Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 

 Notre Dame Beats Duke in Game of the Week
Key Conference Matchups This Week

 Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll 2023 – Week Six
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Team of the Week
Notre Dame Beats Duke – 17-14

Photo – OT Joe Alt – Notre Dame (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Bo Nix – Oregon
Defense – DT Howard Cross – Notre Dame

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia                        5-0                   
2          Michigan                      5-0                   
3          Ohio State                    5-0                   
4          Florida State                4-0       
5          USC                             5-0       
6          Washington                  5-0       
7          Texas                           5-0                   
8          Penn State                   5-0
9          Oregon                         5-0
10         Notre Dame                  5-1       
11         Alabama                      4-1       
12         North Carolina             4-0       
13         Oklahoma                    4-0                   
14        Miami                           4-0
15         Utah                             4-1       
16         Duke                            4-1
17         Washington State        4-0       
18        Ole Miss                       4-1
19         Oregon State                4-1                
20         Tennessee                    4-1       
21         Missouri                      5-0
22         Kentucky                     5-0
23         Fresno St.                    5-0
24        LSU                              3-2
25         Louisville                     5-0

Others receiving consideration: Maryland, Texas A&M, Kansas State, UCLA, Iowa, Clemson, TCU, South Carolina, Syracuse, Cincinnati, James Madison, Air Force, Mississippi State, Tulane, Colorado, Wyoming, Arkansas, Wake Forest, UCF and BYU

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll
Rank    Team                Record Pts
1          Georgia (59)      5-0        1589
2          Michigan (1)      5-0        1503
3          Ohio State (2)   4-0        1405
4          Texas (1)          5-0        1381
5          Florida State     4-0        1374
6          Penn State        5-0        1241
7          USC                 5-0        1227
8          Washington (1)  5-0        1199
9          Oregon             5-0        1118
10         Alabama           4-1        996
11         Notre Dame      5-1        925
12         Oklahoma         5-0        888
13         North Carolina   4-0        795
14         Washington St  4-0        711
15         Ole Miss           4-1        617
16         Oregon State    4-1        606
17         Miami               4-0        566
18         Tennessee        4-1        490
19         Utah                 4-1        428
20         Kentucky          5-0        356
21         Duke                4-1        319
22         Missouri            5-0        283
23         LSU                  3-2        169
24         Fresno State     5-0        144
25         Louisville          5-0        99

Others receiving votes: Maryland 81, Kansas State 73, Texas A&M 59, Air Force 32, UCLA 29, Clemson 18, Iowa 17, Wyoming 12, Kansas 11, Tulane 10, James Madison 8, West Virginia 6, BYU 5, Marshall 3, Wisconsin 3, Ohio 2, Memphis 1, Florida 1

Dropped from rankings: Florida 23, Kansas 24, Kansas State 25




Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Ohio State Beats Notre Dame in Top Ten Matchup
17 Clubs Remain Unbeaten Entering Conference Matchups

 Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Poll 2023 – Week Five
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Team of the Week
Ohio State Beats Notre Dame – 17-14

Players of the Week
  Offense – QB Drew Allar – Penn State
  Defense – DT Byron Murphy – Texas

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia                        4-0                   
2          Michigan                      4-0                   
3          Ohio State                    4-0                   
4          Florida State                4-0       
5          USC                             4-0       
6          Washington                  4-0       
7          Penn State                   4-0       
8          Texas                           4-0                   
9          Utah                             4-0                   
10         Oregon                         4-0
11         Notre Dame                  4-1       
12        LSU                              3-1                   
13         Alabama                      3-1       
14         North Carolina             4-0       
15         Oklahoma                    4-0                   
16        Miami                           4-0
17         Duke                            4-0
18         Washington State        4-0       
19        Ole Miss                       3-1
20         Oregon State                3-1                                           
21         Tennessee                    3-1       
22         Missouri                      4-0
23        Kansas                         4-0
24         Florida                         3-1
25         Kansas State               3-1
 
Others receiving consideration: Fresno St., Colorado, Kentucky, UCLA, Iowa, Louisville, Clemson, TCU, South Carolina, Syracuse, Cincinnati, James Madison, Air Force, Mississippi State, Tulane, Maryland, Auburn, Texas A&M, Wyoming, Arkansas, Wake Forest, UCF and BYU

