Connor Cook: Comfort Food

Comfort food and football go together like apple pie and America. Mark Schofield takes this comparison to one of the quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class: Connor Cook. Although not a standout with any one trait, Cook is solid across the board, not unlike your standby dish at your favorite restaurant.  We all have them,…

Christian Hackenberg On Two: Progressions and Pocket Awareness

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. Having highlighted the ability of Christian Hackenberg to deliver throws with timing and anticipation, another area where the…

Christian Hackenberg On Three: Synchronized Passing

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, and sometimes three, plays from a quarterback that address traits that scouts are talking about. During his freshman season, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg looked every bit the part of…

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ITP Glossary: Hitch Step

Football is littered with specialized terminology. From punt gunner to climbing the pocket, commentators rarely get to explain everything you need to know before the next play. Inside The Pylon’s glossary was developed to give fans a deeper understanding of the game through clear explanations, as well as image and video examples. Please contact us with…

2015 College Playoffs Team Coverage

The 2015 College Football Playoff semifinals are here and ITP has collected all of the articles that Mark Schofield has written about the playoff teams in one place. Read up on the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl participants before they clash for the National Championship. In this review of college football action, we look at the two-headed…

Michigan State vs Iowa: ITP’s Big Ten Championship Game Hub

Before the big conference championship games ‒ Michigan State vs Iowa ‒ 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, Stanford vs USC, and North Carolina vs Clemson. Michigan State faced a tough test early in the season, as…

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz: Facing The Weak Side DE Drop

Mark Schofield is a crazy person. Quarterbacks are the most sought after assets by NFL Draft evaluators, and prospects are analyzed from every angle. Mark Schofield looks at two prospects ‒ Christian Hackenberg and Carson Wentz ‒ executing the same play, with different results. What if I told you that two of the top quarterbacks…