February 20, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Evaluating quarterbacks never has been easy. In the past 40 years, there have been far more early-round busts at the position than success stories. But the popularity of the spread offense in the college game and all of the bells and whistles that go with it have turned the imperfect science of judging quarterback flesh into something akin to nuclear physics. "It's getting harder and harder [to evaluate them]," Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said.
April 23, 2013 |
QUARTERBACK CONNOR Reilly was finally given the chance to showcase his talent and arm strength under new head coach Matt Rhule's pro-style offense scheme in Temple's annual Cherry and White scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Chodoff Field. The 6-4, 200-pound redshirt sophomore started for the White team, which won 34-28. Reilly went right to work, connecting with running back Kenny Harper for a 50-yard gain on White's opening drive, resulting in a touchdown four plays later. Reilly, who spent last season buried deep on the depth chart, ended the day completing 25 of his 41 attempts for 366 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
January 18, 2013 |
TWO MONTHS ago, when I asked Ron Jaworski about the wisdom of the Eagles hiring a college coach with no NFL experience and an offense that had his quarterback running the ball eight to 12 times a game like Chip Kelly's, he was a bit skeptical. "As much as I love Chip and some of these other great college coaches," the ESPN analyst and former Eagles quarterback said, "you do not revolutionize the NFL. There is a certain style that you have to play in the NFL to be successful. "The Robert Griffins, the Cam Newtons, they're nice little novelties.
June 15, 2012 |
Minicamp was over, and the Eagles were free to scatter, to enjoy five weeks of summer before the start of training camp and a hard, grinding season. Only Mike Kafka wasn't quite finished. The backup quarterback, as usual, wanted to throw some more, even after the team wrapped up its last offseason practice Thursday. So wide receivers Chad Hall and McKay Jacobson ran routes while Kafka fired a few more passes. Kafka and Hall have made the extra post-practice reps a regular routine since the two joined the Eagles in 2010, Kafka as a fourth-round draft pick and Hall as an undrafted free agent.
February 1, 2012 |
THE LIST OF accomplishments for Archbishop Wood tight end Colin Thompson can be quite a mouthful. In 4 years, Thompson was a key contributor to a Vikings program that won four Catholic League championships, four district titles and most recently the 2011 AAA state championship. Last month, he was a team captain for the Under Armour All-America Game. He is on the Pennsylvania roster for the annual Big 33 Game on June 16. While Thompson is one of six Wood players expected to sign with a Division I team today, he is considered to have the highest pedigree of the bunch as he prepares to move from the Catholic League to the University of Florida, of the Southeastern Conference.
September 29, 2011 |
Finally, after what seemed like four interminable weeks of nonleague play against the likes of Indiana State, Southeast Missouri, and three teams from the Dakotas, the member football teams of the Big Ten Conference will start beating up on each other Saturday. Four teams will begin the first season of divisional play in the Big Ten with unbeaten records. Wisconsin and Nebraska were expected to be unblemished through four games, and both are ranked in the top 10 by the AP, also not a shocker.
July 26, 2011
Anthony Nash, a two-sport standout at West Chester Rustin, has orally committed to play football at Duke. "I think Duke's pro-style offense is a good fit for me," said the 6-foot-4, 186-pound senior wide receiver. "And the coaches told me there's a chance I could start as a true freshman. That possibility excites me. " Last year, Nash, also a cornerback for the Golden Knights, caught 48 passes for an area-best 1,105 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 17-year-old also stars in basketball.
May 6, 2011 |
In every recruiting process, hopefully, there's that time when the light goes on. Even if a guy's eyes are not in danger of being scorched, he knows that somehow, some way, this college will almost certainly be the one. Colin Thompson, a 6-5, 255-pound junior tight end at Archbishop Wood High, yesterday made an oral commitment to play football at the University of Florida and well after the news conference, held in the auditorium, was completed, he...
March 5, 2002 |
Temple football coach Bobby Wallace has filled the two vacancies on his staff, hiring David Brock, a native of Moorestown, Burlington County, as the Owls' offensive coordinator and Toby Neinas as defensive line coach. Brock, 34, had been at Division I-AA Hofstra since 1995. In January, he was named associate head coach of the Pride after serving as offensive coordinator in 2000 and 2001. Last fall, Hofstra went 9-3 and ended the season ranked No. 7 in Division I-AA. Brock will bring a spread, no-huddle offense to Temple.