Who to watch in college football

College sched heats up; who to watch this weekend … After several rather blasé weeks on the college football docket, the season starts to heat up this weekend as the season passes the midway point. And the biggest games on this weekend’s schedule are in South Bend and Happy Valley as Notre Dame hosts Southern California in their… Read More »

Previews of big college games: October 21st

#11 Southern California (6-1) at #13 Notre Dame (5-1); 7:30 PM ET; NBC … After several rather blasé weeks on the college football docket, the season starts to heat up this weekend as the season hits the midway point. And last week’s spate of upsets brought a whole bunch one-loss teams including Notre Dame and Southern California which… Read More »

Dallas gets 2018 draft

Dallas to host 2018 draft … NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced earlier today that Dallas will host the 2018 draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas next April 26th to 28th. This will be the first time the draft will be held at an actual NFL stadium. Its also the 4th year that the draft has been on… Read More »

who caught pigskins eye week 7

Who caught Pigskin’s eye in college football last week … With the latest week of the college football season in the books, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette weighs in with some thoughts on the players that caught his eye in last weekend’s action.

Star CAL LB out for year

Star Cal LB Downs out for year … California’s huge upset win over 8th ranked Washington State last weekend came at a cost as the Bears’ star MLB Devante Downs, one of the most productive defensive players in the country, will miss the rest of the year with what is being described as a ‘lower-body injury’. The 6-2,… Read More »

Browns, 49ers 1-2 in opening round selection order

Browns, 49ers 1-2 in opening round selection order … To nobody’s surprise around the NFL, if the 2018 draft were held this week, Cleveland and San Francisco would have the first and second picks overall. Here’s the full, updated selection order for the opening round of the upcoming draft were it to be held this week. Note that… Read More »

Husky LT out for year with ACL

Husky LT out for year with ACL … Washington junior LT Trey Adams, who had been considered a potential first-round prospect for the upcoming draft, will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL in the Huskies upset loss to Arizona State this pat weekend. The 6-7, 327-pound Adams, a first-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2016, reportedly… Read More »

4th pick on the line in Monday nighter

4th pick on the line in Monday nighter … Want to know how wacky the NFL season has been to date. Look no further than tonight’s Monday night game in which 2-3 Tennessee hosts 2-3 Indianapolis. The winner of tonight’s game takes over first place in the AFC South, while the loser will end up sitting on the… Read More »

Pigskins’ Top 10

Pigskin posts GBN college Top 10 … With the college football season essentially at the mid-point, the road to the national playoff is starting to take shape, although after this past weekend’s craziness in which 4 top ten teams were upset suggests just about anything can still happen. With all that in mind, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul… Read More »

Trojans rally for big win despite Darnold stumbles

Trojans rally for big win despite QB Darnold struggles … Southern California kept alive its national playoff hopes rallying from a 21-7 deficit to defeat previously unbeaten Utah 28-27 when the Utes failed to convert a two-point conversion in the game’s dying seconds. Despite the win it was not a particularly memorable outing for USC redshirt sophomore QB… Read More »

Friday the 13th upsets jumble NFP picture

Friday the 13th upsets jumble NFP picture … For those that went to bed early last night just hoping to survive another Friday the 13th, college football’s national playoff picture got turned on its head by a couple of huge upsets last evening. Indeed, for much of the year, the race to the national championship game has looked… Read More »

Pigskins picks week 7

Another interesting weekend on college football docket … Another week in which there is no true national marquee match-ups on the college football schedule, but there’s still plenty to see this weekend, especially with an eye toward the 2018 draft. As usual, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his weekly picks of the games he’ll be… Read More »

Draft watch: Friday the 13th

ESPN has a doubleheader this evening with defending national champion Clemson playing at Syracuse at 7 PM ET and California hosting 8th ranked Washington State at 10:30 PM ET. And with much of the Giants focus shifting to the future and the draft, there are a couple of players worth an extra look in tonight’s games. Clemson junior… Read More »

Giants report post

How’d we get here?? … As a long-time Giants’ fan/analyst we have, not surprisingly, been inundated with emails from other Giants’ followers asking how it came to be the the team is 0-5. There’s no simple answer, though, we do have some thoughts that are likely a little off the beaten path. More in the Giants Report.

