Which School Is The Real ‘Running Back U’? We Count Down The Top 25

Is LSU on the list? Many college football schools claim to be “Running Back U”, but which schools have actually had the most recent success sending running backs to the NFL? We looked over every NFL Draft from the BCS era (1999-2014), then summed together every college football program’s total number of running backs selected and applied those numbers to a simple weighted...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Announces Two Additional Football Hires

Via UNC press release: CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Keith Heckendorf and Larry Porter have been hired as the newest members of the North Carolina football coaching staff, head coach Larry Fedora announced Monday. Heckendorf, who was previously at Carolina as a player development assistant, will be the new quarterbacks coach, while Porter, who was most recently at Texas, will be UNC’s...
Via SCACC Hoops
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Potential Candidates To Become The Steelers Next Running Backs Coach

Now that we know that Kirby Wilson will not be back as the Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach in 2014, we can all throw out some names of coaches that might possibly be considered candidates to replace him. Bobby Morris - Morris was the assistant head coach and running backs coach with the Washington Redskins from 2010-13. Prior to that, he coached the Denver Broncos running...
Via Steelers Depot
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State investigation is falling apart

Much has been made of Sports Illustrated's huge five part investigation into Oklahoma State football.  The scale of the piece is broader than most journalistic exposes published by sports outlets with five different articles spanning an entire week.  Sports Illustrated even took the step of writing up a press release for the occasion, showing off their depth of reporting. This...
Via Awful Announcing
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

10 Takeaways From SI’s ‘The Academics’ Report On Oklahoma State

Tatum Bell is named for academic misconduct. Photo via @tspeedtx Yesterday, Sports Illustrated kicked off a five-part series entitled ‘The Dirty Game’, which is exposing the dirtier side of college athletics, using Oklahoma State as the example of a program that has allegedly gone about things the wrong way. The first release was all about ‘The Money’ — essentially, players...
Via College Spun
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

SI story on Oklahoma State says Tatum Bell denied taking money, Bell says he wasn’t interviewed

Tatum Bell just said on @sportsanimal that no one from SI contacted him about the story. — Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 10, 2013 This Sports Illustrated story on the Oklahoma State Cowboys has been much anticipated, but now that it has been released there are some serious discrepancies and Sports Illustrated is taking a lot of flack for it. SI claims in its article that...
Via Diehardsport
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tatum Bell available, “Broncos need to call me”

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images) With starting running back Willis McGahee out with an injury, Denver’s backfield has found itself in a predicament. Rookie Ronnie Hillman has shown flashes of speed and elusiveness but cannot pass block to save his life.  Fourth-year back Lance Ball has never been more than a so-so back and Knowshon Moreno has been inactive since Week 2. As of today...
Via BroncoTalk
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Hillman, others also change jersey numbers

The last Broncos running back we can recall wearing No. 21 was Tatum Bell back in 2008. (Images courtesy of Getty and The Associated Press) In addition to safety Jim Leonhard going from jersey No. 45 to No. 36, four other players have also changed their respective numbers. Per the team — RB Ronnie Hillman — No. 21 (Formerly No. 34) DB Duke Ihenacho — No. 33 (No. 39) LB Steven...
Via BroncoTalk
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan hates your fantasy football team, week 1 starter “a secret”

Will Roy Helu be the “secret” starting running back for the Redskins when they open their season next Sunday? (Credit: AP Photo) Mike Shanahan led teams have always been known for productive running backs, often securing 1,000 yard backs. During his tenure in Denver, Shanahan’s team produced 1,000 yard rushers out of the likes of Olandis Gary, Reuben Droughns, Clinton Portis...
Via Down and Distance
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Broncos’ players react to Manning news on Twitter

Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning will sign with the Denver Broncos, according to reports.  Shortly after the news broke, former and current Broncos’ players took to Twitter with their thoughts on the news: Former running back Terrell Davis:  “Peyton Manning!” Fellow former running back Tatum Bell:  “Tebow to San Francisco?” Offensive lineman Ryan Clady:  “YESSSSS...
Via BroncoTalk
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The 34 best athlete Halloween costumes

We’re continuing our continuing 2011 Halloween costume coverage today with a look at how famous athletes, coaches and personalities have treated this American holiday. What have we learned? Jeff Gordon and Joe Flacco are, like, crazy involved with Halloween. So, too, are NBAers. Baseball players are nowhere to be found and NFLers, sans the rare charity party, are too busy reading...
Via Busted Coverage
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss
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