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

Rank    Team            Record  Points
1          Georgia (61)      4-0        1592
2          Michigan           4-0        1495
3          Ohio State (2)    4-0        1414
4          Florida State     4-0        1390
5          Texas               4-0        1336
6          USC                 4-0        1288
7          Penn State        4-0        1225
8          Washington (1)  4-0        1194
9          Oregon             4-0        1071
10         Utah                 4-0        1010
11         Alabama           3-1        930
12         LSU                  3-1        844
13         Notre Dame      4-1        837
14         Oklahoma         4-0        784
15         North Carolina   4-0        698
16         Duke                4-0        605
17         Washington St  4-0        555
18         Miami               4-0        485
19         Tennessee        3-1        404
20         Ole Miss           3-1        305
21         Oregon State    3-1        293
22         Missouri            4-0        140
23         Florida              3-1        134
24         Kansas             4-0        120
25         Kansas State    3-1        109

Others receiving votes: Fresno State 93, Kentucky 87, TCU 54, Maryland 39, Texas A&M 36, Louisville 36, UCLA 36, Clemson 35, Syracuse 32, Colorado 29, Air Force 24, Iowa 16, Tulane 11, Wyoming 8, Marshall 2, James Madison 2, Liberty 1, Georgia State 1

Dropped from rankings: Colorado 19, Iowa 22, Clemson 23, UCLA 25




Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Pac-12 Places 8 Teams in Top 25
  22 Clubs Remain Unbeaten Entering Major Weekend Matchups

 Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll 2023 – Week Four
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Team of the Week
Colorado beats Colorado State 43-35 in Overtime

Players of the Week
Offense
QB Jayden Daniels – LSU
WR Malik Nabers – LSU

Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll – Sept 18th

1          Georgia                        3-0                   
2          Michigan                      3-0                   
3          Ohio State                    3-0                   
4          Florida State                3-0       
5          USC                             3-0       
6          Notre Dame                  4-0       
7          Washington                  3-0       
8          Penn State                   3-0       
9          Texas                           3-0                   
10         Utah                             3-0                   
11         Oregon                         3-0
12        LSU                              2-1                   
13         North Carolina             3-0       
14         Oregon State                3-0                   
15         Oklahoma                    3-0                   
16        Ole Miss                       3-0
17        Miami                           3-0
18         Duke                            3-0       
19         Colorado                      3-0       
20         Tennessee                    2-1       
21         Washington State        3-0       
22         UCLA                           3-0                   
23         Iowa                             3-0                   
24        Clemson                      2-1
25         Missouri                      3-0
           
Others receiving consideration: Florida, Kentucky, Alabama, Kansas State, TCU, South Carolina, Syracuse, Cincinnati, James Madison, Air Force, Mississippi State, Fresno St., Louisville, Tulane, Maryland, Kansas, Auburn, Texas A&M, Wyoming, Arkansas, Wake Forest, UCF and BYU

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

Rank    Team                Record Pts
1          Georgia (62)     3-0        1598
2          Michigan (1)      3-0        1514
3          Florida State     3-0        1396
4          Ohio State (1)   3-0        1394
5          USC                 3-0        1325
6          Texas               3-0        1312
7          Penn State        3-0        1224
8          Washington       3-0        1164
9          Notre Dame      4-0        1044
10         Utah                 3-0        967
11         Oregon             3-0        946
12         Alabama           2-1        886
13         LSU                  2-1        808
14         Oklahoma         3-0        683
15         Oregon State    3-0        660
16         Ole Miss           3-0        602
17         North Carolina   3-0        592
18         Duke                3-0        469
19         Colorado           3-0        435
20         Tennessee        2-1        362
21         Miami               3-0        298
22         Iowa                 3-0        206
23         Clemson           2-1        193
24         Washington St   3-0        160
25         UCLA               3-0        156

Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Kansas State 114, Missouri 44, Fresno State 43, Florida 41, Kentucky 28, TCU 26, Maryland 19, Kansas 17, Auburn 16, Texas A&M 11, Syracuse 10, Air Force 9, Tulane 7, UCF 5, Wyoming 3, James Madison 3, Ohio 3, Wake Forest 2, Louisville 2, BYU 1, Memphis 1, Arkansas 1

Dropped from rankings: Kansas State 15




Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

 Texas Beats Bama

 Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll – Week Three

Frank Coyle / Publisher

Team of the Week
Texas Shocks Alabama

Player of the Week
Offense – QB Quinn Ewers – Texas

Draft Insiders’ – Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia                        2-0                   
2          Michigan                      2-0                   
3          Ohio State                    2-0                   
4          Florida State                2-0       
5          USC                             3-0       
6          Notre Dame                  3-0       
7          Washington                  2-0       
8          Penn State                   2-0       
9          Texas                           2-0                   
10         Tennessee                    2-0                   
11         Alabama                      1-1
12        LSU                              1-1                   
13         Utah                             2-0                   
14         Oregon                         2-0
15         Kansas State                2-0                   
16         North Carolina             2-0       
17         Oregon State                2-0                   
18         Oklahoma                    2-0                   
19        Ole Miss                       2-0
20        Miami                           2-0
21         Duke                            2-0       
22         Colorado                      2-0       
23         Washington State        2-0       
24         UCLA                           2-0                   
25         Iowa                             2-0                   
           
