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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…

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…

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…

Jimmy Garoppolo: A Trait-Based Approach

With a four-game suspension hanging over the head of franchise quarterback Tom Brady, the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots will likely need the services of second-year backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Mark Schofield reviewed the tape and breaks down what traits he brings to the position. Jimmy Garoppolo was selected in the second round of the…

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…

NFL Draft Profile: William & Mary WR Tre McBride

The 2015 NFL Draft is loaded with talented wide receivers: Kevin White burned up the Combine, DeVante Parker shines on film, and Devin Smith won a National Championship. Mark Schofield goes off the beaten path to introduce William & Mary WR Tre McBride. Profile For three seasons Tre McBride has been a crucial presence in William & Mary’s offense. The wide receiver…

New Hampshire Football Advances With Trickeration

Pylon University enjoyed the FCS Playoffs over the weekend and while they don’t feature big names or big programs, great plays don’t need a pedigree ‒ they just need perfect execution. The University of New Hampshire Wildcats secured a place in the FCS semifinals with a hard-fought 35-30 victory over the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Mocs…