The Max Emfinger 2013 College Football Newsletter Week #11

Alabama Super Linebacker was National and SEC Defensive Player of the Week in Huge Win over LSU and has Moved Into The Heisman Race!



Since everyone has already reshuffled the National College Rankings and the Heisman Trophy Race is wide-open again after the Stanford UPSET of Oregon and their Heisman Quarterback Candidate Marcus Mariota, I think that it is safe to assume that Super Linebacker C.J. Mosley should be added to the Heisman Trophy Candidates. On Saturday, in the biggest game of the year for the Alabama Crimson Tide, Linebacker C.J. Mosley was one of the greatest players in the 38-17 victory over the LSU Tigers.

In that game, Mosley was sensational as he recorded 12 tackles, including 7 solo tackles; had 1.5 tackles for a loss; had at least three critical pass bat-downs; and then was involved in a play that might have been the biggest play of the game. On that critical play and with the scored tied at 17-17, Mosley handed-off the Football with precise precision on a Fake-Punt that helped get the Tide going in the Third Quarter. Mosley (6-2, 232, 4.56, SR) from Theodore, Alabama accurately confirmed that the LSU Defense was indeed vulnerable and he then made the Fake-Punt call, took the Shot-Gun Center Snap and handed off to Safety Jarrick Williams who ran for the First Down.

After that game, C.J. Mosley ended-up on another list for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy. Mosley was one of Nine Players who were named as Semifinalists for the year-end Lott IMPACT Trophy Award. The honor, named for Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, is about Character and On-The-Field PerformanceManti Te’o of Notre Dame won the Lott IMPACT Award in 2012.

The Nine Lott IMPACT TROPHY Semifinalists after this past Saturday include OLB Anthony Barr (6-4, 245, 4.48, SR) of UCLA; ILB Chris Borland (5-11, 246, 4.76, SR) of Wisconsin; DT Aaron Donald (6-0, 285, 4.92, SR) of Pittsburgh; DE Devon Kennard (6-2, 265, 4.8, SR) of Southern Cal; MLB James Morris (6-1, 240, 4.82, SR) of Iowa; OLB C.J. Mosley (6-2, 232, 4.56, SR) of Alabama; FS Ed Reynolds (6-2, 207, 4.5, JR) of Stanford; OLB Ryan Shazier (6-2, 225, 4.52, JR) of Ohio State; and OLB Kyle Van Noy (6-3, 235, 4.68, SR) of BYU.

This week, Mosley and Teammate QB A.J. McCarron (6-3, 214, 4.84, SR) were also named to the Semifinalist List for the Walter Camp Award.-


1. QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M – Manziel had another Heisman Trophy Day on Saturday as he completed 30 of 39 passes for 446-yards and Five Touchdowns and he also ran for another 47-yards, giving him an incredible 493-Yards of Total Offense as the Aggies beat Mississippi State by a 51-41 score.

The Largest Crowd ever at Kyle Field of 88,504 fans chanted “One More Year” late in the game for Manziel, who is eligible for the draft after this season. Whether he comes back remains to be seen, but he went into the stands to celebrate with the student section when the game was over. Former President George H.W. Bush and Current Texas Governor Rick Perry were also in attendance. In fact, Governor Perry was the Co-Pilot in the Pre-Game Fly-Over in the Pre-Game Ceremonies. Manziel (6-0, 210, 4.45) is a Redshirt Sophomore and he may or may not come back for his fourth season for the Aggies, so this might have been his last College Game at Kyle Field.

There just are not too many other Quarterbacks in the Country that are as exciting to watch as Manziel and after 10 games, Manziel leads the SEC and ranks third in the Country with 3,313-Yards Passing. He’s ranked Second in the Country with an outstanding completion percentage of 73.0 and 31 Touchdowns Passes, and he is third in the Country with a 186.9 Quarterback Rating. Manziel leads the SEC with 331.3 Yards Passing per game and is also 12th in the SEC with 611-Yards Rushing and Eight Touchdowns. Manziel has also thrown for more than 300-Yards, six times and in four of those he surpassed over 400 yards, just as in the game on Saturday. Manziel has thrown three or more touchdowns seven times. In 2012, at this point, Manziel had 2,780-Yards Passing and 18 Touchdown Passes. So Johnny “Touchdown” Manziel has thrown for 533-Yards and 13 Touchdowns more than in 2013.