Others receiving consideration: Kentucky, Clemson, TCU, South Carolina, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Mississippi State, Fresno St., Missouri, Louisville, Kansas, Tulane, Maryland, Auburn, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Boise State, Troy and Kansas

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

Rank    Team             Record     Pts
1          Georgia (64)     2-0        1624
2          Michigan (1)      2-0        1533
3          Florida State     2-0        1441
4          Ohio State        2-0        1401
5          USC                 3-0        1319
6          Texas               2-0        1318
7          Penn State        2-0        1229
8          Washington       2-0        1129
9          Tennessee        2-0        1039
10         Alabama           1-1        1016
11         Notre Dame      3-0        1004
12         Utah                 2-0        893
13         Oregon             2-0        870
14         LSU                  1-1        714
15         Kansas State    2-0        675
16         Oklahoma         2-0        584
17         Oregon State    2-0        562
18         North Carolina   2-0        506
19         Ole Miss           2-0        503
20         Duke                2-0        363
21         Colorado           2-0        357
22        Clemson           1-1        207
23         Miami               2-0        195
24         Iowa                 2-0        166
25        UCLA               2-0        101

Others receiving votes: Washington State 80, Kentucky 38, TCU 26, Auburn 23, Fresno St 21, Texas A&M 21, Kansas 17, Tulane 16, Missouri 14, Maryland 14, Wake Forest 13, Oklahoma St 12, UCF 11, Arkansas 10, Syracuse 9, Cincinnati 8, Mississippi St 7, Wisconsin 7, Wyoming 6, Minnesota 6, Air Force 5, South Carolina 3, Memphis 3, Louisville 3, James Madison 2, Michigan St 1

Dropped from rankings: Wisconsin 19, Tulane 22, Texas A&M 23




Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

Draft Insiders’ & Coaches Top 25 Poll

ACC Rules Opening Week
Duke and Florida State Win Major Matchups

 Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll 2023 – Week Two
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Teams of the Week
Duke Shocks Clemson
Florida State Pounds LSU

Photo – DE Jared Verse, Florida State – Joshua Bessex/AP Photographer

Players of the Week
Offense – QB Riley Leonard – Duke
Defense – Edge Jared Verse – Florida St.

Draft Insiders’ Top 25 Poll

1          Georgia            1-0                   
2          Michigan          1-0                   
3          Ohio State        1-0                   
4          Alabama          1-0                   
5          USC                 2-0       
6          Florida State    1-0                               
7          Notre Dame      2-0       
8          Washington      1-0       
9          Penn State       1-0       
10         Texas               1-0                   
11         Tennessee        1-0                   
12        LSU                  0-1                   
13         Utah                 1-0                   
14         Oregon             1-0                   
15         Kansas State    1-0                   
16         Clemson          0-1       
17         North Carolina 1-0       
18         Oregon State    1-0                   
19         Wisconsin        1-0                   
20         Oklahoma        1-0                   
21        Ole Miss           1-0
22         Texas A&M      1-0                   
23         Duke                1-0                   
24         Tulane              1-0                   
25         Colorado          1-0                   
 
Complete Rankings
Others receiving consideration: Iowa, Florida, Miami, Kentucky, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Fresno St., UCLA, Louisville, Maryland, Auburn, UTSA, Arkansas, Boise State, Troy and Kansas

Coaches Poll – Top 25 Poll

            Team             Record    Points
1          Georgia (63)     1-0        1647
2          Michigan (1)      1-0        1534
3          Alabama (2)      1-0        1515
4          Ohio State        1-0        1422
5          Florida State     1-0        1388
6          USC                 2-0        1283
7          Penn State        1-0        1216
8          Washington       1-0        1115
9          Tennessee        1-0        1099
10         Texas               1-0        957
11         Notre Dame      2-0        950
12         Utah                 1-0        924
13         Oregon             1-0        904
14         LSU                  0-1        738
15         Kansas State    1-0        630
16         North Carolina   1-0        546
17         Oklahoma         1-0        543
18         Oregon State    1-0        499
19         Wisconsin         1-0        445
20         Ole Miss           1-0        411
21         Clemson           0-1        287
22         Tulane               1-0        255
23         Texas A&M       1-0        236
24         Duke                1-0        222
25         Colorado           1-0        161

