Texas Head Football Coach Charlie Strong met with the media today while also visiting with the Touchdown Club of Houston. He talks about spring football and tells us a little about what to expect.
The College Football Today Podcast covers star power, College Football Unionization, the many faces of Johnny Manziel, and the Bag Man with WGN’s Dave Eanet and The Eagle’s Robert Cessna.
Dino Babers, the head football coach of Bowling Green University joins B-Straw and Pauly G to talk about the capabilities of his former Eastern Illinois University quarterback, Jimmy Garappolo. Coach Babers states that Garappolo has the fastest release he has ever seen and was extremely accurate during his tenure at Eastern Illinois. Garappolo has exemplified the physical and mental attributes that are sought by NFL teams, but his career of playing against FCS opponents has scouts questioning the level of success at the highest level.
Steven Godfrey from SB-Nation.com joins the guys to talk about the concept of the “Bag Man”. These silent financiers of division I football players have not been quiet enough, as Godfrey investigates their efforts to bring in our nation’s top athletes. In an effort to gain some understanding of this taboo subject, Godfrey approached a few anonymous Bag Men to ask them how their under-the-table “financial” contributions to prospective college football players has helped out their respective programs. The majority of the anonymous patrons that he interviewed were ironically, not financially “well-off” like many of us would expect. Not only are these players getting paid before they arrive on campus, but they continue to receive cash from these bag men through the entirety of their college career.
What The Rule of 26-27-60 Tells Us Four-Years Later — And What It Says About Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater, etc.
By John P. Lopez Four-years ago Sports Illustrated asked me to write a piece about the NFL’s Wonderlic test — does it really work or say anything about whether a prospect can succeed in the […]
The guys packed their golf clubs on this road trip in anticipation of their final stop at The Masters in Augusta, Georgia. They set-off heading up I-45 to Dallas, where they are joined by R.J. Choppy from 105.7 “The Fan”. Choppy analyzes the controversial statements made by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about the popularity of his team. He goes on to talk about the possibility of the Cowboys drafting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. B-Straw and Pauly G leave Dallas and head out to The Masters with Seth Harp from 102.1 “HarpOnSports”. Harp states that if the perfect weather in Augusta stays around, this year’s Masters could be the most crisp tournament in history. He also expresses his desire to see Phil Mickelson still in contention on Sunday, due to the foreseeable drop in television ratings, if he isn’t.
B-Straw and Pauly G gas up the car and rip open the sunflower seeds for another road trip. On this trip, the guys cruise west to Fresno, California before finishing the trip in Pittsburgh. Joining the hosts on their first stop is B.J. Antiola from the Fresno Bee, who reports on quarterback Derrek Carr’s pro day. According to Antiola, Carr’s numerous broken school records do not overcome the inconsistencies he has shown on game film, which may hurt his draft status. On their final stop of the trip, the guys are joined by KDKA Pittsburg’s Pat Bostick. Pat is the color commentator of Pittsburgh Panthers football and has a clear idea of how quarterback Tom Savage will fit into the NFL. Bostick states that Savage is a tough quarterback that makes throws under duress; a skill every quarterback must possess at the NFL level.
Once the Texans have decided on their pick, what would be the most shocking words from the mouth of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on May 8th?
Brien and Paul fill up their gas tank and head east to Baton Rouge and Athens. Joining them on their first stop is Tommy Krysan from Pelican Sports Network. Tommy gives an in-depth summary of LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s pro-day today. Mettenberger suffered a torn ACL during the 2013 season and according to Tommy, he still has not fully recovered from surgery. Dan Mathews from Football.com joins the boys on their last stop in Athens to talk about Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and the status of his recovery, after suffering the same injury as Mettenberger last season. Dan says Murray is having a rapid recovery and will be able to fully participate in his pro-day next week.
Brien and Paul take a road trip up to Hartford, Connecticut and Lexington, Kentucky to gather more information on the highly anticipated National Championship between the UConn Huskies and Kentucky Wildcats. Paul Nanos Fox Sports Radio 1410 joins the guys on their first stop in Hartford to make a case for why he believes the Huskies will hoist the championship trophy tonight. They finish their trip in Lexington with Rob Bromley from WKYT-TV, who describes Kentucky’s miraculous trip to the championship and why they will have the Cinderella story finish