7 Breakout Offensive College Football Players for ’17

With the July Fourth holiday in the rear-view, the road to college football season is clear. The first round of media day events kick off next week, marking the first major milestone on the way to opening weekend. The Open Man's 2017 College Football Preview revs into high-gear as the fall fast approaches. Setting us…

Observations from Post-NBA Draft Deadline Top 25 Rankings

College basketball rosters for the 2017-'18 season are mostly set following last week's NBA draft deadline. With that offseason milestone, we have a more clear picture of what to anticipate come autumn -- certainly more so than in April, when I compiled my initial Top 25 for Athlon Sports. I'll have an updated Top 25…

Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Politicking Football

The 2016 Rose Bowl Game serves as an allegory for the ill-fated and now suspended presidential campaign of Carly Fiorina. Shortly after the former HP executive tweeted this: Love my alma mater, but rooting for a Hawkeyes win today. #RoseBowl— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) January 1, 2016 The Hawkeyes gave up a 75-yard touchdown run to…

Value of Shawn Oakman and Scooby Wright Is Clear Week 1

"Next man up" can be found on page 78, paragraph 10 of the football coachingĀ Almanac of Cliches. Given the inevitability of injuries, there's merit to the philosophy. But when the next man is following someone the caliber of Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman or Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright, cliches go out the window. That's become…

Aug. 4 News: Clint Trickett Outlines Everett Golson’s Florida State Path

When Clint Trickett opines on the challenge facing Everett Golson both as Florida State quarterback and as a graduate transfer, it comes from a place of experience. Trickett took the opposite route of Golson, departing Florida State when it became evident Jameis Winston was going to be the Seminoles starter. But like Golson, he landed…

Houston-SMU Has Ingredients for A Fun Rivalry

Both Houston and SMU look forward to 2015 with lively, young head coaches, both of whom flourished as coordinators in their previous stops. Houston's Tom Herman and SMU's Chad Morris bring proven offensive acumen, each guiding two of the nation's most exciting offenses at Ohio State and Clemson, respectively. Their respective brands of uptempo football…

Eric Dickerson Is A Must For This Year’s College Football Hall of Fame Class

Each year's College Football Hall of Fame ballot features one name that, above all else, likely prompts most fans and observers of the game to ask incredulously, "Wait, he's not in?" Former SMU running back Eric Dickerson falls in that category with recent notables Tommie Frazier and Brian Bosworth. This year's vote -- of which,…