Complete Rankings
Others receiving votes: Iowa 111, Pittsburgh 53, Kentucky 50, UCLA 44, TCU 40, Fresno State 30, Miami 22, Auburn 22, Arkansas 18, Maryland 14, Missouri 13, Troy 11, Oklahoma State 11, NC State 10, Illinois 9, Wyoming 8, Air Force 7, Washington State 7, Wake Forest 7, Minnesota 6, Mississippi State 5, South Carolina 4, Kansas 4, Texas Tech 3, SMU 3, UCF 3, Houston 2, UTSA 1, James Madison 1, Memphis 1, Michigan State 1, Louisville 1, Arizona 1

Dropped from rankings: TCU 16, Texas Tech 24




Draft Insiders’ All-American Teams

College Football 2023 All-American Teams

Draft Insiders’ – Frank Coyle /Head scout

Draft Insiders’ publishes All-American teams annually 
 Photo – WR Marvin Harrison – Ohio St (school)

Draft Insiders’ College Football All-America Teams

First Team
Offense

QB Caleb Williams, USC
RB Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
RB Blake Corum, Michigan
WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
WR Rome Odunze, Washington
WR Xavier Worthy, Texas
TE Brock Bowers, Georgia
OL Joe Alt, Notre Dame
OL Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State
OL Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
OL JC Latham, Alabama
C Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia
All-Purpose Travis Hunter, Colorado

Defense
DL Jared Verse, Florida State
DL JT Tuimoloau, Ohio State
DL Jer’Zhan Newton, Illinois
DL Bralen Trice, Washington
LB Harold Perkins Jr., LSU
LB Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
LB Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
LB Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
CB Kalen King, Penn State
S Malaki Starks, Georgia
S Kamren Kinchens, Miami

Specialists
K Joshua Karty, Stanford
P Tory Taylor, Iowa
KR Jaylin Lucas, Indiana
PR Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
 
Second Team
Offense

QB Drake Maye, North Carolina
RB TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
RB Rocket Sanders, Arkansas
WR Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State
WR Dorian Singer, USC
WR Juice Wells, South Carolina
TE Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
OL Graham Barton, Duke
OL Christian Haynes, UConn
OL Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas
OL Zak Zinter, Michigan
C Zach Frazier, West Virginia
All-Purpose Will Shipley, Clemson

Defense
DL Tyler Davis, Clemson
DL Demeioun ‘Chop’ Robinson, Penn State
DL Mykel Williams, Georgia
DL Dontay Corleone, Cincinnati
LB Barrett Carter, Clemson
LB Cedric Gray, North Carolina
LB Laiatu Latu, UCLA
LB Junior Colson, Michigan
CB Cooper DeJean, Iowa
CB Fentrell Cypress II, Florida State
S Calen Bullock, USC
S Cole Bishop, Utah

Specialists
K John Hoyland, Wyoming
P Kai Kroeger, South Carolina
KR Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
PR Anthony Gould, Oregon State

Third Team
Offense

QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
RB Quinshon Judkins, Ole Miss
RB Nicholas Singleton, Penn State
WR Malik Nabers, LSU
WR Jalen McMillan, Washington
WR Johnny Wilson, Florida State
TE Brant Kuithe, Utah
OL Beaux Limmer, Arkansas
OL Donovan Jackson, Ohio State
OL Christian Mahogany, Boston College
OL Tailese Fuaga, Oregon State
C Drake Nugent, Michigan
All-Purpose Donovan Edwards, Michigan

Defense
DL Mekhi Wingo, LSU
DL Junior Tafuna, Utah
DL Keith Randolph Jr., Illinois
DL Kris Jenkins, Michigan
LB Jaylan Ford, Texas
LB Dallas Turner, Alabama
LB Abdul Carter, Penn State
LB Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri
CB Benjamin Morrison, Notre Dame
CB Will Johnson, Michigan
S Javon Bullard, Georgia
S Demani Richardson, Texas A&M

Specialists
K Jonah Dalmas, Boise State
P Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
KR Milan Tucker, Appalachian State
PR Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
 




2023 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

2023 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List

Tallahassee, FL – The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, released the 2023 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List.

Photo – Marvin Harrison – Ohio State (courtesy of school)

Frank Coyle rates Marvin Harrison the #1 prospect for the NFL Draft 2024 regardless of position. Harrison heads a strong Biletnikoff class which should have a huge impact on the 2023 college season at one of the game’s elite impact positions.

