Waiting for football and recent football

July 16th, 2010 at 12:39 pm by under Sports

It’s kind of like supply and demand.

The football supply runs dry in the summer, and the demand increases. We all get itchy for whatever football news we can find this time of the year (although the Rangers, Express and Astros are doing a good job in the meantime).

Last week we wrapped up 7-on-7 football in College Station. And while I cheered silently in the 1,000,000-degree weather for every slight breeze that came my way, I was also excited to see some of the Central Texas teams really in the mix. We all know winning 7-on-7 can be a curse, but it’s a great way to see the talent for the upcoming season.

Pflugerville looked solid. Their quarterback Alex Dean made some great passes, and the team has several projected Division I committments this year. Storm Woods is expected to go to Oregon State, which is on my radar because of Jacquizz Rodgers, who of course faced quite a few area teams during his years in high school.

Lake Travis won the entire thing. It was the last football championship the Cavs hadn’t won yet. The Michael Brewer-Connor Floyd connection looked like it picked up right where it left off in Waco at the 4A State Championship game.

Moving up in the ranks, it was great to see Colt McCoy and his family in Temple. The children’s wing at Scott and White was packed to the gills with media, kids and doctors. It was funny to see surgeons bust out their cell phone cameras and take a few pictures with the rest of us. Funny mostly because I don’t observe surgeons a lot and I like that they got to get in on the mix too.

McCoy reiterated how excited he is to go to Cleveland and study under Mike Holmgren and Eric Mangini. Why shouldn’t he be? McCoy hasn’t signed his contract yet but says he expects to do that soon. The former Texas QB turns quite a page in his life this summer. He talked about how he’s “redshirting,” thanks to teachers like Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace already there. Sounds like a good way to transition into the NFL.

Speaking of NFL… Just one week until the Cowboys report to camp in San Antonio. One glorious, wait-filled week.

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