The first week of the NFL season brought a few surprises. A major surprise was the Kansas City Chiefs' blowout victory over the New England Patriots in the opening game of the season.
College football got off to a good start for some teams, including Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi, but others, such as Southern Miss, are still looking for answers. There is plenty of time for teams that lost to turn things around.
Finally, college football returns all around the country this week. It is also the final week of the NFL preseason, and most teams will be cutting their rosters from 90 players to 53 players.
The NFL preseason is in its third week, and every team's starters are playing a good portion of the games. College football starts next week for most teams, but there are a few matchups this weekend.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott will have to work twice as hard to avoid a sophomore slump after the recent suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott has a chance to become a top quarterback in the league if he can keep the Cowboys winning.
The second week of August brings the first full week of preseason NFL games. Every team is in action this week with plenty of games on to fill the long void of football.
It is great to see The Slate start and end with football. Next week will have plenty of NFL action, as the rest of the league kicks off its preseason schedule.
Things escalated rather quickly at the University of Mississippi. Head football coach Hugh Freeze went from nearly untouchable to fired seemingly overnight.
No one really knows how entertaining the University of Mississippi will be on the football field this fall. But one thing is for sure: The program is becoming a must-watch off the field.
Now that the MLB All-Star break is over, it is time for NFL training camps to get underway. Rookies for the Dallas Cowboys will be the first to report, heading to camp on Monday, July 17.