HOUSTON -- It is a Texas school and it is going to hire Texas coaches and recruit Texas kids and for as long as Vic Shealy and his Texas-born wife are the first family of Houston Baptist University football, that's what it's going to be.
It's going to be Texas, Texas and Texas.
"We are a Texas football school," Shealy said.
So begins the branding of Houston Baptist football, which really, actually, truly exists now that it has hired the 50-year-old Shealy to coach a football team that, as yet, does not. Shealy was introduced Monday at a press conference on HBU's southwest Houston campus. HBU will play its first Southland Conference football game in 2014, and hopes to play football games by some other brand (club team?) next year.
"I want to play in '13," Shealy said.
So begins a grand adventure. As of Monday, HBU football consisted of Vic Shealy, and that's it. No stadium, no players, no assistants, no office. History begins now....