Saturday, June 19, 2010

DT Josh Price-Brent enters supplemental draft

Illinois defensive tackle Josh Brent-Price opted to head to the NFL after being declared academically ineligible. In 2009, he was also suspended after a DUI incident. He started all 12 games last season at defensive tackle 29 total tackles, 7 tackles for loss and 3 sacks. He had a very good spring grade from NFL scouts, in which he was ranked as a top 150 player going into the season. Is around 6-2 330 and would have been ranked as the 15th overall defensive tackle going into the season. He will work out for NFL scouts before the draft and should get drafted in the 5th or 6th round.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

BYU's Unga enters NFL's supplemental draft

Both BYU’s running back Harvey Unga and Truman State running back Vanness Emokpae have sent in their paperwork to be included in the NFL's supplemental draft on July 15. Unga is BYU's career rushing leader with 3,455 yards, he was suspended from the team thought about transferring to another school, but decided to make himself eligible for the supplemental draft. He most likely will get drafted with a sixth or seventh round pick from a team looking for a big physical running back. Emokpae will not get draft and will be a free-agent but possible could sign as a free-agent.

Unga will most likely have a workout for NFL teams because they will need to see how fast he really is because that is one of the biggest concerns for NFL teams his speed. He is a physical running and is a good receiver out of the backfield, so some teams are thinking about possible using him as a full back. If he is able to run in the high 4.5’s to low 4.6’s I think he could be worth a late round pick in the supplemental draft. If teams use a pick in the supplemental draft then they lose that same round pick in the next years NFL Draft that is held in April.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

College Athletics will never be the same

With Nebraska head to the Big Ten, and a number of other teams in the Big 12 being rumored to head to the Pac-10, now what is going to happen with the Big 12 and the rest of the teams in that conference. The Big Ten announced late last year it is considering adding at least one school, and possibly more, to add a league championship game in football and broaden the reach of its cable television network. Because of its decision is looks like it is going to reshape major college sports. With the Big Ten making its move it has caused the Pac-10 to mull its own expansion and now has threatening the survival of the Big 12.

Rumors and reports is that Baylor is locked in a battle with Colorado for what is presumed to be the sixth spot along with Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State that would create a 16-team super-conference with the Pac-10 schools. Most think that the Pac-10 would take Colorado over Baylor because of Colorado’s presence in the Denver TV market.

Because of these moves it would leave Baylor, Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas and Kansas State without a conference unless the Big 12 would want to try obtain schools from other conferences like, the Mountain West Conference, Western Athletic Conference and Conference-USA.

We all know that this is all because in college sports football is king and bring in the money for the other sports, but because of this one of the premier men college basketball programs in Kansas could possible be forced to move to much lower level conference in competition.

If I was the Big 12 I would take the teams I have left and try to add the following ten teams to make a super conference of my own. I would add Boise State, Nevada, TCU, Utah, New Mexico, UNLV, BYU, Memphis, Houston, and Tulsa. With the combination of the following schools you get the two best programs in football that aren’t in a BCS conference in Boise State, and TCU. You also bring some good basketball programs in Memphis, UNLV, and New Mexico. Utah, Nevada, and BYU have shown that they had solid programs in both football and basketball in recent years. With being in a BCS conference these teams would be help with more revenue that could be generated.

We will have to wait and see how it all shakes out for the landscape of college athletics will never be the same.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Texas vs the Nation All-Star Game Nomation

You can NOMINATE A PLAYER or YOURSELF for the 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Texas vs the Nation All-Star Game. There is no need to nominate a player more than once. Just use this link.

Also the everyone that is in change of the Texas vs the Nation game will also be working a new All-Star game that is sponsored by the NFLPA that will be held in San Antonio, TX. Stay tuned for more details on that game.