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the college football season’s outstanding FBS receiver. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football’s outstanding receiver, not merely college football’s outstanding wide receiver.

The 2022 Biletnikoff Award winner and unanimous 1st-team All-America was Jalin Hyatt of Tennessee. Frank Coyle voted for Hyatt last year. Hyatt was drafted in the 3rd round by the New York Giants and was one of the top values in the NFL Draft 2023.

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, Biletnikoff, Thorpe, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi etc for the past 30 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a consultant to many NFL player agents related to all levels of preparation for the NFL Draft process. He was 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.

The semifinalists, finalists, and award recipient are selected by the highly distinguished Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee, a group of 650 prominent college football journalists, commentators, announcers, Biletnikoff Award winners, and other former receivers. Foundation trustees do not vote and have never voted. For a list of voters, please see BiletnikoffAward.com/voters.

Receivers are frequently added to the watch list as their season performances dictate. Actual, not potential, performance is the basis for inclusion on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

The Biletnikoff Award candidate eligibility and voting criteria, transparently explicit and detailed, are available for review at BiletnikoffAward.com/criteria.

2024 Biletnikoff Award keynote speaker and College Football Hall of Famer Danny Wuerffel

During his senior year in 1996, Danny Wuerffel won the Heisman Trophy while leading the Florida Gators to their first national championship. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013. He received the Draddy Trophy, which is presented annually by the National Football Foundation and the College Football Hall of Fame to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. His career pass efficiency rating of 163.56 was the best in major college history and his percentage of passes which went for a touchdown (9.74) ranked first in collegiate history.

The name Biletnikoff is synonymous with the term receiver. Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame, was a consensus All-America receiver at Florida State University and an All-Pro receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 14-year Raiders career from 1965 through 1978. Fred was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI.

The 2023 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List

   Additional receivers will be added as their season performances dictate

Alex Adams, Akron
Elijhah Badger, Arizona State
Brock Bowers, Georgia
Jerand Bradley, Texas Tech
Jalon Calhoun, Duke
Dante Cephas, Penn State
De’Corian Clark, UTSA
Keon Coleman, Florida State
Malachi Corley, WKU
Jacob Cowing, Arizona
Corey Crooms Jr., Minnesota
Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State
Zakhari Franklin, Ole Miss
Troy Franklin, Oregon
Oronde Gadsden II, Syracuse
Corey Gammage, UCF
Tre Harris, Ole Miss
Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
Khaleb Hood, Georgia Southern
Tory Horton, Colorado State
Tyrone Howell, ULM
Jeremiah Hunter, California
Ali Jennings III, Virginia Tech
Tez Johnson, Oregon
Caullin Lacy, South Alabama
Jaylin Lane, Virginia Tech
Dominic Lovett, Georgia
Ladd McConkey, Georgia
Jalen McMillan, Washington
Malik Nabers, LSU
Jerjuan Newton, Toledo
Rome Odunze, Washington
Ryan O’Keefe, Boston College
Sam Pinckney, Coastal Carolina
Brennan Presley, Oklahoma State
Bradley Rozner, NC State
Will Sheppard, Vanderbilt
Dorian Singer, USC
Tyrin Smith, UTEP
Elijah Spencer, Minnesota
J.Michael Sturdivant, UCLA
Jamari Thrash, Louisville
Devin Voisin, South Alabama
Devontez Walker, North Carolina
Tahj Washington, USC
Antwane Wells Jr., South Carolina
Sam Wiglusz, Ohio
Johnny Wilson, Florida State
Xavier Worthy, Texas

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the college football season’s outstanding FBS receiver. Any player, regardless of position (wide receiver, tight end, slot or inside receiver, wingback, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award.

(BiletnikoffAward.com/about_award)

Important Dates

August 7, 2023:
Preseason Watch List announcement

Sept. 27, 2023:
FanVote opens

Nov. 13 – 19, 2023:
Vote by the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee to determine Semifinalists

Nov. 20, 2023:
Semifinalists announcement

Nov. 20 – 25, 2023:
Vote to determine 3 Finalists

Nov. 28, 2023:
3 Finalists announcement

Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2023:
Final vote to determine Biletnikoff Award Winner

Dec. 7, 2023:
Biletnikoff Award Winner announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards
The Home Depot College Football Awards airs live on ESPN Dec. 7, 2023, 7 – 8:30 PM (EST)

The Biletnikoff Award Banquet & Celebration honors the 2021 Biletnikoff Award Winner on Saturday, March 9, 2024
The Dunlap Champions Club at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida




NFL and HBCU Combine and Legacy Bowl Game

NFL and HBCU Combine and Legacy Bowl Game

HBCU Legacy Bowl week will officially kick off hosting the 2023 HBCU Combine at the New Orleans Saints’ Ochsner Sports Performance Center in Metairie, LA from 8:00 AM to 2:30 pm CT on Feb. 20.

