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Top 25 AP Preseason Poll - Alabama Holds Top Spot

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2016 Preseason Top 25 AP Poll

Draft Insiders’ will have their Preseason Top 25 Poll in late August along with our 2016 All–American Team

Defending national champion Alabama heads the AP preseason poll following the top ranking in the Coaches poll a few weeks ago. The Crimson Tide hopes to defend their title with 13 starters returning after winning their 4th national championship over HC Nick Saban's seven seasons in Tuscaloosa. The Tide hopes to repeat and duplicate their 2011-2012 back to back titles. National title loser Clemson ranks second nationally after seeing their perfect 2015 season end with a loss to Alabama in the championship game. The top ten is filled with strong programs including Oklahoma, Florida St, LSU, Ohio St, Michigan, Stanford, Tennessee and Notre Dame rounding out the top ten teams. All have have talented squads and capable of pressing for the coveted BCS trophy.

Photo - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

2016 Preseason Associated Press Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses and total points received)

1. Alabama (33) - 1,469
2. Clemson (16) - 1,443
3. Oklahoma (4) - 1,352
4. Florida State (5) - 1,325
5. LSU (1) - 1,269
6. Ohio State (1) - 1,224
7. Michigan (1) - 1,147
8. Stanford - 1,029
9. Tennessee - 1,021
10. Notre Dame - 1,006
11. Ole Miss - 718
12. Michigan State - 710
13. TCU - 707
14. Washington - 651
15. Houston - 644
16. UCLA - 496
17. Iowa - 484
18. Georgia - 448
19. Louisville - 447
20. USC - 344
21. Oklahoma State - 316
22. North Carolina - 283
23. Baylor - 280
24. Oregon - 218
25. Florida - 180

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

2016 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

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2016 Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll

Draft Insiders’ will have their Preseason Top 25 Poll in late August along with our 2016 All–American Team

Defending national champion Alabama heads the Coaches preseason poll. The Crimson Tide hopes to defend their title with 13 starters returning after winning their 4th national championship over HC Nick Saban's seven seasons in Tuscaloosa. The Tide hopes to repeat and duplicate their 2011-2012 back to back titles. National title loser Clemson ranks second nationally after seeing their perfect 2015 season end with a loss to Alabama in the championship game. The top ten is filled with strong programs including Oklahoma, Florida St, Ohio St, LSU and Notre Dame all with talented squads and capable of pressing for the coveted BCS trophy.

Photo - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

2016 Preseason Coaches Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses with total points received)

1. Alabama (55) - 1,585
2. Clemson (7) - 1,524
3. Oklahoma - 1,398
4. Florida State (1) - 1,351
5. Ohio State - 1,321
6. LSU - 1,241
7. Stanford - 1,149
8. Michigan - 1,062
9. Notre Dame - 1,034
10. Tennessee (1) - 960
11. Michigan State - 901
12. Ole Miss - 792
13. Houston - 668
14. TCU - 649
15. Iowa - 579
16. Georgia - 525
17. USC - 468
18. Washington - 454
19. Oklahoma State - 426
20. North Carolina - 422
21. Baylor - 383
22. Oregon - 361
23. Louisville - 331
24. UCLA - 296
25. Florida - 245

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

College Football Final Rankings - Clemson & Alabama Hold Top Two

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College Football Final Rankings

Clemson & Alabama Hold Top Two Spots
Oklahoma & Michigan St. Complete Top Four

Team of Week - Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense - RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford
Defense – LB Reggie Ragland - Alabama

Photo – RB Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 13-0
2. Alabama - 12-1
3. Oklahoma - 12-1
4. Michigan St. - 12-1
5. Iowa - 12-1
6. Ohio St. - 11-1
7. Stanford - 11-2
8. Notre Dame - 10-2
9. Florida St - 10-2
10. North Carolina - 11-2
11. TCU - 10-2
12. Oklahoma St. - 10-2
13. Ole Miss - 9-3
14. Northwestern - 10-2
15. Michigan - 9-3
16. Oregon - 9-3
17. Baylor - 9-3
18. Florida - 10-3
19. Houston - 12-1
20. Navy - 9-2
21. Wisconsin - 9-3
22. Utah - 9-3
23. Temple -10-3
24. LSU - 8-3
25. USC - 8-5

