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ITP Glossary: Trips

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to 0 technique, commentators and writers rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary takes you inside part of the game you may be missing. Trips Formation Trips, usually followed by the designation “left” or “right” is short for…

CFB Reel Film Review Week 2: Alabama, Utah & Baylor

College football is a wonderful game, with its rich traditions, colorful personalities and fan bases, and the tremendous effort from the players on the field. Each week Mark Schofield brings us some of the plays, players and schemes that stood out from the previous weekend in the CFB Reel Film Review, featuring Alabama, Utah, and Baylor.…

This Week In Football Writing: September 8, 2015

Inside The Pylon works tirelessly to deliver quality football articles to our readers. In case you missed it, our friends and colleagues produce high-level football writing every day. This Week in Football Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces from the last week and shares them with you. Washington Just Sinks Lower and Lower, with No…

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.…

Final Walkthrough: College Football Is Back, Tonight

College football is back, kickoff to the FBS college season is hours away and this week’s Walkthrough is on a Thursday to get you ready for TCU at Minnesota, Oregon at Eastern Washington, and Ohio State visiting Virginia Tech. Head writer Mark Schofield and Shawn Spencer break down what to expect this CFB weekend. Film Previews Ohio State…

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…

This Week in Football Writing: August 31, 2015

Inside The Pylon works tirelessly to deliver quality football articles to our readers. In case you missed it, our friends and colleagues produce high-level football writing every day. This Week in Football Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces from the last week and shares them with you. RSP Film Room No. 52: QB Carson Wentz…

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…