Category Archives: Pigskins Weekly Prospects Review

College Football Preview Week 14

Except for ARMY/NAVY this is the weekend for the final games of the 2016 season. We have a mix of Conference Championship games as well as the wrap up of the Big 12 regular schedule. LOUISIANA TECH (8-4) @ WESTERN KENTUCKY (9-3) by 8; C-USA Title Game NOON/ET ESPN … Two well known names in the world of… Read More »

COLLEGE MATCH-UPS WEEK 13

Time to give you a preview of some of the game match-ups on what is often referred to as rivalry weekend in College Football. This is the last full schedule week in the 2016 season. Amazing how the past 3 months have flown by. Another amazing season, with perhaps a few surprises left for this weekend. TOLEDO (9-2)… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 12

OKLAHOMA STATE (8-2) by 5 @ TCU (5-4); NOON ET; FS1 State should be 9-1, but for officiating blunders and TCU lost 2 of its games by 3 points. TCU can stay in this one thanks in great part to having home field, and the improved QB play of KENNY HILL. But the fighting GUNDY’s are well balanced,… Read More »

College Match-ups Week 11

BAYLOR (6-2) @ OKLAHOMA (7-2) by 3; NOON/ET ABC Reality and distraction have hit the Baylor program, along with the tougher part of their schedule. OKLAHOMA has bounced back from a 1-2 start to seemingly right the ship. This is a critical game in the final month schedule gauntlet that the Big 12 puts it’s teams through. I… Read More »

College Matchups Prospect Preview Week 10

Always a melancholy feeling when I start typing in double digit numbers to identify the week in the college season. We are now down the home stretch to anther College Football season, that I just couldn’t wait to get started, seemingly not that long ago at all. The hilite of the week of course has #1 ranked Alabama… Read More »

College Match-Ups Week 9

WEST VIRGINIA (6-0) @ OKLAHOMA STATE by 4 (5-2); NOON ET; FOX If this game were in Morgantown I’d go with the undefeated Mountaineers, but Stillwater has become a tough place to play and the Cowboys should be 6-1, but for officiating robbery in their loss to Central Michigan. WVU has also shown a propensity for too many… Read More »

College Football Match-ups Week 7

The season is in full bloom and despite a plethora of lackluster action this coming weekend, we also have a chance to see some Top 25 teams match-up as they struggle to remain relevant for Holiday Bowling. And of course their games feature some serious Pro Prospects as well. #1 Alabama at #9 Tennessee; 3:30 PM ET; CBS… Read More »

College Football Week 4

Saturday Sept 24 NOON ESPN GEORGIA @ OLE MISS by 5 I truly believe that Ole Miss is the better overall team in this one, but I do have concerns about whether they can bounce back again from a loss to a Top 10 team with a superior effort. They may have too many injuries already to compete… Read More »

Prospect Watch Week 3 College Football

After a week to more or less catch our breath we are back to a loaded schedule of great college match-ups this weekend. FLORIDA STATE by 4 @ LOUISVILLE; NOON/ET ABC Much to my surprise this game is a bit under the radar. It had better not be for the Seminoles. I will say it out loud…. if… Read More »

COLLEGE GAMES & Prospect Previews Week 2

I had a dream one night early this week that every weekend this college football season would be as dynamic, with great match-ups, as we saw in Week 1. Then I printed up the schedule of games for Week 2 and came back down to reality. Even the prettiest girl doesn’t look so stunning sans makeup in most… Read More »

WHO CAUGHT MY EYE Bowl Games II

Rolling thru my Bowl Game tapes and the final Bowl Games I have a dozen player thumbnails and other than a few of them, many of these guys may have not been on your radar yet. THat is what I am here to do. Bringing guys to your attention that aren’t on everybody’s lists is my duty in… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Bowl Edition

ANDREW ADAMS/S/UCONN 6’0/198 #22 The best all-around defender on the UCONN roster proved his worth again in their Bowl loss as he more than held up his end of the defensive effort. I saw him miss badly on one open field tackle in the 2nd half, but that might be considered nit-picking for a guy who was credited… Read More »

