College football off-season survival guide

The college football season may officially be in the books, but for the truly dedicated fans are always a part of Team No Offseason. While the games may be done, we all know there will be plenty to keep those starving for college football conversation busy between now and the start of the new college football season.

East-West Shrine Game:

One of the oldest postseason all-star games for college football players will take place in St. Petersburg, Florida. The game will be carried on NFL Network and will feature a bunch of names you may recognize, although the top talent will head to Mobile, Alabama for the game the following week. The Shrine Game will be a good showcase for a number of players from smaller schools from around the FBS and FCS ranks as well as a select few from D2 or D3 schools and perhaps even from Canada.

Senior Bowl:

This is the ultimate last call for college football, according to sportsbook. The biggest of the postseason all-star games generally has the best of the best among seniors heading to the NFL. This is your last chance to see them suit up with their college football helmets on, although the trend these days is to add as many decals from other schools as possible as players trade decals with teammates. Of course, the Senior Bowl is much more than a game. The NFL Network sets up shop in Mobile, Alabama to bring you as much practice footage as possible.

NFL Scouting Combine:

While this is more of an NFL event than anything else, plenty of college football fans will be plugged in to seeing how their favorite players perform in a variety of drills and exercises in front of NFL Scouts. Who has the fastest 40-time? Who does the most reps on the bench? Which players elevate or drop their NFL draft stock in Indianapolis? We will find out during this week-long event.