The reason that college quarterbacks start right away is that they are far more prepared for the NFL game. College football coaches have far more detailed and challenging offenses and game plans than they did a generation ago.
Red Storm coach Steve Lavin said Tuesday that Branch has enrolled at St. John’s and that after sitting one season per NCAA transfer rules will have 3½ seasons of eligibility.
It feels like every year Jim Boeheim’s team gets off to a monster roll in November and December. That could all change on Saturday.
If God’s Gift Achuiwa, the Red Storm’s sole hope for a low post presence can’t stay on the floor for 30 minutes, St. John’s will have a hard time staying competitive on the backboards regardless of their opponent.
The game of the week features two undefeated teams with national championship aspirations. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) travel to Madison to take on the Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) in what will be Big Red’s first ever Big 10 game.
We are entering what will be the best weekend of college football to this point, but unfortunately as is so often the case, the biggest storylines apply to what’s happening off the field rather than on it.
The college football season is back, and not a second too soon. This year’s race to the BCS title is wide open. I know that’s one of those overused clichés, but this year it rings truer than ever.
I knew LSU’s defense would keep the Tigers in the game, but never did I think I’d see Alabama allow 433 yards (225 rushing) to LSU’s mediocre and dysfunctional offense.