Dealing With College Football Injuries: “Challenge,” “Opportunity”

Rich Rodriguez has probably seen enough injuries in the last season-and-a-half to last him the remainder of his time in college football. However, as his injury-plagued Arizona Wildcats prepare to face a Stanford Cardinal bunch that has been as banged up this season, Rodriguez said the last two seasons are an anomaly in the larger…

Week 1 Saturday 6-Pack Part 1: From Dublin to Lambeau

Already declared the greatest opening Saturday in college football history, Week 1 deserves a picks column befitting the occasion. In this case, however, a singular column simply isn't befitting the occasion. Standard fare here at CFB Huddle is to examine the weekend's six best games in a six-pack format. Last year's Week 1 also featured…

2016 Preseason Heisman Top 10

For those new to the CFB Huddle Heisman Top 10, welcome. Those who followed last year's edition, considering the following a reintroduction. The Heisman Top 10 is CFB Huddle's barometer of the trophy's race, gauging national perception among publications and individual voters, to produce a weekly ranking of candidates. Poring through various rankings produced throughout…

The Education of Josh Rosen

WESTWOOD, Calif. - Around the time quarterback Josh Rosen fired a perfect spiral through a narrow window in the defense during the first of UCLA's fall training camp sessions, I realized @OldTakesExposed had great fodder for its account. See, back in the winter of 2015, when the then-5-star recruit Rosen arrived on UCLA campus, I…

2016 Pac-12 Media Days Goes Light on Quarterbacks

The 2016 Pac-12 media days list of attendees* (*subject to change) features as many punters as quarterbacks. To add to that peculiarity, the only quarterback slated for attendance at the event next month in Hollywood -- Colorado's Sefo Liufau -- has been rehabbing from a Lisfranc injury to his left foot that cast uncertainty on…

College Football Countdown: No. 84 Jerry Robinson

UCLA's been home to some stellar linebackers in recent years, but Jerry Robinson will always be the position's gold standard. That's no criticism of Myles Jack, Eric Kendricks or Anthony Barr, the trio of terror that established UCLA's defensive identity under Jim Mora. Nor is it intended of a slight against recent All-Americans Bruce Davis…

Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack Aren’t Warning Signs

Popular opinion dictated both Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith were first-round talents well before either qualified for the NFL draft. Both tumbled out of the first 31 picks Thursday, however, the result of injuries sustained their final season in college football. A simplistic interpretation of cause-and-effect dictates, then, that had either Jack or Smith sat…