WSU Emmett Brown
Aarik Long - Apr 8, 2022

Emmett Brown is a true freshman quarterback on the WSU roster. Currently, he is in a battle with Victor Gabalis (and now it seems like to a lesser extent Xavier Ward) for the backup spot behind expected day one starter Cameron Ward. It is a name you may not have heard much. But WSU fans […]

Dickert WSU Contract
Aarik Long - Mar 7, 2022

On Dec. 1, 2021, WSU offered then-interim head coach Jake Dickert a full-time contract to be the head coach of the Cougars.  Dickert’s WSU Contract Through a Freedom of Information Act filing, we have seen the contract. The deal totals five years and a potential of $13.5 million total. Only $7.5 million of that is […]

UCLA’s Bill McGovern

After a month of quiet on the topic UCLA’s new defensive coordinator is Bill McGovern. Various media outlets are reporting, and Last Word has independently confirmed, McGovern, most recently of the Chicago Bears, has been chosen by Chip Kelly to take over for Jerry Azzinaro who is retiring this month. As we, and many others, […]

Quiet Times For UCLA Football

These are quiet times for UCLA football. We have not heard from Chip Kelly in person since the day before the aborted Holiday Bowl in late December. We were provided, via email, a perfunctory comment from him when he and UCLA agreed to a contract extension on January 14th. That was a day before both […]

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

With the end of the regular season in college football comes the next step in the process. The work is never ending for those looking to go on to the NFL. It’s time to impress the scouts at the all-star games across the country. The NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is the venue for UCLA’s trio of […]

UCLA’s Roster Remake

Now that Chip Kelly gets to enjoy the rewards of an 8-4 season with a contract extension, there is a lot of work to do putting together a roster for what figures to be a relatively easy schedule in 2022. UCLA’s roster remake is complicated, as it is in many schools, by Kelly not knowing […]

Chip Kelly Dorian Thompson-Robinson

UCLA retains its leader on the sidelines as well as on the field. Chip Kelly and Dorian Thompson-Robinson are returning for a fifth year together in Westwood. Multiple media accounts reported Friday that the head coach has signed a three-year contract extension. His contract now runs through 2025. It comes less than 36 hours before […]

mountaineers hire graham harrell
Travis Knobbe - Jan 10, 2022

Mountaineers Hire Graham Harrell Over the first three seasons of head coach Neal Brown’s tenure, the offensive output in Morgantown has left much to be desired. As a result, the vast majority of the offseason commentary focused on the need to hire an offensive coordinator. Well, West Virginia fans, Brown certainly gave us a splash […]

UCLA’s next two weeks weigh heavily

Now that the 2021 Bruins football season has come to an ignominious ending, it’s time to ask what’s next for UCLA? There are so many unknowns right now from the status of the head coach to which players will return and which will take their leave. Will the Bruins be forced to overload on the […]

Nick Manchester - Jan 1, 2022

2022 Rose Bowl The 2022 Rose Bowl was one of the most dramatic games of the season, ending in a 48-45 win for Ohio State over Utah. This was the first-ever Rose Bowl appearance for Utah, as the hopes of their first win in the game fell apart in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Ohio State […]

Central Michigan Upsets Cougars for Sun Bowl Victory
Nick Lemkau - Dec 31, 2021

Central Michigan had just four days to prepare for their new bowl game opponent. After making the five hour drive from Tucson to El Paso the day before the game, the Chippewas had to have their home jerseys over-nighted to Texas to contrast Washington State’s whites. Behind the physical running attack of the Chippewa offense, […]

The 2022 Rose Bowl commences on January 1st, returning to the traditional Big Ten vs. Pac-12 format as Utah prepares for Ohio State.
Nick Manchester - Dec 30, 2021

The 108th Rose Bowl commences on January 1, 2022. The game will return to it’s traditional Big Ten versus Pac-12 format as the Utah Utes prepare for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State are the only Big Ten school to win the game multiple times this millennium, as its 2010 and 2019 victories have accounted […]

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl
Nick Lemkau - Dec 30, 2021

