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Alabama, Ohio St, Louisville, Michigan & Clemson Hold Top 5 Rankings

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College Football Monday - Week 5

Alabama, Ohio St, Louisville, Michigan & Clemson Hold Top 5 Rankings
LSU Fires HC Les Miles After Wild Loss to Auburn

Team of Week - tie Wisconsin/Tennessee

Offensive Player of Week - WR Ryan Switzer - North Carolina
Defensive Player of Week - LB T.J. Watt - Wisconsin

Photo - QB Josh Dobbs - Tennessee

Upcoming Weekly Matchups - Louisville at Clemson, Michigan Hosts Wisconsin, Stanford faces Washington, Tennessee at Georgia in major conference matchups

This upcoming Saturday will provide key early answers to conference titles in all the top five conferences. There are a few matchups of unbeatens, Louisville/Clemson, Michigan/Wisconsin and Stanford/Washington that will reduce the number of undefeated clubs and create leadership in the ACC, Big Ten and Pac 12 conferences.

This past weekend saw the initial firings with HC Les Miles of LSU and Ron Turner of Florida International the first coaches to get the axe. The Tigers’ Les Miles was in his 12th season that includes a national title. The LSU program though, regressed in recent years with no double digit win season since the 2013 schedule. Along with Miles, OC Cam Cameron was terminated after their continuous offensive problems once again that limited the Tigers in big situations. The Tigers arguably have had the best talent in the nation over a ten-year period. With only 2 SEC titles to show for it, Miles was under constant pressure the past few seasons. When compared to Alabama’s four national titles recently, Miles was constantly scrutinized related to QB development and game management. OC Cameron failed to reverse the ongoing offense inconsistencies. The total reliance on talented tailback Leonard Fournette has failed to deliver in the most critical matchups, especially Alabama where they have lost four consecutive seasons. This despite their annual highly rated recruiting classes and deep and talented NFL Draft groups. The expectations have been huge in Baton Rouge and the competition has been very tough in the talented SEC West that creates weekly major challenges. Miles raised the bar and then failed to maintain the level of play in the best conference in D1. He may have his pick of any D1 team this offseason and could resurface in the SEC as early as next season.

Notre Dame fired DC Brian VanGorder after an ugly loss 38-35 to Duke. The Irish defense ranks #104 after last week’s loss that has been instrumental in their poor 1-3 record. Their secondary has struggled with little pass pressure from their young defense and front line. They lost a few key players during the offseason that left the depth weak and only inexperienced players in key roles. The Irish will be hard pressed to win 8 games this season, only a respectable number in South Bend. Young QB DeShone Kizer will have to mature quickly to right this ship that has been hot and cold this season. Next up Syracuse at MetLife.

Michigan bashed a faltering Penn St. 49-10 and remains undefeated (4-0). The Wolverines host undefeated Wisconsin (4-0) this week that will shape the Big Ten divisional races. They are benefiting from the two highly talented recruiting classes under Jim Harbaugh. Penn St. has floundered as a middle of the pack slightly above a .500 record, the past four seasons. They host their next three Big Ten matchups vs Minnesota, Maryland and Ohio St. which might define their direction in the conference and Eastern division. Penn St. gets little consideration in the Top 25 annually and has been only a borderline top 50 club in recent years. In their prior home game vs Temple, they shamelessly unveiled a Joe Paterno statue with mixed responses from the media and fans. Penn St.’s lack of accountability and denial in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse case has been a total disgrace. Their recent ceremony of the new Paterno statue is another example of the arrogance and power that sports institutions use to avoid accountability that supports a dishonest system for self-serving purposes.

Alabama has been again a dominant force in the SEC this September and remains the solid #1 team in the national rankings. They face a tough October with road games at Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M around a trip to Baton Rouge and the LSU Tigers. They have man handled opponents weekly and produced another strong performance with a 48-0 drilling of Kent St. HC Nick Saban has the 4-0 Tide ready to challenge and win another SEC West title. In his 10th season at Alabama, Saban has a 109-18 record that includes three national titles. Overall, he has a 195-60-1 record, including one national championship with LSU. That’s numbers that rival long time Bama and SEC legend, HC Bear Bryant who won six national titles. Four of those titles were split with AP and Coaches Polls selecting separate national champs for decades prior to the BCS Championship series.

