A Change For Marcus Hooker; Transitioning From Buckeye To Penguin

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Needed Change  Needed change is a big process.  Transitioning from a Buckeye to a Penguin is rare to see.  However, one of the star players that is already being looked at without any practice or start to the season is former Ohio State safety Marcus Hooker, the brother of first-round pick Malik Hooker. Marcus committed […] READ MORE


WVU Offense Gets Its Boost with JT Daniels

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WVU Offense Gets Its Boost with JT Daniels JT Daniels enrolled at USC as a central piece to its outstanding 2018 recruiting class. In 247Sports’ composite rankings, Daniels finished the season as the number 16 overall recruit with a 0.9919 composite score. Indeed, he still ranks in the top 350 recruits of all time by that […] READ MORE


NCAA Athletes Shouldn’t Want To Be Employees

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NCAA Athletes Shouldn’t Want To Be Employees With the NCAA allowing NIL compensation, student-athletes finally won the right to earn income for the use of their name, image, and likeness. We wrote a series of articles exploring various issues related to NIL compensation. Among those, we focused on payment logistics. We proposed that colleges exercising […] READ MORE


Reimagining the Transfer Portal

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Reimagining the Transfer Portal Here at Last Word on Sports, we have routinely taken deeper looks at the issues that affect college football. We took an early look at the changing landscape of college football when the transfer portal was first opened. We also positioned ourselves on the cutting edge of name, image, and likeness […] READ MORE


Kentucky’s Transfer Portal Newcomers

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Looking At Several Incoming Cats Some coaches love the transfer portal while others can’t stand it. However, there’s no doubt the portal was great for the 2021 Kentucky Football team. Two big cogs of Mark Stoops’ second 10 win season in four years came that way. Wan’Dale Robinson transferred from Nebraska and had arguably the […] READ MORE


Notre Dame Transfer Portal Options

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What are the Notre Dame transfer portal options this offseason? As the Irish close the book on an 11-2 season that ended with a new head coach, it’s time to look at ways to improve. The Irish are in line to potentially return as many as ten offensive starters. They’ll also have two quarterbacks with […] READ MORE


Bo Nix Enters Transfer Portal

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The Bo Nix era at Auburn has come to a close. On Sunday night Bo Nix announced he was going to enter the transfer portal and continue his career elsewhere. Other than the final two games of this season, Nix had started each game of his three seasons on the plains. This move will bring […] READ MORE


Assessing WVU’s Portal Losses

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Assessing WVU’s Portal Losses Over the last several years, college football fans have had a love-hate relationship with the NCAA transfer portal. As part of the changing landscape of college football that now includes NIL compensation for players, the NCAA created the transfer portal to ease player movement several years ago. Indeed, it first impacted […] READ MORE


Transfer Portal: Good for College Football?

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Transfer Portal: Good for College Football? Has the college football transfer portal been good for college football?  There’s not much doubt that this rule has been a tremendous asset for many high-profile players.  Many of the “blue blood” programs have benefited from players acquired through the transfer portal.  The portal has been similar to a […] READ MORE


Austin Kendall Will Transfer to Morgantown

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Chalk up an early recruiting victory for the Mountaineers’ new Head Coach. Neal Brown secured a quarterback commitment Wednesday evening. It appears Oklahoma graduate transfer Austin Kendall will transfer to Morgantown and enroll in classes this week. The news cycle Tuesday and Wednesday evolved quickly. First, a local Mountaineer sports reporting service claimed that Austin […] READ MORE