Mountain West Football – Week 10

TGC Mountain West Football Week 10

Every week I sit down with Jesse Kurtz of the Mountain West to review the prior week's games and take a look at the coming action.  Once again, with so many cross-divisional and non-conference games this week, we've compiled all our looks into one "MOUNTAIN SIZED" post. Here's our Q&A entering into Week 10 of NCAA Football;  Air Force looks to … [Read more...]

The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

TGC The Physiology behind the NFL Combine

It's never too early to be thinking about the NFL Draft. I was assigned "Group Leader" of the Linebackers at the 1995 NFL Combine.  The job description of "Group Leader" is to be DEN MOTHER to the players under your guidance over the course of their 3 days in Indy.  One particular player out of Florida State was placed under my "protection" - … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mobility/Running Ability

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 8

Here is the sixth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. There's always seemed to have been a misnomer concerning the need for a running quarterback.  John Westenhaver describes what we should REALLY be looking for when it comes to the mobility of your signal caller. If you missed Section 5 - BALL … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – BALL HANDLING

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 7

Here is the fifth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Like a point guard on a basketball team, the quarterback has to have the deft hands of a magician.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's ball handling … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – PASSING OUTSIDE OF THE POCKET

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 6

Here is the fourth section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks. Sometimes by design, sometimes by necessity a quarterback has got to deliver outside the protection of the pocket.  Longtime coach, scout, and Quarterback Guru John Westenhaver gives his points of consideration when evaluating a quarterback's … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – POCKET PASSING

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 5

Here is the third section in the ongoing series of the intricacies of scouting college quarterbacks.  Despite all the recent focus and supposed movement towards throwing on the run, quarterbacks must first and foremost be able to function from the traditional notion of a "pocket".  Longtime coach, scout, and QB Guru John Westenhaver gives his … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – BALL SKILLS

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks Part 3

By John Westenhaver INTRODUCTION This section provides a virtual “check the box” on the various ball skills that are so important when evaluating a quarterback's pro potential. A deficiency in any one of the areas addressed could spell long term failure or, at least, provide guidelines to determine how the player should be used, in what type of … [Read more...]

Scouting College Quarterbacks – Mechanics 1

TGC Scouting College Quarterbacks MECHANICS Part 1

By John Westenhaver MECHANICS In the evaluation of pro quarterback prospects, passing mechanics have been an under-valued and often times overlooked quality. In reality, they are strong indicators of a players potential to perform at a consistently high level. Further, the areas of consideration have often overlapped, been misunderstood and/or … [Read more...]

College Football Playoff Could Bring A Shift In Power

TGC Big 5 Conferences College Football

This week the college football season is finally under way, and like years prior this will be an unforgettable one, especially with the new College Football Playoff. This is the first year in which the NCAA will use this playoff format which will make things interesting and even more exciting going down the stretch. Like the system or not,  the … [Read more...]

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

TGC Pay

By Blaine Grisak One topic that has been highly debated for years is whether or not college athletes should be getting paid. Each year there is a high profile collegiate athlete that gets suspended for violating NCAA policy by selling jerseys, autographs, etc and getting paid in the process. Last season it was Johnny Manziel who was suspended for … [Read more...]