In a historic football season, Brentwood’s Lions put Corn Country on the map by winning the 2018 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division 1A state championship.
After last year’s 9-4 campaign that led Freedom all the way to the North Coast Section (NCS) Division I championship game for the second conse…
After a 1-9 season last year, Brentwood’s Heritage High Patriots are taking the field this season with a renewed sense of optimism.
After earning the No. 1 seed in the North Coast Section Division I playoffs last season, the Antioch Panthers appeared to have their second op…
Four of five Deer Valley High School all-league players from last season’s 4-6 squad have graduated, and now a host of mostly inexperienced re…
Over the three-year existence of the elite North Coast Section (NCS) Open Division playoffs, Pittsburg High School has never been absent.
The more that comes out about Texas and Oklahoma leaving the Big 12, the more cynical a college football fan might become.
The expectation? NU is deeper and more talented at the skill positions. The reality? Most of those players are new and inexperienced.
The 37-year-old has shown no signs of rust after skipping the entire offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp in June.
Part 3 of an eight-part, position-by-position preview of Arizona Wildcats training camp — wide receivers/tight ends.
SPOKANE, Washington — Big Sky commissioner Tom Wistrcill is like many of the other conference commissioners around the country: he’s keeping an eye on conference realignment.
The Idaho Press is counting down the 25 biggest questions facing the Boise State football team during the 2021 season. Next up is No. 1: Who will be Boise State’s starting quarterback?
Nebraska came out of spring with four O-line starters set. Now, will the group pick up the pressure or struggle to create momentum?
Steven M. Sipple, Parker Gabriel and Chris Basnett get you up to speed at the end of a busy week at Nebraska.
Three observations following a pledge from Valen Erickson, who becomes the first offensive line commitment for the Huskers' 2022 class.
METAIRIE, La. - Temperatures approached triple digits as the New Orleans Saints held their first outdoor practice of 2021 training camp, but that didn’t stop fans from packing the bleachers to get their first glimpse of the team in this setting since 2019.And while many came eager to throw their support behind Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill, who are vying for the chance to succeed Drew Brees, Friday’s practice offered more simple efficiency than it did flash.Again, Hill worked with the first team offense, and again, coach Sean Payton made clear that Winston’s time with the first team unit will come soon.Here are a few observations from Day 2 of the post-Drew Brees era.The numbersTaysom Hill: 6 completions in 7 attempts during full team drills/ 11 for 14 in camp as a wholeJameis Winston: 7 completions in 8 attempts during full team drills/ 14 for 16 in camp as a wholeIt’s not clear if this was by design, but neither Winston nor Hill pushed the ball downfield much during team drills, opting instead for short, high-percentage pass attempts while they operated the offense.Five of Winston’s seven completions went to running backs at or near the line of scrimmage. While all but one of Hill’s passes were directed at receivers, they were also kept mostly within about 10 yards of the line of scrimmage.That’s not to say there weren’t some impressive plays. Winston connected with recent Saints signee Chris Hogan for a gain of about 15 yards during one period, a frozen-rope throw that Hogan secured with an excellent leaping catch. Hill threaded a few in-stride passes to Deonte Harris through tight windows.But, for the most part, Friday’s practice was more about directing the offense and not making mistakes — though there were a couple of those as well.Hill’s first pass attempt, a deeper route to Marquez Callaway on the right hash, was so wildly off target that it wasn’t clear if it was simply a bad throw or if Hill thought Callaway was going to be somewhere else. Regardless, it was a missed opportunity: Callaway was open. Hill did rebound to complete his last six attempts in team drills.Winston took at least one sack, and might’ve taken a second. As usual, the quarterbacks are wearing red non-contact jerseys, so plays are allowed to continue even when defensive linemen get to the quarterback.Winston’s lone incompletion came on his one attempt at a shot play. It appeared that his intended target, Jalen McCleskey, tripped when his feet got caught up with safety Bryce Thompson.Hogan’s leaping snare of a Winston pass was easily the most exciting play of the day and got the biggest rise out of the fans in attendance. It obviously was not a perfect pass from Winston, but as has been clear through the first couple days, he has no shortage of arm strength. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Hogan’s catch was that he corralled the rocket.Programming noteIt was a little hard to parse meaning out of what Payton was saying, but it sounded like Winston could be penciled in to get some work with the first team offense Saturday. “Basically, the first two days of install were one and two, tomorrow we go back to one and two, we’ll flip the rotation. A lot of it is install driven.”
Here's a look at Alabama receivers and tight ends heading into this season's practices, set to start on Friday, Aug. 6.
The point of this mailbag is to inform you while also having a little fun. Send me your questions about the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, Bucks and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Bruschi, who is No. 31 on our list of Tucson’s Top 100 Sports Figures of the last 100 years, was a two-time consensus All-American, tied the career NCAA record for sacks (55), and went on to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and help the Patriots win three Super Bowls.
Be careful counting out Nebraska veteran QB Adrian Martinez. He has a chip on his shoulder and the mentality of a man with nothing to lose. Perfect.