Harrell, Daniel among Big 12 QBs fighting for the job

Some of the Big 12's fiercest battles will take place before the season starts. Only a handful of the conference's schools are returning an experienced starting quarterback.

Originally Published: March 9, 2006
By Tim Griffin | Special to ESPN.com
Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell could have spent his spring break hitting the ski slopes somewhere or sunning himself at a warm beach like many other college students.

Instead, Harrell chose to return to his hometown in Ennis, Texas, to spend time with old friends and family. The chance for a few home-cooked meals, along with a little film study with his father, his former high-school football coach, was the perfect way for Harrell to prepare for spring practice.

"I don't get a chance to get a lot of time off," Harrell said. "Coming back home was good to get me ready for the spring."