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ESPN: 10 Most Disappointing Draft Steals

Sometimes that great player who falls to you in the draft is, in fact, too good to be true.

27 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2011, 6:23pm by nath

Study Up: John Jenkins’ Houston Run And Shoot

A look at the beginnings of the modern run and shoot as they were implemented at the University of Houston by John Jenkins. Chris Brown of Smart Football will take you through some of the finer points of the system and how they relate to today's spread offense sets. On a related note: John Jenkins may be trying to tear your defense apart as you read this article.

5 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2011, 2:49pm by trill

Mike Vrabel Retires, Will Be Named Ohio State Assistant Coach

Former Patriots and Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel, he of the three Super Bowl rings and touchdown catches as a goal-line tight end, has retired and will be named an assistant coach at Ohio State according to The Columbus Dispatch. He'll likely coach the linebackers, which is what interim head coach Luke Fickell was doing before Jim Tressel's resignation. A press conference is expected on Monday.

9 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2011, 7:05pm by sundown

Hall Of Fame Tight End John Mackey Dies

Former star Colts tight end and Hall of Famer John Mackey has died at the age of 69.

8 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2011, 6:14am by Raiderjoe