Greg DePalma breaks down the weekend firing line, as the Denver Broncos make a change – though not head coach Vance Joseph – and UCLA parts with Jim Mora after six years. Meanwhile, since when has Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor become a quarterback worth sticking up for?
Greg DePalma previews a weekend full of rivalry matchups, focusing on the Battle for Los Angeles as USCfootball.com publisher Ryan Abraham sits in to help break down UCLA‘s visit to the No.11 Trojans. Other top matchups find 24th-ranked Michigan at No.5 Wisconsin and Cal at No.22 Stanford.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, discusses why UCLA’s Josh Rosen has risen to become his top-rated QB prospect. Rosen not only guided the Bruins to that 34-point comeback against Texas in September, but has brought the team back from smaller deficits all season. Last week, he returned from concussion protocol to put up 44 points vs. Arizona State.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, tells Greg DePalma that Penn State RB Saquon Barkley has moved to the top of his 2018 draft board after a sterling performance to help beat Iowa. In a sneak peek at his draft preview set for distribution next week, he also says USC’s Sam Darnold is not atop his quarterback chart as others have.
Greg DePalma and Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, discuss top performers from the first week of the college football season. Also appearing is Maryland color analyst Tim Strachan to talk about the Terrapins‘ big win over Texas, and HogsHaven.com managing editor Ken Meringolo looks at key Week 1 NFC East matchups.
Greg DePalma and Scott Zolotorow of CollegeHoopsDaily.com discuss this month’s first big NCAA Tournament upset, as 11th seed Xavier stormed back against Arizona to score 12 of the final 14 points. The final match of Sweet Sixteen matchups is highlighted by a clash of traditional powers in Kentucky and UCLA.
Greg DePalma delves deep into this week’s Sweet Sixteen matchups at the NCAA Tournament, asserting UCLA‘s Lonzo Ball won’t be put off his game against Kentucky by his dad’s loose lips. Also, Baylor could spoil South Carolina‘s surprising run by getting the Gamecocks out of their home state. Upset possibilities lurk in Purdue, Butler, Xavier and West Virginia.
Greg DePalma and Jamal Murphy of CollegeHoopsDaily.com preview the NCAA Tournament‘s Sweet Sixteen matchups that begin Thursday, including an intriguing matchup as North Carolina – the ACC‘s lone survivor – takes on no-longer-unknown Butler. Also, Kentucky takes on UCLA in a matchup of the sport’s bluebloods.
Greg DePalma looks back at the final day of the NCAA Tournament‘s opening weekend, in which South Carolina bounced Duke from the brackets and No.1 seed North Carolina barely survived. PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand also stops by to discuss results from the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, where Roger Federer and Elena Vesnina captured titles.
Greg DePalma previews college basketball’s next-to-last weekend before the big conference tournaments, including a bubblesphere showdown between Providence and Marquette along with chances for Michigan (vs. Purdue) and Miami (vs. Duke) to solidify their positions with the selection committee. Also, the NFL offseason reports continue with analysis of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.