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We have 2 important college games to watch this weekend and next. The first is the East West Shrine game this afternoon. The Senior Bowl is on Saturday, 1/30/16

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One of my favorites is the East West Shrine game which plays this afternoon, 1/23/16, at 3 PM CT.

How to Watch

When: 3 p.m. CT

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

TV: NFL Network

OnlineNFL GamePass

How important is the game for scouting departments? Well over 70 players from the game made final NFL rosters. From the East West Shrine Game web page:

PLAYERS

The East-West Shrine Game is a proven starting point for athletes seeking careers in the NFL. Many of professional football's most recognized and decorated players, including Tom Brady, Brett Favre and John Elway, all played in East-West Shrine Games. 

More than 90 players from last year's game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters. On average, more than 265 East-West Shrine Game alumni are on NFL rosters each year. Since the game's inception, 72 former players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and more than 200 have been named to the College Football Hall of Fame. An invitation to take part in the annual East-West Shrine Game is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the best collegiate football all-stars in the country to showcase their talents in front of top representatives from NFL teams. A strong performance in the game can greatly impact a player's chances of a career in the NFL.

The players are selected based on their potential to make an NFL roster. A consensus of the 32 NFL teams is taken into consideration to field two teams of players who meet this criterion. The general divide used to assign East and West teams is the Mississippi River; however, exceptions are made to ensure that the best 100 players are selected for the game, regardless of location.

COACHES

Coaching the East-West Shrine Game is as significant an honor as playing. Coaches include current and former NFL coaches whose knowledge, experience and accomplishments throughout their careers, best support our player's development towards a professional football career.

The team rosters:

East Roster Updated 1/20/2016
OFFENSE
Pos # Last Name First Name School HT WT
OC 57
Kugler Robert Purdue
6'3"
300
OC 60
McEwen Sean Calgary
6'3"
297
OC 61
Glasgow Graham Michigan
6'6"
303
OG 54
Thuney Joe North Carolina St.
6'5"
295
OG 67
Vaillancourt Charles Laval
6'4"
315
OG 76
Clark Donavon Michigan St.
6'4"
325
OG 78
Ehinger Parker Cincinnati
6'7"
318
OH 6
Ferguson Joshua Illinois
5'10"
198
OH 47
Johnson Devon Marshall
6'1"
244
OH 19 Reynolds Keenan Navy 5'11" 205
OH 25 Ross Brandon Maryland 5'10" 210
OT 71
Shell Brandon South Carolina
6'6"
328
OT 72
Lumpkin Keith Rutgers
6'8"
325
OT 74
Cooper Fahn Mississippi
6'5"
306
OT 77
Fallin Taylor Memphis
6'6"
330
PK 35
Lunsford John Liberty
6'1"
180
QB 7
Frohnapfel Blake Massachusetts-Amherst
6'6"
238
QB 10
Rudock Jake Michigan
6'3"
208
QB 14
Stave Joel Wisconsin
6'5"
219
TE 81
Scheu Steven Vanderbilt
6'5"
245
TE 87
Carter Kyle Penn St.
6'3"
252
TE 89
Griswold Darion Arkansas St.
6'5"
255
WO 1
Sharpe Tajae Mass-Amherst
6'3"
188
WO 11
Scott Rashawn Miami (FL)
6'2"
203
WO 18
Anderson Robby Temple
6'3"
190
WO 21
Brown Chris Notre Dame
6'2"
195
WO 88
Core Cody Mississippi
6'3"
205
DEFENSE
Pos # Last Name First Name School HT WT
DC 5
Leblanc Cre'von Florida Atlantic
5'11"
195
DC 9
Brown Anthony Purdue
5'11"
190
DC 23

Mims, II
David Texas St.