Washington State and Central Michigan Meet in Sun Bowl The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is one of the handful of bowl games that has been affected by the increasing number of COVID-19 opt-outs and cancellations. The Washington State Cougars were originally scheduled to play the Miami Hurricanes in El Paso. The Cougars arrived on […]

Braelon Allen and the Wisconsin Badgers travel to Las Vegas to take on Arizona State for the first annual 2021 Las Vegas Bowl
Josh Nelson - Dec 28, 2021

2021 SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl Preview What: Wisconsin vs Arizona State When: Thursday, December 30th, 9 pm CT Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Network: ESPN Amidst a chaotic month headlined by the new Omicron variant of the never-ending Covid-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Badgers will be playing in the first annual 2021 RS Distribution […]

Valero Alamo Bowl Oklahoma vs Oregon
Steve Rhea - Dec 28, 2021

Valero Alamo Bowl Oklahoma vs Oregon Oklahoma has an all-time record of six and one against Oregon.  At the same time, it seems the Sooner faithful are more focused on the one loss than the six wins.  The Ducks defeated Oklahoma in the last meeting in Eugene 34-33 in 2006.  In light of two blatant […]

UCLA vs NC State

The Holiday Bowl in San Diego gives us another opportunity to watch a match-up of two teams that have little to no history against each other. UCLA rarely ventures to ACC territory, and the North Carolina State Wolfpack don’t have much of a history against the Pac-12. This game is two teams whose strengths match […]

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Charlie Jones Transfer Portal
Nick Lemkau - Apr 8, 2022

Charlie Jones Enters the Transfer Portal The news broke early Wednesday morning that Iowa kick return specialist and wide receiver Charlie Jones had entered the transfer portal. The announcement came as a surprise to Hawkeye Nation. Jones had previously opted to return to Iowa for his sixth and final season with “unfinished business.” He, alongside […]

best returning sec running backs
Phillip Jordan - Apr 8, 2022

In the Southeastern Conference, a major key to winning championships is being able to run the football. The Georgia Bulldogs used that and great defense as their formula to win the crown last season. The conference just churns out star after star at the running back position. Despite losing great players like Tyler Badie (Missouri) […]

mountaineers secure gallagher
Travis Knobbe - Apr 8, 2022

Mountaineers Secure Gallagher For the second straight season, the West Virginia Mountaineers find themselves with early recruiting momentum. After landing Josiah Trotter a few weeks ago, WVU received a recent surprise when top target Rodney Gallagher pushed up his recruiting announcement from July 5 to May 25. Moments ago, we confirmed that the Mountaineers secure […]

Aidan Thomas - Apr 8, 2022

In a world of high-flying offenses, having the best returning defensive backs is critical. Want to stop Bryce Young? Will Rogers or K.J. Jefferson? What about Jaxson Dart and Spencer Rattler? With elite receivers and dynamic offenses, bringing game-changing safeties and lockdown quarterbacks to the field is increasingly important. Who in the SEC boasts the […]

Travis Knobbe - Apr 8, 2022

WVU Football Recruiting Update for May 2022 Now that Spring football is over and the May 1 transfer “deadline” passed, we have a much better idea of West Virginia’s roster composition and upcoming needs. As a result, now provides a good opportunity for us to provide our May 2022 WVU football recruiting update. Several recruits […]

Iowa's Defensive Line
Nick Lemkau - Apr 8, 2022

Iowa’s defensive line for the 2022 season will have experience. The Spring depth chart released in March listed three seniors and a junior on the defensive front. Their former leader Zach VanValkenburg signed with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he helped build a group of players in Iowa City that are ready to step in […]

Nicholas Simonelli - Apr 8, 2022

Players to Watch in 2022 For USF Are there really players to watch in 2022 for USF? Even though the Bulls are coming off back-to-back tough seasons there are definitely some players that could go off in 2022. With the addition of some transfers, USF is shaping to be one of the better teams in […]

Top Returning SEC Tight Ends
Kevin McGuffey - Apr 8, 2022

Best Players At An Evolving Position As college football puts more emphasis on the passing game the tight end position is evolving as well. Gone are the days of being simply a blocker for the strong rushing game. Now tight ends are becoming an integral part of the offense. This recent NFL Draft saw two […]