Spring football drills have just started, or will start soon, for Texas’ major-college football programs. The state’s 12 FBS programs combined for a 65-85 record in 2016 and failed to crack the Associated Press’ postseason poll for the first time in 49 years.
The date for this year’s Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium was shifted Friday to Dec. 29, filling an exclusive TV window on ESPN and marking the earliest date in the 82-year history of the traditional New Year’s Day bowl.
Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, winner of the 2016 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, is unsure about how things will unfold for him in April’s NFL Draft. But he’d welcome a rookie season similar to the one of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.
Deshaun Watson, who led Clemson to college football’s national championship in January, will accept the 2016 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award during a Monday ceremony in Fort Worth. After that, it’s back to boosting his draft stock for NFL scouts and general managers who question his impact at the next level.