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Can Boise State Pass the Test? College Football Week 4 Preview

Boise StateWith conference play (mostly) upon us, there’s a full slate of compelling games for the fourth week of the college football season, so let’s take a look at the best of the best.

Reminder: All ranking reflect the USA Today coaches poll, which has a bearing on the BCS.

#1 Alabama at #11 Arkansas— Boy, Mark Ingram didn’t miss a step, did he? The Crimson Tide’s Heisman winner came back with a bang last week and lit up Duke in another easy ‘Bama win. This week promises to be more challenging, as the 11th-ranked Razorbacks figure needs to put up some points behind Heisman candidate Ryan Mallet, who has thrown for over 1,000 yards in three games. The game is the first of three straight contests the Tide will play against ranked conference foes. Read the rest of this entry »



College Football Week #2 Preview

Ohio StateWith the opening week of the college football season behind us, and the BCS in danger of being busted, it’s once again time to take a look at the three biggest games to watch this week.

Note: Since the USA Today coaches poll factors into the BCS, all team rankings will be based on that.

No. 14 Penn State at No. 1 Alabama. The Tide will likely be without injured Heisman trophy winner Mark Ingram in the backfield, but it’s not likely to matter. The Nittany Lions will have a freshman as quarterback and star running back Evan Royster didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard against Youngstown State. While a PSU win would be huge for the Big-10, it’s going to be a tall order to beat Nick Saban in Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »



Early Heisman Odds From Vegas

Even though college football is months away, it’s never too early to discuss the Heisman Trophy. Vegas NCAA football odds makers have released a list of 26 candidates for college football’s top honor, and Alabama running back Mark Ingram, last year’s winner, is the favorite. heisman-trophy

You can find the full list here. And here are my thoughts:

Tyrelle Pryor at number two seems way high on the list. Yes, he finally seemed to hit all of his potential in the Rose Bowl, and maybe Jim Tressel has finally figured out a way to utilize Pryor’s amazing potential.

But consider that Pryor was ranked 62nd in the country’s quarterback rating last season, and 85th in completion percentage. Or the fact that he had as many games (four) with under 100 yards passing as he did games with over 200. Read the rest of this entry »



NFL Draft 2010 Top 10 Includes Number One Sam Bradford

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Number one draft choice Sam Bradford selected by the St. Louis Rams. (photo via New York Times)

Last night Twitter had #NFLdraft as a trending topic as football fans across the country tuned in to see who the teams would select during the first round of the 75th annual NFL Draft. Selected players repeatedly said how special and monumental this day was for them and the football coaches all expressed their hope and enthusiasm for the upcoming football season.

The NFL Draft event continues through the weekend and allows teams in the National Football League to choose new players for their franchises. This event is always an exciting day for the sport of football as the American pastime continues to grow, and while they players and coaches recognize the importance of game innovation, they honor the traditions set forth by strong foundations.

The top ten draft choices for the 2010 Draft were as follows. The number one pick, Sam Bradford, was no real surprise to anyone. What was surprising was seeing three of top four draft choices hail from Oklahoma. In addition, not seeing Tim Tebow go in the first round (went 25th to the Denver Broncos). Read the rest of this entry »





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