The CFP Committee's Final Top 25 Ranking of 2015:
1 Clemson 13-0
2 Alabama 12-1
3 Michigan State 12-1
4 Oklahoma 11-1
5 Iowa 12-1
6 Stanford 11-2
7 Ohio State 11-1
8 Notre Dame 10-2
9 Florida State 10-2
10 North Carolina 11-2
11 TCU 10-2
12 Ole Miss 9-3
13 Northwestern 10-2
14 Michigan 9-3
15 Oregon 9-3
16 Oklahoma State 10-2
17 Baylor 9-3
18 Houston 12-1
19 Florida 10-3
20 LSU 8-3
21 Navy 9-2
22 Utah 9-3
23 Tennessee 8-4
24 Temple 10-3
25 USC 8-5

AP Top 25 Ranking
1 Clemson(51) 13-0 1510
2 Alabama(9) 12-1 1465
3 Michigan State(1) 12-1 1382
4 Oklahoma 11-1 1376
5 Stanford 11-2 1221
6 Iowa 12-1 1214
7 Ohio State 11-1 1208
8 Notre Dame 10-2 1070
9 Florida State 10-2 972
10 North Carolina 11-2 949
11 TCU 10-2 936
12 Northwestern 10-2 776
13 Oklahoma State 10-2 767
14 Houston 12-1 710
15 Oregon 9-3 685
16 Ole Miss 9-3 656
17 Michigan 9-3 578
18 Baylor 9-3 426
19 Florida 10-3 420
20 Utah 9-3 323
21 Navy 9-2 271
22 LSU 8-3 270
23 Wisconsin 9-3 197
24 Temple 10-3 94
25 Western Kentucky 11-2 70

Dropped from rankings: USC 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia 67, USC 57, BYU 28, Tennessee 23, San Diego State 22, Arkansas 20, Washington State 20, Memphis 10, Bowling Green 8, South Florida 8, Mississippi State 6, Toledo 4, UCLA 4, Arkansas State 2

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.

Top 25 Poll - Michigan St. & Oklahoma Score Key Conference Victories

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #13 Rankings
Clemson & Iowa Remain Undefeated
Michigan St. & Oklahoma Score Key Conference Victories

Team of Week - Oklahoma

Players of Week
Offense - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio St.
Defense - DE Joey Bosa - Ohio St.
Special Teams - RB/RS Christian McCaffrey - Stanford

Photo - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Ohio St.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 12-0
2. Alabama - 11-1
3. Oklahoma - 11-1
4. Iowa - 12-0
5. Michigan St. - 11-1
6. Ohio St. - 11-1
7. North Carolina - 11-1
8. Stanford – 10-2
9. Notre Dame - 10-2
10. Florida St - 10-2
11. Baylor - 9-2
12. Florida - 10-2
13. TCU - 10-2
14. Oklahoma St. - 10-2
15. Ole Miss - 9-3
16. Oregon - 9-3
17. Houston - 11-1
18. Northwestern - 10-2
19. Michigan - 9-3
20. Navy - 9-2
21. Wisconsin - 9-3
22. Utah - 9-3
23. Temple -10-2
24. LSU - 8-3
25. USC - 8-4

AP Top 25
Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(53) 12-0 1511
2 Alabama(8) 11-1 1469
3 Oklahoma 11-1 1367
4 Iowa 12-0 1345
5 Michigan State 11-1 1318
6 Ohio State 11-1 1197
7 Stanford 10-2 1137
8 North Carolina 11-1 1085
9 Notre Dame 10-2 1022
10 Florida State 10-2 951
11 TCU 10-2 927
12 Baylor 9-2 842
13 Northwestern 10-2 711
14 Oklahoma State 10-2 699
15 Oregon 9-3 616
16 Ole Miss 9-3 584
17 Houston 11-1 571
18 Florida 10-2 566
19 Michigan 9-3 518
20 Temple 10-2 269
21 Utah 9-3 244
22 Navy 9-2 206
23 LSU 8-3 199
24 USC 8-4 189
25 Wisconsin 9-3 124

