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Urban Meyer Back at it Again

6 Mar

Ohio State new head football coach is back to what he loves best, recruiting. He has his eyes on the quick, speedy wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell from Crete, Illinois. Treadwell is a 6`3, 185 pound wide receiver that runs a 4.40 40-yard dash.

Treadwell is a prospect in the 2013 class.

Last season, he totaled 75 receptions for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns. He is clearly a complete mold of Meyer’s ideal wide receiver.

He has offers from Arkansas, Alabama, Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Minnesota, Notre Dame, USC, Illinois, and Oklahoma State.

The Coach Notebook 4-3 Defense Playbook eBook

26 Jun

My first published eBook is now out talking about the 4-3 defense.

This playbook breaks down the basics of the 43 defense. It gives coaches the fundamental keys to successfully running an effective defensive scheme.

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Tony Kornheiser Podcast Petition

2 Jun

Go to http://www.change.org/petitions/bring-tony-kornheiser-podcast-back

Sign it and spread the word
I will print out all the signatures and mail them to ESPN 980 management

UPDATE as of 6/4/11 12:05 est only 27 people have signed

2011 NFL Mock Draft

29 Mar
  1. Carolina Panthers – Blaine Gabbert (QB) Missouri
  2. Denver Broncos – Marcell Dareus (DT) Alabama
  3. Buffalo Bills – Von Miller (OLB) Texas A&M
  4. Cincinnati Bengals – Cam Newton (QB) Auburn
  5. Arizona Cardinals – Patrick Peterson (CB) LSU
  6. Cleveland Browns – Da’Quan Bowers (DE) Clemson
  7. San Francisco 49ers – Prince Amukamara (CB) Nebraska
  8. Tennessee Titans – Nick Fairley (DT) Auburn
  9. Dallas Cowboys – J.J. Watt (DE) Wisconsin
  10. Washington Redskins – A.J. Green (WR) Georgia
  11. Houston Texans – Aldon Smith (OLB) Missouri
  12. Minnesota Vikings – Robert Quinn (DE) North Carolina
  13. Detroit Lions – Tyron Smith (OT) USC
  14. St. Louis Rams – Julio Jones (WR) Alabama
  15. Miami Dolphins – Mark Ingram (RB) Alabama
  16. Jacksonville Jaguars – Ryan Kerrigan (DE) Purdue
  17. New England Patriots – Mike Pouncey (OG/C) Flordia
  18. San Diego Chargers – Cameron Jordan (DE) Cal
  19. New York Giants – Anthony Castonzo (OT) Boston College
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Adrian Clayborn (DE) Iowa
  21. Kansas City Chiefs – Nate Solder (OT) Colorado
  22. Indianapolis Colts – Gabe Carimi (OT) Wisconsin
  23. Philadelphia Eagles – Jimmy Smith (CB) Colorado
  24. New Orleans Saints – Cameron Heyward (DE) Ohio State
  25. Seattle Seahawks – Jake Locker (QB) Washington
  26. Baltimore Ravens – Brandon Harris (CB) Miami
  27. Atlanta Falcons – Justin Houston (DE) Georgia
  28. New England Patriots – Muhammad Wilkerson (DE) Temple
  29. Chicago Bears – Corey Liuget (DT) Illinois
  30. New York Jets – Stephen Paea (DT) Oregon State
  31. Pittsburgh Steelers – Aaron Williams (CB) Texas
  32. Green Bay Packers – Akeem Ayers (OLB) UCLA

2011 Mock Draft by Coach Kennedy

The Carolina Panthers are being tight lipped about their decision for the number one pick. It’s a good strategy because it gives them the latitude to make a multitude of moves to better their draft picks in the 2011 draft or drive up interest for the top pick for teams that need a quarterback. However, I think they will keep the number one pick and select Gabbert to be their franchise QB.

 

The Buffalo Bills are the start of the turmoil for many teams. I happen to think the bills will take a hard look at Cam Newton.  However, they will go with a pass rusher. Last season they took a chance on Shawne Merriman and it’s too early to judge. Bills fans know that they need to have a great defense to keep up with the teams in their division. Thus, Miller would be a good fit.

 

Bengal fans are in the middle of a QB vs Owner war. If the owner feels that his starting QB won’t return then I think the Bengals would pick a QB at this spot. Cam Newton is still on the board and has a lot of talent.

 

The Cardinals draft room will be upset with Cam Netwon being off the board. They will execute plan B and either wait for a QB in later rounds or get a worthy veteran to take over the position. Their selection will likely be a CB to step into their secondary with Rodgers-Cromartie.

 

This pick for the Browns is interesting. Most would probably pick a WR with this pick but the Browns need a good outside pass rusher. With Von Miller gone they will take a chance on Bowers.

 

Cowboy fans like to get flashy players in the first round. But they have a ton of needs on the defensive side of the ball. I think they will fill one with J.J. Watt. Though, not flashy, he would be productive in Ryan’s defense.

