Matt Leinart Is A First-Ballot Hall of Famer…Or At Least, You Would Assume

Two-time national champion -- er, sorry, one-time national champion wink-wink -- two-time Heisman finalist and 2004 winner Matt Leinart makes his debut on the College Football Hall of Fame ballot. His credentials from three seasons as USC Trojans quarterback, during the program's most dominant era, make Matt Leinart a shoo-in first-ballot Hall of Fame selection.…

From Russell Wilson to Jacob Coker and Everett Golson, How Effective Are Transfer QBs?

Russell Wilson set the standard for graduate transfer quarterbacks in 2011, helping Wisconsin to a Big Ten championship and performing at an individual level worthy of Heisman consideration. Whenever a graduate transfer from a Power Five program, like current "free agent" Everett Golson, popular opinion seems to dictate he can step into a new lineup…

Quarterback Question Must Be Answered for Ole Miss to Win The SEC

The upcoming, 2015 college football season is the last in which Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze will have all members of his outstanding, 2013 recruiting class in the fold. Ole Miss must make its hay in the SEC before the NFL comes calling for Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell and Laromy Tunsil. However, before the…

The Peculiar Case of Alabama Running Backs

Alabama running backs in the last half-decade include: a Heisman Trophy winner; a Heisman finalist, a breakout NFL star; a multifaceted playmaker; and a physical outlier with defensive end size and slot-back speed. The only program that can match the ongoing stretch of studly Alabama running backs is Wisconsin, which I can only assume teams…

Carl Pelini Should Take the Fifth on Reported Lawsuit

I'm not a lawyer -- there are no shortage of sports bloggers who fill that niche -- but I don't think I need to pass the state bar to know Carl Pelini suing his former FAU assistant coach, Matt Edwards. Sports Illustrated's Thayer Evans first reported the defamation suit. Edwards notified administrators FAU administrators of…

NFL Draft Season Is Rife With Misinformation

Comedian Jay Mohr's podcast, "Mohr Stories," opens with a soundbite of former Jets head coach Herm Edwards telling reporters he wants players leaking information anonymously to "put your name on it." This advice goes largely unheeded every year around this time, NFL draft season, when football media is awash with anonymous attacks on college prospects…