Each Thursday we take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions.
Since the title of this weekly column is the “Hurry Up No Huddle”, let’s start with Gus Malzahn and his trip to the Oak Park Nursing Home [story link]. Here’s Gus taking part in a game of “Hurry Up No Huddle Bingo”….
Jamie Newberg has been covering the world of scouting high school football since before you even knew that world existed. Here’s a great article from Jamie as he reminisces about some of the best offensive recruits from his 22 years in the business [story link].
Athlon Sports takes a look at the toughest schedules in the Big Ten this season and it just so happens that they belong to the newest teams in the conference. Coincidence? As crossover opponents, Rutgers draws Nebraska and Wisconsin and Maryland draws Wisconsin and Iowa [story link].
Mr College Football, Tony Barnhart, is now on the SEC Digital Network and his first column hit on Wednesday. He previews the SEC as he looks at the QBs, the new coordinators, year two for four head coaches and the head ball coach [story link]
Only Gators has the story of how the 2013 Florida Gators were crumbling from the inside [story link].
The feel good story of the week comes to us from Bemidji State in Bemidji, Minnesota. Freshman offensive lineman Jake Krause was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October and the University has encourage fans coming to the spring game to “partake in a free-will offering.” Donations can also be sent to BSU Foundation, 1500 Birchmont Dr NE #17, Bemidji, MN 56601 [story link].
Get the Picture brought to light a very interesting part of Stewart Mandel’s mailbag from Wed. One of the questions was from a lifelong college football fan from London who is going to be spending a week in the US and asked for some recommendations. He picked a stretch from Sat Sept 27th to Oct 4th. Which four games do you think he picked? [story link]
Texas misses Mack Brown? Really? [site link]
The video of the week (no, it’s not Drake using a lint brush on his pants courtside at an NBA Playoff Game) comes to us from the Miami Hurricanes. Take a look at life through the eyes of linebacker Denzel Perryman….
For our pop culture minute, Vimeo user Louis Pacquet has redone the intro to Forrest Gump as if it was done by Wes Anderson (h/t Film Drunk)
Beer of the week this week is a Hefeweizen from the Virginia brewery Starr Hill. It’s called “The Love” so pick up a sixer as it’s a great summer brew.