08 Sep 2012, 04:23pm by Matt Waldman
Football and music (and in this case, Kung Fu) continue to have a number of parallels for me. I played saxophone from the age of 8 until I stopped at 23. This is roughly the same career life span of most college football players. Those who continue playing beyond college and perform on the highest stage possess a mastery of fundamentals that require a willingness to enslave oneself to the development process: practice. Utah senior DeVonte Christopher is just embarking on that journey. More at Matt Waldman's Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog.
03 Sep 2012, 04:51pm by Matt Waldman
A criticism I read about a few college running backs this week was the tendency for some of them to run up the back of offensive linemen. Sometimes this is a fair criticism of a player. However, there are numerous examples of plays where a running back is not at fault for colliding with the backsides of his blockers. I thought it might be helpful to provide examples of when this type of behavior is not the fault of the runner. I’m using South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore and his teammates as an example.
3 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2012, 11:28am by Qwijybo
10 Aug 2012, 01:12pm by Aaron Schatz
LSU has dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu from its football program for "violating school and team rules." Les Miles wouldn't give the details, but we do know that Mathieu failed a drug test and was suspended for a game a year ago. There seems to be some disagreement among articles whether Mathieu could possibly transfer to an FCS school and play right away, or whether he would need to wait a year. He absolutely would need to take a year off if he transfers to an FBS school.
25 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2012, 4:21pm by JD_KY
08 Aug 2012, 10:16pm by Brian Fremeau
Alabama is up first for the new FEI Profile feature, a comprehensive visual summary of team possession efficiency data.
2 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2012, 1:28pm by JP_Wright
23 Jul 2012, 09:15am by Aaron Schatz
The NCAA officially handed down its sanctions related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State.
Penn State was hit with a $60 million fine, equivalent to the income from one year of football. They will be banned from bowl games for four years, and lose 10 scholarship spots a year for four years. All wins from 1998-2011 are officially "vacated," which means that Eddie Robinson of Grambling is once again "officially" the all-time Division I leader in wins as a football coach.
151 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2012, 9:58am by 'nonymous
17 Jul 2012, 11:51am by Aaron Schatz
This idea is so ridiculous that it is awesome. What if you tore up all of college football's rosters and had every team draft from the available scholarship players? Jadeveon Clowney is now on Texas-San Antonio. Matt Barkley gets to be quarterback at UMass. Wicked absurdity.
8 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2012, 6:34pm by dbostedo
13 Jul 2012, 11:45am by Aaron Schatz
I am totally a 99 in zone coverage.
6 comments, Last at 16 Jul 2012, 12:05am by jebmak
21 Jun 2012, 07:47pm by Bill Connelly
Today at SB Nation, I took a look at how a four-team playoff, and the selection committee allegedly accompanying it, would have impacted the last 14 years of college football. The short version: we're still annoyed, and Boise State is still screwed. At least, the Boise State of the WAC and Mountain West.
57 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2012, 3:58am by Subrata Sircar
20 Jun 2012, 07:11pm by Rivers McCown
Conference commissioners meeting in Chicago have come to a consensus on a four-team playoff model to be submitted to university presidents for approval. There is still some talk about a "plus one" system, but that mostly seems to be disregarded as a favor to the Big 10 and Pac-12 commissioners. According to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, there will be a selection committee.
58 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2012, 3:35pm by tsmonk
18 May 2012, 05:22pm by Rivers McCown
Starting in 2014, the Big 12 and SEC will pit their champions (barring a title game/playoff bid) against each other in a New Year's Day bowl game that hasn't yet acquired a sponsor. Tradition! Pageantry! So on!
13 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2012, 11:48am by Lance
Which team has consistently been the biggest loser when it comes to draft-pick trades? Exactly the team you'd expect.