47 HBCU student-athletes were invited by the National Football League and HBCU Legacy Bowl to participate in the event. The football players will be able to meet and interact with NFL executives, scouts, and decision-makers.

NFL has partnered with HBCU and the Black College Football Hall of Fame to have the HBCU Combine in New Orleans along with the Legacy Bowl,” Doug Williams said to HBCU Legends. “Because a lot of those guys who are going to be at the HBCU Combine will transition into playing in an HBCU Legacy Bowl game. I thought it was a great thing for us to have.”

HBCU Combine Schedule – Feb. 20th

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM – Offense: Combine Drills and Workouts
11:00 AM to 2:20 PM – Defense: Combine Drills and Workouts
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Meeting with NFL Scouts

HBCU Legacy Bowl – Sat, Feb. 25th

 The 2023 HBCU Legacy Bowl selected Saints quarterback Jameis Winston and former Saints and current Dolphin left tackle Terron Armstead as Honorary Captains on the event scheduled for Feb. 25.

Winston and Armstead are founding partners with the HBCU Legacy Bowl and other NFL players, such as NFL MVP and Super Bowl LVII champion Patrick Mahomes, who was the event’s inaugural honorary captain.

The second HBCU Legacy Bowl will showcase the talent of 100 HBCU student-athletes hoping to earn a roster spot in the NFL, CFL, USFL, XFL, or other professional leagues. The event will be held at Tulane University’s Yulman Stadium at 3:00 PM CT on Feb. 25. The NFL Network will broadcast the contest with Steve Wyche (play-by-play) and Charles Davis (color analyst) in the booth.

2023 HBCU Combine Roster – Monday Feb. 20, 2023

Player                                      Position           College/University

Averett, Kemari                        TE                    Bethune-Cookman
Barnes-Brown, Brandon          DB                   Fayetteville State
Boone, Raymond                     DB                   Bowie State
Bryant, Darian                         G                      Va Union
Centers, Drake                         T/G                   Texas Southern
Cooper, Tarik                           LB                    Texas Southern
Cox, Isaiah                               WR                   Alabama A&M
Davis, A.J.                               RB                   FAMU
Dourisseau, Devin                   LB                    Langston
Dumas, Jason                          DT                    Southern
Estes, Rey                               DB                    Grambling State
Faddoul, Chris                         P                      FAMU
Farmer, Andrew                       LB/DE             Lane
Fowler, Jalen                           QB                   NC A&T
Golatt, Jr., Dion                       QB                   Bowie State
Graham, Alfonso                     RB                   Morgan State
Hagans, Darius                        RB                    Va State
Harrington, Larry                     QB                   Langston
Harris, Corione                        DB                   Southern
Hasley, Jerrish                        WR                   Delaware State
Holloman, J.J.                          WR                   Tennessee State
King, Tyler                               RB                   Edward Waters
Lacey, Robert                          T/G                   Tennessee State
Lee, Ricky                                T                      NC A&T
Leslie, Zach                             WR                   NC A&T
Lewis, Jordan                          LB                    Southern
McCoy, Devin                          TE/WR              Clark Atlanta
McDaniel, Jermaine                 DE                    NC A&T
Mitchell, Robert                       T/G                   NC Central
Moore, KeShaun                      LB                    Hampton
Murray, Antoine                       WR                   Howard
Parker, Brooks                        LB                    Delaware State
Perry, Skyler                            QB                   Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Peterson, Camron                    DT                    Southern
Pryor, Joshua                          LB/DE              Bowie State
Rankin, Jacory                         WR                   Miss Valley State
Romo-Martinez, Jose               K                      FAMU
Scott, Markell                          RB                    Langston
Shockey, Ali                            WR                   Hampton
Smith, Xavier                           WR                   FAMU
Thomas, Ronnie                      LB/DE              Miss. Valley State
Tucker, Derrick                        DB                    Texas Southern
Victorian, Kevin                       DE                    Prairie View
Warren, De’Jahn                      DB                   Jackson State
Williams, Brian                        T                      Southern
Wilson, Dacquari                     C                      NC A&T
Wilson, Emmanuel                   RB                   Fort Valley State
 




CFP Championship Game – Tonight Georgia-Texas Christian

CFP Championship Game – Georgia-Texas Christian
Clubs Look to Repeat Thrilling Semi-Final Victories

Frank Coyle/ Head scout

College Football Playoff National Championship is tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN between defending champion, Georgia (14-0) and Big 12 upstart, Texas Christian (13-1) at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, Ca.

