1. NFL Draft, 1st Pick: An Examination of the Past and a Look at the Present

    NFL Draft Scouting has come a long way.Or has it?Well, the tricks of the trade have been refined, and the scouting process has grown increasingly meticulous...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about almost 7 years ago 1,808 reads 2 comments

  2. 2008 NFL Draft: Top 10 Prospects

    It's the prime of NFL Draft season, football die-hards. Tis' the season when Big Boards make their presence known. Here's my crack at identifying the top 10 prospects for this April's go-round...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about almost 7 years ago 13,554 reads 343 comments

  3. Darren McFadden: All He's Cracked Up to Be?

    Folks, we're less than two months away from draft day. In the wake of the combine, it's safe to say that the long-held perception of this year's draft class as "weak" has been affirmed...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about almost 7 years ago 15,566 reads 182 comments

  4. Bleacher Report's Heisman Rankings: Week 11

    1. Dennis Dixon, QB, OregonPassing: 163 Rating, 68% Completions, 20 TD's, 3 INTRushing: 103 Attempts, 549 Yards, 8 TD's 2...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about 7 years ago 938 reads 3 comments

  5. Bleacher Report's College Football Top25: Week 11

    Greetings, Bleacher Report Nation, I've got one message for you: It just doesn't get any better than this.It's the heart of the college football season, and we've got wide open Heisman and National Championship races...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about 7 years ago 1,603 reads 18 comments

  6. College FB Top 5: Making Sense of a Wild Year

    Before writing this article, I questioned whether it was even worth the trouble.As fans of college football, we’ve come to expect each season to be flavored with the usual potpourri of upsets and strange outcomes...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about 7 years ago 1,127 reads 0 comments

  7. Heisman Top Five: Separating the Pretenders and Contenders

    1. Darren McFadden, RB, ArkansasMcFadden's Heisman campaign is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing in recent memory...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about 7 years ago 2,029 reads 24 comments

  8. Gut-Check Time: Reggie Bush at the Crossroads

    An MRI on Deuce McAllister's left knee Tuesday morning revealed that he's out for the season with a torn ACL. It's a devestating blow to the Saints. McAllister is one of the league's smartest runners, with a first-rate combination of vision and power...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about 7 years ago 2,097 reads 18 comments

  9. NFL Roundup: Five Lessons from Week Three

    1. Brett Favre still has plenty left in the tank, and the Packers could be of the NFC's best teams.Going into the season, I was of the opinion that Favre was wasting his time by returning for another year...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,233 reads 1 comments

  10. College FB Roundup: Disaster for Louisville

    Four games into the season, Louisville has been exposed as a preseason fraud. The Cardinals lost to Syracuse, a very mediocre team that had been outscored 118-32 by its first three opponents...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,791 reads 7 comments

  11. Week 3 Heisman Overview: Pretenders and Contenders

    Though it's awfully tempting, I stand by my refusal to rank the candidates. Still a bit too early for that... Dropped OutJohn David Booty, QB, Southern CaliforniaBooty's stats have been surprisingly pedestrian thus far...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 2,612 reads 8 comments

  12. College FB Top 10: LSU Still #1

    1. LSUAn argument could be made for USC here, but I'm going to go ahead and keep LSU at the top.Right now, the Tiger defense looks like it's in a class by itself...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 2,086 reads 4 comments

  13. College Football Roundup: Wild, Wild Saturday

    Ohio State was impressive in their 33-14 victory over a hot Washington Huskie squad.Going into the game, Washington was one of the most talked-about teams in the country, fresh off a 24-10 romp over a ranked Boise State squad...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 2,311 reads 10 comments

  14. College FB Crystal Ball: Week Three Winners

    USC v. NebraskaLast year, the Huskers went into the Coliseum intimidated, and the result wasn't pretty.This time around, the intimidation factor won't play a role, with the game being played down in Husker Country...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,249 reads 1 comments

  15. NFL Preview: Five Things to Expect In Week Two

    1. The Saints will right their ship.New Orleans played just about their worst possible football in Week One vs. the Colts, and many are predicting a sophomore slump for last year's Cinderella squad...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,117 reads 5 comments

  16. Heisman Overview: Separating the Pretenders and Contenders

    At this point, it's probably silly to rank the Heisman candidates. Most players have only played two games, and big-time Heisman hopefuls Darren McFadden and John David Booty were inactive this past weekend...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,765 reads 8 comments

  17. NFL Roundup: Seven Things We Learned from Week One

    1. LT is human, and yes, a defense can humble him—but he’ll still find a way to beat you.The NFL’s premier talent was held to a mere 25 rushing yards on 17 attempts by a Chicago front seven that plugged every gap and swarmed every carry.

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 2,068 reads 5 comments

  18. 2008 NFL Draft Watch: Wide Receivers

    Holy cow—this group is deep. I didn't fully realize it until I looked at all the eligible prospects. Here's my top eight: 1. Early Doucet, LSU, Sr.Doucet is as complete a wide receiver as you'll find in the college ranks...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 2,217 reads 2 comments

  19. Welcome Back, Randy: How Moss Turned It Around

    In his two years with the Oakland Raiders, the NFL’s premier athlete completely fell off the face of the earth...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,316 reads 4 comments

  20. College FB Top 10: LSU Earns #1

    1. LSUI know it’s a bit unfair to the Trojans, but the statement LSU made yesterday justifies this move to the top. Now that the offense is on track, this team is flat out terrifying...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,293 reads 7 comments

  21. Rethinking College Football Overtime

    There's considerable controversy surrounding college football's overtime system.The subject was discussed on Sirius ESPN Radio today, with Mel Kiper offering his opinion—and expressing his profound discontent with the current model...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 984 reads 10 comments

  22. College FB Roundup: LSU Exposes Virginia Tech

    Going into the weekend, Virginia Tech-LSU was expected to be the marquee matchup. I was awfully disappointed with the results...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 1,533 reads 3 comments

  23. Miss St-LSU Observations

    The only game of consequence on college football’s opening night was an SEC matchup featuring LSU and Miss. St…....

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 795 reads 1 comments

  24. Week 1 College Football Observations

    First things first-the Michigan game. Wow. Just plain wow. I’m certainly glad I didn’t rank the Big Blue in my Preseason Top 5 (link)...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 671 reads 0 comments

  25. Bowden Bowl Observations

    -Clemson won an interesting Bowden Bowl last night. All signs pointed to a blowout after the Tigers racked up 21 unanswered points to open the game and went into halftime with a commanding 24-3 lead...

    will schmidley Written by will schmidley about over 7 years ago 557 reads 0 comments