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Draft Insiders Digest 2013 Top 25 Preseason Rankings

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Draft Insiders Digest 2013 Top 25 Preseason Rankings
Frank Coyle - Publisher/ Head Scout

1. Ohio State
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Stanford
5. Georgia
6. South Carolina
7. LSU
8. Clemson
9. Louisville
10. Texas A&M
11. Florida
12. Texas
13. Notre Dame
14. Florida State
15. Oklahoma State
16. Nebraska
17. Oklahoma
18. Michigan
19. Boise State
20. TCU
21. UCLA
22. Northwestern
23. Wisconsin
24. USC
25. Oregon State

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

Jadeveon Clowney Heads Nagurski, Maxwell and Bednarik Award Lists

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Jadeveon Clowney Heads Nagurski, Maxwell and Bednarik Award Lists

Photo – DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina

South Carolina junior end Jadeveon Clowney heads all the major defensive awards including the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List of 81 standout defensive players.

One of the players on the watch list most likely will be awarded the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to the national defensive player of the year by the FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. Every NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision conference and several independents are represented on the list that is evenly divided among linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.

Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. Once again, the FWAA will choose a Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday throughout the season. 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 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy on Nov. 21. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner will be chosen from those five finalists who are part of the 2013 FWAA All-America Team. The FWAA All-America Committee, after voting input from the association's entire membership, selects the 25-man All-America Team and eventually the Nagurski finalists. Committee members, then by individual ballot, select the winner, the best defensive player in America.

2013 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST (81)
Ricardo Allen, Purdue, DB
Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech, DL
Deion Barnes, Penn State, DL
Calvin Barnett, Oklahoma State, DL
Anthony Barr, UCLA, LB
Deion Belue, Alabama, DB
Bene Benwikere, San Jose State DB
Greg Blair, Cincinnati, LB
Chris Borland, Wisconsin, LB
Tre Boston, North Carolina, DB
Carl Bradford, Arizona State, LB
Morgan Breslin, USC, DL
Jonathan Brown, Illinois, LB
Christian Bryant, Ohio State, DB
Max Bullough, Michigan State, LB
Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina, DL
Ross Cockrell, Duke, DB
Aaron Colvin, Oklahoma, DB
Scott Crichton, Oregon State, DL
Darqueze Dennard, Michigan State, DB
Quandre Diggs, Texas, DB
Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh, DL
Dominique Easley, Florida, DL
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon, DB
Antone Exum, Virginia Tech, DB
Devonte Fields, TCU, DL
Ben Gardner, Stanford, DL
Justin Gilbert, Oklahoma State, DB
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Alabama, DB
Ra'Shede Hageman, Minnesota, DL
Bryce Hager, Baylor, LB
Andre Hal, Vanderbilt, DB
Jordan Hicks, Texas, LB
Adrian Hubbard, Alabama, LB
Kerry Hyder, Texas Tech, DL
Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky, LB
Shawn Jackson, Tulsa, LB
Jackson Jeffcoat, Texas, DL
Timmy Jernigan, Florida State, DL
A.J. Johnson, Tennessee, LB
Anthony Johnson, LSU, DL
Christian Jones, Florida State, LB
Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State, DB
Eric Kendricks, UCLA, LB
Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State, DL
Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State, LB
Craig Loston, LSU, DB
Aaron Lynch, USF, DL
Khalil Mack, Buffalo, LB
Kareem Martin, North Carolina, DL
Daniel McCullers, Tennessee, DL
Terrance Mitchell, Oregon, DB
James Morris, Iowa, LB
C.J. Mosley, Alabama, LB
Trent Murphy, Stanford, LB
Marco Nelson, Tulsa, DB
Louis Nix III, Notre Dame, DL
Roosevelt Nix, Kent State, DL
Denzel Nkemdiche, Ole Miss, LB
Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College, LB
Hayes Pullard, USC, LB
Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida, DB
Ed Reynolds, Stanford, DB
Bradley Roby, Ohio State, DB
Marcus Rush, Michigan State, DL
Tyler Scott, Northwestern, DL
Ryan Shazier, Ohio State, LB
Shayne Skov, Stanford, LB
Yawin Smallwood, Connecticut, LB
Chris Smith, Arkansas, DL
Hakeem Smith, Louisville, DB
Will Sutton, Arizona State, DL
Damian Swann, Georgia, DB
Stephon Tuitt, Notre Dame, DL
Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech, LB
Kyle Van Noy, BYU, LB
Jason Verrett, TCU, DB
Nickoe Whitley, Mississippi State, DB
Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, DL
Leonard Williams, USC, DL
Ty Zimmerman, Kansas State, DB