Georgia is a powerhouse and brings an undefeated record to the title game after beating Ohio St in a thrilling semi-final matchup. Texas Christian is this year’s Cinderella story going undefeated into their season finale only to lose the Big 12 Championship game to Kansas State. They had previously beaten KSU at midseason. They stayed in the top four playoff qualifiers and beat heavily favorite Michigan in an exciting semi-final games setting up the title matchup with Georgia.

Both teams rely on potent offenses behind seasoned QBs, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett and TCU Max Duggan along with balanced ground games to rank among the nation’s best attacks. Bennett and Duggan were both finalists in the Heisman race in 2022. Both clubs spend the majority of their time lined up in a 3-3-5 defense and variations of that scheme. They are a combined 27-1 this season.

Georgia looks to duplicate last years’ championship when they beat Alabama for the national title. Head coach Kirby Smart hopes to join elite company aiming for a 2nd straight national title where they are heavy favorites tonight. This was the sixth straight season the Bulldogs finished in the national top 10.

Georgia excelled behind the hot hand of QB Stetson Bennett who has come up huge in key situations directing this club in the tough SEC. He met all challenges and uses a host of receivers, especially his talented duo of tight ends, Brock Bowers and Darnell Washington. Bowers is a difference maker and will fully test the TCU fast defense. TCU has been very effective in coverage especially as the season progressed and very opportunistic. The Bulldogs will test the TCU defensive front with a strong ground game to soften their front and control the line of scrimmage to draw the safeties up. This is where Bennett excels finding his receivers through the middle routes with the TE duo of Bowers and Washington creating a huge problem for the Horned Frogs defense.

TCU is a huge surprise participant behind first-year head coach Sonny Dykes. The Horned Frogs have had a weak 23-24 record over the four seasons before Dykes’ arrival. QB Duggan has been both a leader and playmaker this club has rallied around. He spreads the ball around to a talented group of receivers headed by Quentin Johnston who had an impact in their semi-final upset over Michigan. He faces a dominant Bulldog defense with several impact performers. Duggan has been very accurate over the past season and will have to be highly efficient to press the Georgia first class unit. TCU guard Steve Avila heads a tough talented front line who could decide the ultimate outcome in this critical matchup.

TCU starting running back Kendre Miller is still recovering from a sprained right knee MCL injury in the Fiesta Bowl victory and is questionable for tonight’s game. He had 57 yards on eight carries in that Semi-finalist matchup against the Wolverines before he was injured. The Frogs turned to backup Emari Demercado and he responded with a career-high 150 rushing yards against Michigan.

Miller is the only player in Big 12 history to record a rushing touchdown in 13 games in a season and has totaled 17 rushing TDs, fourth-most in TCU history and the most since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2000.

Prediction: Georgia 38 Texas Christian 27
Georgia Wins a 2nd National Title in a Row

Frank Coyle is a longtime national scout of both College and NFL players. He is also a long-time member of the FWAA and a voter for the Heisman Trophy, Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski, Jim Thorpe, Fred Biletnikoff and Eddie Robinson awards annually for 30 years.




College Bowl Season Peaks This Week – National Title in Balance

College Bowl Season Peaks This Week

National Championship in the Balance

Frank Coyle / Head scout – DraftInsiders.com

Monday, Dec. 26

The long College football bowl season hits full speed this week with multiple key games daily, leading into the national semi-finals on Dec 31st.  The matchups are amazing with #1 Georgia vs #4 Ohio State and #2 Michigan v #3 TCU to decide who will play in the national championship game on Jan 9th.

