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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 »

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 »

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.

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 »

Injured Huskers’ CB back at work

Injured Husker CB back at work … Interesting development at Nebraska where CB Chris Jones is back on the field working out. Jones, a solid second-tier prospect for the 2018 draft, was thought to be out for the year after he underwent surgery to repair a torn MCL on his left knee, but he has now back on… Read More »

more college injury notes

More college injury updates … LSU SS Ed Paris will miss the remainder of the season because of a knee injury. Paris, a late-round or free agent prospect, suffered the injury at practice last week and subsequently underwent surgery. Because he played in only three games and has never redshirted Paris would be eligible for a medical redshirt.… Read More »

LSU RB GUice sidelined again

LSU RB Guice sidelined again … From the ‘that didn’t go so well’ file. Star LSU junior RB Derrius Guice re-injured his knee in last weekend’s win over Syracuse and will reportedly will not play when the Tigers host Troy this coming week. The team had indicated that Guice, a potential top 5-10 prospect for the 2018 draft,… Read More »

Thanks for nothing

Thanks for nothing !!!  Just got a nice email from the folks at DAZN, the streaming company that has made such a mess of replacing the NFL Sunday Ticket in Canada, offering a second month of free service to Canadian subscribers as compensation for the dreadful coverage to date. The problem is, that entering the 3rd week of… Read More »

LSU RB Guice to play this week

Now you don’t see him; now you do … Just a day after he was apparently ruled out of Saturday’s game with Syracuse, star LSU junior RB Derrius Guice has been cleared to play against the Orange. Guice, who is considered to be one of the top prospects at the position for the 2018 draft along with Penn… Read More »

Ugly garish unis

Growing the game … Here’s an interesting thought. If your nationally televised Thursday night game in the 3rd week of the season is going to be between a couple of teams more likely to be in the hunt for the #1 draft pick overall than a playoff spot, why not spice things up a little by dressing the… Read More »

Guice injury update; other college football injury notes

LSU RB Guice ‘questionable’; other college football injury updates … LSU is now saying that star junior RB Derrius Guice is “very questionable” for Saturday’s game against Syracuse because of an undisclosed knee injury. That’s a concern, because earlier in the week LSU head coach Ed Orgeron waved off Guice’s absence from practice as a “minor injury.” Full… Read More »