2. QB Bo Wallace – Ole Miss – Wallace has been pretty sensational all season, but on  Saturday, he completed 26 of 33 passes for a Career-High 407-Yards and Three Touchdowns in a 34-24 Victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks in Oxford. Wallace rushed for another 12-Yards, giving him 419-Yards of Total Offense. Junior Super-Star WR Donte Moncrief (6-3, 216, 4.45) caught seven of his passes for 149-yards and a Touchdown. Remember a couple weeks ago when Wallace lwas unbelievable as he led his Ole Miss Rebels to an incredible 27-24 UPSET Victory over The LSU Tigers in front of around 60,000 screaming Rebel Fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi.

3. QB Logan Thomas – Virginia Tech Thomas has accounted for over 400-Yards in the last two weeks and on Saturday against Miami, Thomas completed 25 of 31 passes for 366-Yards and he also rushed for another 42-yards, giving him 408-Yards of Total Offense in a 42-24 victory over Miami, the number that stood out was zero. Thomas combined his terrific passing game with no turnovers. In the last two weeks, this has been a problem, but against Miami, Thomas had his best game of the season and with the Virginia Tech Coastal Division hopes on the line, Senior QB Thomas (6-6, 257, 4.7) from Lynchburg, Virginia came through Big-Time. And add Icing-on-the-Cake: Thomas recorded an outstanding 201.1 Quarterback Rating in this game and now has 2,422-Yards Passing and 13 Touchdowns for the season.

4. QB Tajh Boyd – Clemson – Boyd has been outstanding for four years and he has a chance to become a Very High NFL Draft Choice and this game on Saturday against Virginia brought back memories of a True Heisman Trophy Candidate. In this game, Boyd completed an amazing 24 of 29 passes for 377-Yards and Three Touchdowns as they beat the Cavaliers by a 59-10 score. This might have been the Tigers Best Performance of the Year. It came two weeks after their worst performace in a 51-14 loss to #3 Florida State, and marked the start of a big finish.

“November is when we want to play our best football,” Boyd said. “Hopefully we put a stamp on it today and we’re just going to try to take off from here.” Senior QB Boyd (6-1, 225, 4.6) of Hampton, Virginia only played The First Half and one series in the Second Half, but he still became the ACC career leader in Touchdown-Making with a 33-Yard Touchdown Pass to Junior WR Sammy Watkins (6-1, 205, 4.45) to start the scoring for the Tigers. It broke a tie at 112 Touchdowns with Philip Rivers of North Carolina State. Boyd later added a 10-Yard Touchdown to Senior RB Roderick McDowell (5-9, 195, 4.5). Boyd had earlier hit Watkins on a 96-Yard Touchdown Pass which is the longest completion of his career, and it was also the longest career reception for Watkins. In the game, Watkins caught 8 passes for 169-Yards and two Touchdowns. The 96-Yard Touchdown made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.

Boyd also scored on a 1-yard run. “Tremendous performance by that young man,” Head Coach Dabo Swinney said of Boyd who recorded a sensational 219.2 Quarterback Rating.

