How Far Can Barkley and McSorley Maturation Take Nittany Lions?

Plenty of college football fans and pundits have already penciled in Alabama Crimson Tide-Clemson Tigers III as this year’s CFP National Championship Game. Fair enough, too. They’re easily one and two in the AP Poll and both have sweetheart schedules from here on out. Both Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney will contend there is still plenty of improvement in their squads, and they may be right. However, with the trajectory the Penn State Nittany Lions have been on as of late, is there any team among
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Ezekiel Elliott about to become victim of NFL’s confused domestic violence agenda

Those found guilty of any crime, be it theft, assault, or domestic violence, should lose the honor to play in the NFL. Not permanently – at least not on the first occasion – but the League needs to make it known that to be an NFL player is a right, not a privilege. Too many players these days see it as the former, blinded by the incredible hard work they put in to get where they are, deluded that this somehow validates their right to an inalienable NFL roster spot, regardless of behavior. How
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Ezekiel Elliott about to become victim of NFL’s confused domestic violence agenda

Those found guilty of any crime, be it theft, assault, or domestic violence, should lose the honor to play in the NFL. Not permanently – at least not on the first occasion – but the League needs to make it known that to be an NFL player is a right, not a privilege. Too many players these days see it as the former, blinded by the incredible hard work they put in to get where they are, deluded that this somehow validates their right to an inalienable NFL roster spot, regardless of behavior. How
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Ole Miss: The curious case of Hugh Freeze

Hugh Freeze is either the king of the jungle or a cowardly lion When the University of Mississippi got their go at SEC media days, Mississippi Rebels football head coach Hugh Freeze did not disappoint, delivering a 15-plus minute soliloquy on another non-athletic matter. It was the fifth time Freeze took the podium on this occasion, and the fifth time he’d had to address a matter not pertaining to his football team. Given the lot Mississippi has been dealt over the past few years, or the lot
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Sam Bradford is going to get paid next year

The Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford is on his way to cashing in on his exceptional, b-list quarterback talents Forget his career with Oklahoma, the 2010 Draft, and an umpteen amount of false dawns, Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback Sam Bradford looks to have finally found his home in the NFL. That home is inside the newly built US Bank Stadium playing for Minnesota, where Bradford has enjoyed the best 16 games of his career thus far. With the Vikings last year, Bradford set career highs in compl

How Far Can Barkley and McSorley Maturation Take Nittany Lions?

Plenty of college football fans and pundits have already penciled in Alabama Crimson Tide-Clemson Tigers III as this year’s CFP National Championship Game. Fair enough, too. They’re easily one and two in the AP Poll and both have sweetheart schedules from here on out. Both Nick Saban and Dabo Swinney will contend there is still plenty of improvement in their squads, and they may be right. However, with the trajectory the Penn State Nittany Lions have been on as of late, is there any team among

The Price for a Truly Effective Protest Is Extreme, and Colin Kaepernick Has Paid It

Chances are, you’ve clicked on this article with a pre-formed opinion on Colin Kaepernick, an opinion I’m unlikely to change, so I’m not going to attempt to do so. The reason I’ve written this article is twofold. The first is to explain the main reason why I think Kaepernick is currently out of the NFL. Chances are, it’s a midway point between the two most popular arguments you’ve heard. The second is to offer some wisdom on Kaepernick’s protest itself. It’s not a positive or negative opinion;
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Could Sam Bradford be a potential quarterback option for Jaguars in 2018?

The Jacksonville Jaguars have firmly come back down to earth after a 37-16 home opener loss to AFC South division rivals the Tennessee Titans. And while the whole team was bad, they were spearheaded in futility by quarterback Blake Bortles, as they so often have been the past three years. It was a hard game to assess — the third quarter is when the Titans went on 17-0 run and really ran away from Jacksonville, but the one constant throughout the match was Bortles’ (and offensive coordinator Nat

Sean McVay’s Success Exposing the Biggest Red Flag a Head Coach Can Have

On December 12, 2016, Jeff Fisher informed his coaching and playing staff he’d been fired as Head Coach of the Los Angeles Rams, after a 42-12 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the team’s ninth from thirteen games. The room was silent in devastation. Assistant coach Mike Singletary got up to thank Fisher, and hug him. The rest of the coaching staff followed. Running back Todd Gurley sat inconsolable, silently weeping with his head bowed. When Fisher left the room, a tearful Johnny Hekker addresse

James Franklin Doesn’t Care About Your Idea of “Cool”

James Geoffrey Franklin is a bald, 45-year-old father of two from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and he doesn’t care about your idea of "cool." In fact, he only cares about two things: playing the game he loves and playing it in the right spirit, and his players are not about to act any differently. Franklin happens to be the head coach of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions, one of the best football teams in the nation. A team in a sport in which athletes spend more time trying to look cool on the

The Price for a Truly Effective Protest Is Extreme, and Colin Kaepernick Has Paid It

Chances are, you’ve clicked on this article with a pre-formed opinion on Colin Kaepernick, an opinion I’m unlikely to change, so I’m not going to attempt to do so. The reason I’ve written this article is twofold. The first is to explain the main reason why I think Kaepernick is currently out of the NFL. Chances are, it’s a midway point between the two most popular arguments you’ve heard. The second is to offer some wisdom on Kaepernick’s protest itself. It’s not a positive or negative opinion;

A Blake Bortles contingency plan for the Jaguars

On June 22, Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr received a five-year, $125 million contract from his team, making him not only the richest player in the NFL, but also the richest player in football history. Carr was drafted in 2014 out of Fresno State, with the 36th pick in the 2nd round. That’s a long way back from where Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback Blake Bortles was drafted, in the 1st round, 3rd overall. I need not go on with this senseless comparison. Until 2015, both quarterbacks l
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2017 offense: One player to watch at each position

Last season was disappointing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. But this is a new season, and there’s once again plenty to be excited about at EverBank Field. With organized team activities over, we creep closer to the opening of the new NFL year. Let’s pick out one player from each section of the field to keep under close watch for the upcoming season. The general feeling about Blake Bortles in northeast Florida is that the fourth-year quarterback is entering a make-or-break season with the Jacks
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Amusingly early College Football Playoff dark horses

Is there any school who may be able to creep into the College Football Playoff this year? Before you sink your teeth into this article, there are a few things to dissect and understand regarding the philosophy of what has been written. First of all, let’s begin with the start of the title: “amusingly early”. We are still just inside two months from the start of the season. There’s plenty of water to pass under the bridge before a ball is even kicked this season, let alone Champions and Playof
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Cleveland Browns: Quarterback situation presents plenty of answers, but no right ones

Cleveland finally have three interesting quarterbacks on their roster... but who the heck will be starting Week 1? Last Thursday, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson spoke of the long-running soap opera that is his team’s quarterback position. “As the years go by here, we want to have an established quarterback. We don’t want to have this question where you guys are saying ‘who’s the quarterback?’ every year.” He’s not wrong. In fact, we’ve said that 26 times about Cleveland’s quarterback
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Power ranking NCAAF impact transfers

There have been plenty of transfers this offseason, but which one will be most impactful? Each year, a good deal of college football talent transfers to another school, looking for more opportunity, a different situation, or sometimes, just a fresh start. This year, there is no shortage whatsoever of impact talent emptying their lockers at their old schools and dragging their gear elsewhere. Let’s take a look at some of that talent that could pay immediate dividends for their new program. An
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