5'11"
198
DC 24
Poole Brian Florida
5'10"
211
DC 27
White DJ Georgia Tech
5'11"
185
DC 31
Burris Juston North Carolina St.
6'1"
207
DE 45
Okwara Romeo Notre Dame
6'4"
270
DE 51
Rose Mike North Carolina St.
6'3"
270
DE 91
Ochi Victor Stony Brook
6'2"
255
DE 94
Lowry Dean Northwestern
6'6"
290
DT 93
Coley Trevon Florida Atlantic
6'2"
300
DT
95
Lawrence-Stample
Nile Florida St. 6'1"
302
DT 97 
Hargrave 
Javon 
South Carolina St. 
6'2" 
295 
DT 98
Zettel Anthony Penn St.
6'4"
284
LB 34
Bolden Joe Michigan
6'3"
232
LB 37
Williams Antwione Georgia Southern
6'3"
245
LB 
43 
Burgess 
James 
Louisville 
6' 
229
LB 44
Smith Terrance Florida St.
6'4"
230
LB 46
Harris Darien Michigan St.
6'
220
LB 48
Harrell Anthony Florida
6'2"
237
PT 41
Monday Will Duke
6'4"
210
SAF 2
Bush Deon Miami (FL)
6'1"
205
SAF 3
Byrd Jamie South Florida
5'11"
185
SAF 8
Simmons Justin Boston College
6'3"
194
SAF 22
Shumate Elijah Notre Dame
6'
224
SAF 28
Lomax Jordan Iowa
5'10"
205
SAF 
32 Williamson 
Andrew 
Vanderbilt 
6'1" 
212 
DE INJ Brown Ryan Mississippi St. 6'6" 266
DC 
INJ 
Calhoun 
Taveze 
Mississippi St.
6'1" 
180
DC INJ Vanhoose Nicholas Northwestern 6' 190
LB INJ Frost Kris Auburn 6'2" 234
DE INJ Blair, III Ronald Appalachian St. 6'4" 270
DC INJ White DJ Georgia Tech 5'11" 185
DT INJ Wujciak Connor Boston College 6'3" 301

West Roster Updated 1/20/2016
OFFENSE
Pos # Last Name First Name School HT WT
OC 54
Brendel Jake UCLA
6'4"
305
OC 60
Aiono Siaosi Utah
6'2"
310
OC 72
Henry Marcus Boise St.
6'3"
293
OG 57
Farris Chase Ohio St.
6'5"
310
OG 65 Huettel Alex Bowling Green 6'4" 301
OG 69
Karras Ted Illinois
6'4"
307
OG 73
Teofilo Vi Arizona St.
6'3"
315
OH 5
Woods Storm Oregon St.
6'
207
OH 23
Lasco Daniel California
6'1"
205
OH 34
Watt Derek Wisconsin
6'2"
236
OT 71
Lewis Alex Nebraska
6'6"
290
OT 75
Maiava Lene Arizona
6'5"
301
OT 64 Marz Tyler Wisconsin 6'7" 325
OT 77
Nembot Stephane Colorado
6'7"
320
PK 24
Bertolet Taylor Texas A&M
5'9"
188
QB 3
Adams, Jr. Vernon Oregon
5'11"
201
QB 7
Sudfeld Nathan Indiana
6'6"
240
QB 12
Doughty Brandon Western Kentucky
6'3"
220
TE 83
Morgan, II David Texas- San Antonio
6'4"
260
TE 86
Cartwright Kivon Colorado St.
6'4"
245
TE 88
Malleck Ryan Virginia Tech
6'5"
253
WO 22 Anthrop Danny Purdue 6' 193
WO 8
Allison Geronimo Illinois
6'3"
196
WO 14
Sharp Hunter Utah St.
6'
200
WO 82
Dangerfield Jared Western Kentucky
6'3"
215
WO 89
Cajuste Devon Stanford
6'4"
227
OT INJ Johnstone Tyler Oregon 6'6" 295
WO INJ Spruce Nelson Colorado 6'1" 205
WO INJ Garrett Keyarris Tulsa 6'4" 221
TE INJ Malleck Ryan Virginia Tech 6'5" 253
DEFENSE
Pos # Last Name First Name School HT WT
DC 2
Bentley V'Angelo Illinois
5'10"
190
DC 4
Carrington Lloyd Arizona St.
6'
195
DC 15
Jordan Michael Missouri Western St.
6'
200
DC 21
Crawley Ken Colorado
6'1"
180
DC 29
Boddy-Calhoun Briean Minnesota
5'11"
190
DC 36
Sims LeShaun Southern Utah
6'
200
DE 53
Cowser James Southern Utah
6'4"
258
DE 91
Holmes Tyrone Montana
6'4"
250
DE 
95 
Shittu 
Aziz 
Stanford 
6'3"
279 
DE 97
Onyemata David Manitoba
6'4"
300
DT 55
Dean David Virginia
6'1"
290
DT 90 Dixon, Jr. Gerald South Carolina 6'2" 269
DT 56
Balducci Alex Oregon
6'4"
310
DT 67
Johnson Cory Kentucky
6'3"
300
DT 92
Maddy Luther Virginia Tech
6'2"
283
LB 13
Paul Gionni Utah
5'10"
225
LB 31
James Cory Colorado St.
6'
245
LB 40
Longino Antonio Arizona St.
6'2"
230
LB 41
Feeney Travis Washington
6'4"
226
LB 46
Campbell De'vondre Minnesota
6'5"
239
LB 51
Wallace Aaron UCLA
6'3"
240
LB 52
Sarao Anthony USC
6'
235
PT 38
Kaser Drew Texas A&M
6'3"
215
SAF 9
Carter Tevin Utah
6'1"
215
SAF 20
Fejedelem Clayton Illinois
6'1"
190
SAF 
26 
Williamson 
RJ 
Michigan St. 
6'
216 
SAF 42
Caputo Michael Wisconsin
6'1"
206
SAF 44
Golden Jamal Georgia Tech
6'
195
LB INJ French Christian Oregon 6'5" 250
SAF INJ Simone Jordan Arizona St. 6' 195
DE INJ Judon Matt Grand Valley St. 6'4" 255

