The show will be hosted by longtime Houston broadcaster Jorge Vargas, who serves as the Owls sideline reporter on game days and will feature weekly segments with Coach Bailiff, defensive coordinator Chris Thurmond, co-offensive coordinators Larry Edmondson and Billy Lynch in addition to weekly interviews with key Rice players.
The slate of 10 shows kicks off with a review of the season opener vs. Wagner and a preview of the Owls road game in Austin against the Texas Longhorns. Each episode will premiere on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on Root Southwest , with additional airings scheduled leading up to kickoff each week.
This marks the sixth consecutive years the Owls and IMG, the university’s multimedia rights partner, have partnered to produce a weekly football show. Owls Insider will return in January for a series of shows featuring Rice men’s basketball coach Mike Rhoades.