Is QB board shifting

Shifting QB draft sands?? … Granted, we are just three games into the current college season and there is a lot of football yet to be played, but there is a bit of a buzz around the NFL that more than one team, including several with early picks, are starting to rethink the top of their QB position… Read More »

QB Fields QB gets first srat as QB landscape shifts

Bears’ Fields gets first start as NFL QB landscape shifts … There will be some major changes in the NFL’s QB landscape this coming week. For starters, former Ohio State star Justin Fields, the 11th player selected at the 2021 draft, will get his first career start when Chicago plays at Cleveland in an early game on Sunday.… Read More »

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again

QB Brewer bolts Utes; Canes’ King dinged again … In something of a surprise, Utah QB Charlie Brewer, who started all three games for the Utes this fall, abruptly left the team after he was pulled from last weekend’s upset loss to San Diego State and then demoted. Brewer, of course, was a productive 4-year starter at Baylor… Read More »

NFL to host international combine next month

NFL to host international combine next month … The NFL announced earlier today that the league will hold a combine for 50 international athletes from 15 countries in London on October 12th. The event will be held at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium and will be modeled after the league’s regular combine usually held in Indianapolis at the end of… Read More »

A little perspective: Part deux

I received several emails over the past couple of days in response to this weekend’s post about having a little perspective following the Giants heart-breaking last-play loss in Washington on Thursday asking, in essence, was I implying with the piece that the team might actually be ‘closer’ than most people are giving them credit for. And my answer… Read More »

Houston, we have a problem

Houston, we have a problem!!! … Speaking of an interesting QB situation, there’s a bit of a buzz around the NFL wondering if Miami might be willing to up its offer to Houston for embattled QB Deshaun Watson after Dolphins’ starter Tua Tagovailoa was injured in today’s loss to Buffalo. Tagovailoa hurt his ribs early in the contest… Read More »

USC QB situation

QB controversy at USC??? … There is a potentially interesting QB situation evolving at Southern California after freshman Jaxson Dart replaced an injured Kedon Slovis and led the Trojans to an impressive 45-14 road win at Washington State on Saturday afternoon. Dart threw for almost 400 yards and 4 TDs to rally the Trojans from an early 14-0… Read More »

Mahomes-Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched

Mahomes/Jackson matchup hilites Sunday NFL sched … Its game day in the NFL and folks around the league can’t wait for tonight’s featured matchup when Kansas City plays at Baltimore with the KO set for 8:20 PM ET on NBC. This is one of those games that could very well be a preview of the AFC championship game… Read More »

UCF QB out indefinitely

UCF QB out indefinitely … Central Florida confirmed this morning that star QB Dillon Gabriel, a dark-horse Heisman candidate, broke his clavicle on the final play of last night’s 42-35 loss to Louisville. The good news is that Gabriel will  not require season-ending surgery, but there is no timetable for his return.

BC QB done for year

BC QB likely done for year … Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec could miss the rest of the season with a right wrist injury suffered last Saturday against UMass. Jurkovec underwent surgery Monday. Jurkovec had generally been considered to be an early third day type prospect if he came out early this year, but would now appear likely… Read More »

weekly prospects preview post

Weekly prospects preview … Somehow, we got through last weekend’s prospect preview with barely a mention of the SEC. Not so this week, though, as the conference gets down to league play with a bang with top-ranked, defending national champion Alabama playing at SEC East power Florida. Here’s a quick preview of who to watch in that game… Read More »

Weekly Prospects Preview: September 18

#1 ALABAMA at #11 FLORIDA; 3:30 PM ET, CBS … The SEC schedule gets off with a bang with defending national champion Alabama travelling to Florida to take on the 11th ranked Gators. Alabama did take some hits this year after 6 former Tide players were selected within the first 24 picks at the 2021 draft, including QB… Read More »

Giants report post

Giants report: A little perspective … Don’t know about anyone else, but I was still tossing and turning when the sun came up this morning. What a frustrating, heart-breaking loss in Washington last. And it was so frustrating and heart-breaking loss because the game was won. So maybe a little perspective might be in order. Read more

Giants report

Giants report: A little perspective … Afternoon everyone! Anything new? Don’t know about anyone else, but I was still tossing and turning when the sun came up this morning. What a frustrating, heart-breaking loss. And it was so frustrating and heart-breaking because the game was won. So maybe a little perspective might be in order. The Giants just… Read More »

Pigskin’s week two prospects review

Pigskin’s week two prospects review … As he does every year, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be posting a weekly review of prospects who caught his eye in the previous weekend’s college football action. Needless to say, he had plenty to chew on after another weekend of terrific games. Here’s Paul’s column for this week.

