College Football: Where the Money Will Go

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

The college halfback takes the handoff, slices off tackle, cuts right and scoots down the sideline 60 yds. for a touchdown. The crowd goes wild—all except a handful of tight-lipped men scattered around the stadium, jotting cryptic phrases in notebooks. They are the professional football scouts, and they know all about that particular halfback: too small, slow acceleration, can't cut left. The pros would gobble him alive. The player they watch is the 260-lb. offensive tackle who opened the hole—or maybe that 240-lb. defensive linebacker who fought off three men before...