Emfinger SuperScout Personal Evaluation (ESPE)

1. RET Justin Gilbert – Oklahoma State – Gilbert returning 100-yard Kickoff for TD!
1. RET Ray Vinopal – Pittsburgh – Vinopal returning 100-yard Kickoff for TD!
2. RET Levonte Whitfield – FSU – Whitfield returning 97-yard Kickoff for TD!
2. WR Sammy Watkins – Clemson – Watkins catching 96-yard TD from Boyd!
3. RET Nelson Asholor – USC – Asholor returning 93-yard punt for TD!
3. RET Corey Grant – Auburn – Grant returning 90-yard Kickoff for TD!
4. RB Henry Josey – Missouri – Josey running 86-yards for TD!
5. RET Chris Davis – Auburn – Davis returning 85-yard punt for TD!
5. RET Ryan Switzer – North Carolina – Switzer returning 85-yard punt for TD!
6. WR Allen Hurns – Miami – Hurns catching 84-yard TD from Morris!
6. RET Tre Watson – Washington – Watson returning 84-yard Interception for TD!
7. WR Stacy Coley – Miami – Coley catching 81-yard TD from Morris!
8. RB Andre Williams – Boston College – Williams running 80-yard TD!
8. WR Quinton Payton – NC State – Payton catching 80-yard TD from Mitchell!
9. RB Javorius Allen – USC – running for 79-yard TD!
10. WR Devin Fuller – UCLA – Fuller catching 76-yard TD from Hundley!
11. RET Nelson Asholor – USC – Asholor returning 75-yard punt for TD!
11. RB Tevin Coleman – Indiana – Coleman running for 75-yard TD!
11. WR Ja-Mes Logan – Ole Miss – Logan catching 75-yard TD from Wallace!
12. RET Rashard Smith – NC State – Smith returning 73-yard punt for TD!
13. WR Mario Alford – West Virginia – Alford catching 72-yard TD from Millard!
14. WR Marquise Lee – USC – Lee catching 71-yard TD from Kessler!
15. WR Mike Naples – Boston College – Naples catching 69-yard TD from Rettig!
16. RB Tevin Coleman – Indiana – Coleman running for 64-yard TD!

2013 Nifty Nine Permanent MidField Kickers of the Week – Week #11

1. K Jake Smith – Arizona – Smith kicking 53-yard Field Goal!
2. K Nick Freeze – Boston College – Freeze kicking 51-yard Field Goal!
2. K Zach Hocker – Arkansas – Hocker kicking 51-yard Field Goal!
4. K Matt Goudis – Miami – Goudis kicking 49-yard Field Goal!
5. K Will Oliver – Colorado – Oliver kicking 47-yard Field Goal!
6. K Chris Hawthorne – Minnesota – Hawthorne kicking 45-yard Field Goal!
6. K Shawn Moffitt – UCF – Moffitt kicking 45-yard Field Goal!
8. K Maxwell Johnson – New Mexico St – Johnson kicking 43-yard Field Goal
9. K Roberto Aguayo – FSU – Aguayo kicking 42-yard Field Goal!

1. Alabama, 2. FSU 3. Ohio State, 4. Baylor, 5. Stanford, 6. Missouri, 7. Oregon, 8. Clemson, 9. Auburn, 10. Texas A&M, 11. UCLA, 12. South Carolina


1. RB Andre Williams – Boston College – Williams is the #1 Rusher in the ACC and on Saturday he was exceptional as he rushed for an amazing 295-Yards on 30 carries and Two Touchdowns in a 48-34 Victory over New Mexico State. His Career-High 295-Yards, set the school single-game rushing record while scoring on Touchdown Runs of 80 and 47-Yards. Montel Harris set the old mark of 264-yards in 2011.

Williams now owns two of the top three single-game marks in Boston College School History. His performance late in this game was unbelievable. The score was tied 34-34 when he scored the game-winning touchdown on an 80-yard run. He then added a 47-yard Touchdown Run on the very next possession to put the game out of reach. Williams now has three 200-yard games this season. After this Outstanding game, Williams has been added to the SemiFinalist List for the Doak Walker Award.

2. AP Odell Beckham – LSU – Beckham was his old self against the Crimson Tide as he made three catches for 42-yards; had one punt return for 8 yards; and he also had a very impressive 174-yards on four kickoff returns, giving him 224-All-Purpose Yards, but it still was not enough as the Tigers lost 38-17 to Super-Star C.J. Mosley and the Alabama Crimson Tide. The one play that Beckham was not able to make was in the last quarter with only 9:10 left in the game.

