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 University of Houston is getting set for their spring game and a new football stadium with third-year Head Coach Tony Levine running the show. Hear his thoughts on his team and more.
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.
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
There is a lot of excitement around the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program right now, and for good reason. In Kelvin Sampson they have gotten a brilliant basketball coach who turned Oklahoma into a […]
Will the unionization of college athletics be successful and if so, who stands to benefit most? Will the NCAA money bubble burst as a result of the Northwestern ruling?
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Multiple reports have come out that the University of Houston and Kelvin Sampson are close to finalizing a 5-year deal for Sampson to become the Cougars next head basketball coach. Sampson […]
B-Straw and Pauly G pack their bags and head out on a three-stop trip around the U.S. The guys travel just a few hours northwest to Austin, where they are joined by 1300 “The Zone” host Rob Babers. Babers discusses the possibility of renewing the historical UT vs. A&M rivalry that fans of both universities are anxiously anticipating. Next, Brien and Paul travel to our nation’s capital to talk with WJFK’s Grant Paulson about the on-going negotiations between DeSean Jackson and the Washington Redskins. At their last stop in Milwaukee, the guys join Doug Russell from NewsRadio 620 WTMJ to discuss the upcoming match-up between the no. 2 seed Wisconsin Badgers and the no. 8 seed Kentucky Wildcats.