Thirty years later, the Pony Express backfield of Eric Dickerson and Craig James are back together, talking about the new 30 for 30 film "Pony Excess," which tells the story of the SMU program's rise and fall, and its hope for a rise again.
The documentary airs Saturday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN after the Heisman Trophy presentation.
The old teammates talked about the film at ESPN this week, and still easily work as a tandem. They finish each other's sentences, laugh at each other's jokes, and perhaps even keep each other's secrets.
"I said in the film, Eric will be underground with concrete on top of him ... and he's not saying anything," James said.
Added Dickerson, with a smile: "There's nothing to tell."
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