After dropping his pursuit of another year of NCAA eligibility, former Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel will get a shot to impress scouts on the national stage. Tuel should be the National team starter for the seventh NFLPA Collegiate Bowl at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California (not Carson City for my friends at the Associated Press which is the state capital of Nevada and not a suburb of Los Angeles). The game will be televised on ESPN2 and kickoff will be at 3:10.
Tuel is certainly the best amongst his peers on the National team coached by Dick Vermeil with Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist and Fordham signal caller Ryan Higgins also on the National squad. Tuel's likely starting peer on the American team will be Vanderbilt's Jordan Rodgers.
Discuss the game here and feel free to make all the Herm Edwards jokes you want. There will probably be many as he dances up and down the American team's sideline.
Very important to note: if you're looking for Tuel's usual numeral of 10, you'll actually be look at Crist. Tuel is sporting a 12 on his jersey today.