It’s All About Recruiting–And I Still Think It’s Nuts!

Coach John Lilly is one of the most effective and respected recruiters in SEC football. As tight-ends coach and recruiting coordinator for Florida State for a decade before coming to Georgia, he scouted a lot of high-school football players. As tight-ends coach for Mark Richt’s program at Georgia, Lilly has played a prominent role in … More It’s All About Recruiting–And I Still Think It’s Nuts!

InSide Out Coaching and Biblical Football

Clay Buhler played high school football in the Houston area, and then journeyed north to play “Biblical Football” at Greenville College in Illinois. One of the blessings of writing Farewell to Football (available in paperback and Kindle here) has been meeting people along the way, learning from their stories about their relationships with football. I’ve been … More InSide Out Coaching and Biblical Football

Roger Goodell and the Spartacus Super Bowl (UPDATED)

9/3/15 Update: Judge Richard M. Berman (of the US District Court of the Southern District of New York) ruled to overturn Brady’s suspension. For me, the most salient point of the ruling comes in this climactic sentence: “Goodell’s reliance on notice of broad CBA ‘conduct detrimental’ policy–as opposed to specific Player Policies regarding equipment violations–to impose … More Roger Goodell and the Spartacus Super Bowl (UPDATED)

Parents Face “The Football Question” (take the poll)

As summer reaches its peak (in Houston, that’s a pretty lofty peak–high temperatures around 100F all week), football looms on the horizon, with training camp getting started for pro, college, and high school football. For a lot of American parents, a question hovers over that same horizon: “should I let my kid play football?” In … More Parents Face “The Football Question” (take the poll)

Keeping History Alive

On July 18, 2015, Jerry LeVias and Milton Morgan were among the many athletes and coaches inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association (PVILCA), which keeps alive the history of Texas high-school athletics from the segregationist era. LeVias was the first African-American scholarship football athlete in the old … More Keeping History Alive