Archive for January, 2012

Senior Bowl 2012: Grading the Performance of Boise State’s Kellen Moore

Posted by Adam Odekirk on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Kellen Moore was not the worst quarterback in the Senior Bowl this year (that dubious honor may belong to Brandon Weeden), but he was also not the best either (that honor could go to Nick Foles).What Moore was in this game was exactly what all the scouts thought prior to it—an intriguing prospect with some upside to him.His stat line was nothing to be desired, but anyone watching the game probably knows that his lack ...

5 Under-the-Radar Players at Senior Bowl

Posted by Craig Forrestal on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Brandon Boykin is just one of the hidden gems that is down in Mobile, Alabama for Senior Bowl 2012.  NFL scouts, coaches, GM's and other decision-making personnel have been in Mobile scouting the future of the NFL and are attempting to identify talent that might still be on the board later on in the draft.  As many fans know, it is the late rounds that can make a draft for a team.  Here is a list ...

Vanderbilt Football Recruiting: Head Coach Franklin Loses 1 Commit, Gains 2

Posted by Ryan Wright on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin continues to work miracles on the recruiting trail for the Commodores.After years of relative futility attracting SEC-caliber talent, Vandy has 22 verbal commitments. With only one year of head coaching experience under his belt, Franklin caught college football by surprise in 2011 and made a statement to all SEC teams that Vanderbilt will no longer be an easy win for any team. The Commodores are a team on the rise, ...

Northwestern Wildcats: Kyle Prater is a Big-Time Get for Chicago’s Big Ten Team

Posted by Joe Favia on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Many homecomings do not come with the fanfare and attention that Kyle Prater's return to Chicago is going to bring the talented wide receiver.The Hillside native has decided to return to the Midwest and play football for the Northwestern Wildcats. Rumors had been swirling for weeks that the USC transfer was looking to transfer closer to home. His only stipulations from his release from Southern California was he couldn't pick a Pac-12 school or the ...

Greg Schiano: A Thief of the Worst Kind

Posted by Bermuda Bob on January 28 2012 Add Comments
11 years ago, Rutgers was looking to become something they simply are not.  They wanted to be like those epic, elite state university programmes.  In order to do so, they would need to try and bamboozle someone into taking over their fledgling football programme.  What they found was a guy from "Joisey" who had no head coaching experience, but plenty of experience as a Defensive Coordinator.  They found a guy with a chiseled exterior and ...

Senior Bowl 2012: Kellen More and College Stars with Most to Gain

Posted by Nicholas Goss on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Kellen Moore, the Boise State quarterback, is one of several college stars who need a fantastic Senior Bowl performance to really help their NFL Draft stock as the scouting combine approaches.The senior bowl is the last chance for many players to show scouts how they can perform against elite competition, so having a great game would be ideal for several stars whose performances in this game means being a first-round pick or a fourth-round pick.Let's ...

National Signing Day 2012: Dorial Green-Beckham and Uncommitted Players to Watch

Posted by Mike Chiari on January 28 2012 Add Comments
With National Signing Day just days away on Feb. 1, there is plenty of anticipation regarding where some of the top uncommitted recruits might end up. Coaches are certainly making last-ditch efforts to sure up their recruiting classes, but it will ultimately come down to the players' decisions. There is still some elite talent that has yet to be snapped up, so this National Signing Day could be as exciting as any one in recent ...

National Signing Day 2012: Cal Tops List of Sleeper Schools

Posted by Richard Langford on January 28 2012 Add Comments
If a couple of key prospects sign with the University of California, the Golden Bears will have a top ten recruiting class. Either way, their excellent offseason will undoubtedly land them in the top 20. Cal has been on a roll this recruiting season. They have been lining up blue chip prospects left and right and knocking them down. Their excellent efforts took a bit of a hit when their prized recruiter Tosh Lupoi left the bay ...

Senior Bowl 2012: 15 Prospects You Must Watch During the Game

Posted by Kraig Lundberg on January 28 2012 Add Comments
With the 2012 Senior Bowl getting ready to kick off, let's take a look at 15 prospects to watch particularly closely in this game.There are a number of reasons to watch these players. The 2012 NFL draft is coming up fast, and the Senior Bowl will be one of the first opportunities for these seniors to impress NFL scouts. Beyond that, some players are exciting enough that they are worth keeping a close eye on ...

Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 7 Irish Commits Who Will Play Right Away

Posted by Gerard Martin on January 28 2012 Add Comments
Projecting the future performance of a college football recruiting class is usually an inexact science, but there are seven recruits in the Notre Dame Class of 2012 who will immediately make an impact.Notre Dame's success in 2011 was fueled by contributions from freshmen like Aaron Lynch, Stephon Tuitt and George Atkinson.In 2012, that trend will continue.Begin Slideshow