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 20, UCLA 22, Mississippi State 23, Toledo 24

Others receiving votes: Georgia 47, Western Kentucky 24, BYU 20, Arkansas 17, South Florida 9, Memphis 9, Tennessee 9, Washington State 8, UCLA 4, Mississippi State 4, San Diego State 3, Arkansas State 2, Toledo 1, West Virginia 1

Coaches Poll
Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(52) 12-0 1558
2 Alabama(8) 11-1 1508
3 Iowa(1) 12-0 1412
4 Oklahoma(2) 11-1 1408
5 Michigan State 11-1 1350
6 Ohio State 11-1 1252
7 Stanford 10-2 1155
8 North Carolina 11-1 1107
9 Florida State 10-2 1054
10 Notre Dame 10-2 994
11 TCU 10-2 931
12 Baylor 9-2 836
13 Northwestern 10-2 768
14 Oklahoma State 10-2 688
15 Florida 10-2 655
16 Oregon 9-3 634
17 Ole Miss 9-3 595
18 Houston 11-1 526
19 Michigan 9-3 515
20 Utah 9-3 287
21 Temple 10-2 276
22 Navy 9-2 223
23 LSU 8-3 207
24 USC 8-4 164
25 Wisconsin 9-3 148

Dropped from rankings: Washington State 20, Mississippi State 22, UCLA 23

Others receiving votes: Georgia 82, Western Kentucky 22, UCLA 20, San Diego State 14, Memphis 14, BYU 13, Washington State 13, Mississippi State 9, Tennessee 8, West Virginia 8, Arkansas State 7, Toledo 6, Appalachian State 5, Texas A&M 2, Bowling Green 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.

Clemson & Iowa Stand Alone Undefeated - Top 25 Poll

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #12 Rankings
Clemson & Iowa Stand Alone Undefeated
Michigan St. & Oklahoma Continue to Rise Up Ranks

Team of Week - Michigan St.

Players of Week
Offense - QB Vernon Adams - Oregon
Defense – DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.
Special Teams - PK Michael Geiger - Michigan St.

Photo – DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Clemson - 11-0
2. Alabama - 10-1
3. Notre Dame - 10-1
4. Iowa - 11-0
5. Michigan St. - 10-1
6. Oklahoma - 10-1
7. Florida - 10-1
8. Ohio St. - 10-1
9. Baylor - 9-1
10. Oklahoma St. - 10-1
11. North Carolina - 10-1
12. Stanford - 9-2
13. Michigan - 9-2
14. Florida St - 9-2
15. TCU - 9-2
16. Navy - 9-1
17. Wisconsin - 8-2
18. Northwestern - 9-2
19. Ole Miss - 8-3
20. Houston - 10-1
21. Oregon - 8-3
22. UCLA - 7-3
23. Washington St. - 8-3
24. Utah - 8-3
25. Miss St. - 8-3

AP Top 25

Rank/Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(55) 11-0 1518
2 Alabama(6) 10-1 1469
3 Iowa 11-0 1325
4 Notre Dame 10-1 1317
5 Oklahoma 10-1 1295
6 Michigan State 10-1 1286
7 Baylor 9-1 1161
8 Ohio State 10-1 1051
9 Oklahoma State 10-1 995
10 Florida 10-1 926
11 North Carolina 10-1 900
12 Michigan 9-2 855
13 Stanford 9-2 816
14 Florida State 9-2 680
15 TCU 9-2 652
16 Navy 9-1 647
17 Northwestern 9-2 593
18 Oregon 8-3 470
19 Ole Miss 8-3 358
20 Washington State 8-3 354
21 Houston 10-1 275
22 UCLA 8-3 230
23 Mississippi State 8-3 132
24 Toledo 9-1 123
25 Temple 9-2 107

Dropped from rankings: LSU 17, Utah 18, Wisconsin 21, USC 22

Others receiving votes: Utah 100, Pittsburgh 60, LSU 33, Texas A&M 27, Wisconsin 21, Air Force 15, USC 8, Arkansas 7, Western Kentucky 6, Georgia 5, BYU 3, Tennessee 2, Arkansas State 1, West Virginia 1, South Florida 1

