If you’ve ever been around a major college football program, you know there are two absolute truths:
(Astonishing? Yes. Unbelievable? No.)
1) Every player who ever signed with such a program thought he had a legitimate chance to make it to the NFL.
2) Coaches at those programs use the false lure of the NFL as a primary recruiting pitch.
But the really scary part, at least according to two NFL officials who spoke to USC football players in L.A. this week, is the mindblowing number of players who, after making NFL teams, actually enjoy a football career over 36 months.