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We live in a world of rankings, ratings and lists. Nowhere is that more evident than in the World of college football recruiting. The entire industry is dominated by a star ranking system that coaches scorn, players desire and fans hold dear. Recently I asked my social media audience an interesting question.
The responses to this question ranged from the methodical to the comical to the downright sarcastic. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life playing, coaching and scouting defensive backs. Without a doubt the following three things, when combined, have overwhelming resulted in a defensive back being crowned a 5-star by the recruiting websites.
As the flag landed on the turf of Sun Devil Stadium on January 3, 2003 symbolizing the end of the scariest mini era in college football history, an entire nation of college football fans and programs rejoiced. A Hurricane win vs. Ohio St. and the reign of terror may have grown stronger like an uncontrolled forest fire. In the wake of this unfathomable loss, college football programs began their forensic like study of the Miami Hurricanes program. In so doing, plans were made to cut into the huge slice of pie that not only was Miami eating from heartily but the other two major college football programs in the state were enjoying as well.
First it was Fournette, then it was McCaffery now it’s Shock Linwood. Those are the names of college football players that have decided to forgo their team’s bowl game in 2016 to prepare for the NFL draft. The moves by these student-athletes have sparked much debate but in my opinion it may be just what the doctor ordered for college football fans.
The year was 1994 and it was my senior season at the University of Miami. As was the norm in those days, the Hurricanes were very much in the national title picture and playing in one of the major bowl games of the season, the Orange Bowl. Certainly when your game has national title implications the thought of skipping the bowl game is no where close to being a thought of any of the multiple major NFL draft prospects that we had on our team. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that everyone on our team was focused on trying to beat Nebraska and have a chance at claiming another national title for our storied program. At the time, there were only 19 bowl games and no one participating in any of the bowl games were faced with the decision of whether or not to play in their respective games. It was a time when if you were asked on a game show to name all of the college football bowl games you may have had a chance. It was a time when playing a bowl game was a reward for having a very solid season. It was a time when people grumbled about 7-5 football teams being allowed to go to bowl games.
The time of year has come. The majority of high school football seasons are over as the playoffs have started across the country. This means if you got on the field this season, you want to compile your highlights and start to get them out in the public and in front of college football scouts. One of the most important positions on the football field is the quarterback and the competition for scholarships is fierce. Your highlight tape as a QB is everything so here are three things you must know when putting your quarterback highlight video together.
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson suffered a torn meniscus last week, and is expected to undergo surgery to repair the tear in his knee. While the injury won’t affect NFL betting odds, it will make the Broncos short-handed at the running back position for a while.
According to reports, the procedure will be performed by Dr. Arthur Ting in California, and could lead to Anderson missing the rest of the regular season. The Broncos however are holding out hope that he can return in time for the playoffs.