Coaches Poll

Rank /Team /Record /Points
1 Clemson(58) 11-0 1590
2 Alabama(5) 10-1 1531
3 Iowa(1) 11-0 1419
4 Notre Dame 10-1 1373
5 Oklahoma 10-1 1364
6 Michigan State 10-1 1302
7 Baylor 9-1 1201
8 Ohio State 10-1 1138
9 Florida 10-1 1047
10 Oklahoma State 10-1 956
11 North Carolina 10-1 929
12 Stanford 9-2 881
Michigan 9-2 881
14 Florida State 9-2 783
15 Navy 9-1 674
16 TCU 9-2 626
17 Northwestern 9-2 569
18 Oregon 8-3 482
19 Ole Miss 8-3 383
20 Washington State 8-3 327
21 Houston 10-1 256
22 Mississippi State 8-3 230
23 UCLA 8-3 224
24 Temple 9-2 116
25 Utah 8-3 101

Dropped from rankings: LSU 17, Wisconsin 20, USC 24

Others receiving votes: LSU 82, Toledo 69, Wisconsin 58, Texas A&M 54, Pittsburgh 46, Georgia 34, USC 27, Western Kentucky 12, Arkansas 7, West Virginia 6, Air Force 6, BYU 5, Bowling Green 5, San Diego State 3, Appalachian State 2, Arkansas State 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.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks #1 in FCS Polls

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks No. 1 in FCS For 10th-Straight Week

The Jacksonville State football team is No. 1 in FCS for the 10th-straight week after holding the top spot in the FCS Coaches Polls released on Monday.

The Gamecocks (9-1, 7-0 Ohio Valley Conference) clinched its fifth OVC Championship on Saturday with a 56-28 win over Southeast Missouri. It marks the third-straight week that JSU was voted atop the Coaches Poll.

In the STATS Poll, the top eight spots remained the same fro last week, with JSU claiming 145 of the 156 total first-place votes. The Gamecocks received 3,886 total votes, shead of second-place North Dakota State's 3,655. Third-place McNeese State earned 10 first-place votes, while Coastal Carolina and South Dakota State rounded out the top five.

The Coaches Poll saw JSU receive all but two of the 26 first-place votes, with second-place McNeese State grabbing those. The Gamecocks grabbed 648 total votes to the Cowboys' 616, while NDSU, CCU and SDSU rounded out the top five, respectively.

FCS Coaches Poll (Nov. 16, 2015)
Team (First-Place Votes), Record, Points, Last

1. Jacksonville State (24), 9-1, 648, 1
2. McNeese State (2), 9-0, 616, 2
3. North Dakota State, 8-2, 592, 3
4. Coastal Carolina, 9-1, 559, 4
5. South Dakota State, 8-2, 544, 5
6. Illinois State, 8-2, 531, 6
7. William & Mary, 8-2, 486, 7
8. Charleston Southern, 9-1, 464, 8
9. Chattanooga, 8-2, 440, 9
10. James Madison, 8-2, 408, 11
11. Portland State, 8-2, 368, 16
12. Sam Houston State, 7-3, 327, 18
13. North Carolina A&T, 9-1, 312, 14
14. Fordham, 9-2, 295, 17
15. Northern Iowa, 6-4, 256, 19
16. Richmond, 7-3, 229, 12
17. Montana, 6-4, 188, 22
18. Southern Utah, 7-3, 185, 15
19. Eastern Washington, 6-4, 184, 10
20. Northern Arizona, 7-3, 138, 25
21. Harvard, 8-1, 114, 13
22. Bethune-Cookman, 8-2, 111, 23
23. Dartmouth, 8-1, 93, 24
24. The Citadel, 7-3, 92, 20
25. Central Arkansas, 7-3, 70, NR

Dropped from rankings: Youngstown State

Others receiving votes: Grambling State 59, Dayton 29, Villanova 20, Youngstown State 19, Eastern Kentucky 16, North Dakota 15, Eastern Illinois 13, Alcorn State 7, Towson 5, New Hampshire 5, Penn 4, UT Martin 2, Western Carolina 2, Western Illinois 2, South Dakota 1, Cal Poly 1

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll - Clemson & Ohio St. Remain Undefeated

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Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll – Week #11 Rankings
Clemson & Ohio St. Remain Undefeated
Alabama Dominates Mississippi St.

