Category Archives: Pigskins Weekly Prospects Preview

What Caught My Eye Week 6, 2021

Some rather “interesting” developments amongst some of the best football programs in the country were pretty hard to miss last weekend.  First of all was the end to the longest Win streak in college football when Texas A&M Head Coach JIMBO FISHER did indeed pick off his old boss, NICK SABAN, in Aggieland. What made it so impressive… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 5, 2021

It seems quite clear to me, as we almost reach the halfway mark of the 2021 Collegiate Football season, that ALABAMA and GEORGIA are clearly 1 & 1A in whichever order you prefer. Georgia handled Arkansas, who was coming off of their big win over QB-less Texas A&M, with their own backup at the helm, while Alabama ran… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 4, 2021

Just a brief explanation of how I decide what games to watch for scouting purposes on any given weekend. The primary, overriding criteria, by far, is the competitive nature of the matchup for each game. I absolutely refuse to create a thumbnail on an athlete playing for a nationally ranked program that is playing some cream puff competition.… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 3, 2021

Let’s see here… Southern Cal fired respected Coach Clay Helton a week ago. And the Football Gods have responded, and with a vengeance. Starting QB KEDON SLOVIS went down to a serious injury against Washington State. He was replaced by true frosh JAXSON DART, who had a great game against Washington State. This story sounds eerily familiar for… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 2, 2021

I want to flash back one week to start this week’s edition of WCME. I ran out of time last week, and did not have enough time to watch my recording of the Nevada/Cal game from Week 1 action. I have since watched it, and felt like I needed to flash back and give my impressions from watching… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 1, 2021

The college football season has truly begun, after a “fake” start the final weekend of August. We were presented with a full slate of games, with some high powered matchups. There were plenty of upsets, and even more close calls for highly ranked teams. Expectations are that we will be watching a plethora of legit NFL candidates in… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 15

It was a strange weekend on the College Football landscape with an unusual hodgepodge of make-up games and Conference Championships. Some of the games were shootouts til the final possession (SEC), others were pure butt kicking (ACC). DABO SWINNEY made a BIG stink about Ohio State not deserving a spot in the Final Four, but despite only playing… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 14

Like several other football writers, I was thinking that the 2020 season would be a hall pass of sorts for coaches, just like the NCAA tried to do with players. But apparently that concept was erroneous in its conception. The coaching carousel is in full gear, and for most teams, the season isn’t quite over yet. While Texas… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 14

The most notable thing that caught my eye this week came Monday after the College Football weekend  was wrapped up. That was the announcement from Sports Illustrated of it’s Sports Person(s) of the Year for 2020, clearly the year of Covid-19, to people with a reasonably functioning brain. And lo and behold, whose face should appear to my… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 10

The big game for last weekend caused some question marks to go as the lights were fading in South Bend, IN last Saturday, as Notre Dame toppled top ranked Clemson in OT, 47-40. Arguably the top college QB in the country, by the name of TREVOR LAWRENCE, fell victim to Covid-19 and missed the game. However, the question… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 9

It was a tough weekend for college players and I don’t mean on the field. It seems that several fairly well known name players had difficulty sitting behind the wheel of motorized vehicles and staying safe and sound and sober. The true irony here for me is that the two most prominent names involved in these incidents were… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 8

The Big Ten got back into action and it was good. But for now, let’s look at my Top 10 TE prospects list, which is dominated by Underclassmen, who we are assuming will declare early for Draft inclusion from the NFL. PAT FREIERMUTH  Penn State  Jr KYLE PITTS   Florida   Jr BREVIN JORDAN     Miami (F)… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 6

Not that it should come as any surprise, but while watching college games in Week 6 of this fractured season, it reminded me that a college QB is more important than ever to his team. The same could be said for pro QB’s as well. So let’s start this week’s WCME with a breakdown of my Top 10… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 5

There are times when due to the lack of other viewing options one is forced to watch a game that they might otherwise have skipped right past. I found myself in that position last Friday night. The only palatable televised game for me to watch was BYU hosting La Tech. Nothing outstanding to my mind, but likely a… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 4

Probably the most encouraging news from the past week was the decision to play football this Fall by the Big Ten, Pac 12 and MAC. By the beginning of November, all three of those conferences will begin playing football. I do NOT really care that some teams will play 8 games, others 10 games, etc. The point is… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye: Week 3, 2020

Thank goodness the SEC kicks into action next week. The current lineup of games is woefully thin in quality prospects and I feel like I have almost exhausted the legit prospect rundown in certain conferences. But let’s talk about some of the good, as well as the bad, from Week 3… After a couple of games, it seems… Read More »

WHO CAUGHT MY EYE Week 1, 2020

This continues to evolve into the strangest, most trying year in US/World history. And nowhere has it been felt more than in the world of sports. Just when one thinks the new rules and guidelines have been clearly defined, something changes… again. Now, just as many of us have accustomed ourselves to the concept of no Big Ten… Read More »

Who Caught My Eye Week 5

Another weekend with a somewhat limited number of elite match-ups, but there are always prospects in action to eyeball. And as long as the match-up does not resemble David versus Goliath, it can be well worth the watch. So with an eye towards the 2020 NFL Draft, here’s what my scouting eyes saw last weekend. DERRICK BROWN #5… Read More »

College Game Previews Week 13

Now that you have gotten past your Turkey Day feast and are getting a taste of Black Friday shopping (or a clue to what bills will be coming in a month) it is time to sit down to enjoy the last full football Saturday with some key college match-ups. SAT NOV 24th NOON/ET ABC FLORIDA (8-3) by 4… Read More »

Prospect Watch Week 9 2018

Friday Oct.26 7PM/ET ESPN MIAMI (F) (5-2) by 5 @ BOSTON COLLEGE (5-2) Despite having the same 5-2 records this season, I think Miami clearly has the overall talent advantage. But sometimes the Hurricanes don’t play up to their own talent level, and BC has enough talent to win this game at home if the underachieving team shows… Read More »

Tp College Games Week 5

For those who don’t think the college football season doesn’t start just a tad too early, I want you to note the southern clime weather issues, at the height of hurricane season (which is Sept. 10th) that have delayed or caused cancelation of games entirely. This weekend marks the final games in September and will be the 5th… Read More »

College Games To Watch Week 3

Tough duty pulling out key games to highlight this week. In preparation for conference schedules, most of which begin in earnest this Saturday, many teams have scheduled cup-cake games in which to tune up their teams and game plans for the conference gauntlets they begin on the 22nd. But fear not, there are good games if you are… Read More »

College Game Previews Conference Championship Weekend

Saturday Nov. 2 NOON/ET ABC AAC Championship MEMPHIS (11-1) by 5 @ CENTRAL FLORIDA/UCF (11-0) Don’t pooh-pooh this game because it’s the AAC, not the ACC. These are two good teams who both played a solid slate of regular season games to get here. Last week the UCF/USF season finale was as exciting as college football can be.… Read More »

College Football Games/Prospects Week 3

Having survived the wrath Of Hurricane Irma it’s time to get back to football. We have already had some amazing matchups, exciting contests and some stellar performances. This weekend is a bit shy with “special” matchups, but is solid nevertheless. Saturday Sept. 16 NOON ET ESPN OKLAHOMA STATE by 8 @ PITTSBURGH State has looked pretty potent early… Read More »

PIGSKINS WEEKLY PROSPECTS WATCH; Week II

We have moved past a pretty marginal, short game list of a Week 1 of the College season and now it’s time for the real deal as September begins. Here my 4 most interesting games, based in great part on the 2018 Draft Prospects who will be performing in them. I am attempting to restrain myself from listing… Read More »