Beckham had just returned an 82-Yard Kickoff to give the Tigers a chance to get back into the game after the Tide had scored and were up two Touchdowns. On that crucial Fourth-and 13 play on the Alabama 21-yard line, Beckham was standing in the End-Zone uncovered, but Quarterback Zach Mettenberger tried to hit a Double-Covered Jarvis Landry on an “Out-And-Up” Pattern. Beckham had run a straight “Go-Pattern” and was unbelievably in the clear and un-covered for what could have been a possible Touchdown that would have brought the game closer..

3. AP Nelson Agholor – Southern Cal – Agholor, a sophomore from Tampa, Florida, turned in a record-setting day as the Trojans‘ punt returner in a 62-28 win at California on Saturday afternoon. He returned punts of 75 and 93 yards for touchdowns to tie a Pac-12 record for punts returned for touchdowns in a single game, while the 93-yard return tied for second-longest in program history. His 168-Yards in punt return yards broke USC’s single-game mark. Agholor added 35 yards on four receptions and a 12-yard kickoff return, giving him a total of 215-All-Purpose Yards, and it was good for an average of 30.7 yards per touch.


1. ATH/LB/RB Myles Jack – UCLA – Jack has just had one of the most remarkable games of the year on Saturday in a Huge 31-26 Victory over Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The Versatile Jack has been playing Linebacker all season, but he got a chance to play on the Offensive side of the ball for the first time and he was Outstanding on both side of the Football in the Victory. On Offense, Jack rushed for 120-Yards on six carries, including a 66-Yard Touchdown Run to extend the UCLA lead late in the fourth quarter. His Rushing Total is tied for 10th on the All-Time UCLA Freshman list, while the 66-yard Touchdown Run is the fourth longest by a freshman in UCLA history.

Playing his true position at Linebacker, Jack added eight tackles, a tackle for loss, two pass breakups and a fumble recovery in the end zone as the Bruin defense held off the Wildcats for the win. “They kept telling me that they were going to put me back there on offense, but I thought they were joking,” said Jack. I just followed my blockers and everything worked out.”

2. ATH/CB DeVon Edwards – Duke – Edwards had one of the most incredible games of a lifetime for the Blue Devils on Saturday. The Redshirt Freshman CB Edwards (5-9, 185, 4.4) became the only FBS player in the last 10 years with three Non-Offensive Touchdowns in a game in a 38-20 Victory over NC State. Edwards scored on a 100-Yard Kickoff Return and then returned two interceptions for scores on back-to-back offensive plays. The 100-yard kickoff return tied for the second longest in Duke history. His 218-Yards of Total Offense is pretty Sensational since he did not even play offense and it ranks Second All-Time among Duke Freshmen in a single game behind Desmond Scott with 259-Yards against Wake Forest in 2009. The 100 Yard Touchdown made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.

3. ATH/QB Marquise Williams – North Carolina – Williams was a sensational Athletic Quarterback in this 45-14 Victory over Virginia. The North Carolina players dedicated this game against Virginia to Quarterback Bryn Renner who was lost for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Williams paid the ultimate tribute as he wore Renner’s #2 and then went out and had an incredible game. Williams completed 15 of 28 passes for 185-Yards; rushed 16 times for 46-Yards; and caught a 29-Yard Touchdown pass from Quinshad Davis, giving him 260-Yards of All-Purpose Yards. Williams is the first North Carolina Quarterback to catch a touchdown pass since Kevin Anthony in 1984 against Virginia.

4. ATH/QB Nick Marshall – Auburn – Marshall was sensational on Saturday in the impressive 55-23 rout of Tennessee.  In this amazing game, Marshall only passed for 35-yards, but from his Quarterback position, he rushed for a Mind-Boggling 214-Yards, giving him 249-Yards of Total Offense in the shocking easy victory. Marshall only rushed 14 times, but Junior RB Tre Mason (5-10, 195, 4.45) also rushed twenty times for another 117-yards.