Team of Week - Oklahoma

Players of Week
Offense - RB Jordan Howard - Indiana
Defense - LB Eric Striker - Oklahoma

Photo – LB Eric Striker - Oklahoma

Draft Insiders’ 2015 Top 25 Poll –
Frank Coyle - scout

Rank/ Team /Record
1. Ohio St. - 10-0
2. Clemson - 10-0
3. Alabama - 9-1
4. Notre Dame - 9-1
5. Oklahoma St. - 10-0
6. Iowa - 10-0
7. Oklahoma - 9-1
8. Florida - 9-1
9. Michigan St. - 9-1
10. Baylor - 8-1
11. TCU - 9-1
12. North Carolina - 9-1
13. Houston - 10-0
14. Stanford - 8-2
15. Florida St - 8-2
16. LSU - 7-2
17. Utah - 8-2
18. Michigan - 8-2
19. Navy - 8-1
20. Wisconsin - 8-2
21. Northwestern - 8-2
22. USC - 7-3
23. Oregon - 7-3
24. Washington St. - 7-3
25. Miss - 7-3

AP Top 25
Rank/Team /Record /Points

1 Clemson(34) 10-0 1496
2 Ohio State(23) 10-0 1460
3 Alabama(4) 9-1 1424
4 Oklahoma State 10-0 1301
5 Notre Dame 9-1 1286
6 Iowa 10-0 1216
7 Oklahoma 9-1 1182
8 Florida 9-1 1055
9 Michigan State 9-1 1008
10 Baylor 8-1 946
11 TCU 9-1 857
12 North Carolina 9-1 791
13 Houston 10-0 790
14 Michigan 8-2 738
15 Stanford 8-2 668
16 Florida State 8-2 559
17 LSU 7-2 549
18 Utah 8-2 514
19 Navy 8-1 465
20 Northwestern 8-2 397
21 Wisconsin 8-2 338
22 USC 7-3 201
23 Oregon 7-3 170
24 Washington State 7-3 167
25 Ole Miss 7-3 44

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Mississippi State 20, Temple 21, Memphis 25

Others receiving votes: Toledo 39, Arkansas 35, Memphis 32, Mississippi State 25, UCLA 18, Pittsburgh 15, Temple 13, Texas A&M 8, Georgia 8, Western Kentucky 4, Bowling Green 4, Air Force 1, Arkansas State 1

Coaches Poll
Rank /Team /Record /Points

1 Clemson(28) 10-0 1560
2 Ohio State(32) 10-0 1541
3 Alabama(4) 9-1 1484
4 Oklahoma State 10-0 1348
5 Notre Dame 9-1 1333
6 Iowa 10-0 1278
7 Oklahoma 9-1 1240
8 Florida 9-1 1132
9 Michigan State 9-1 1020
10 Baylor 8-1 999
11 TCU 9-1 970
12 North Carolina 9-1 801
13 Michigan 8-2 759
14 Houston 10-0 745
15 Stanford 8-2 690
16 Florida State 8-2 638
17 LSU 7-2 584
18 Utah 8-2 493
19 Navy 8-1 456
20 Wisconsin 8-2 447
21 Northwestern 8-2 359
22 Oregon 7-3 186
23 Washington State 7-3 155
24 USC 7-3 154
25 Ole Miss 7-3 70
Mississippi State 7-3 70

Dropped from rankings: UCLA 18, Temple 21, Memphis 25

Others receiving votes: UCLA 57, Memphis 51, Georgia 35, Toledo 33, Arkansas 28, Texas A&M 25, Temple 17, Pittsburgh 14, Western Kentucky 11, Bowling Green 8, Louisville 3, Appalachian State 2, Arkansas State 2, BYU 1, Marshall 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.

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