By conference: SEC (16), Pac-12 (14), Big Ten (13), ACC (12), Big 12 (12), American Athletic (4), Independents (3), Conference USA (2), Mid-American (2), Mountain West (2), Sun Belt (1).

The FWAA has named a National Defensive Player of the Year since 1993. In 1995, the FWAA named the award in honor of the legendary two-way player from the University of Minnesota. Nagurski dominated college football then became a star for professional football's Chicago Bears in the 1930s. Bronislaw "Bronko" Nagurski is a charter member of both the College Football and Pro Football Halls of Fame. The FWAA works to govern areas that include gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

2013 Preseason Coaches Poll

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2013 Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

Draft Insiders' staff will post our Top 25 Teams in late August)

1. Alabama (58) - 1,545
2. Ohio State (3) - 1,427
3. Oregon - 1,397
4. Stanford - 1,262
5. Georgia - 1,250
6. Texas A&M - 1,215
7. South Carolina - 1,136
8. Clemson - 1,047
9. Louisville - 1,010
10. Florida - 930
11. Notre Dame - 872
12. Florida State - 844
13. LSU - 797
14. Oklahoma State - 726
15. Texas - 622
16. Oklahoma - 620
17. Michigan - 589
18. Nebraska - 426
19. Boise State - 420
20. TCU - 400
21. UCLA - 202
22. Northwestern - 186
23. Wisconsin - 172
24. USC - 165
25. Oregon State - 135

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

2013 NFL Preseason Schedule

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2013 NFL Preseason Schedule
Week 1
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 4 8 p.m. Miami / Dallas
Aug. 8 7:30 p.m. Baltimore / Tampa Bay
8 p.m. Cincinnati / Atlanta
8 p.m. St. Louis / Cleveland
8 p.m. Washington / Tennessee
9 p.m. Denver / San Francisco
10 p.m. Seattle / San Diego
Aug. 9 7:30 p.m. New York Jets / Detroit
7:30 p.m. New England / Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Miami / Jacksonville
8 p.m. Chicago / Carolina
8 p.m. Houston / Minnesota
8 p.m. Kansas City / New Orleans
8 p.m. Arizona / Green Bay
10 p.m. Dallas / Oakland
Aug. 10 7:30 p.m. New York Giants / Pittsburgh
Aug. 11 1:30 p.m. Buffalo / Indianapolis

Week 2
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 15 7 p.m. Carolina / Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Atlanta / Baltimore
7:30 p.m. Detroit / Cleveland
8 p.m. San Diego / Chicago
Aug. 16 7 p.m. Minnesota / Buffalo
8 p.m. San Francisco / Kansas City
8 p.m. Tampa Bay / New England
8 p.m. Oakland / New Orleans
Aug. 17 4:30 p.m. Dallas / Arizona
7 p.m. Tennessee / Cincinnati
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville / New York Jets
8 p.m. Green Bay / St. Louis
8 p.m. Miami / Houston
10 p.m. Denver / Seattle
Aug. 18 7 p.m. Indianapolis / New York Giants
Aug. 19 8 p.m. Pittsburgh / Washington

