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Michigan takes two hits

Michigan takes two hits … Literally just hours before they are scheduled to played Purdue in the Big Ten conference championship game, Michigan got two doses of bad news. On the one hand, star RB Blake Corum will reportedly undergo surgery to repair a knee issue and obviously won’t be playing this weekend. There is no word, though,… Read More »

Positional rankings updated

Positional rankings updated … With the college football regular season, we have tweaked and updated the various positional rankings for the 2023 draft as per the drop down menu at the top of the page. Again, these rankings are based as mush as we can on what we are hearing from around the NFL as to how teams… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 13 College Football 2022

And so another college football season winds up its regular season. One door closes, another opens. Now we move on to Conference Championship games, followed by Bowling For Dollars. THE GAME, as they call it in the Big Ten, was indeed the big game with MICHIGAN winning its 2nd straight showdown with Ohio State. Plenty of action, and… Read More »

SC QB Williams heads GBN All-America team

USC QB Williams heads GBN All-America team … With the college football regular season in the books, the GBN senior staff put their heads together and came with up our annual All-America team as well as our nods to who we fell should win this year’s major awards. And the big winner was Southern California 2nd-year sophomore Caleb… Read More »

Selection order updated

Selection order updated … With another week in the books, the opening round selection order for the 2023 draft were it to be held this week has been updated.

B10 coach reset

B10 coach reset … We have said – somewhat in jest, but somewhat in truth too – that the Big Ten, which actually has 14 teams, should really be called the Big Three – Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State – and a bunch of other teams. Indeed, in the past five years not including the odd 2020… Read More »

College title games set

College conference title games set … With their regular schedule now in the books, college football moves onto the conference championship games next weekend. It gets started when Southern Cal plays Utah in Las Vegas on at 8 PM ET on FOX on Friday night for the Pac-12 championship. Then on Saturday, TCU meets Kansas State in the… Read More »

Saturday morning college notes

Saturday morning college notes … We are just over two and a half hours away from kicking off the big Big Ten game between Michigan and Ohio State in Columbus and just to update yesterday’s preview of who to watch, it appears that both of injured RBs Blake Corum of the Wolverines and the Buckeyes’ Miyan Williams will… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: Thanksgiving Special!!

#3 MICHIGAN (11-0) at #2 OHIO STATE (11-0); NOON ET; FOX … Okay, so its not quite THE game of the year in college football, buts its close as unbeaten and third ranked Michigan plays at unbeaten and 2nd ranked Ohio State play for the Big Ten East spot in the conference championship game next weekend. They are… Read More »

What Caught My Eye 2022 Week 12

As we head into the final full weekend of the 2022 College Football schedule I can’t help but wonder what upsets we might encounter between now and Sunday. The Final Four teams had a rough time prevailing last weekend. Both Michigan and TCU had to settle for final seconds field goals in their games. Georgia was never in… Read More »

Rams’ QB Stafford out this week; maybe longer

Rams’ QB Stafford out this week; maybe longer … Just when the defending Super Bowl champion LA Rams thought that their miserable season couldn’t get any worse comes word that QB Matt Stafford is back in concussion protocol with a neck issue and will not play this weekend when the 3-7 Rams play Kansas City. In fact, there… Read More »

Pigksin;s top 25

Pigskin top 25 updated … As he does every year at this time to help celebrate the season, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette has posted an updated version of his top 25 prospects for the 2023 draft. And it wouldn’t be a Pigskin Top 25 without a few surprises. Read more

QB carousel could impact top of draft order

QB carousel could impact top of draft order … It is quite possible that when the upcoming NFL kicks off this week that each of the teams currently sitting on one of the top three picks in the updated selection order for the upcoming draft could have a new starting QB. In fact, Carolina, which would have the… Read More »

Trio added to Senior Bowl roster

Trio added to Senior Bowl roster … The Senior Bowl has confirmed that three more players have accepted invitations to this year’s game including Michigan OT Ryan Hayes, Auburn LB Owen Pappoe and BYU WR Puka Nacua. That brings the total number of accepted invites to this year’s game to 49. Hayes, a mid-second day prospect for the… Read More »

Jacks’ TE to enter draft

Jacks’ TE to enter draft … South Dakota State TE Tucker Kraft, one of the top pro prospects in the FCS ranks, has announced via twitter that he will be foregoing his remaining college eligibility and entering the 2023 draft. Kraft, a 4th year player who actually has two seasons of eligibility remaining was a FCS All-American in… Read More »

THANKSGIVING SPECIAL Pigskin’s Top 25

We are headed down the home stretch of the 2022 College Football regular season. So here we go again, with my Top 25 prospects +1. WILL ANDERSON     OB/E      Alabama C.J. STROUD           QB         Ohio State BRYCE YOUNG       QB         Alabama… Read More »

Bombers, Argos vie for CFL’s Grey Cup

Bombers, Argos vie for CFL’s Grey Cup … Its championship weekend in Canada where the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts will vie for the CFL championship in the 109th edition of the Grey Cup game in Regina on Sunday. Kick-off is set for 6:30 PM ET with coverage on TSN in Canada and ESPN2 in the U.S.… Read More »

What Caught My Eye Week 11 2022

One of the items that has truly caught my eye is an event that transitions from the Fall Football season to NFL Draft season. And the kick-start event that signifies the annual transition is the beginning of invitations and acceptances by college football players to the annual Jan/Feb All-Star games. The prime events around which this all centers… Read More »

Who to watch in college football: November 19th

With most of the big rivalry games coming up next weekend, the watchword in college this week is ‘Go west young scout!’ In fact, there are a couple of Pac-12 games between ranked with #7 Southern Cal playing #16 UCLA while #10 Utah will be at #12 in what are almost conference semi-finals. Here’s who we’ll be watching… Read More »

Star game rosters start to take shape

Star game rosters start to take shape … The post-season college football all-star games are still roughly two months away, but they are already starting to fill in their rosters. The Senior Bowl, for example, has already confirmed the names of upwards of 40 players who have accepted invitations to participate in this year’s game on February 4th… Read More »

Bobcat QB injured

Rising Bobcat QB injured … Star Ohio QB Kurtis Rourke, one of the most prolific passers in the country, was forced to leave last night’s win over Ball State with an undisclosed knee injury. Rourke had to be helped off the field after being hit following a pass late in the second quarter and spent the second half… Read More »

GBN mock updated

GBN mock updated … With the NFL season now officially past the mid-point, the GBN projection for this year’s opening round has been updated with the picks based on where teams currently stand in the if the draft were held this week selection order for next April’s first round.

ASU FB to enter draft

ASU FB to enter draft … Arizona State FB Case Hatch has indicated that he will be entering the 2023 draft despite the fact that he has remaining eligibility. Hatch came to ASU as a LB, but shifted to offense where he can play FB and TE; he’s also an older player who has put in a mormon… Read More »

College football notebook

College football notebook … There are a number of recent injuries to prominent college players that we are following. Perhaps the potentially most impactful on the 2023 draft involves rising Texas Tech DE Tyree Wilson who was helped off the field in this past weekend’s game with Kansas with an ankle or foot injury and left the stadium… Read More »

As the QB turns

As the QB turns … There are a number of storylines we’re following related to the QB situation of several teams with early picks at the 2023 draft. Houston head coach Lovie Smith, for example, didn’t exactly give QB Davis Mills a ringing endorsement when asked after Sunday’s loss to the Giants in New York whether he was… Read More »