Monday, June 11, 2007

Dave Campbell's Texas Football

Dave Campbell's Texas Football is considered by many to be the bible of Texas football. It covers the pros, college teams, plus high school teams. It was started in 1960.

The cover of the magazine focused primarily on Southwest Conference and later the Big XII. Occasionally high school players are on the cover.

The University of Houston has graced the cover five times. Twice UH was the primary focus. In 1976, Coach Bill Yeoman was featured. In 1991, it was David Klingler. Twice UH shared the focus. In 1989, Coach Jack Pardee shared the cover with Forrest Gregg. In 2004, Kevin Kolb shared the cover with players from Texas Tech, North Texas, and TCU. Once, UH was featured in the secondary picture. In 1997, Coach Kim Helton was the smaller picture with the primary focus on UT running backs.

It's odd the focus on UH coaches. We've had incredible players like Robert Newhouse, Lombardi Winner Wilson Whitley, and Heisman Winner Andre Ware, but only David Klingler has been a solo cover boy.

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