Big Ugly Spotlight Week 1: Florida State vs Alabama

Joe Moore Award Big Ugly Spotlight Game Review – Week 1: Florida State vs Alabama In what was regarded as possibly the biggest opening game in the history of collegiate football, two of the most powerful football programs in the country, both historically and recently, met in a game filled with National Championship implications. A matchup…

Draft Spotlight: Jalen Ramsey, DB

Inside the Pylon presents Draft Spotlight, a series of videos focusing on NFL Draft prospects. These videos reside at our YouTube Channel. Other topics will include animated diagrams and the First Sound series. In his latest set of videos David Archibald returns with more thoughts on Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey, an athletic defender mentioned as perhaps one of the top…

On Two: Jacoby Brissett’s Play Strength and Downfield Vision

Like any good researcher, Mark Schofield despises a small sample size. Unfortunately, prospect evaluation is almost always too early, or without all the information necessary. Thus, we have our series: On Two, in which Inside The Pylon examines two plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. When you consider the traits to…

CFB Film Review: Dancing Dalvin Cook

The Florida State Seminoles defeated the South Florida Bulls 34-14, and it was the dynamic running of Dalvin Cook that provided the highlights as FSU triumphed. Mark Schofield breaks down Cook’s best run of the day. New Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, struggled mightily Saturday,  completing 14 of 26 passes…

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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…

NFL Draft Profile: Florida State CB P.J. Williams

2015 NFL Draft cornerback prospects are jockeying for position and fending off challenges in the race to be taken in the first round. Trae Waynes, Kevin Johnson and Combine superstar Byron Jones have already gone under Dave Archibald’s microscope. Florida State CB P.J. Williams is his latest subject. Florida State has been a cornerback factory…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: National Semifinals ‒ Rose Bowl Preview

The College Football Playoff is here, and Pylon University has been bringing the bowl breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. Today, Mark Schofield offers an expanded look at the two national semifinal matchups. In this edition, it’s the Rose Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Oregon Ducks…

Orienting Your CFB Weekend – Championship Edition

In college football, polls and rankings are the ultimate seeds of debate. Our Pylon University panel of experts bring you a rundown of national title contenders each week. We’ll be looking at teams, plays, trends, and experiences that make college football great ‒ from Division 3 to FCS to the Power Conferences ‒ along with…

Florida State’s Special Teams Disaster Part 2: The Fake Punt

Special teams often do strange things, and so much can go wrong even on routine sequences. Stupid decisions on trick plays certainly don’t help. The Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators on Saturday despite several special teams gaffs. In Part 2 of this two-part ST disasterpiece, Chuck Zodda turns to their insipid fake punt.…

Florida State Special Teams Disaster Part 1: The Punt Block

Although the Florida State Seminoles emerged victorious against the Florida Gators, they committed egregious errors on special teams. In Part 1 of this two-part ST disasterpiece, Chuck Zodda looks at the University of Florida’s punt block. There is no doubt that the Florida State Seminoles won the national championship last season. It is in the…

Orienting Your CFB Weekend ‒ Rivalry Edition

In college football, polls and rankings are the ultimate seeds of debate. Our Pylon University panel of experts bring you a rundown of national title contenders each week. We’ll be looking at teams, plays, trends, and experiences that make college football great ‒ from Division 3 to the Power Conferences ‒ along with key CFB…