What the Falk is going on

The Washington State Cougars pulled off a miraculous comeback against the Boise State Broncos to keep their undefeated season alive. But this was no ordinary comeback. The Cougars were brought back by backup quarterback Tyler Hilinski after Luke Falk left due to a head injury. Falk was benched the drive before due to a lackluster performance. His inability to push the ball down the field has been his Achilles heel in the past, and it reared its ugly head again against the Broncos. There were open receivers down the field, but he often decided to check the ball down instead of giving his receivers a chance to make a big play. Continue reading “What the Falk is going on”

High School to the NFL: Debunking the Myth that Recruiting Rankings Don’t Matter

The NFL draft is the moment when elite college football players join the fraternity of the best football players in the world. Only the best of the best make this jump, and many of them fail to live up to the hype. These young men train to become the best in the world at their craft, often from a very young age. From Pop Warner to high school to college football, these athletes are fighting against the odds to become one of the lucky few to make their wildest dreams come true and play in the National Football League. Every draft season, you hear a story about a seldomly recruited high school football player that will be a high first round pick in the NFL draft. He shares his story about being overlooked and persevering against all odds. He’ll talk about how it doesn’t matter where you start, it only matters where you finish. Fans often use this story as an example of why college football recruiting doesn’t matter. But is that case? Continue reading “High School to the NFL: Debunking the Myth that Recruiting Rankings Don’t Matter”