The Combination of Marshall and Mason (M&M) gives the Auburn Offense a chance to do some real damage to a Defense without passing the Football. The Auburn Offense had three drives that only lasted two plays and in all three Touchdown Drives, the Tigers reached the End-Zone in less than 40 seconds.

Coach Gus Malzahn is trying to have the fastest offense in America,” Mason said. “And that’s what we are all aiming for.” Auburn has scored at least 30 points in the last six games and that is the first time that has happened since 2004. The Tigers also scored on a 90-yard Kickoff Return by Corey Grant and an 85-Yard Punt Return by Chris Davis. The Return by Davis broke a 13-13 Tie in the Second Quarter and it was the longest Auburn Punt Return since 1970 and it was the third longest in Auburn history. Both of the Return Touchdown made the ESPE Sweet Sixteen Plays of the Week.


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2013 C.J. Mosley Alabama1. MLB C.J. Mosley – Alabama – Mosley was a Super-Star in the 38-17 Victory over the LSU Tigers. In that game, Mosley was sensational as he recorded 12 tackles, including 7 solo tackles; had 1.5 tackles for a loss; had at least three critical pass bat-downs; and then was involved in a play that might have been the biggest play of the game. On that critical play and with the scored tied at 17-17, Mosley handed-off the Football with precise precision on a Fake-Punt that helped get the Tide going in the Third Quarter. Mosley (6-2, 232, 4.62, SR) from Theodore, Alabama accurately confirmed that the LSU Defense was indeed vulnerable and he then made the Fake-Punt call, took the Shot-Gun Center Snap and handed off to Safety Jarrick Williams who ran for the First Down.

2. ILB Shayne Skov -Stanford – Skov led a Stanford Defense that stuffed the #2-Ranked Oregon Offense and UPSET the Ducks 26-20 in a Thursday Night Televised Game at Stanford Stadium. Senior ILB Skov (6-3, 244, 4.68) from Guadalajara, Mexico recorded a Team-High nine tackles, including two tackles for loss; recorded two forced fumbles; recorded a fumble; had two quarterback hurries; and recorded a key pass breakup. Skov led a Cardinal Defense that limited a Duck rushing attack that was averaging 331.5 yards a game to just 62-Yards rushing. Both forced fumbles of Skov ended Oregon scoring chances, including a forced fumble and fumble recovery inside the 5-yard line as the Ducks were looking to pull within seven in the first half.

3. FS Ray Vinopal – Pittsburgh – Vinopal had an incredible game in the 28-21 UPSET of Notre Dame. The Panthers may not have beaten #23 Notre Dame without Vinopal, who had two Crucial Interceptions in the fourth quarter to key the impressive Panther victory. On the First InterceptionVinopal got the Tommy Rees pick in the End-Zone to end a serious drive. Then on the Second Interception, Vinopal returned his interception down to the 5-yard line, setting up the game-winning Panthers Touchdown. Vinopal also recorded seven tackles, including four solo tackles; had a forced fumble early in the game, making him solely responsible for all three Irish turnovers.

4. Florida State defense. The Seminoles had perhaps the most dominating defensive performance in the ACC this season, forcing seven turnovers and scoring twice in a 59-3 win over Wake Forest. The Noles tied a school record with six interceptions and one was returned for a touchdown. Jalen Ramsey also returned a fumble for a touchdown, giving the Seminoles Five Defensive Touchdowns for this season, and tied for the most since 2007. Freshman safety Nate Andrews who was making his first career start, had two interceptions (including one for a touchdown) and forced the fumble that Ramsey returned for the Touchdown. Wake Forest had a Zero Quarterback Rating and is the only team this season that has recorded a Zero Quarterback RatingFlorida State has now forced a turnover in 14 straight games.

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My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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