Panthers cut K; void Ginats trade

Panthers cut PK; void trade with Giants … It hasn’t been a great week so far the NY Giants. Sunday, they suffered a rather dismal home loss to Denver. Then today, Carolina released PK Ryan Santoso, whom the Giants had traded to the Panthers for a conditional 7th round pick during the pre-season. The stipulation was Santoso would… Read More »

GBN Big Board

First GBN Big Board posted … The initial GBN Big Board ranking the top 100 prospects for the 2022 has been posted. No surprise here that the top overall prospect is Oregon DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, with QBs Spencer Rattler of Oklahoma and North Carolina’s Sam Howell, LSU CB Derek Stingley, Notre Dame safety Kyle Hamilton, and Alabama OT… Read More »

Round-by-round wrap of weekends’ top one-on-one match-up

Round-by-round wrap of weekends’ top one-on-one match-up … It wasn’t necessarily the top game of the weekend, but Saturday night’s game between Michigan and Washington did provide the week’s most intriguing individual matchup between top draft prospects with Wolverines’ DE Aidan Hutchinson facing Huskies’ LT  Jaxson Kirkland. The two didn’t actually face each other all that often, but… Read More »

College football injury update

College football injury update … Alabama, which lost starting ILB Chris Allen for the year with a fractured foot during the Tide’s season opening win Miami, got another injury scare this past weekend when rising OLB Will Anderson, the team’s best pass rusher, was forced to leave the team’s win over FCS Mercer this past Saturday after taking… Read More »

It is game Day!!!

It is Game Day!!! … Indeed, the NFL is finally back with the season’s first full weekend of games including some potential very tasty morsels including Pittsburgh at Buffalo, Cleveland at Kansas City and Green Bay in New Orleans. And while we still have 230 days until the 2022 draft – not to mention a full season of… Read More »

Ducks stun Bucks

Ducks stun Bucks … No Kayvon Thibodeaux! No problem for Oregon. The Ducks, playing without DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, their best player and the leading candidate to be the first player at the 2022 draft because of an ankle injury, shocked 3rd ranked Ohio State 35-28 right in Columbus in an early game this afternoon that really could jumble… Read More »

Top prospect out for Buckeyes game

Top prospect out for Buckeyes game … Oregon played it close to the vest all week, but in the end DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, arguably the top prospect overall for the 2022 draft, did not suit up for today’s big game in Columbus versus 3rd ranked Ohio State. Thibodeaux sprained an ankle early in the Ducks’ season opener last… Read More »

That turned around fast; OSU LB granted immediate eligibility

That turned around fast; OSU LB granted immediate eligibility … On Thursday, Ohio State rather gloomily announced that the NCAA had turned down former USC LB Palaie Gaoteote’s petition for immediate eligibility. Then earlier today, they walked that back a bit saying that in fact no final decision had been reached. And earlier this evening, the NCAA confirmed… Read More »

Big XII back to even dozen with addition of 4 schools

Big XII back to even dozen with addition of 4 schools … The Big XII actually hasn’t had 12 teams for years and the conference’s very existence, at least as a Power-5 entity, was very much in doubt after the league’s two power programs – Texas and Oklahoma – announced earlier this summer that they would be moving… Read More »

Who watch in college football this weekend

Who to watch in college football this weekend … Last weekend’s terrific slate of games, which more than one analyst called the best opening week schedule in college football ever, more than lived up to the billing. And it should be more of the same this coming weekend with several outstanding inter-sectional match-ups including Oregon at #3 Ohio… Read More »