Gil Alcaraz IV
It’s not very often that we see a girl trot onto the football field, especially at the college level. Regardless of its rarity, the Virginia Tech Hokies might get the opportunity to see that exact sight every day during practice next year.
After an apparently impressive tryout, freshman Lauren Luttrell earned an invite to the Hokies’ 2012 spring practice from head coach Frank Beamer. Although that’s no guarantee that she’ll see the field or even make the team, it’s a big win for those token female footballers out there.
“Right now it’s kind of tough to come out there and get a lot of attention,” said Beamer. “Things are happening so fast right now. But I was impressed with her and we’ll bring her back out in the spring.”
During her senior year at Spotsylvania High, Luttrell connected on 10 extra points and a 31-yard field goal. Keep Reading…
As a Southern California native, I’ve followed PAC-10 football closely since I first fell in love with the sport. And now that it’s finally that time of year (college football time that is), what better way to start the season off by taking a look at some of the top talent that the PAC-10 (sorry, PAC-12) has to offer in 2011.
Since this is a draft coverage site, I’ll stick with the players that will be draft eligible at season’s end. I don’t think that’ll be too much of an issue, though, considering the fact that most of these PAC-12 teams are saturated with NFL-caliber talent.
To kick this series of articles off, I’ll go with the Stanford Cardinal. Why not start off with the best player in college football? And no, it’s not because they’re my favorite college football team…
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One and done for Cam Newton, the newest No. 1 pick hoping to make it big in the NFL.
In one year, Newton thrashed any defense that stood in his way, leading the Auburn Tigers to a 2010 National Championship and earning plenty of hardware (including the Heisman Trophy) in the process.
Now, Auburn must find Newton’s predecessor as they hope to continue their reign over the rest of the SEC. Apparently, junior quarterback Barrett Trotter is the answer to their problems. Trotter won the spot after a spring ball battle between him, sophomore Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier. However, I certainly hope they aren’t expecting the same magic that Newton displayed in 2011.
Throughout his three years at Auburn, Trotter has amassed 64 passing yards and 68 rush yards, including one touchdown on the ground. All 132 of those yards came last year while Keep Reading…
Clearly, someone forgot to tell USC Trojans’ Markeith Ambles that you can’t just go to college and strictly play football.
On Tuesday, the sophomore wide receiver was ruled academically ineligible for the second time in the last year. Due to this ruling, Ambles will miss the entire 2011 college football season. And after missing the majority of the 2010 season for the same reason, there seems to be little hope that he’ll ever live up to the hype.
After signing with USC as the No. 3 high school receiver in the nation in 2010, Ambles has done nothing to prove that he was worth the scholarship. Along with being ruled academically ineligible twice, he has had myriad other problems. After he was ruled ineligible in 2010, he left the team in November only to return in mid-January. Throughout the 2010 season, it seemed like only head coach Keep Reading…
Only a few weeks before the regular season kicks off, the injury bug bit the Arkansas Razorbacks harder than they ever could have imagined.
According to team officials, Razorbacks’ senior running back Knile Davis fractured his left ankle and has already had surgery to repair the damage. Davis sustained the injury during a team scrimmage on Thursday, August 11.
This marks the third time in three years that Davis has suffered a broken ankle, although the first two were to his right leg. The 2010 All-SEC runner will miss the entire 2011 season due to the injury.
“I feel bad for Knile,” said Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino. “He’s a young man who worked as hard as you can possibly work this summer, provided unbelievable leadership for our team, was doing a great job in camp and working extremely hard. It’s one of those things in football Keep Reading…