This was a fun piece to write, over at Saturday Down South I explain some of the details and philosophy of the 3-4 quarters defense that Paul Rhoads is installing at Arkansas. One thing that’s funny about this is that Rhoads is the DB coach for Arkansas and things aren’t going to change much for … [Read more…]
I have an archive of every Big 12 team (and 50 or so other programs) depth charts over the last few seasons. I update them throughout the offseason and can now also look back at my own recruiting evals for those teams to see what I made of various depth chart climbers when they were … [Read more…]
To write about the SEC this season! If you’re a fan of that league I’ll be writing three shorter columns a week on that site focusing this season in the SEC. I opened my examining “the state of the process” and whether Alabama can continue to dominate the league in 2017 by controlling the trenches.
I can’t remember if I was ever remotely good at picking Big 12 games off the lines last year but they’re pretty interesting in terms of gauging sharp expectations for teams heading into the season. So for that reason I’m going to dive into the week one lines and what I think of the national … [Read more…]
Over at SB Nation I’ve got a preview up of the season opener between Texas A&M and UCLA. My sense of the 2017 Texas situation is that it’s not good. At all. They still have talent, plenty of it, but they’ve had tons of talent for much of this decade and typically managed to piss … [Read more…]
There’s not a lot of evidence that I’m particularly good at picking the playoff teams. Maybe no one is, but my track record isn’t great. Last year I apparently picked Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, and Florida State. FSU got derailed early by injuries and Francois wasn’t as good as I expected. Michigan was a solid pick but … [Read more…]
I was debating TCU’s offensive direction under Sonny Cumbie on the Inside Texas message board recently and found, as I often do, that the explanations I was giving of the current TCU process and philosophy on both sides of the ball would make for a rather good article. I’ve done so over at Football Study … [Read more…]
That was surely the number one concern in the back of every Oklahoma fan’s mind when Lincoln Riley was promoted to head coach. “Will this Air Raid guy make us go soft???” I’ve been disinclined to think that was a likely issue given Riley’s background with Ruffin McNeil and his deep embrace of the Sooners’ … [Read more…]
Over at Football Study Hall I surveyed some of the better OL units of this decade in college football and what sorts of parts went into their assembly.