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Falcons pull plug on QB; rook Ridder to start

Falcons pull plug on QB; rook Ridder to start … After losing 4 of their last 5 starts to drop to 5-8, Atlanta is making a change at QB. Veteran Marcus Mariota is being benched and replaced by rookie Desmond Ridder, the Falcons’ 3rd round pick at the 2022 draft. At least Ridder will have a little time… Read More »

PIGSKIN’s Top 25 2023 NFL Draft Prospects (Plus ?)

The regular college football season has concluded, with Bowl Games just around the corner. College players are already declaring their intent to enter the Draft, or stay in school. Many of those opting to return for another college season are also entering the Transfer Portal. And the acceptance lists for the major Star games are filling in nicely.… Read More »

Who’s #1? Updated GBN Big Board posted

Who’s #1? Updated GBN Big Board posted … With the college football season now in the books, save for the bowls, the GBN Big Board for the 2023 draft has been updated and expanded. A couple of things stood out. On the one hand, even though what appears to be an inordinate number of players are opting to… Read More »

Two more juniors to return to school

Two more juniors to return to school … Along with LSU junior WR Kayshon Boutte, who announced late yesterday that he will be returning to school next fall rather than entering the 2023 draft, two other 3rd year players including Oregon LB Justin Flowe and South Carolina TE Jaheim Bell have also made that decision. Both had been… Read More »

Another 7 added to Senior Bowl roster

Another Baker’s half-dozen plus added to Senior Bowl roster … The Senior Bowl has announced that 7 more players have accepted invitations to this year’s game including Fresno State QB Jake Haener, Houston WR Nathaniel Dell, Alabama OG Emil Ekiyor, Oklahoma State DT Tyler Lacy, Boise State safety J.L. Skinner along with a pair from Clemson in DE… Read More »

Trio of juniors enter draft

Trio of juniors enter draft … Three more juniors announced today that they will be foregoing their remaining college eligibility and will be entering the upcoming draft including Florida DT Gervon Dexter and CBs Jaylon Jones of Texas A&M and Maryland’s Deonte Banks. Jones and Dexter are third year juniors while Banks was a 4th year player this… Read More »

Frogs, Bucks make CFP; Tide, Vols out

Frogs, Bucks make CFP; Tide, Vols out … The 4-team CFP playoff teams have been announced and it will be TCU and Ohio State joining top-ranked Georgia and #2 Michigan in the national semi-finals. Ohio State will face Georgia in the Peach Bowl, while TCU will meet Michigan in the Fiesta Bowl. both games will be played New… Read More »

Senior Bowl adds two more

Two more added to Senior Bowl roster … The Senior Bowl has announced that 2 more players have accepted invitations to this year’s game including Nebraska WR Trey Palmer and Oregon DE/LB D.J. Johnson, both of whom are intriguing second-tier types coming off breakout years. The 6-1, 190-pound Palmer, for example, had 71 receptions fo over 1,000 yards… Read More »

Let the debate begin after TCU drops Big XII title game in OT

Let the debate begin after TCU drops Big XII title game in OT … Heading into the day the CFP picture seemed to be pretty clear. Win the Big XII championship and TCU was in; lose and the 4th and final spot in the national playoff goes to Alabama. Texas Christian did lose today’s conference final 31-28 to… Read More »

STAR Game reports 2023

We are less than 2 months away from Senior Bowl Week in Mobile. Right now the hot topic item for the Mobile game is the Player Acceptances that are rolling in. As of this article composition the count of players accepting invites for the game is just over 70. I expect we will see a rash of acceptances… Read More »

Who to watch post

Who to watch on college conference championship weekend … As noted in an earlier report, college football’s championship weekend has something of an odd feel to it this year. No question that two of the Power 5 title games – Southern Cal and Utah in the Pac-12 game Friday evening and the TCU-Kansas State in the Big XII… Read More »

Who to watch on Conference Championship Weekend

PAC-12 Championship: #4 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (11-1) vs #12 UTAH (9-3); 8 PM ET FRIDAY; Las Vegas; ABC … Southern Cal continues its somewhat improbable run to a berth in the 4-team CFP when the Trojans play Utah in the Pac-12 title in Las Vegas on Friday night. Win and it appears that USC, which has risen to #4… Read More »

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 »