Week 3
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 22 7:30 p.m. New England / Detroit
8 p.m. Carolina / Baltimore
Aug. 23 8 p.m. Seattle / Green Bay
10 p.m. Chicago / Oakland
Aug. 24 7 p.m. New York Jets / New York Giants
4:30 p.m. Buffalo / Washington
7 p.m. Cleveland / Indianapolis
7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay / Miami
7:30 p.m. Philadelphia / Jacksonville
7:30 p.m. Kansas City / Pittsburgh
8 p.m. Cincinnati / Dallas
8 p.m. St. Louis / Denver
8 p.m. Atlanta / Tennessee
10 p.m. San Diego / Arizona
Aug. 25 4 p.m. New Orleans / Houston
8 p.m. Minnesota / San Francisco

Week 4
Date Time (ET) Away Home

Aug. 29 7:30 p.m. New York Giants / New England
7 p.m. Detroit / Buffalo
7 p.m. Indianapolis / Cincinnati
7 p.m. Philadelphia / New York Jets
7:30 p.m. New Orleans / Miami
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville / Atlanta
7:30 p.m. Washington / Tampa Bay
7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh / Carolina
8 p.m. Cleveland / Chicago
8 p.m. Houston / Dallas
8 p.m. Green Bay / Kansas City
8 p.m. Baltimore / St. Louis
8 p.m. Tennessee / Minnesota
9 p.m. Arizona / Denver
10 p.m. San Francisco / San Diego
10 p.m. Oakland / Seattle

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

NFL Supplemental Draft 2013 - July 11, 2013

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NFL Supplemental Draft 2013 - July 11, 2013
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Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2013
The NFL will conduct the Supplemental Draft 2013 on Thursday, July 11th for players who rescind their remaining college eligibility. This draft has been a short process annually that considers special situations for players that are at least three years removed from high school. All 32 teams will participate in the weighted process that is divided into three tiers with six prospects entered for this year’s selection draft. Teams with six wins or less from last season will make up the first group, followed by a second group of non-playoff teams and finally a third group of the twelve 2012 playoff teams. Each team submits the name of the players via email that they want to draft with the round they would like to select them. The club with the highest selection will be awarded the player. In the case of two teams drafting the same player in a round, the club with the worse record last season will win the prospect.
Any team that uses a selection in the Supplemental Draft will forfeit their choice in the corresponding round of the NFL Draft 2014. The new draft prospects will be considered part of the rookie salary pool along with the players from the NFL Draft 2013 and they must fit under the current contract structure and overall salary cap. Last summer, the Browns used their #2nd round pick on wideout Josh Gordon, the only overall selection chosen in the process.

Though most prospects in a Supplemental class provides little initial impact because of the late signing while missing all of the mini camp practices, several players have played key roles on their clubs. The Brown’s Josh Gordon flashed big play ability last fall when he scored 5 TDs with an impressive 16.1 yard average. He has the skill set to give them a true #1 receiver with an offseason behind him. The Raiders chose QB Terrelle Pryor in the 3rd round two years ago and he will compete for the starting job this summer in training camp.

Prospects for NFL Supplemental Draft 2013
These players are eligible for the supplemental draft as they were also eligible, but did not declare for entry in the NFL Draft 2013 and have lost their eligibility for the upcoming college season.

WR DeWayne Peace - Houston
WR O.J. Ross - Purdue
DE James Boyd - UNLV
DE Toby Jackson - Central Florida
DT Nate Holloway - UNLV
CB Damond Smith - South Alabama

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

NFL Draft 2014 Moved to May 8-10

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NFL Draft 2014 Moved to May 8-10

The NFL announced this week that the 2014 draft will be held May 8-10 in New York at Radio City Music Hall. They moved the event back three weeks from its traditional late April time frame in the ever expanding NFL calendar.

