In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order at the regular season. We sorted the playoff teams based on how we’re predicting the NFL playoffs will shape out. The NFL breaks ties in draft order by reverse order of strength of schedule. Thus we don’t know for sure who will be picking #14 and #15 between Indianapolis and Minnesota’s pick (which is owned by Philadelphia), as the NFL has not confirmed the order officially.Follow paulmbanks
Credit to the Alabama football program- you are officially overexposed. It’s the ultimate compliment that you can give anybody in America’s ludicrously obsessed with celebrity. When they’re sick of you, it truly means you’re on top of the world. Congratulations Alabama football fans, your team is so relevant that we’re losing interest.
You’ve now reached the pinnacle of “they hate us cuz they ain’t us.”
Nevertheless, I’m just not interested in the national title game on Monday night.Follow paulmbanks
Regarding (now officially) Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffin, I heard a rumor….”I heard a rumor they say you’ve got a broken heart. I heard a rumor, yes I did boy, they say you got a broken heart.” (credit Bananarama)
Twitter has been blowing up all morning with mentions of Lane Kiffin, and it’s all due to the news bombshell that dropped today, on college football’s biggest day on the calendar year.Follow paulmbanks
In our 2017 NFL mock draft, we based the order on the actual current order as of December 21st, with some good help from our friends at NFL Trade Rumors.
Team needs were sometimes, but not always taken into account, as team needs are a very fluid situation. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Season’s Greetings, Happy Kwanza, Joyous Hannukah, Joy Noel, Make the Yuletide gay and a warm festivus for the rest of us.Follow paulmbanks
Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will coach his final game with the Crimson Tide once their college football playoff run has completed. Kiffin was a serious candidate for the Houston Cougars Head Coaching job, but will instead become the new head man at Florida Atlantic University, Bama Head Coach Nick Saban confirmed.
“FAU has selected someone that’s going to do a great job for them,” Saban said on campus on Monday at a news conference to promote the upcoming Peach Bowl in Atlanta.Follow paulmbanks
Verne Lundquist would never call it a victory lap, but it’s sort of, kind of, exactly what the 2016 college football season will be for him. After he calls his final game, Army-Navy, on the regular season’s final weekend, it will be just college hoops and golf for Lundquist from here on out.
SEC football, and southern culture, will never be quite the same. Verne Lundquist on calling the game the first game of his final season in College Station, Texas:Follow paulmbanks
Have you survived that Ambien in college football form that was #1 Alabama 10, #13 LSU 0? Because it was an SEC conference game, the national networks will spin that rock fight into an “instant classic” or “game of the year” nominee. Of course, had that dull tedium been a B1G game, the national pundits would be deriding it as “setting college football back 50 years.”
Well, here’s something that’s light years ahead in entertainment value- comedian Daniel Tosh parodying Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, and his lovely now ex-wife Layla Kiffin.Follow paulmbanks
Former USC coach Lane Kiffin, now the offensive coordinator at Alabama, is one polarizing figure. There’s a whole host of reasons for that. Some of it is jealousy, some of it is his personality. A lot of it is the fact that he was essentially born on third base in the football world because of his legendary dad Monte Kiffin. The “failing upwards” which seemed to occur during his career arc only creates more polarization.
He’s also the de facto number two to Nick Saban at Alabama, and the Crimson Tide have now established themselves as the empire of college football.Follow paulmbanks
Yesterday kicked off, as the great Elvis Costello sang, “the other side of summer.” That’s because Tuesday July 5th initiated the evil scourge that is College Football Award Watch List Season. These pointless press releases are sent out as breaking “news.”
Not only does the journalist receive the email blasts from the award and college football organization themselves, every single school sends out their own individual email blast themselves. Now you cannot blame the SIDs for this. It’s not their fault and don’t shoot the messenger.Follow paulmbanks
Happy Draft Day!!!! This will be our penultimate 2016 NFL mock draft update, with the final version coming late this afternoon. To get you ready for the draft, here’s a list of 40 NFL Draft buzzwords, catch-phrases and cliches that you’ll hear tonight, and all weekend, from the TV network draftniks.
“He can make all throws when you put him in space a hand in the round guy road grader space eater people mover who plays faster than his tape.”Follow paulmbanks
Ohio State football had nine underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft! Nine! That’s almost the ten underclassmen we saw leave LSU early two years ago.
So, if our 2016 NFL mock draft is heavy on the Buckeyes, that’s why. This is where their 2014 National Title team goes pro. You could say that Columbus is the new Tuscaloosa in that regard.Follow paulmbanks
The 2016 NFL Draft will be soon be upon us- just two weeks and change now. For the second year in a row, my hometown becomes draft town, as Chicago will once again host the NFL’s selection party. Here’s who made the cut into this very select group of 25. Ohio State leads the way with five; tying the all time record.Follow paulmbanks