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  1. Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill and coach Kevin Sumlin impressed NFL scou...

    Ryan McGee

    Insider Ryan McGee writes that NFL scouts were not only impressed by QB Kenny Hill's debut for Texas A&M -- they were once again impressed by the play-calling genius of coach Kevin Sumlin.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  2. Top 2015 prospects with most to prove

    Ryan McGee

    On Wednesday, Todd McShay released his Way-Too-Early 2015 Mock Draft. Yes, on Wednesday. While the 2015 NFL draft is still more than 11 months away, it got me thinking: Who among this year's class of top-shelf college players will have the most to...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Role of colleges in NFL draft process

    Ryan McGee

    Over the past two years, I've written four NFL draft-centric player profiles for ESPN The Magazine. In 2013, I visited with South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore and Jadeveon Clowney. This year, I have chatted with '12 NFL combine bust Vontaze Burfict an...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. College coaches most coveted by the NFL

    Ryan McGee

    You want to start a fight? Walk into a hotel lobby full of NFL executives and shout aloud the question, "Hey, do you think college coaches can make in the pros?" Then just sit back and watch the room turn into a bunkhouse stampede. For decades it ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  5. Why the NFL likes Alabama

    Ryan McGee

    It's Oct. 22, 2012, and Dee Milliner is sitting in the sports information office at Alabama's sparkling Mal Moore Athletic Facility. He has no idea that he is just three months away from another BCS championship. He has no idea that in five...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  6. Why Alabama Crimson Tide players are successful in the NFL - Coll...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee writes that when it comes to NFL-producing college programs, the Alabama Crimson Tide are at the top of the stack. It's no surprise given Nick Saban's knack for recruiting high-IQ playmakers and developing them via top-notch preparation.

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  7. Will Chip Kelly be back in college?

    Ryan McGee

    One year ago, it was a false alarm. One year later, it's setting off alarms in Eugene. Chip Kelly is headed to the NFL. Now we enter that time-honored tradition of the pro football world breaking down the move as if the coach has graduated fro...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  8. Will Chip Kelly ever return to college football? - NCF

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee compares Chip Kelly to other collegiate coaches who have made the jump to the NFL, asking the question of whether we'll ever see Kelly return as a college football head coach. Plus, analysis from Rod Gilmore on what comes next for Oregon.

    Blog | Conversation | January 16, 2013
  9. NFL - How Peyton Manning regained his confidence and throwing mot...

    Ryan McGee

    Before Denver, there was Durham. With the secret help of a trusted former coach, Peyton Manning rediscovered his throwing motion and confidence, writes Ryan McGee in ESPN The Magazine's NFL Draft issue.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  10. McGee: Ranking the five best recruiting coordinators in America, ...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee provides his list of the five best recruiting coordinators in America, including Ed Orgeron of the USC Trojans and Don Pellum of the Oregon Ducks. Also, McGee provides an update on Jadeveon Clowney's recruitment.

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2011
  11. ESPN The Magazine's Rules Issue: The importance of penalty-free f...

    Ryan McGee

    Ryan McGee examines the perceived importance of playing penalty-free football.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  12. College Football: Who got the worst ever deals from the BCS? Here...

    Ryan McGee

    The team that got the worst ever deal from the BCS had 53 players who at one point were drafted or played in the NFL. But the entire list here will make you long for a playoff, writes Ryan McGee.

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  13. College Football: Another spinal injury, this time to Rutgers' Er...

    Ryan McGee

    Another spinal cord injury in college football brings the total for all levels back into focus, and once again, after years of attempts to change the way players hit, the numbers are clearly rising.

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2010
  14. NASCAR - Crew chiefs like Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte face gruel...

    Ryan McGee

    NASCAR crew chiefs are becoming more like NFL coaches each week, complete with endless preparation and little sleep. Ryan McGee examines the evolution of the job and the heat it generates.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  15. Ryan McGee, ESPN Insider -- NASCAR ROY candidate Kevin Conway joi...

    Ryan McGee

    NASCAR ROY candidate Kevin Conway joing NFL coaching legend Jimmy Johnson to create a Super Bowl commercial.

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2010
  16. Ten years after Walter Payton's death, we reflect on the NFL HOFe...

    Ryan McGee

    Ten years after Walter Payton's death, Ryan McGee reflects on the NFL HOFer's love of racing.

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2009