The NFL has spoken with the NFLPA about changing the overall football schedule in the future, though the only date change will be related to the NFL Draft this year. The NFL Scouting Combine will continue to take place in Indianapolis from February 19-25, 2014. The new NFL year begins March 11th with the Free Agency and trading period.

The NFL will continue to hold several regional combines on various dates from January 24th through February 16th with a probably Super combine in early April. They have made no decisions regarding dates for the NFL Draft 2015 and beyond. They will look at a number of alternatives including holding the draft at Radio City or at other locations, either in the New York area or in other cities. Some NFL clubs want the event to move to different cities annually, though that will be discussed in the future as there will be no significant changes in the dates of any other off-season event next year.

NFL Mock Draft 2013 - Top Three Rounds

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Final NFL Mock Draft 2013 - Top Three Rounds
Selection Order - * underclassmen - April 25-27

NFL Draft 2013 – Final Mock Draft

Photo – DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida

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First Round
1 Kansas City - * Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M
Alternate Pick: Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan

2 Jacksonville - Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan
Alternate Pick: * Sharrif Floyd DT Florida

3 Oakland - * Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
Alternate Pick: Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

4 Philadelphia - Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma
Alternate Pick: Dion Jordan DE Oregon

5 Detroit - * Dee Milliner CB Alabama
Alternate Pick: Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma

6 Cleveland - Dion Jordan DE Oregon
Alternate Pick: * Dee Milliner CB Alabama

7 Arizona - Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU
Alternate Pick: Chance Warmack OG Alabama

8 Buffalo - Chance Warmack OG Alabama
Alternate Pick: Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

9 NY Jets - * Barkevious Mingo DE LSU
Alternate Pick: Ezekiel Ansah DE BYU

10 Tennessee - Star Lotulelei DT Utah
Alternate Pick: * Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

11 San Diego - Jonathan Cooper OG North Carolina
Alternate Pick: Star Lotulelei DT Utah

12 Miami - Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Alternate Pick: Tavon Austin WR West Virginia

13 NY Jets (Tampa Bay) - Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
Alternate Pick: * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St

14 Carolina - * Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
Alternate Pick: * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St

15 New Orleans - *Jarvis Jones LB Georgia
Alternate Pick: * Barkevious Mingo DE LSU

16 St. Louis - * Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Alternate Pick: Kenny Vaccaro S Texas

17 Pittsburgh - * Xavier Rhodes CB Florida St
Alternate Pick: *Jarvis Jones LB Georgia

18 Dallas - * D.J. Fluker OT Alabama
Alternate Pick: * Eric Reid S LSU

19 NY Giants - * Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: * Eric Reid S LSU

20 Chicago - Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina
Alternate Pick: * Tyler Eifert TE Notre Dame

21 Cincinnati - * Bjoern Werner DE Florida St
Alternate Pick: * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal

22 St. Louis (Washington) - * Eric Reid S LSU
Alternate Pick: * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal

23 Minnesota - * Robert Woods WR Southern Cal
Alternate Pick: Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina

24 Indianapolis - Desmond Trufant CB Washington
Alternate Pick: Justin Pugh OT Syracuse

25 Minnesota (Seattle) - Manti Te'o LB Notre Dame
Alternate Pick: * Zach Ertz TE Stanford

26 Green Bay - Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International
Alternate Pick: * Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M

27 Houston - Geno Smith QB West Virginia
Alternate Pick: Justin Pugh OT Syracuse

28 Denver - * Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M
Alternate Pick: Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International