How’d we get here??

Woe is us! Indeed! There is probably no one simple answer to how the Giants got to 0-5. Certainly, the media and internet are awash with fingers pointed at the Maras (but not the Tischs), G.M. Jerry Reese, head coach Ben McAdoo, QB Eli Manning, the offensive line, and all the rest of the usual suspects down the… Read More »

Browns bench Kizer

Browns bench QB Kizer; Hogan to start … In the wake of an 0-5 start to the season, Cleveland has confirmed that third-year pro Kevin Hogan will start this weekend against Houston in place of rookie DeShone Kizer. Kizer won the Browns’ starting gig with a strong fall camp, but he has struggled to date completing just 51%… Read More »

Cards get RB Peterson from Saints for #6 pick

Cards get RB Peterson from Saints for conditional pick … Arizona has acquired veteran RB Adrian Peterson, one of the NFL’s best ever backs, from New Orleans for what is being reported as a conditional 6th round pick in 2018. So far, the conditions remain undisclosed but are believed to relate to Peterson’s productivity with the Cardinals this… Read More »

Bolts win; three stay winless in race to top pick

Bolts win; three stay winless in race to top pick … In our view, its still a tad early to be posting the draft order for the 2018 draft; we normally like to wait until every team has at least 5 games in the books which will happen next week. However, while its still early in the campaign,… Read More »

Big upset in early college football

Big upset in early college football … The national playoff landscape in college football may have shifted dramatically after Iowa State came from 14 down to shock 3rd ranked Oklahoma 38-31 right in Norman. That breaks an 18-year losing streak for the Cyclones against the Sooners. And they did it with a 3rd string QB – senior Kyle… Read More »

Top pick signs with UGA

Top prep recruit commits to Dawgs … QB Justin Fields, the consensus top-rated high school recruit in the country, has confirmed that he will be attending Georgia next year. The 6-3, 220-pound Fields, who hails from Kennesaw, Georgia, is thought by more than one observer, to be the best overall prep prospect to come along in a while,… Read More »

Bonus coverage

Bonus coverage … Interesting game on the NFL Thursday night schedule as the suddenly .500 New England Patriots (2-2) play at 2-1 Tampa Bay (8:25 PM ET; CBS).  Across the dial, there is also a potentially intriguing match-up on the college docket as #17 Louisville (4-1) plays at resurgent North Carolina State (4-1), which is ranked 24th. And… Read More »

More college injury updates

Couple more college injury updates … LSU junior RB Derrius Guice will play this Saturday when the struggling Tigers play at Florida, but it will only be in a limited capacity because of a lingering knee issue. Guice, who had been considered to be a top 10 prospect at the start of the season, has been in and… Read More »

Injury update

Good news for star Houston DT; other college injury updates … Houston got some good news this week when an MRI revealed that star sophomore DT Ed Oliver, only suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee during last week’s game with Temple. There were fears that Oliver, who many consider to be the best defensive prospect in… Read More »

Top young DT injures knee

Top young DT injures knee … It won’t impact the 2018 draft, but pro scouts are still paying attention after star Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver, one of the best players in college football not eligible for the upcoming draft, was forced to leave today’s win at Temple with an apparent knee injury.  Oliver, a first-team All-America selection… Read More »

More injury updates

More college injury updates … Several more college players are out for the year including Boston College ILB Connor Strachan, the Eagles’ leading tackler in 2016, who will the rest of the year with a knee injury. Strachan is still eligible to redshirt so could apply for a 5th year as a medical hardship  next season. Same story… Read More »