WHO CAUGHT MY EYE on game tape

While we were in that brief game lag between the end of the regular season and the Bowl schedule I have been doing some game tape watching and created thumbnails for another group of prospects for you. AARON EPPS/OT/LOUISVILLE 6’7/288 #78 I was watching tape of the State of Kentucky rivalry match-up and though several key players underwhelmed… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 14 plus

Here are a group of prospect thumbnails from Week 14 and a few games a week earlier. I will continue to post weekly reviews based on accumulated game tapes that I have not watched yet. Then before we know it the Bowl season will be underway. ROBBY ANDERSON/WR/TEMPLE 6’3/190 #19 Since this is a thumbnail I don’t have… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 13 & More

The last full weekend of College Football game action is over. And Bowls will nurture us for the next month plus. I watched 6 games starting last Friday and taped 10 more. I’ll use notes from those venues to generate prospect thumbnails over the next 2-3 weeks. Here are my observations from this past weekend. It’s a Baker’s… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Weeks 11/12

I’m doing a slight variation on a theme for the rest of the College season. Since I have multiple game tapes recorded and the games are dwindling down I will be doing prospect thumbnail sketches based on games I have just watched, either live or recorded. I will be sure to indicate which games I am using for… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 11

JACOBY BRISSETT/QB/NC STATE 6’4/235 #15 BRISSETT has been a solid leader for the Wolfpack, but I question how his game translates to the NFL level. He has great size and above average arm strength. But I think he has issues processing information about what is going on around him at times and is late responding to receivers as… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 10

The dreaded double digit number appears and we all know that the College Football season is dwindling down a precious few weeks. Keeping my focus in check, here are some guys who got my attention in games this past week. VADAL ALEXANDER/OT/LSU 6’6/320 #74 A very long, athletic player. Much more of a finesse OL than a bulldozer.… Read More »

College Football Preview Week 10

OK now I am concerned! Seeing that double digit number in the title above tells me it won’t be all that long before we are lamenting the end of another football season. But for now let’s plow ahead with some important match-ups and some key players to watch. Saturday NOON ET ESPN2 DUKE @ NORTH CAROLINA by 4… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 9

TRA CARSON/RB/TEXAS A&M 6’0/235 #5 CARSON, an Oregon transfer, is the leading RB for the Aggies with 646 yards through 8 games, surpassing his 2014 season total already. He played a big part in the team’s tight win over South Carolina last Saturday, carrying 21 times for 122 yards and 1 TD. He is a power back who… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 8

It was another weekend of all-day driving as i returned to Florida, but with night games and taping I saw enough game action to pull together another 11 pro prospect thumbnails. CONNOR COOK/QB/MICHIGAN STATE 6’4/220 #18 I chose to go back and watch the tape of the Michigan game two weeks ago to thumbnail COOK. I like CONNOR… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 7

I spent most of last Saturday driving to Wisconsin so this weeks edition is based in great part on notes from the previous couple of week’s action. I have indicated games from which my observations were made. JOEY BOSA/DE/OHIO STATE 6’6/275 #97 BOA broke into the Big 10 as a stellar freshman performer in 2013. He’s now a… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 6

GERONIMO ALLISON/WR/ILLINOIS 6’4/200 #4 Much like his Apache Chief namesake, who kept the US/Mexican cavalries chasing him around, opposing secondaries spend a lot of time on gameday trying to keep this wily WR under control. The JC transfer caught 41 balls last season for the ILLINI, and already has 40 catches through 6 games in 2015. He has… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 5

I think I eyeballed and profiled a nice mix of players for you this week.In addition to some well known names I’ve thumb-nailed some guys who have stepped up their play in 2015 and could certainly be on Scouts’ radar as we move forward. SEAN DAVIS/CB/S/MARYLAND 6’1/200 #21 I’ve now watched DAVIS in two games this early season… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 4

BRANDON ALLEN/QB/ARKANSAS 6’3/210 #10 As we all know BRET BIELEMA wants to pound opponents into submission with the biggest OL in captivity and a parade of stout RB. But as most of us realize in this day and age passing the ball is a must at the collegiate level of play. Lost in all the ground and pound… Read More »