Games of the Week - Louisville (4-0) at Clemson (4-0)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Bama. Ohio St & Louisville Head Draft Insiders' Top 25 Poll

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 5 - Sept, 26

Team of Week - tie Wisconsin/Tennessee

Offensive Player of Week - WR Ryan Switzer - North Carolina
Defensive Player of Week - LB T.J. Watt - Wisconsin

Photo - WR Ryan Switzer - North Carolina

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Record

1 Alabama) - 4-0
2 Ohio St - 3-0
3 Louisville - 4-0
4 Clemson - 4-0
5 Michigan - 4-0
6 Houston - 4-0
7 Stanford - 3-0
8 Washington - 4-0
9 Wisconsin - 4-0
10 Tennessee - 4-0
11 Texas - 3-0
12 Florida St - 3-1
13 Nebraska - 4-0
14 Texas A&M - 4-0
15 Utah - 4-0
16 Baylor - 4-0
17 Georgia - 3-1
18 Michigan St - 2-1
19 Florida - 3-1
20 Miami - 3-0
21 TCU - 3-1
22 Boise State - 3-0
23 Arkansas - 3-1
24 San Diego State - 3-0
25 Ole Miss - 2-2

AP Top 25
Rank/ Team/ Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (50) - 4-0 - 1511
2 Ohio State (4) - 3-0 - 1440
3 Louisville (6) - 4-0 - 1409
4 Michigan (1) - 4-0 - 1292
5 Clemson - 4-0 - 1267
6 Houston - 4-0 - 1239
7 Stanford - 3-0 - 1166
8 Wisconsin - 4-0 - 1084
9 Texas A&M - 4-0 - 1036
10 Washington - 4-0 - 986
11 Tennessee - 4-0 - 909
12 Florida State - 3-1 - 804
13 Baylor - 4-0 - 729
14 Miami - 3-0 - 696
15 Nebraska - 4-0 - 640
16 Ole Miss - 2-2 - 540
17 Michigan State - 2-1 - 527
18 Utah - 4-0 - 493
19 San Diego State - 3-0 - 304
20 Arkansas - 3-1 - 241
21 TCU - 3-1 - 239
22 Texas - 2-1 - 217
23 Florida - 3-1 - 176
24 Boise State - 3-0 - 163
25 Georgia - 3-1 - 142

Dropped from rankings: LSU 18, Oklahoma 25

Others receiving votes: Arizona State 135, Oklahoma 120, North Dakota State 58, West Virginia 51, Virginia Tech 38, Colorado 33, North Carolina 26, Iowa 25, UCLA 22, Auburn 18, LSU 17, Western Michigan 14, Wake Forest 9, Memphis 6, Maryland 2, Toledo 1

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Pro Prospects for NFL Draft 2017 - QB Kelly Heads Young Group, RBs Fournette and McCaffrey Top a Strong Class of Tailbacks

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Pro Prospects 2017
Offensive Skilled Positions

Photo - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

Chad Kelly of Ole Miss Heads Young QB Class
Quarterbacks

1. Chad Kelly, 6-2, 215, Mississippi
2. * Brad Kaaya, 6-3, 210, Miami
3. * DeShaun Watson, 6-2, 210, Clemson
4. * DeShone Kizer, 6-4, 240, Notre Dame
5. * Luke Falk, 6-3, 210, Washington St
6. Mitch Leidner, 6-3, 240, Minnesota
7. Seth Russell, 6-2, 200, Baylor
8. Josh Dobbs, 6-3, 215, Tennessee
9. * Mason Rudolph, 6-3, 220, Oklahoma St
10. Gunner Kiel, 6-4, 220, Cincinnati
11. CJ Beathard, 6-2, 210, Iowa
12. * Pat Mahomes, 6-2, 220, Texas Tech
13. * Baker Mayfield, 6-0, 210, Oklahoma
14. * JT Barrett, 6-1, 225, Ohio St
15. Davis Webb, 6-5, 195, California
16. Brady Gustafson, 6-5, 235, Montana
17. Cooper Rush, 6-3, 225, Central Michigan
18. Trevor Knight, 6-0, 215, Texas A&M
19. Sefo Liufau, 6-4, 240, Colorado
20. Tyrone Swoopes, 6-4, 255, Texas

Fournette and McCaffrey Top Talented Group of Running Backs
Running Backs

1. * Leonard Fournette, 6-0, 230, LSU
2. * Christian McCaffery, 6-0, 205, Stanford
3. * Dalvin Cook, 5-10, 210, Florida St
4. * Nick Chubb, 5-10, 220, Georgia
5. * Elijah Hood, 5-11, 220, North Carolina
6. * Samaje Perine, 5-10, 230, Oklahoma
7. * Jalen Hurd, 6-1, 230, Tennessee
8. * James Conner, 6-1, 250, Pittsburgh
9. * Royce Freeman, 5-10, 230, Oregon
10. Corey Clement, 5-10, 220, Wisconsin
11. * Wayne Gallman, 6-0, 215, Clemson
12. * Sony Michel, 5-10, 215, Georgia
13. De’Veon Smith, 5-11, 230, Michigan
14. Donnel Pumphrey, 5-9, 180, San Diego St
15. * Joe Mixon, 6-0, 220, Oklahoma
16. * Joe Yearby, 5-9, 205, Miami
17. * Alvin Kamara, 5-10, 215, Tennessee
18. * Nick Wilson, 5-10, 215, Arizona
19. * D’Onta Foreman, 6-0, 240, Texas
20. Shock Linwood, 5-8, 200, Baylor

