NCAA Big Gain Week 2: Josh Rosen, True Freshman Sensation

College football kicked off everywhere and it’s officially the best time of year. Inside the Pylon head writer Mark Schofield spent Saturday watching Vernon Adams and Matt Pawlowski put up big days, but it was UCLA’s true freshman Josh Rosen who secured the NCAA Big Gain of the week. The college football season kicked off in earnest this weekend with a…

CFB’s Opening Weekend: Great Matchups Outside

CFB’s opening weekend brings fans a couple compelling non-conference matchups and the chance to really focus on potential NFL draft prospects. Shawn Spencer makes his Inside The Pylon debut looking at the matchup between Josh Doctson of TCU and the cornerbacks of Minnesota, as well as Ohio State’s Michael Thomas against Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller.…

The TCU Offense: Packaged Screens and Pistol Play-Action

It has been nearly eight months since the last NCAA FBS game was played – the Championship matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Ohio State Buckeyes. But football is back, baby. Mark Schofield dissects the TCU offense, focusing on two schemes from their high octane offense: Pistol Play-action and the Packed Screen concept. On Thursday night, quarterback…

The Patriots Versatile Defensive Line

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick prizes versatility, and the defensive line provides many different options: Veterans such as Chandler Jones and Sealver Siliga, and youngsters like Dominique Easley and rookie Malcom Brown. Aidan Curran reviewed the film of the New Orleans Saints Week 2 preseason matchup, focusing on Patriots versatile defensive line. NFL coaches crave versatility, as it offers them flexibility in roster…

NCAA Big Gain: Gustafson’s Improbable Pass

College football kicked off Saturday afternoon in Missoula, Montana, with an instant classic between two Football Championship Subdivision powerhouses. Carson Wentz and the #1 ranked North Dakota State Bison traded scores with the Montana Grizzlies for the entire contest, and the visitors held a four-point lead with 1:39 remaining. With their backs against the wall,…

A Trait-Based Comparison of Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota

Mark Schofield thinks Vernon Adams and Marcus Mariota share many of the same traits, making the transition from Heisman winner to FCS transfer easier for the Oregon Ducks. The big question is size, as Adams has the athletic ability and competitive toughness to succeed. In addition to familiarity with the offensive schemes used by Oregon, Adams displays many of the same…

NCAA Film Preview: NDSU and Montana Part 2

College football season is nearly upon us, and Mark Schofield is hard at work breaking down film for upcoming contests. This is a rematch from last season, which reigning champions NDSU won 22-10 over Montana in the Fargodome, and looks to be a key game in Week 1 of FCS play. Our NCAA Film Preview of NDSU and Montana rolls…