NFL Defensive Tackle Ian Williams: a San Francisco 49er by way of Notre Dame

Ian Williams started all four years on the defensive line at Notre Dame.  An injury sidelined him for part of his senior year and ultimately is what prevented him from being picked in April’s NFL Draft.  But the moment the lockout ended, his phone was ringing off the hook and Williams signed with the San […]

The REAL Mascot Stories: Stakes are high in the Capital One Bowl

You may see them as symbols of their teams and school spirit, but mascots are so much more than that.  Each one of them has a personal hardship  or an experience that shaped him and made him who he is today. Read their stories, watch their videos and the next time you watch a football […]

Super Bowl Winning QB Brad Johnson talks Concussions, Dick’s Sporting Goods, FSU & a surprising take on Ndamukong Suh

Brad Johnson spent 17 years in the NFL, led Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl Championship in 2002, was a two-time Pro Bowler and had nine straight NFL seasons with a 60% or higher completion percentage (2nd most in NFL history). I talked to him today about statistics, Florida State (where he played college football), […]

After suffering his own personal Tornado, Tyrone Prothro teams with Subway to help Tuscaloosa

If you want to know what college football is all about.  If you want to feel the passion and understand why we love this game so much.  Just put in the name “Prothro” on and you will be amazed.  A hero in Alabama to this day, Tyrone Prothro ignited fans with “the catch” and […]

From the NFL: Former Gator CARLOS DUNLAP previews Florida and tells us his goals for 2011 with the Cincinnati Bengals

Even though the Florida Gators finished 2010 with a very respectable 8-5 record, fans were understandably disappointed by the drop-off following back-to-back 13 wins seasons, which included a national championship in 2008. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap was a starter during both of those seasons and provides his take on what happened to Florida last year, […]

Interview with NFL Draft Prospect ORLANDO FRANKLIN

Orlando Franklin is an offensive lineman prospect out of the University of Miami.  He is originally from Jamaica, but grew up in Canada.  In high school he told his mother that living in Florida would give him the best opportunity to play football.  Within a year she had quit her job and moved her family […]

The Football Girls’ Interview with NFL Draft Prospect TORREY SMITH

Wide Receiver Torrey Smith graduated from Maryland in December and is now in Miami training for the NFL Combine.  As of Mel Kiper Jr.’s mock draft 2.0, Smith is projected as a first round pick in April’s NFL Draft.  And while college football fans may remember him for his record-setting performance against NC State that kept the Wolfpack […]