Roundup: Myles Jack takes out insurance policy
Yahoo Sports is reporting that UCLA two-way football star Myles Jack secured a $5 million insurance policy. According to the article, Jack is the first known football player who is entering his true sophomore season to get such a policy.
As the Utes try to work their way back into the bowl picture in 2014, head coach Kyle Whittingham is focusing on the quarterback position and turnovers.
Although running backs don’t seem to be as valuable as they used to be in the NFL, Bishop Sankey is considered one of the top RB prospects for the NFL draft alongside Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde.
These are always fun conversations to have: Who is winning the Arizona football quarterback competition? Watch and listen to Greg Hansen and Daniel Berk wax poetic on who they think could replace B.J. Denker.
Non-scholarship players really have to earn their keep, and Lane Roseberry and Oregon football’s walk-ons are remaining upbeat despite their unknown football fate. There is no guarantee that walk-ons will be invited back for fall camp. They've gotta prove themselves during the spring.
Sticking with the walk-on talk for a bit, the NCAA’s legislative council is proposing to let all athletes get free training table (not just scholarship athletes). One such former walk-on, Washington State’s Mitch Peterson, is thrilled to be a bigger part of the team and definitely supports free food for non-scholarship athletes. He has also become a much more significant part of the squad, getting in some game action last season.
After spending the 2013 season as a wide receiver, Cal’s Kyle Boehm is happy to be back at quarterback, the position he was recruited at coming out of high school.
Spring football is in the bag on The Farm, so Rule of Tree gives us the five Stanford players most likely to have breakout seasons in 2014, with Aziz Shittu leading the pack.
It hasn’t been easy at times for Richard Mullaney this spring with the flu bug, but Mullaney is fighting through illness and ready to lead the receiving corps as the next man up now that Brandin Cooks is off to the NFL.
Former USC hooper Byron Wesley is reportedly exploring his options after announcing he would transfer last week. Here are some of the schools that he has been linked to: Indiana, Baylor, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Cincy, Pitt and Providence.
This was written almost 10 years ago to the day, but a great article here from Dan Bickley on the lasting message of Pat Tillman.
How ‘bout a women’s basketball link? Brian Howell writes that mental toughness will be key to the Buffs’ improvement next season.