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Players to watch in Thursday bowl triple header

Players to watch in Thursday bowl triple header … Just three more sleeps until Saturday’s college football playoff semi-finals. In the interim, there are three more bowls tomorrow and for a change several top prospects for the 2023 draft will play, although several also won’t. Tomorrow’s Pinstripe Bowl (2:30 PM; ESPN) between Syracuse and Minnesota for example could… Read More »

What if they gave a bowl and nobody came

What if they gave a bowl and nobody came … That might be a little extreme, but with the better bowls starting to show up on the post-season schedule, we were hoping to be able to suggest players to watch in some of the lead-up games to Saturday’s CFP semi-finals. Unfortunately, though, most of the top prospects in… Read More »

Could Raiders move on at QB

Could Raiders move on at QB … They are starting to say the quiet part out loud in Las Vegas where there are growing questions whether the under-performing Raiders will move on from long-time starting QB Derek Carr at the end of the year and possibly look to select a replacement at the 2023 draft. In the short… Read More »

Selection order posted

Selection order posted … With now just two weeks to go in the regular schedule, the opening round selection order for the opening round of the 2023 draft were it to be held this week, has been updated.

Cards lose late; drop to 4th; 5th up for grabs tonight

Cards lose late; drop to 4th; 5th pick still up for grabs tonight … Despite starting a 3rd string QB making his first career start against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in last night’s late game, Arizona had the Bucs on the ropes much of the night, but ultimately lost 19-16 in OT. That loss dropped… Read More »

Texans could clinch top pick

Texans could clinch top pick … Houston could conceivably wrap up the #1 pick overall at the 2023 draft as early as tomorrow. Indeed, if the Texans lose at Tennessee and Chicago upsets Buffalo, Houston would clinch the top pick with two weeks still to go in the regular schedule. However, while the Texans would normally be figured… Read More »

STAR-GAMES Chatter 2.0

After detailing primarily some of the comings around the Senior Bowl last week, it is time to pay some attention to the goings on at the SHRINE BOWL. The game will be played on Thursday night, Feb. 2 in Las Vegas as part of the NFL Pro Bowl festivities. The Shrine will be hosting the only actual game… Read More »

Wake passing duo guys to watch in bowl double dip

Wake passing duo guys to watch in bowl double dip … There are a couple of bowl games set for Friday for those who need a little something to get warmed up for Saturday’s NFL schedule and/or just need to get warmed up if they are in the path of the bad weather including Houston (7-5) against Louisiana… Read More »

Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home

Pitt DT enters draft; LSU QB stays home in college football roundup … Pittsburgh junior DT Calijah Kancey, one of the most disruptive interior defensive linemen in college football this past season, has confirmed that he will be entering the 2023 draft. Kancey is a 4th year junior who was a consensus All-American this fall after leading all… Read More »

Merry Xmas mock

Merry Xmas mock … As we do around this time every year, here is our annual pre-Christmas 3-round projection for the first two days of the 2023 draft. And, as we always like to point out when posting a mock, the real value of a projection is not that we are going to tell readers which particular player… Read More »

Blue Field prospect watch

Bonus coverage: blue field prospect watch … Usually the only reason to watch the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl is to marvel at the blue field in Boise. This year, though, pro scouts will actually be watching the action when Eastern Michigan (8-4) plays San Jose State (7-4) at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon on ESPN as both teams have some… Read More »

Star’Horns RB to enter draft

Star ‘Horns’ RB to enter draft … No real surprise at all as star Texas RB Bijan Robinson announced this morning that he will in fact be entering the 2023 draft where he is projected to be a top ten pick after running for almost 1,600 yards this past season.

