This Week In Football Writing: December 7, 2015

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. This Week in Football Writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you. Purdue Fires a Champion of Athletes’ Rights Joe Nocera asks whether Purdue University fired their offensive coordinator for being too supportive of the rights of student-athletes in…

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ITP The Podcast With Jeff Risdon: Extended Talk

This extended talk episode of ITP The Podcast with Jeff Risdon, features host Mark Schofield talking to the contributor to (among others) RealGM.com and DraftBreakdown.com in a bonus podcast discussing the 2015 Detroit Lions, as well as early thoughts on the 2016 NFL Draft. Topics from this episode include: How the Lions have adjusted on defense to overcome the loss of…

Stanford vs USC: ITP’s Pac-12 Championship Game Hub

Before the big Pac-12 championship game ‒ Stanford vs USC ‒ review what Inside the Pylon head writer Mark Schofield had to say about these teams throughout the season. Click here for Temple vs Houston, Florida vs Alabama, Michigan State vs Iowa, and North Carolina vs Clemson. Oregon State tied Stanford in the first quarter of their week 4…

North Carolina vs Clemson: ITP’s ACC Championship Game Hub

Before the big ACC championship game ‒ North Carolina vs Clemson ‒ review what Inside the Pylon head writer Mark Schofield had to say about these teams throughout the season. Click here for Michigan State vs Iowa, Florida vs Alabama, Stanford vs USC, and Temple vs Houston. Clemson throttled Appalachian State early in the college football…

Temple vs Houston: ITP’s AAC Championship Game Hub

Before the big American Athletic Conference championship game ‒ Temple vs Houston ‒ review what Inside the Pylon head writer Mark Schofield had to say about these teams throughout the season. Click here for Stanford vs USC, Florida vs Alabama, North Carolina vs Clemson, and Michigan State vs Iowa. The Temple Owls had a big matchup with Notre Dame on Halloween. The Owls rely…

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ITP The Podcast Volume 1.12

It was arguably the most entertaining week of the 2015 season, with a number of close games and frantic finishes. ITP The Podcast Volume 1.12 takes a look at the critical battles of Week 12, as hosts Chuck Zodda and Mark Schofield are joined by Dan Hatman of The Scouting Academy, Brandon Thorn of The…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Art, Science and Magic of Quarterbacking: Torque

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 important concepts. Many small elements comprise…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Patriot Michael Williams: A Tackle In Tight End’s Clothing

Pass protection, run blocking schemes, picking up the blitz and good decision making all contribute to offensive success. Brian Filipiak looks at an old-school blocking tight end, Patriot Michael Williams, being used in a modern passing attack. More and more teams in the NFL are turning to faster, highly athletic tight ends to augment their offense.…

Colts Swinging Gate Fake Punt

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Indianapolis Colts Fake Punt… or Something

The matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots last night saw more of Pat McAfee’s brilliance in the punting game. Chuck Zodda was stunned when the Colts fake punt went hilariously wrong, so he broke it down. But beyond the Xs and Os, here is a more artistic rendition. [jwplayer file=”http://cdn.insidethepylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/indy-kitten-sbs-full.mp4″ image=”http://cdn.insidethepylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/indy-kitten-sbs-full1.jpg”] Follow us on…