29 New England - Jamar Taylor CB Boise St
Alternate Pick: Datone Jones DE UCLA

30 Atlanta - Justin Pugh OT Syracuse
Alternate Pick: Jamar Taylor CB Boise St

31 San Francisco - Datone Jones DE UCLA
Alternate Pick: Jonathan Cyprien S Florida International

32 Baltimore - * Kevin Minter LB LSU
Alternate Pick: Menelik Watson OT Florida St

2nd Round
32 Jacksonville Ryan Nassib QB Syracuse
34 San Fran (KC) * Matt Elam S Florida
35 Philadelphia E.J. Manuel QB Florida St
36 Detroit Alec Ogletree LB Georgia
37 Cincinnati (Oak) Menelik Watson OT Florida St
38 Arizona Kyle Long OL Oregon
- Cleveland - forfeits pick (WR Josh Gordon/ Supplemental Draft)
39 NY Jets * Logan Ryan CB Rutgers
40 Tennessee Margus Hunt DE SMU
41 Buffalo Matt Barkley QB Southern Cal
42 Miami Terron Armstead OT Arkansas-Pine Bluff
43 Tampa Bay * Corey Lemonier DE Auburn
44 Carolina * Zach Ertz TE Stanford
- New Orleans - forfeits pick (penalty for bounties)
45 San Diego * Justin Hunter WR Tennessee
46 St. Louis * Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
47 Dallas - Kawann Short DT Purdue
48 Pittsburgh - Johnthan Banks CB Mississippi St
49 NY Giants - Cornellius Carradine DE Florida St
50 Chicago - * Travis Frederick OC Wisconsin
51 Washington - Quinton Patton WR Louisiana Tech
52 Minnesota - Larry Warford OG Kentucky
53 Cincinnati - * Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio St
54 Miami (Indianapolis) - Jordan Poyer CB Oregon St
55 Green Bay - Jamie Collins LB Southern Miss
56 Seattle - * De'Andre Hopkins WR Clemson
57 Houston - * Gavin Escobar TE San Diego St
58 Denver - Robert Alford CB SE Louisiana
59 New England - John Jenkins DT Georgia
60 Atlanta - D.J. Hayden CB Houston
61 San Francisco - * Keenan Allen WR California
62 Baltimore - D.J. Swearinger DB South Carolina

3rd Round
63 Kansas City - Jesse Williams DT Alabama
64 Jacksonville - * Sam Montgomery DE LSU
65 Detroit - Alex Okafor DE Texas
66 Oakland - Montee Ball RB Wisconsin
67 Philadelphia - * David Amerson CB North Carolina St
68 Cleveland - Leon McFadden CB San Diego St
69 Arizona - * Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia
70 Tennessee - Travis Kelce TE Cincinnati
71 Buffalo - Blidi Wreh-Wilson CB UConn
72 NY Jets - Vance McDonald TE Rice
73 Tampa Bay - Johnathan Franklin RB UCLA
74 San Fran (Carolina) - Ryan Swope WR Texas A&M
75 New Orleans - Phillip Thomas S Fresno St
76 San Diego - * Nickell Robey CB Southern Cal
77 Miami - Markus Wheaton WR Oregon St
78 St. Louis - * Bennie Logan DT LSU
79 Pittsburgh - Terrance Williams WR Baylor
80 Dallas - * Gio Bernard RB North Carolina
81 NY Giants - Arthur Brown LB Kansas St
82 Miami (Chicago) - B.W. Webb CB William & Mary
83 Minnesota - Sio Moore LB UConn
84 Cincinnati - Khaseem Greene LB Rutgers
85 Washington - * Jordan Reed TE Florida
86 Indianapolis - Barrett Jones OL Alabama
87 Seattle - Jon Bostic LB Florida
88 Green Bay - Aaron Dobson WR Marshall
89 Houston - Marquise Goodwin WR Texas
90 Denver - Andre Ellington RB Clemson
91 New England - Trevardo Williams LB UConn
92 Atlanta - Chris Gragg TE Arkansas
93 San Francisco - * Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma
94 Baltimore - Brian Schwenke C California
95 Houston (comp) - Darius Slay CB Mississippi St.
96 Kansas City (comp) - * Akeem Spence DT Illinois
97 Tennessee (comp) - * Da’Rick Rogers WR Tennessee Tech

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 18 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.

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