ESPN’s Desmond Howard Is Getting Mocked For His National Title Pick

first_imgDesmond Howard gives his take on ESPN.ESPN College GameDay star Desmond Howard is a Michigan alum, and from time to time, that shows through in his analysis. When it comes to his national title pick for the 2018-2019 season, it’s showing through a little more than usual.Howard made his College Football Playoff picks this past weekend, and like a true homer, he picked Michigan to win it all. He has the Wolverines knocking off West Virginia in the semifinal and then Alabama in the championship. Clemson is the fourth team in his field.Michigan is expected to improve with Shea Patterson under center, but considering the Wolverines have never made the College Football Playoff, Howard’s prediction seems like a bit of a stretch. Plus, the Big Ten is loaded this year, so Michigan is going to have its hands full.Howard’s pick is getting mocked by college football fans – because of course it is.Desmond Howard just now …. “Michigan wins it all” pic.twitter.com/S1P80KoIKz— angelique (@chengelis) August 25, 2018Desmond Howard is the worst, picking Michigan to win the national championship and having Shea Patterson as a Heisman dark horse— Kevin Collins (@TriremeXIII) August 26, 2018Is any rational fan across the country supposed to take his predictions serious? I get being an alum and perhaps a little biased. But I’d like to think even most Michigan fans are shaking their heads at his M.O.— Sunny Sandhu (@StateSunny) August 25, 2018Is any rational fan across the country supposed to take his predictions serious? I get being an alum and perhaps a little biased. But I’d like to think even most Michigan fans are shaking their heads at his M.O.— Sunny Sandhu (@StateSunny) August 25, 2018I love Michigan and I love Desmond, but come on man.— proof (@xproofx) August 25, 2018How his co-hosts don’t laugh him out of the building I’ll never know— Nathaniel J. (@TheTwinewinder) August 25, 2018But @KirkHerbstreit is the homer??? C’mon Dez— Larry Carey (@lbcosu) August 26, 2018Howard will appear again on College GameDay this season – he’s had the gig since way back in 2005.Michigan, meanwhile, will open its season with a huge game against Notre Dame. The Wolverines will likely need to win that one to have any shot at qualifying for the College Football Playoff this year.last_img read more

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QB Tyree Jackson Had People “Gasping” During Senior Bowl Height Measurement

first_imgTyree Jackson throws a pass in a game for Buffalo.MOBILE, ALABAMA – DECEMBER 22: Tyree Jackson #3 of the Buffalo Bulls throws the ball during the first half of the Dollar General Bowl against the Troy Trojans on December 22, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Senior Bowl week has begun in Mobile, Alabama and that means it is time for a tradition unlike any other: height, weight and measurement season.As prospects’ height, weight, arm size and hand size are all officially measured, scouts and media alike get to dissect each set of numbers and pass judgment on whether or not they help or hurt a player’s draft status. If height was the sole factor in getting drafted, Buffalo’s Tyree Jackson might be the No. 1 overall pick.Jackson was MAC Offensive Player of the Year this season and is one of several star QBs participating in the Senior Bowl. He already made quite the impressions during weight-ins.According to WKBW’s Joe Buscaglia, an “audible gasp” was heard when Jackson measured in at 6-feet-7-inches.An audible gasp from some at the weigh-in when UB QB Tyree Jackson checked in at 6-foot-7 even.— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) January 22, 2019Scouts love height in their quarterbacks, and good “measurables” in general. Jackson certainly seems to possess those.However, he enters draft season regarded as a bit of a project at quarterback. Many draft analysts expect Jackson will be a mid-to-late-round selection as a developmental quarterback.How he performs down in Mobile could shift his draft stock one way or another. It looks like Jackson passed the first test just by showing up.last_img read more

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