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2017 Texas Longhorn Football Preview: The 5th Annual Thinking Texas Football is here

The best preview on the market is available on Smashwords, Amazon, Apple & B&N

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It’s here.

It’s time to get up to speed on the 2017 Longhorns, our season opponents and the Big 12 conference with the best college football preview on the market. The 2017 5th edition expertly covers the new staff, the Longhorn roster, 2018 recruiting (with a special feature by IT’s Eric Nahlin on Herman’s recruiting strategy), season opponents and the Big 12 conference race in an entertaining and informative format. We promise insight, laughs and the most enjoyment legally possible for less than $10.

Here’s how and where to get it...


When you buy at our independent publisher Smashwords, we keep a substantially higher cut of the proceeds than with any other merchant. And you support an indy publisher. We’re thrilled wherever you choose to buy it, though.

No matter your variety of e-reader, you can buy a compatible version through Smashwords. It supports every platform (Kindle, iPad, smart phone, Sony, Nook) and it looks gorgeous. You can also purchase and read directly on your computer. Are you reading this post? Then you can read the book.

Here's a helpful walk-thru of how to do it. It will take 30 seconds.

Getting Started

Read ebooks on your personal computer

Downloading to Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Downloading to the Kindle, Kindle Fire

Downloading to the Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo

FYI: Digital Editions is a good reader for Mac or PC that can read epub


It’s live on the 800 pound gorilla of the digital publishing world.


We’re good to go. Click thru to iBooks.


We did it all for the Nooky.



1. Buy it. Better yet, Smash it. But we appreciate wherever you get it.

2. Rate & Review it. Anywhere and everywhere. It’s critical. Five stars and a few informative words about what you liked and the reader can expect are indispensable in convincing prospective readers to dip in a toe.

3. If you like it, spread the word. Tell people. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. Recommend to friends. Put up a post on Longhorn websites. Share with your local Texas-Exes chapter. Gift it to friends and family. Word of mouth is our lifeblood. It’s frustrating to receive a long email thanking us for the book and when I inquire if that person has told anyone else about it, they say it didn’t occur to them. Like-minded people enjoy being recommended good things. Don’t be shy about recommending cool content to fellow Longhorns.


Thanks for your support! Enjoy the read.

— Paul Wadlington (writer)

— Jason Chilton (writer)

— Scott Gerlach (graphical genius)

— special guest Eric Nahlin (recruiting savant)