A year ago, Kirk Herbstreit had Texas as his top surprise team in college football. As we now know, that didn't happen.
But don't fret! Texas is back atop his list of surprise teams again for the 2017 season.
We all have skeletons in our prediction closets -- I also whiffed on the 2016 Longhorns -- but Herbie nailed Vanderbilt making a bowl game and Colorado rising up to a 10-win season.
So who else does Herbie like in 2017? NC State, Notre Dame, Wyoming and Missouri as surprise teams, and TCU beating Oklahoma to win the Big 12.