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Prospect Preview: USC v. Alabama

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Alabama LB Tim Williams will look to terrorize USC QB Max Browne in this one.

Alabama LB Tim Williams will look to terrorize USC QB Max Browne in this one.

Two of the most prolific programs in all of college football will meet up in prime time in Arlington on Saturday night. Alabama is considered to be one of the favorites to challenge for the National Championship this year, while USC is trying to climb back on top of the Pac-12 and reassert itself as a dominant program. Both teams are absolutely loaded with star studded prospects and this game will have the attention of all 32 NFL teams. (more…)

Prospect Preview: Georgia v. North Carolina

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
UGA RB Nick Chubb is back and looks to lead the Bulldogs.

UGA RB Nick Chubb is back and looks to lead the Bulldogs.

The 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game features one of the best games of the weekend as the Bulldogs take on the Tarheels at the Georgia Dome. This game not only features dynamic prospects but also two coaches who are among the best at designing offensive and defensive schemes. This game should be one of the most entertaining and competitive tilts of the weekend. (more…)

Prospect Preview: Oklahoma v. Houston

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Can Houston QB Greg Ward upset the Sooners?

Can Houston QB Greg Ward upset the Sooners?

One of the best games of this weekend will also be one of the first games played as Oklahoma takes on Houston in what should be an absolute shootout. Looking at this match-up most people would assume that Oklahoma should easily beat the Cougars, but this is a Houston team that many consider to be a sleeper for the CFB Playoff and whose offensive is as explosive as any in the country. (more…)

Prospect Preview: Tennessee v. Appalachian State

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
Sep 12, 2015; Knoxville, TN, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) rushes against Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (21) during the first overtime at Neyland Stadium. Oklahoma won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin is one to watch.

The Tennessee Volunteers have been one of the most hyped teams this offseason by pundits from coast to coast. They are the trendy pick to win the SEC East and some have even wondered about their ability to challenge whoever comes out of the West in the title game. However, first they must get past a very tricky Sun Belt opponent in Appalachian State. (more…)

Prospect Preview: Hawaii v. Cal

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Top Prospect Cal QB Davis Webb

Top Prospect Cal QB Davis Webb

College Football is nearly back and I don’t know if I could of waited another weekend. While the full slate of games won’t be kicking off for another week, this weekend we get Hawaii v Cal on Friday night from Sydney, Australia. While this match-up may not knock your socks off, there are a number of good reason to watch this game.

The first of which is that the Pac-12 North Division is wide open and with Cal’s offensive weapons they could certainly make a run at the division title. However, they need to replace QB Jared Goff and they are hoping that Texas Tech transfer Davis Webb can be that guy.

For Hawaii this is the first game for new Head Coach Nick Rolovich who was a former Hawaii QB. Rolovich is highly thought of and the one thing that many people expect is that he will improve an offense that was anemic last year.

Here are the prospects to know and watch in this game: (more…)

Primetime Prospects to Watch: Week 10

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

Week 10 marked the first release of the College Football Playoff rankings.  All week there has been banter back and forth consisting of people like my father screaming about how the Big 12 was left off yet again.  Here’s the fact of it all: it doesn’t matter – not even a little bit.

Consider this: On October 28th of last season the first college football rankings were released.  Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Ole Miss rounded out the list.  As you know, only one of those teams advanced to the actual playoff (Florida State).

The committee released the following: 1) Clemson, 2) LSU, 3) Ohio State and 4) Alabama.  I had the exact same four, just in a different order (1)LSU, 2) Ohio State, 3) Clemson, 4) Alabama). (more…)

Primetime Prospects to Watch: Week 9

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

NEPD Staff Writer CJ Sousa

Every week is important, but no month is more important in the college football season than November.  With that in mind, let’s look at who’s been our biggest movers up and down the draft board thus far.

Who’s Up:

Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis:  Let’s start with Lynch.  He’s gone from just “another guy” to potentially “the guy”.  We knew he had the physical attributes, but we didn’t know he would develop so quickly.  He is far from a finished product, but his raw physical attributes, impressive size and surprising accuracy on his throws has entered him into the conversation for first quarterback off the board.

Andrew Billings, NT, Baylor: One of my overall favorite players in the country.  Billings has easily been the most dominant player along the Baylor defensive front all season long.  Easily tosses offensive linemen out of his way, as he also has great technique and keeps his pad level down.  He has thrown his name into day one consideration as of this moment.

Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor:  If James Jones is a ‘touchdown machine’ for the Packers, Coleman is a touchdown guarantee for Baylor. (more…)

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