Weeden Drafted By Browns After Once Getting Traded For Brown

With the 22nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Brandon Weeden, the highly productive quarterback from Oklahoma State. Nothing so unusual about this move, except for the fact that the Oklahoma City native is a 28-year-old former baseball prospect.

Weeden arrived on the Stillwater campus in 2007, after toiling through the minor leagues with the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals organizations. Weeden, who was an outstanding amateur pitcher, was selected by the Yankees in the 2002 MLB draft.

Brandon Weeden

The Actions Of Guillen & Petrino Should Result In The Same Fate

Ozzie Guillen and Bobby PetrinoThe Miami Marlins knew what they were getting when they hired Ozzie Guillen to be their manager, upon moving into their new stadium in the Little Havana section of the city. During his eight seasons as manager of the White Sox, Guillen's teams went 678-617 and he became the first Latin manager to win a World Series back in 2005. Viewed as eccentric, outspo

Ozzie Guillen

LSU Trying Out Powerful Legged Female Kicker

Mo Isom trying out for LSU kickerMorlan "Mo" Isom has been an outstanding goalie for the LSU women's soccer team over the past four years. In addition, last fall, she became the first LSU athlete to be crowned homecoming queen. 

So, what will she do for an encore? 

Isom is attempting to become a walk-on place kicker for the Bayou Bengals. She would become the first female ever to play football in Baton Rouge. 

Mo Isom

Out With Manning & In With A Little Luck

Out With Manning & In With A Little LuckWednesday, as has been widely reported, the Indianapolis Colts released legendary quarterback Peyton Manning. Manning threw for 54,828 yards and 399 touchdown passes during his 14 total years in Indy.

Peyton Manning

Three Pac-12 Schools Offer Football Scholarship To Ninth Grader

Kevin Dillman Ninth Grade QBQuarterback Kevin Dillman of La Mirada High School (CA) received scholarship offers from Louisville, Colorado, UCLA and California recently. Nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that Dillman is in ninth grade and has never started a high school game.   

Last season, as a backup QB, Dillman completed 18 of 26 passes for 216 yards, while running for 103 yards on 16 carries. 

Kevin Dillman

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Heading To Gainesville

Fred Taylor's Record-Breaking Son Kelvin TaylorKelvin Taylor gave the Florida Gators a verbal commitment last Saturday, choosing UF over the national champion Alabama Crimsom Tide.

Taylor comes to Gainesville with some pretty fair bloodlines.

Kelvin Taylor

Meeting Andrew Luck One Day Before Combine (Photo)

As anyone who remotely follows football can tell you, outgoing Stanford QB Andrew Luck will almost certainly be the number one pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Despite the emergence of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, many observers consider Luck to be the greatest NFL prospect since fellow Stanford alum John Elway.

LaMichael James Prepping For Draft In LA (Photo)

In January, Oregon Ducks junior running back LaMichael James declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft. This announcement took place shortly after the Ducks all-time leading rusher concluded his college career in grand style by rushing for 159 yards and a touchdown in his team's 45-38 Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin.

Despite missing two games due to a dislocated right elbow, James rushed for 1,805 yards and 18 TD's during his final season in Eugene. The native Texan averaged a nation-leading 150 yards per game in 2011.

A Source Of Pride For West Virginia Motorists

West Virginia billboard and Orange Bowl

A billboard near Morgantown, West Virginia, celebrates West Virginia's 70-33 thrashing of Clemson, during last month's Orange Bowl.

The highway sign reads:  "70---It's not just our speed limit."

West Virginia University

Enough Of This College Football Signing Day Nonsense?

Mike Bianchi on soft verbals and national signing dayIt sounds like Mike Bianchi, the outstanding columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, has had quite enough of football signing day in SEC country. Last week he wrote: 

College Football

Recruit Chooses Auburn Because Of Chick-fil-A?

Cassanova McKinzy and Chick-fil-AFebruary 1 was national signing day for high school football stars and many gave typical answers about their college choices including academics, proximity to home, and coaches.

Linebacker Cassanova McKinzy of Birmingham, Alabama had his own reasons for his decision. 

The creatively-named McKinzy paired his choices to two universities and eventually signed with Auburn, picking them over Clemson. 

Cassanova McKinzy

Big Day Approaching For College Football Fans

National Signing Day Alabama and LSUThe first Wednesday in February is a huge day for college football fanatics, as it is the first day high school stars can sign national letters of intent with the university of their choosing. Although verbal commitments are meaningless, recruiting websites are already proclaiming the winners. 

Most top ten lists include the usual suspects like Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Not Letting LSU Forget

"Will LSU cross halfcourt?"  A homemade sign was spotted in the stands at a recent SEC basketball game between Alabama and LSU, just a few days following the Crimson Tide's 21-0 thrashing of the Tigers in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game.

The sign read:  "Will LSU cross halfcourt?" 

Incidentally, Alabama came out on top of LSU on this occasion as well, 69-53


Alabama Crimson Tide

Darron The NFL Draft??

Darron Thomas Entering NFL DraftNo one was surprised when future stars like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson elected to forego their collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.

On the other hand, what happened in Eugene, Oregon was a real head scratcher. 

Darron Thomas

Former Ameritrade CEO Becomes College Football Head Coach

Joe Moglia hired by Coastal CarolinaCoastal Carolina recently announced the hiring of new head football coach Joe Moglia.  You might remember him as the former CEO at Ameritrade, where he worked from 2001-2008. 

Moglia last held a paid college coaching job in 1983, when he served as defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. He reportedly signed a five-year contract worth $175,000 annually, far less than he made at Ameritrade. 

Joe Moglia

Final Thought On BCS Title Game

Les Miles named changed to Les InchesAfter LSU amassed a grand total of 92 yards of offense in their 21-0 whitewashing by Alabama in the BCS title game, shouldn't the name of Bayou Bengals head coach Les Miles be changed to Les Inches?



Les Miles

BCS Championship Game Garners Low TV Rating

Monday night's BCS National Championship Game may have generated tremendous interest in the states of Alabama and Louisiana, but the same cannot be said for the rest of the United States.

The Alabama victory over LSU drew a national rating of 14.0. This figure represents the second lowest viewership level in the 14-year history of the BCS. The 2012 rating was down eight percent from last year's Auburn vs. Oregon matchup in Glendale, Arizona.

BCS National Championship

Alabama Accomplishes Many Historical Feats With BCS Win

Alabama eight national championshipsMonday night, #2 Alabama beat #1 LSU 21-0 in the BCS National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Since the BCS was formed in 1998, Alabama became the first team to record a shutout in a BCS bowl. This was also the first time that LSU has been shutout since 2002, when ironically it was Alabama who held them scoreless.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Odds Of A Bowl Game Rematch Win Not On LSU's Side In BCS Game

Only 6 of 19 teams have won regular season bowl rematchMonday night, SEC rivals LSU and Alabama play for the BCS National Championship in New Orleans. This game is a rematch of LSU's 9-6 overtime victory over Bama, last November in Tuscaloosa.

This will be the first SEC rematch in a bowl game since the 1960 Sugar Bowl, when LSU lost to Mississippi 21-0, after beating them in regular season play.

BCS National Championship

Michigan Kicker Providing A Blueprint For ALA & LSU Kickers?

Brendan Gibbons and brunettes Based upon the overtime field goal fest played between Alabama and LSU in November, Monday Night's BCS National Championship Game may very well come down to the ability's of Crimson Tide kicker's Jeremy Shelley and Cade Foster or LSU's Drew Alleman.

Brendan Gibbons