift for the written word (he's equally talented with spoken word, btw; check out his Everyone Gets a Trophy podcast) may only be rivaled by his work ethic. While one reads the Prospectus, it becomes abundantly clear Wadlington spent countless hours poring over Texas' and its opponents' returning rosters and breaking down said teams' film. The insights from that laborious task are synthesized into a work that doubles as a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the Longhorns' program and a reference guide for each game of the upcoming season.

I was so impressed with the book that I had to send a copy to my 10-year old nephew (a rainman of sorts when it comes to sports, especially American football). I'm sure he'll appreciate the caliber of analysis in the book and speak to me about it extensively throughout the season.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
EddieR88 reviewed on July 31, 2020

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No ‘Horn Fan should enter the season without this. No matter when or where the 2020 games begin!

No, IT did not make me do this
(reviewed the day of purchase)
RWP64 reviewed on July 30, 2020

(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
Txtwstr7 reviewed on July 29, 2020

Five stars -- buy this book.

If you are familiar with Scipio/Paul's work, then you already know the quality of this book. If you aren't familiar, well, you should be.

Either way, you should buy this book.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Michael Smith reviewed on July 27, 2020

I've purchased it. Every. Single. Year.

Greatness. Ignore at your peril.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
RWP64 reviewed on July 26, 2020
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The most insightful review you will find. Outstanding!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
donreed reviewed on July 26, 2020

It is unique to have excellent football insights and a talent for prose. Paul has both with a sharp wit too. One of my favorite Longhorn sports posters and writer. Paul contributes on my favorite Longhorn football sight and I always click his posts first. For the past 6 years I've anxiously awaited Thinking Texas Football as it always gives an unvarnished discussion of the team and upcoming season. Scipio Tex is a Longhorn treasure and I encourage any Longhorn fan interested in The University of Texas football team to purchase this book.

Don Reed
UT MPA 1988
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Steve Thomson reviewed on July 25, 2020

Paul is an exceptionally gifted writer who happens to have a passion for Longhorn football. The “Preview” understates the value add of this publication because he totally unpacks how the got where it is today and why past performance may or not be a key to future performance. Paul’s wit and humor alone are worth the price and the time. When you read the book, you can feel the X’s and O’s moving even if you are a novice like me. Lastly, buy this just for his heart felt feelings about the “Eyes of Texas” and you are better for the read.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)
Alan Stokes reviewed on July 21, 2020

If you like generic analysis based on high school recruit rankings, all conference lists, and a cursory look at the depth chart, then this isn’t the preview for you. Paul has actually watched the team play and/or their high school hudl to arrive at projections. He seemlessly moves between high level and detailed analysis. His breakdown of coaching tactics is particularly insightful. Excellent preview and worth every penny!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
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