Rutgers Roots: Steven Van Zandt’s Commencement Message Resonates for Scarlet Knights Football

Few things are as synonymous with the state of New Jersey as Bruce Springsteen. Thus, it stands to reason E. Street Band member Steven Van Zandt would implore graduates of the Garden State's largest university to "stay true" to their Jersey roots. Van Zandt's Rutgers commencement speech delivers a message that resonates for the direction…

New Arizona QB Donovan Tate Has The Ideal College Situation

An already intriguing quarterback competition at Arizona added another layer, with the Wildcats welcoming aboard former MLB first-round draftee, Donovan Tate. A coincidental twist to Tate joining Arizona's football program as a walk-on after he spent seven years in the San Diego Padres organization? The Pads have a track record for acquiring prospects *after* they've…

2017 Heisman Top 10: Post-Spring Edition

Before its transition into The Open Man, CFB Huddle tracked the annual Heisman Trophy race at important junctures. Last week marked one such juncture, with the last of college football's spring practices concluding. The sport is now in its dormant period until mid-July, when media days begin the sprint to Opening Weekend. As we embark…

Fly Is Open, Let’s Go Peay!

If you visited CFB Huddle in recent weeks and noticed the lack of new content, apologies. The site focused on providing original coverage and commentary of college football isn't going away, just changing its game. When I launched CFB Huddle in 2014, I was on the beat for USC and UCLA football at Bleacher Report,…

Deshaun Watson Delivered On A Dream

Everyone dreams big. Very few make their wildest dreams reality. Deshaun Watson is one of the exceptions. As a high schooler four years ago, Watson foretold Monday night's performance. Me. In a National Championship Game. I'm just waiting on that moment.— Deshaun Watson (@DeshaunWatson4) January 8, 2013 Watson had his moment in 2016, skewering the…

More Than A Decade Later, 2006 Rose Bowl Remains The Greatest

LOS ANGELES - Vince Young's 2006 Rose Bowl-winning, fourth-and-5 dash to the north end zone came not long before midnight Eastern on Jan. 4 -- well past bedtime for a grade-schooler with class the next day, as was the case for current Penn State cornerback Grant Haley. "Vince Young running into the end zone right…