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UPDATED: 2020 Thinking Texas Football Preview Reviews

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The reviews are coming in for the 2020 Longhorn Football Prospectus: Thinking Texas Football. If you’re sitting on the fence, here’s what your fellow Longhorn and Big 12 fans have to say.

Amazon - 19 reviews, 5.0 star average

Smashwords - 16 reviews, 5.0 star average

Apple - 5 reviews, 5.0 star average

That’s 40 reviews so far with a 5.0 average. I grabbed a couple of reviews from Amazon and Smashwords to give you some flavor.


Once again, Paul does not disappoint

Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020

Verified Purchase

Another year and another amazing preseason preview from Mr. Wadlington. This preview goes in depth on the Horns and the Big 12 better than any other preseason publication. It also is written in a smart and humorous way. I cannot recommend this preview enough for hard core Longhorn fans and for any Big 12 football fans looking to get some non-biased intel on their own football team.

Buy it, and let the English see you buy it

Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020

This incredible resource is for Longhorn/Big12 team fans who enjoy learning the finer points of a) football tactics/strategy and b) how players’ physical tools and skills apply to these things through c) humorous, conversational writing that d) thoroughly informs the reader about the good/bad/ugly of the Texas team/conference ... then this preview is for you.

So if you prefer “preview” magazines that focus on simplistic things like stat-scouting and returning starters to guess at next season’s record, not come away with any real knowledge, pump sunshine without mentioning any warts, and talk to the reader in a bland tone that’s better used to read the nutrition facts and ingredients of a cereal box ... well, then this product is also for you because you deserve better.

Do yourself (and the people you consume football with) a favor and mash that buy now button.

Excellent depth and solid analysis. This isn’t your typical preview magazine.

Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020

Verified Purchase

This is an excellent publication. The author is knowledgeable, and provides well considered and very well researched facts and opinions in a manner that is easy to understand and enjoyable to read.

I gave up previews years ago as they were seemingly all the same. A blurb regurgitating commonly known information as breaking news and in depth analysis. Maybe a list of key players, almost inevitably including a player or two who had already graduated or retired due to injury. Lazy work. This is anything but the case here. This is a different kind of publication and is well worth the price.

From Smashwords:

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.

(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.

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)

joe novotny reviewed on July 9, 2020

This preview is so good it could turn the crimson and cream fan burnt orange. . . Well if they could read

(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Fatboybaker reviewed on July 7, 2020

Paul’s insights are keen and his rapier-like wit is always on point. This is a must read for all Longhorn fans from young tenderfoots to salty battle worn ex-coaches.

(reviewed the day of purchase)


Sincere thanks to all who bought it and reviewed it.

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