For those without NFL network or Game Pass a radio brocast link can be obtained at game time from the Shrine game web site.

The Next game important to view the top college talent available will be the Senior Bowl:

The Reese's Senior Bowl


Ladd-Peebles Stadium

DATE: Saturday, January 30, 2016
TIME: 1:30pm CT
WHERE: Mobile, Alabama
STADIUM: Ladd-Peebles Stadium (38,888)
TELEVISION: NFL Network
TICKETS: $30, $20, $10

MAILING ADDRESS: 151 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
TELEPHONE: 251.438.2276
FAX: 251.432.0409
TICKET OFFICE: 251.432.4109 or toll free 1.888.736.2695
INTERNET: www.seniorbowl.com

2016 GAME

ESPN set to televise practices

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 19) -- For the first time in a decade, ESPN will televise Reese's Senior Bowl practices. The network will broadcast both the North and South practices live from Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday on ESPNU.

Chris Cotter will host the network's two-hour shows and will be joined by analysts Bill Polian, Louis Riddick and Todd McShay. Quint Kessenich will provide sideline coverage for ESPN's eight hours of live programming.

"As an organization, we are so pleased to have ESPN and ESPNU on board with us this year," Savage said. "With wall-to-wall coverage on ESPNU, the Reese's Senior Bowl will expand its media footprint to a wider audience and provide even more national exposure to our players."

The network also plans to provide live reports during its flagship show, ‘SportsCenter,' as well as its NFL-featured shows, ‘NFL Insiders' and ‘NFL Live.'  ESPN last televised practices at the Reese's Senior Bowl in 2006.

NFL Network will also broadcast from Reese's Senior Bowl practices and will air its coverage in three one-hour primetime shows on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

It will also broadcast the game live for the 10th consecutive year.

The 67th Reese's Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 30 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile. Kickoff is at 1:30p.m. CT.

For you PFF fans, myself included:

2016 GAME

Senior Bowl, PFF form partnership

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 20) - When the National Football League converges on Mobile, Ala., for the Reese's Senior Bowl next week, it will be aided by the pre-eminent provider of advanced football data and analysis.

Pro Football Focus (PFF) and the Reese's Senior Bowl have formed a partnership for the next two games which will allow the Senior Bowl staff to obtain valuable scouting and statistical data on players coming out of college next year as it builds the 2017 game roster.

"As we built our rosters for the game, we have found their information to be helpful in separating several players from a statistical standpoint," said Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage.

This year, PFF will also have a team of its top analysts in Mobile to break down player performance during Reese's Senior Bowl practices.  They will be using that data, as well as their data from the 2014 and 2015 FBS seasons, to create a series of truly unique scouting profiles on Reese's Senior Bowl players to be published on their website in the weeks leading up to April's NFL Draft.

"The Reese's Senior Bowl is the kickoff to the 2016 season and Pro Football Focus is extremely proud to be a part of the Senior Bowl team," said Pro Football Focus owner Cris Collinsworth.

PFF is the only football data service that grades every NFL and FBS player - on every play of every game.  They currently work with more than two-thirds of the NFL clubs, and a growing number of FBS programs as well.  Their data is used extensively by the sports media industry and also serves to power PFF's own award-winning fantasy football data and content website.

PFF data and analysis for NFL, college and fantasy football fans are available at www.profootballfocus.com.


North Roster:

South Roster:

I don't think we have a game thread planned for today's game so feel free to comment below.