Why the Eagles Fumbled on the Chance to Take Marcus Mariota

Tyler Timm FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 2 Comments

Within the last year, and especially within the last three months, there has been a lot of speculation about where Marcus Mariota would end up in the NFL draft. Multiple scenarios swirled around as the draft began to get closer and closer. No team was mentioned more than the Philadelphia Eagles, due to the fact that Chip Kelly (the person …

Mark Helfrich’s “Inauguration”: Oregon Dominates Tennessee

Chris Charbonnier FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Kevin Cline Mark Helfrich may have just coached his third game at the helm of the Oregon Ducks, but Saturday was his inauguration.  A national audience watched the Ducks overwhelm and dismantle the Tennessee Volunteers 59-14, looking every bit the No. 2 team in the country. Not many fans and pundits nationwide looked at big wins over Nicholls and Virginia …

Pregame Analysis – Oregon Ducks vs Tennessee Volunteers

Bob Laws FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

from Video The Tennessee Volunteers come to town for a return matchup, as Tennessee is one of the few SEC teams that honors its scheduling contracts. The Vols 4-3 base defense has been working hard at being prepared to try to stop the high-octane Ducks’ offense. Tennessee probably has the best linebacking group in the SEC, which is quite a statement. …

Notes From Around the College Football Nation: SEC Not Paying Enough and Oregon Making Changes

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 6 Comments

Recruiting is over and college football down time has begun…unless you are Nick Saban.  He gets to spend the next couple of weeks going over police reports and seeing if he can still keep these players on the Alabama payroll for another season.  I hope he takes a stand and kicks them off the team…he does oversign…so it’s not like he …