Sam Harrell never thought his son, Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell, would one day play on one of the biggest stages in college football.
"We just thought he’d go to college, play quarterback somewhere and enjoy it,'' Sam Harrell said. "So for all this to be built up and get as big as it has, it looks a little surreal at times.''
Graham Harrell will play the biggest game of his life at 7 tonight when the second-ranked Red Raiders (10-0, 6-0 in the Big 12) meet fifth-ranked Oklahoma (9-1, 5-1) in Norman, Okla. At stake for Tech is a trip to the Big 12 championship game against Missouri and a possible trip to the BCS national championship game.
"The other thing I’d say about that is if you think it’s that easy (piling up the passing yards), No. 1., if you’re out there coaching, then why aren’t you doing it?, Sam Harrell asked. "And No. 2, if you think it’s that easy,then try doing it.