 

The Cowboys division rival picks at the tenth spot. The Redskins would be overwhelmed with AJ Green still being on the board. And they won’t waste any time turning in the pick.

 

With Wade Phillips taking over as defensive coordinator, the Texans will need to work on filling needs through the draft. I think they want to address the secondary first; however, a quality CB at this point isn’t available. So they will address their pass rush and select Missouri’s Aldon Smith.

 

Sam Bradford would love to see Julio Jones being left on the board at 14. He needs a true number one receiver to began building off the success of last season.

 

I think the Patriots will have the best draft in 2011. And to start off they will select an offensive lineman. Either they will address tackle or guard. I feel they will take Florida’s Mike Pouncey to work opposite of Logan Mankins.

 

The Kansas City Chiefs is in need of a quality right tackle. They will take one at this pick.

 

Seattle Seahawks fans would love to see Washington’s Jake Locker become their franchise QB. It’s a bit of a leap to reach for him this early but I think they would pull the trigger. It is a good pick and would help with public relations and franchise appeal. Besides Locker’s college coach is one of Pete Carroll’s former assistants at USC.

 

The New York Jets need to address the defensive tackle position. Yes, Jenkins is a great DT. However, he has a tendency to get injured. They will take a DT and probably Paea from Oregon State.

 

 

Bowl Schedule & Preview

7 Dec

The full bowl schedule is out and most of the games seem to be great matchups. However, some of the bowl names are a little outrageous. Nevertheless, we will all enjoy the games. BCS games listed last. The complete list of the games are pictured below

Fiesta Bowl Preview

Holiday Bowl Preview

Outback Bowl Preview

Music City Bowl Preview

Insight Bowl Preview

Hyundai Sun Bowl Preview

Rose Bowl Preview

Alamo Bowl Preview

Capital One Bowl Preview

BCS Bowl Predictions

30 Nov

Ok I think its time to update my BCS Bowl predictions. After sitting watching football all weekend I think I may have a little bit more of a hunch of who will be where. Even though, I do have doubts if TCU should play in either the Fiesta or Rose Bowl.

Leave your comments below

Last Week Picks

Fiesta Bowl- Nebraska vs. WVU
Rose Bowl- Ohio State vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl- Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl- LSU vs. TCU
National Championship- Boise State vs. Oregon

Current Picks

Fiesta Bowl- Oklahoma vs. TCU
Rose Bowl- Wisconsin vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl- WVU vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl- Ohio State vs. Arkansas
National Championship- Auburn vs. Oregon

NCAA Bowl Predictions, BCS Rankings

23 Nov

Back on September 29th I made my NCAA Football Bowl Predictions… Well lets just say I was a little bit off on the teams I picked.

Previous Picks

Fiesta Bowl– Nebraska vs. TCU
Rose Bowl– Oregon vs. Michigan
Orange Bowl– West Virginia vs. NC State (yes I’m feeling the hype NC State baby)
Sugar Bowl– Oklahoma vs. Boise State
National Championship– Ohio State vs. Alabama

Current Picks

Fiesta Bowl– Nebraska vs. WVU
Rose Bowl– Ohio State vs. Stanford
Orange Bowl– Wisconsin vs. Virginia Tech
Sugar Bowl– LSU vs. TCU
National Championship– Boise State vs. Oregon

Here is what the experts over at CBS Sports think…

Nebraska Gets 5-Star Recruit

1 Nov

James Madison High School running back Aaron Green will take his talents to Nebraska, not South Beach. The 5`11, 185 pound senior is the highest profile player to commit to Nebraska’s 2011 recruiting class so far. Green is considered as one of Texas’s top football prospects. In fact he is drawing comparisons to Reggie Bush. Green picked Nebraska over Florida State, Texas, and Cal.

Texas and Florida State dropped off Green’s radar once they signed Malcolm Brown and James Wilder respectfully. Nevertheless, Cornhusker nation is extremely excited with the commitment and have high expectations for Aaron Green.

NCAA College Football Preview

29 Oct

The two games this weekend that everyone seems to be talking about is the Oregon Ducks vs. the University of Southern California Trojans and the Michigan State Spartans vs. the Iowa Hawkeyes. Personally, I think the most fascinating game of the weekend is the Michigan State vs. Iowa game because of the physicality of the Hawkeyes. Michigan State hasn’t faced a team this year that will play them as tough as Iowa will. This game will show how good Michigan State really is or not.

In addition, Oregon will really be tested by a talented USC team. Don’t be surprised to see this game closer than the experts suggest.

Check out the previews of the weekend’s most high stake games from CBSSports.com

NCAA College Football Preview

21 Oct

As with last week, this weekend we are in for a number of great college football games. I don’t think we will see such a big mix up in the polls as we did this week. However, lets look forward to some of these huge games. Our friends over at CBSSports.com have broken down many of this weekend’s key matchups. LSU vs. Auburn, Wisconsin vs. Iowa (personally I think this is the best game of the weekend), Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma vs. Missouri (this game is huge for Oklahoma as they are the #1 team in the BCS).