Mississippi State Gets Single Coverage on Fred Ross

Sometimes one player can take over a game when they find an advantageous matchup. That’s exactly what happened for Mississippi State wide receiver Fred Ross against Texas A&M, as Mark Schofield explains. When the initial college football playoff standings were announced this week, the biggest surprise was the inclusion of Texas A&M at the number four…

Mississippi State Bulldogs Screen Game

Teams change as players leave through the draft or or can’t play for whatever reason, but schemes and concepts may remain the same. Here, Mark Schofield looks at the Mississippi State Bulldogs screen game on offense. Last season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs were a bit of a surprise. Despite only returning seven starters, fewest in the Southeastern Conference, Dan Mullen’s team…

First Sound: Dak Prescott Maintaining Aggression and Manipulation

Inside the Pylon and Mark Schofield are proud to present First Sound: Dak Prescott Maintaining Aggression and Manipulation, another video in the series that resides at our YouTube Channel. Future topics will include animated diagrams, player breakdowns, film study, and some special guests. We continue to highlight a different First Sound video on our site and encourage you to…

Dak Prescott On Two: Progressions

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. Dak Prescott enjoyed Heisman hype during the 2014 season, when he and Mississippi State got off to a…

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…

Dak Prescott: 2016 NFL Draft QB To Know

Draft season never ends. Teams are already setting their scouting assignments for next season. With that in mind, Mark Schofield has an early look at the top QBs in the 2016 NFL draft, continuing with Dak Prescott. Dak Prescott – Mississippi State The Magnolia State enjoyed a college football renaissance in 2014, with both Mississippi State and Ole Miss spending…

FCU Bowl Season 2014-15: Orange Bowl Preview

The College Bowl Season is upon us, and Pylon University is bringing the breakdowns on offense, defense, and special teams, along with the sport’s traditions and great moments. In this edition, the Orange Bowl preview. The Matchup WHO: Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-2) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-3) WHAT: Capital One Orange Bowl WHEN: Wednesday,…

SEC Permanent Crossover Games: Unfair?

“Who did you play?” is always a consideration in the polls and rankings. As the presumptive best-conference in the country, the SEC matchups matter most of all in determining who gets to play in the National Championship Game. Are the SEC permanent crossover games affecting some teams’ ability to win titles? Auburn lost to Georgia…

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…

Orienting Your CFB Weekend – Week 13

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…

Orienting Your CFB Weekend

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…