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.…

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…

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…

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…

2016 NFL Draft QB Hub

Mark Schofield is already looking at the 2016 NFL Draft QB prospects, making a list of those players who can, with a strong season, rise to become the #1 overall pick. Looking at their footwork, ability to climb the pocket, and make the right decisions is only part of the scouting process. The Ohio State Buckeyes…

The Art, Magic and Science of Quarterbacking: Climbing the Pocket

Mark Schofield spent a short lifetime playing quarterback. Now he is in the midst of a second lifetime watching, evaluating, and writing about the position. In this summer series covering techniques for playing QB he takes us through some of the books he used to learn to play the position, using film to illustrate these…

Three Reasons Marcus Mariota Should Go #1 Overall

Inside The Pylon‘s head writer Mark Schofield has spent the last three months watching quarterbacks and wide receivers, evaluating their potential on film, at the Combine and at Pro Days. This quarterback’s footwork, strengths and weaknesses, and transition to the next level have all gone under the microscope and now it’s time for final arguments on…