Broncos win pushes Bears to #2 pick

Broncos win pushes Bears to #2 pick … In a battle of back-up QBs, Denver defeated Arizona for its fourth win of the year in a late afternoon game. As a result, Chicago will move up into the #2 spot in this week’s selection for the 2023 draft were it to be held this week, while Seattle, which… Read More »

Half dozen bowls on Saturday sched

Half dozen bowls on Saturday sched … For those that don’t want to burn themselves for Sunday’s NFL slate of games watching the three pro games on TV on Saturday, there are a full half dozen college bowls also tomorrow. Unfortunately, as is now the custom, most of the best prospects in the non-CFP playoff games opt not… Read More »

Two juniors in draft; two out

Two juniors in draft; two out … Northwestern OT Peter Skoronski has become the latest underclassman to confirm that they will be entering the 2023 draft. Skoronski is a 3rd year junior who is considered to be one of the top 2-3 offensive line prospects for the upcoming draft. He is currently #17 on the GBN Big Board.… Read More »

Star-Games Chatter

I was going to write up some Bowl Game projections… and then I took a good look at the initial group of games. Pretty pathetic contests in general, especially when you consider that many of the top players, who are Draft eligible, are going to skip their teams’ games to prepare for the NFL Draft process. That process… Read More »

Bowl season kicks off with two-fer

Bowl season kicks off with twofer … The preliminary bowl season gets underway on Friday with a doubleheader including the Bahamas Bowl (11;30 AM ET; ESPN), which is played in the Bahamas, and the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl (3 PM ET; ESPN), which fortunately isn’t played in Duluth, but in Orlando. And while in most years the very… Read More »

More Senior Bowl additions

More Senior Bowl additions … Over the past day or so the Senior Bowl has announced that a half dozen more players have committed to this year’s game including Ohio State DE Zach Harrison, Clemson DT Tyler Davis, CBs Rejzohn Wright of Oregon State and South Carolina’s Darius Rush, Florida OT Richard Gouraige, and Oklahoma FB/TE Brayden Willis.… Read More »

Selection order posted

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

Star Coastal QB to transfer; other college notes

Star Coastal QB to transfer; other college notes … Once again college football fans will need a program next fall to figure out who is QBing who! And yet another top QB appears to be on the move as Grayson McCall of Coastal Carolina, one of the most efficient passers in college football, has entered the transfer portal… Read More »

Three more juniors enter draft

Three more juniors enter draft … A trio of promising true 3rd year juniors have indicated that they will be entering this year’s draft including LSU DE B.J. Ojulari, Wisconsin LB Nick Herbig and Penn State WR Parker Washington. The 6-3, 250-pound Ojulari is a late first round prospect who is currently ranked #33 on the GBN Big… Read More »

Broncos loss pushed Seahawks to #2 pick

Broncos loss boosts Seahawks to #2 pick … Like Houston, which gave Dallas all they could handle earlier this afternoon, Denver threw a scare into Kansas City, rallying from a 27-0 deficit to make a game of it against the Chiefs, but ultimately fell short and dropped to 3-10. As a result, Seattle, which owns the Broncos first-round… Read More »

Cardinal get top FCS coach

Cardinal get top FCS coach … It is not quite the sexy hire that several other prominent FBS programs made in filling their vacant head coaching position, but Stanford may have got a good one when they hired Troy Taylor away from Sacramento State, the #2 ranked team in the FCS ranks this fall. That would be the… Read More »

Another four added to Senior Bowl …

Irish DE; three more added to Senior Bowl roster … The Senior Bowl has announced that four more players have committed to this year’s game including Notre Dame DE Isaiah Foskey, a top 15-20 prospect for the upcoming draft who will be one of the higher rated players in Mobile this year. Meanwhile, the other additions include a… Read More »

Star Heels’ QB staying put; Irish DE entering draft; Tide WR returning in busy day of college moves

Star Heels’ QB staying put; Irish DE entering draft; Tide WR returning in busy day of college moves … It was a busy on the college football waiver wire with a number of moves and/or announcements. Star North Carolina redshirt freshman Drake Maye, who is currently considered to be a potential elite prospect in the 2024 draft, has… Read More »