Sparty shocks Bucks … Wow; that’s why we love college football as the national playoff picture got turned on its head as Michigan State, which had to play without injured QB Connor Cook, stunned Ohio State with last-play FG for a 17-14 upset win. What it means is that the Spartans now control their own destiny in the… Read More »
Top senior RB to miss rest of fall season … The father of Utah RB Devontae Booker, arguably the best senior prospect at the position for the upcoming draft, is reporting that the player has been scheduled to undergo what is being described as “minor meniscus surgery’ and will miss the Utes’ final two regular season games, as… Read More »
Comp picks could be trade available … NFL.com is reporting that teams could be permitted to trade compensatory draft choices for the first time. The league’s Competition Committee has recommended that compensatory picks be tradeable. The suggestion is expected to be voted on by NFL teams on December 2nd. Compensatory picks are awarded to teams that lost more… Read More »
Thursday night draft ‘classic’ on tap … Don’t know if the head honchos at the NFL Network had it planned that way, but tonight’s Thursday night game on the network with Tennessee at Jacksonville at 8:30 PM ET has all the makings of a draft ‘classic’. Indeed, if the draft were held today, 2-7 Tennessee would have the… Read More »
Ole Miss LB in ICU … There is an unconfirmed report in the local media that Mississippi LB Denzel Nkemdiche, the brother of Rebels’ DT Robert Nkemdiche, a top 5 prospect for the 2016 draft, is in the ICU of a local hospital. According to the report, Nkemdiche was admitted to the hospital on Monday after not being… Read More »
Star TCU WR ruled out for the rest of year … In the end, it turns out that star TCU WR Josh Doctson won’t play in the Horned Frogs’ final two games of the regular season because of a wrist injured. Doctson injured the wrist early in the month and tried to play through it last Saturday against… Read More »
Senior Bowl announces 1st star game acceptees … The Senior Bowl has announced the first group of 19 players who have accepted invitations to play in this year’s game in Mobile on January 30th. The initial list is headlined by Georgia OLB Jordan Jenkins and also includes North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz, Oklahoma DE Charles Tapper, Georgia… Read More »
Top PAC-12 S done for year … Arizona State FS Jordan Simone will miss the final two games of the 2015 season after tearing an ACL in last weekend’s game with Washington State. The 6-0, 195-pound Simone, who is second in the Pac-12 in total tackles with with 91 tackles, including 9.5 for loss, along with 2 picks,… Read More »
Vet UGA RB to enter draft … Despite having one year of eligibility left, Georgia RB Keith Marshall has told team officials that he has decided to end his college career after this season and enter the2016 draft. Marshall is eligible for a fifth year after playing in less than four games in 2014 due to a knee… Read More »
Browns name Manziel starter for rest of year … Cleveland has reportedly named Johnny Manziel as the team’s starting QB for the rest of the year. The cynic might suggest that by giving the job to Manziel over veteran Josh McCown, who has generally been more productive, the 2-8 Browns, who are very much in the race for… Read More »
New #1 with Lions’ win … There will be a new team sitting atop the proverbial ‘if the draft were held today’ selection for the first-round of the 2016 draft after Detroit won at Green Bay 18-16 to drop out of the top spot. For this week anyway, Cleveland which lost to Pittsburgh to drop to 2-8, would… Read More »
Top QBs dinged … A pair of top college QBs were forced to leave their respective games earlier today. Michigan State’s Connor Cook, for example, did not play in the 2nd half of the Spartans win over Maryland after bruising a shoulder in the first half. And the injury to Cook, a top 10-15 prospect for the 2016… Read More »
“Meet me in St. Pete”… In addition to the names of the players invited to this year’s Senior Bol all-star game in Mobile reported below, intrepid GBN college investigative reporter Larry P reports that the following players have accepted invitations to this year’s East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg: FBs Derek Watt of Wisconsin and Dan Vitale of… Read More »
The invitation is in the mail … There are still roughly ten weeks to go until this year’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, but invitations for this year’s game are already being sent out. And while no official invite list will ever be released, our intrepid college investigative reporter Larry P has put together the following list of players… Read More »
Cowboys’ Jones won’t rule out taking QB with top pick … Right on cue, we got more than the usual share of nasty emails from disgruntled Cowboys’ fans after we had the Cowboys taking Memphis junior QB Paxton Lynch with the 7th pick overall in the latest GBN first-round projection for the 2016 draft. In fact, Dallas hasn’t… Read More »
Star TCU WR to miss rest of year …or not … There has been a great deal of confusion this afternoon about the status of star TCU WR Josh Doctson, who sat out the second half of the Horned Frogs’ loss to Oklahoma State game with an arm injury last Saturday. TCU head coach Gary Patterson reportedly indicated… Read More »
Irish WR to return … Notre Dame junior WR Will Fuller announced at practice earlier today that he will be returning for his senior season in South Bend next fall. Fuller, who has 44 receptions for 900 yards and 12 TDs this season. had been considered to be a potential second-day pick had he had opted to enter… Read More »
PSU DB done for year … Penn State has announced that senior FS Jordan Lucas will miss the Lions final two regular season games, as well as any bowl game, with an unspecified injury. While, the school hasn’t said what the injury involves, Lucas, a mid-round prospect for the 2016 draft, has been dealing with a banged up… Read More »
GBN mid-season all-rookie team … With all 32 NFL teams now either at, or past the halfway point of the regular schedule, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted his mid-season, all-rookie team picks. Have at it!!
LSU investigating star RB … LSU is reportedly investigating whether star sophomore RB Len Fournette is not breaking any NCAA rules regarding the sale of merchandise with his catchphrase – “BUGA Nation” – printed across it. The Fournette family allegedly received more than $20,000 in discounts from a so-called family business manager. And given that the NCAA does… Read More »
B12 Cowboys confirm loss of vet DE … Oklahoma State has confirmed that senior DE Jimmy Bean, a second-tier prospect for the 2016 draft with 34 career starts. will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The 6-5, 250-pound Bean has 12.5 career sacks including 5.5 this fall.
Tech DT done for year … Georgia Tech DT Adam Gotsis, a second-tier prospect for the 2016, will miss rest of the year after injuring a knee early in last weekend’s game with Virginia.
Bonus coverage … Potentially the most important week on the college football schedule continues this evening with a number of games including a key Big XII match with 6th rated Baylor visiting the always pesky Kansas State at 7:30 PM ET on Fox Sports 1. Needless to say, Baylor will be looking to add a road win over… Read More »
Lions start housecleaning … For those that haven’t heard already, Detroit has fired GM Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. No replacements have been announced but more changes are expected for a franchise mired in a 1-7 season that would translate to the top pick at the 2016 draft if it were held today. Stay tuned!
Titans axe head coach … In a bit of s surprise move, Tennessee has fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt will be replaced by TE coach Mike Mularkey who has had head coaching stints with both Buffalo and Jacksonville. The Titans are currently 1-6 and would have the 2nd overall pick were the 2016 draft held today; in… Read More »