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Football is soooooo close!

Buffalo LB Khalil Mack continues to draw raves from NFL scouts - NFL.com
Mack didn't receive as much acclaim from the recruiting analysts or college programs; Buffalo was his only official recruiting visit and going by 247sports.com's composite recruiting rankings, he was the consensus No. 143 player in Florida in that recruiting cycle. Worth noting: Jacksonville Jaguars rookie safety Jonathan Cyprien, who attended FIU and was taken in the second round of the 2013 draft, was No. 138, and Kent State running back Dri Archer was No. 140.

I found the part about Dri, Mack, and Cyprien interesting. Just goes to show the different between 100 and 150 might not be what you think it is.

And Mack leads a defense the Urban Meyer is busy getting ready to play.

Ohio State football: Urban Meyer Buffalo week press conference recap - Land-Grant Holy Land
"They play an unorthodox defense… The 54-i" Discusses how the positioning of the DTs messes up blocking schemes. "It's a pain in the butt"

But Mack is not alone in drawing attention

Neutz, Oliver are driving forces on UB’s offense - Sports - The Buffalo News
When Alex Neutz first joined up with UB football it felt like the 20-minute commute from Grand Island placed him in another world. His teammates had broader shoulders. Faster legs. More complete skill sets. For the first time since his stellar high school career, uncertainty entered the equation as ...

As much as I like to throw barbs at the B-Lo news they have been for the most part phenomenal during the august camp.

If you can't wait until Saturday for football remember it really kicks off Thursday. Our friends over at Hustle Belt are tracking all of the #MACTION

MAC Football Week One Overview: Match Ups, Game Times, and Where To Watch - Hustle Belt
The first MAC Football game of the season kicks off on a Thursday night, just as it should. Dri Archer gets a stat-padding game to open up his 2013 Heisman Campaign. Though, Liberty could be tougher than expected. The Flames went 6-5 last season in Turner Gill's first year. Not a fan of schools opening up against FCS opponents, but if you like watching Archer and Trayion Durham run over, around, past and through people then this might be your kind of thing.

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