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List - Defensive Players - Michigan Heads Team List With 15 Invitees - SEC Leads in Total Prospects

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Michigan leads Senior Bowl with 15 Invitees on 2017 Watch List

Four-hundred players make up the 2016-17 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List. That may sound like a lot of players, but there are more than 1,200 players who are eligible to play in the 2017 game, not counting potential fourth-year junior graduates.

“The release of our watch list signifies the opening kickoff for the Reese’s Senior Bowl,” said Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage. “We are looking forward to evaluating these prospects over the next several months in trying to find the best 110 players in America.”

Photo - DL Chris Wormley - Michigan

Among the standouts in this year's group: Michigan DL Chris Wormley and tight end Jake Butt, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, USC tackle Zach Banner, Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks, Iowa QB C.J. Beathard and CB Desmond King and standouts from Alabama: defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, tight end OJ Howard and LBers Reuben Foster and Tim Williams.

"If a player is not on this list, it doesn't mean they can't play in our game,'" said Reese's Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo, who worked hand-in-hand with Savage, Reese's Senior Bowl regional scouts and countless NFL scouts to form the list. "The players on our radar are not strictly limited to this list. This provides a starting point for us and NFL clubs. We look forward to finding the very best and bringing them to Mobile."
Last year, 17 players who made the North/South rosters were not on the initial watch list released in the summer. This year's group includes 209 defensive players and 191 offensive players. Specialists were not included in this year's watch list and will form their own list later this season.

The Southeastern Conference leads the way with 69 players on this year's list, making up about 17% of the 400. The SEC is followed closely by the Big Ten's 60 players, 15 of those coming from the University of Michigan. The Wolverines have more 'watch listers' than any other school, by a wide margin. Utah has the second-most with nine, while Alabama, Houston and Louisville each have eight players on the list.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (56), Pac-12 (43), Big 12 (28) and FCS/D2 (41) are also well represented on the watch list. By position, safeties (49), wide receivers (49) and cornerbacks (44) lead the way.

This year's group also includes some players with some outstanding athletic bloodlines. USC's Banner is the son of former NFL standout Lincoln Kennedy. Arizona wide receiver Trey Griffey is the son of baseball great Ken Griffey Jr., Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders, Jr., is the son of Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders and Ole Miss' Kelly is the nephew of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

The 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl week officially begins on Tuesday, January 24 and concludes with the 68th game on January 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Ala. The practices are televised live by ESPN and the game is broadcast live on NFL Network at 2:30pm ET.

Go to www.SeniorBowl.com for year round coverage of the Senior Bowl
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Senior Bowl 2017 Watch List – Defense

Defensive Ends
Name/ Position / Conference

Jonathan Allen - Alabama
DE 6-3 291 SEC
Tarell Basham - Ohio
DE 6-4 260 MAC
Fadol Brown - Ole Miss
DE 6-4 273 SEC
Johnathan Calvin - Mississippi State
DE 6-3 272 SEC
Josh Carraway - TCU
DE 6-4 250 Big 12
Taco Charlton - Michigan
DE 6-6 272 Big Ten
Bryan Cox, Jr. - Florida
DE 6-3 269 SEC
Keionta Davis - UT-Chattanooga
DE 6-4 270 FCS
Hunter Dimick - Utah
DE 6-3 272 Pac-12
Ken Ekanem - Virginia Tech
DE 6-3 260 ACC
Kylie Fitts - Utah
DE 6-4 265 Pac-12
Daeshon Hall - Texas A&M
DE 6-6 260 SEC
Trey Hendrickson - Florida Atlantic
DE 6-4 270 C-USA
A.J. Jefferson - Mississippi State
DE 6-3 280 SEC
Tanoh Kpassagnon - Villanova
DE 6-7 290 FCS
Cameron Malveaux - Houston
DE 6-6 270 AAC
James McFarland - TCU
DE 6-2 250 Big 12
Takkarist McKinley - UCLA
DE 6-2 265 Pac-12
Lewis Neal - LSU
DE 6-2 272 SEC
Noble Nwachuku - West Virginia
DE 6-2 275 Big 12
Pat O'Connor - Eastern Michigan
DE 6-4 270 MAC
Evan Panfil - Purdue
DE 6-5 270 Big Ten
Derek Rivers - Youngstown State
DE 6-5 255 FCS
Isaac Rochell - Notre Dame
DE 6-4 290 IND
Joby Saint Fleur - Northwestern Oklahoma
DE 6-5 245 Division II
Gabe Sherrod - Michigan State
DE 6-3 250 Big Ten
Dawuane Smoot - Illinois
DE 6-3 255 Big Ten
Gary Thompson - Marshall
DE 6-2 260 C-USA
Corey Vereen - Tennessee
DE 6-2 249 SEC
DeMarcus Walker - Florida State
DE 6-4 280 ACC
Jordan Willis - Kansas State
DE 6-5 258 Big 12
Deatrich Wise, Jr. - Arkansas
DE 6-5 272 SEC
Chris Wormley - Michigan

