Rebuilding Happy Valley

The biggest football game going on in my hometown of Baltimore this weekend will be 5-2 Penn State coming to M&T Bank Stadium to face the 2-4 University of Maryland. The storylines behind both teams is perhaps far more interesting than the pending game itself. One school is in the beginning of a transitional period, the other trying to be finished with one. In 2011, the entire Penn State University,…


Learning To Fly

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is not only leading the defending national collegiate champions in a current undefeated season, he is also one of  only 3 coaches to win a national championship with 2 different schools. Coach Meyer  has  won 2 national championships with the University of Florida in 2008 and again in 2010. Something that even the most elite coaches will tell you though is how slim the…


Does The Heisman Over-Promise NFL Greatness?

Each year 32 teams in the National Football League draft 7 rounds equaling a total of 224 rookies entering the pros annually (not counting the supplemental draft/un-drafted free agents). Of the entire incoming rookie class, one player is named the most outstanding performer in all of college football. With some exceptions, the Heisman Trophy winner is among the most highly publicized, highly drafted, heavily marketed rookies in the land. Immediately…