Results and Upcoming Games

Dec. 16
Bahamas Bowl
UAB 24 – Miami (Ohio) 20
Nassau, Bahamas

Duluth Trading Cure Bowl
Troy 18 – UTSA 12
Exploria Stadium – Orlando, Florida

Saturday, Dec. 17
Wasabi Fenway Bowl
Louisville 24 – Cincinnati 7
Fenway Park, Boston
 
Cricket Celebration Bowl
North Carolina Central 41- Jackson State 34 OT
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga
 
Capital One Bowl Mania – New Mexico Bowl
BYU 24 – SMU 23
University Stadium – Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl
Fresno State 29 – Washington State 6
SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, Ca
 
LendingTree Bowl
Southern Miss 38 – Rice 24
Hancock Whitney Stadium – Mobile, Alabama
 
SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
Oregon State 30 – Florida 3
Allegiant Stadium – Las Vegas
 
Frisco Bowl
Boise State 35 – North Texas 32
Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Texas
 
Monday, Dec. 19
Myrtle Beach Bowl
Marshall 28 – UConn 14
Brooks Stadium – Conway, South Carolina
 
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Eastern Michigan 41 – San Jose State 27
Albertsons Stadium – Boise, Idaho
 
RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl
Toledo 21 – Liberty 19
FAU Stadium – Boca Raton, Florida
 
Wednesday, Dec. 21
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl
Western Kentucky 44 – South Alabama 23
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans
 
Thursday, Dec. 22
Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl
Air Force 30 – Baylor 15
Amon G. Carter Stadium – Fort Worth, Texas
 
Friday, Dec. 23
Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl
Houston 23 – Louisiana 16
Independence Stadium – Shreveport, Louisiana
 
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl
Wake Forest 27 – Missouri 17
Raymond James Stadium (Tampa, Florida)
 
Saturday, Dec. 24
EasyPost Hawai’i Bowl
Middle Tennessee State 25 – San Diego State 23
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex – Honolulu, Hi

Monday, Dec. 26
Quick Lane Bowl
New Mexico State 24 – Bowling Green 19
Ford Field – Detroit, Mi

Upcoming Bowl Games

Tuesday, Dec. 27
Camellia Bowl
Georgia Southern vs. Buffalo
Cramton Bowl – Montgomery, Alabama
Noon – ESPN

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl
Memphis vs. Utah State
Gerald J. Ford Stadium – Dallas, Tx
3:15 pm – ESPN

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl
Coastal Carolina vs. East Carolina
Protective Life Stadium – Birmingham, Alabama
6:45 pm – ESPN

Guaranteed Rate Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Oklahoma State
Chase Field – Phoenix, Az
10:15 pm – ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Military Bowl Presented by Peraton
UCF vs. Duke
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Annapolis, Maryland)
2 pm – ESPN

AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Kansas vs. Arkansas
Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium – Memphis, Tennessee
5:30 pm – ESPN

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl
Oregon vs. North Carolina
Petco Park – San Diego, Ca
8 pm – Fox

TaxAct Texas Bowl
Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
NRG Stadium (Houston)
9 pm – ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 29

Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Yankee Stadium – New York
2 pm – ESPN

Cheez-It Bowl
Oklahoma vs. Florida State
Camping World Stadium – Orlando, Florida
5:30 pm – ESPN

Valero Alamo Bowl
Texas vs. Washington
Alamodome – San Antonio, Tx
9 pm – ESPN

Friday, Dec. 30

Duke’s Mayo Bowl
Maryland vs. NC State
Bank of America Stadium – Charlotte, North Carolina
Noon – ESPN

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl
Pittsburgh vs. UCLA
Sun Bowl Stadium – El Paso, Texas
2 pm – CBS

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
TIAA Bank Field – Jacksonville, Florida
3:30 pm – ESPN

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl
Ohio vs. Wyoming
Arizona Stadium – Tucson, Arizona
4:30 pm

Capital One Orange Bowl
#6 Tennessee vs. #7 Clemson
Hard Rock Stadium – Miami Gardens, Florida
8 pm – ESPN

Saturday, Dec. 31

TransPerfect Music City Bowl
Iowa vs. Kentucky
Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee
Noon – ABC

Allstate Sugar Bowl
#5 Alabama vs. #9 Kansas State
Caesars Superdome – New Orleans
Noon – ESPN

National Semi Finals

CFP Semifinal at Fiesta Bowl
#2 Michigan vs. #3 TCU
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
4 p.m., ESPN

CFP Semifinal at Peach Bowl
#1 Georgia vs. #4 Ohio State
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta, Ga
8 p.m., ESPN

Monday, Jan. 2

ReliaQuest Bowl
Mississippi State vs. Illinois
Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida
Noon – ESPN2

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl
LSU vs. Purdue
Camping World Stadium – Orlando, Florida
1 pm – ABC

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic
#10 USC vs. #16 Tulane
AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
1 pm – ESPN

Rose Bowl Game
#8 Utah vs. #11 Penn State
Rose Bowl – Pasadena, California
5 pm – ESPN

Monday, Jan. 9

CFP National Championship Game
Winners of Semifinal matchups

SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, Ca
7:30 p.m., ESPN