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Garrett, King & McDowell Head 2016 Bronko Nagurski Watch List

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Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List announced
88 Players On Defensive Player of the Year List

Photo - DE Myles Garrett - Texas A&M

Myles Garrett of Texas A&M, Desmond King of Iowa and Malik McDowell of Michigan State headline the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List that includes 88 defensive standouts from all 10 Division I FBS conferences. King, Lurry and Garrett are the returning first-team Football Writers Association of America All-Americans.

The watch list also includes a pair of returning second-team FWAA All-Americans, Eddie Jackson from Alabama and Jourdan Lewis from Michigan.

The Southeastern Conference led all conferences with 27 players, followed by the Big Ten (13), Pac-12 (13), ACC (11), Big 12 (10), Mid-American (4), Mountain West (3), American Athletic (2), Conference USA (2), Sun Belt (1) and Independents (2). Alabama and LSU each had five players on the list, which included 31 backs, 29 linebackers, 21 ends and seven tackles.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. Once again, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week from early September through mid November. If not already on the watch list, the honored player will be added at that time. The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce five finalists for the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Thurs., Nov. 17.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2016 FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association’s entire membership, selects a 26-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski Trophy finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in college football.

The annual Bronko Nagurski Trophy Banquet, presented by ACN, will be held on Mon., Dec. 5 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte. In addition to the 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner’s announcement, the banquet will also celebrate the recipient of the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award, sponsored by the CTC and Florida East Coast Railway. Navy’s Chet Moeller, a member of the FWAA’s 1975 All-America Team and a College Football Hall of Famer, will be honored. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe will be the keynote speaker at the banquet.

2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy 2016 Season Watch List (88)
Montravius Adams, Auburn, DT
Jamal Adams, LSU, DB
Jonathan Allen, Alabama, DE
Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado, DB
Budda Baker, Washington, DB
Dante Barnett, Kansas State, DB
Derek Barnett, Tennessee, DE
Kendell Beckwith, LSU, LB
Vince Biegel, Wisconsin, LB
Quin Blanding, Virginia, DB
Ben Boulware, Clemson, LB
Richie Brown, Mississippi State, LB
Riley Bullough, Michigan State, LB
Josh Carraway, TCU, DE
Lorenzo Carter, Georgia, LB
Tony Conner, Ole Miss, DB
Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt, LB
Jarrad Davis, Florida, LB
Hunter Dimick, Utah, DE
Ken Ekanem, Virginia Tech, DE
Devonte Fields, Louisville, DE
Salamo Fiso, Arizona State, LB
Kylie Fitts, Utah, DE
Reuben Foster, Alabama, LB
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, DE
Davon Godchaux, LSU, DT
Daeshon Hall, Texas A&M, DE
Charles Harris, Missouri, DE
Josh Harvey-Clemons, Louisville, DB
Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss, DE
Treyvon Hester, Toledo, DT
Travin Howard, TCU, LB
Shane Huber, Massachusetts, LB
Marlon Humphrey, Alabama, DB
Adoreé Jackson, USC, DB
Eddie Jackson, Alabama
Derwin James, Florida State, DB
Malik Jefferson, Texas, LB
Josey Jewell, Iowa, LB
Sidney Jones, Washington, DB
Andrew King, Army, LB
Desmond King, Iowa, DB
Micah Kiser, Virginia, LB
Carl Lawson, Auburn, DE
Elijah Lee, Kansas State, LB
Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, DB
Tyquan Lewis, Ohio State, DE
William Likely, Maryland, DB
Lowell Lotulelei, Utah, DT
Shawun Lurry, Northern Illinois, DB
Jamal Marcus, Akron, DE
Marcus Maye, Florida, DB
Malik McDowell, Michigan State, DT
Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State

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