Author: Matthew Cubberley

Matthew Cubberley has been writing for Gridiron Heroics since July 2022, primarily covering the B1G and AAC. He graduated with a BA in Communication May of 2020 from Bowling Green State University, where he was a student intern with the athletic communications department. He's previously written for the Sentinel-Tribune, Power Sweep Newsletter, and Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

Fans Overreact Twitter was losing it on Nittany Lion quarterback Sean Clifford when it was looking as though Penn St might fall on the road last night to Purdue. The Boilermakers are a very competitive bunch and a solid opponent on both sides of the ball. This did not stop Penn St fans from tweeting directly at Clifford after his lone turnover, a bad overthrow. You can imagine what was being said Please remember, these are amateur, student-athletes. I am all for raising the profile of young athletes and using their names on social media. To tweet directly at a…

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Braelon Allen is America’s best running back, and he’s yet to play a college football game in his adult life. Braelon Allen: Boy Amongst Men Allen was recruited as a defensive back and did not enroll early, meaning coaches likely did not see him until fall camp last year. He watched the season opener from the sidelines, a home loss to Penn St. Allen managed 12 carries over the next two games, but Wisconsin sat at 1-2. The phenom then bowled through the next seven defenses the Badgers faced, gaining over 100 yards rushing each game, all wins. He only…

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Head Coach Greg Schiano’s murky situation at linebacker is becoming murkier by the moment. Former linebacker Drew Singleton had his appeal to the NCAA for eligibility reinstatement denied, according to Schiano.  Schiano pleaded Singleton’s case for appeal at Big Ten Media Days two weeks ago, and Schiano sounded fairly confident Rutgers fans would see him suit up this fall. However, this will not be the case. What the Denied Appeal of Chris Singleton Means for Rutgers Linebacker already appeared to be arguably the weakest position group on the team, so this is a giant blow to the young corp. The…

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Former North Dakota St starting quarterback Quincy Patterson announcing in mid-May that he’s transferring to Temple with two years of eligibility remaining left fans wondering what it means for incumbent D’Wan Mathis. D’Wan Mathis Stays Put After All Mathis already specifically agreed to come back five days before the announcement of former head coach Rod Carey’s dismissal. Previous reports indicated Mathis had entered the portal while Carey remained as head coach. The former Georgia transfer may have been in more need of a change in leadership than another change in scenery. Special Talent There is still reason to believe Mathis…

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Terrence Lewis was the 2021 national recruiting class’ #1 ranked linebacker, according to 247Sports. He was arrested May 8, 2022 for domestic battery. On June 9, those charges were dropped. Does Lewis still face discipline from UCF or head coach Gus Malzahn? Lewis Lands in College Park Lewis committed to Maryland over Florida and Tennessee, but missed spring practice due to ACL surgery and redshirted after not appearing in a game for the Terps last fall. According to 247Sports, Lewis also hurt his shoulder prior to last season that required surgery. Terrence Lewis Leaves Maryland Lewis is originally from Opa-locka,…

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3,297 is the current amount of undergraduate students calling themselves Golden Hurricane, according to Tulsa athletics. Among them is Davis Brin, who’s going to be the nation’s most improved quarterback in 2022. Davis Brin Plays His Best Against Biggest Competition After an embarrassing season-opening loss to FCS UC Davis 19-17 (-23′), the first-year starter began playing like a veteran in midseason form against the OSUs. Brin went 19 for 27 with 224 yards passing against Oklahoma St and threw for 428 yards on 31 completions against Ohio St, both narrow road defeats. Brin Has Top Target Back Wide receiver Keylon…

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Hoosiers head coach Tom Allen was one of seven head coaches to speak Tuesday in Indianapolis at Big Ten Media Days, and while many coaches answered questions centered mainly on N.I.L. and the incoming additions of USC and UCLA to the league, Allen offered some real insight into the pending quarterback competition that will commence with the start of fall camp next week. Penix Jr. Out Injury-riddled Michael Penix Jr., who has shown flashes of tremendous talent over the years, transferred in late December to Washington after having been named the starter prior to the 2019 season. Indiana’s problem wasn’t…

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Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano met with press Wednesday as part of Big Ten Media Days. He took the the podium roughly an hour after it was made public that former starting linebacker Drew Singleton appealed for reinstatement with the NCAA after not being selected in April’s NFL Draft. An Impassioned Plea Schiano swiftly explained the extenuating circumstances surrounding Singleton’s limbo status following a question from a reporter. The questions up to this point had been very broad. It was nice of Schiano to go into as much detail regarding the situation as he did. The Scarlet Knights would love…

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