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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:40 AM

National Football Post: http://www.nationalf...candidates.html

Heisman Candidates for next year as listed by Dave Miller of NFP.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:26 PM

Conventional wisdom says it's Barkley's trophy to lose. But conventional wisdom said the same about Luck last season, and it's not like he did anything to lose it. So much nowadays depends on what part of the country you are from, and what players in your region are taking votes from you. And west coast players tend to have an uphill battle no matter what....unless you play for USC, which gives Barkley a better shot, since they are BCS eligible now too.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:59 AM

National Champs.net: 2012 College Football Preview Top 50
http://www.nationalc...ybird/index.htm

Phil Steele: Pre-season All-American Teams
http://www.philsteel...ll-American.pdf

Yahoo: Pac 12, SEC are top leagues for Offensive stars
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Yahoo: 40 things fans should know about the 2012 schedule
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Athlon Sports: Top 25
http://www.athlonspo...football/top-25

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

CBS Sports: Bowl Predictions
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:04 PM

How many teams do you think are capable of a National title run?

Which teams interest you... maybe as Top 25 teams, with capability of beating anyone on a given Saturday?

What games are you already circling?

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 09:05 AM

Yahoo: SEC top league for Defensive Stars
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

What games are you already circling?


As a Pac-12 fan, the Oregon at USC game on Nov. 3 will be must-see-TV. Same goes for the three Alabama/Arkansas/LSU games. West Virginia at Oklahoma should be a good Big XII shootout. A couple good non-conference games on opening week too...Michigan-Alabama at Jerryland and Clemson-Auburn in Atlanta.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:38 PM

Yahoo: It's never too early to talk to Heisman Contenders
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 09:58 PM

CBS Sports: Mailbag with Bruce Feldman
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:23 PM

ESPN: College Football Live Top 25
http://espn.go.com/c...y/_/id/7871848/

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

Scout.com / College Football News: Post Spring Rankings
1-10:http://cfn.scout.com/2/1184157.html
11-20: http://cfn.scout.com/2/1184156.html
21-30: http://cfn.scout.com/2/1184155.html

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:10 AM

CBS Sports: Mailbag with Bruce Feldman
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As long as NBC keeps re-uping the ND deal they are relevant. The only school with it's own broadcast network contract. All of it's road games are nationally televised at prominent times, if not regionalized in that 3:30 ABC window. No matter how bad they are, still a marquee game and "get" for any program. You saw how the Terps made a huge deal about it.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:40 AM

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UNC apparently caught cheating...

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

ESPN: College Football Live Top 25
http://espn.go.com/c...y/_/id/7871848/


As much as I like the fact that they symbolize football season is just around the corner, given the current system I wish they would do away with the preseason rankings. Or at least the ones that are used to determine the BCS standings. There are already enough factors that benefit/penalize teams before they ever take the field. Not ranking teams until after the first month of the season would eliminate one of those factors, and is one of the things that could be done without a major overhaul.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

ESPN: College Football Live Top 25
http://espn.go.com/c...y/_/id/7871848/


As much as I like the fact that they symbolize football season is just around the corner, given the current system I wish they would do away with the preseason rankings. Or at least the ones that are used to determine the BCS standings. There are already enough factors that benefit/penalize teams before they ever take the field. Not ranking teams until after the first month of the season would eliminate one of those factors, and is one of the things that could be done without a major overhaul.


Great post... mirrors my thoughts as well. It's ridiculous and unfathomable that there are pre-season rankings before teams ever play a game. Completely unfair... and always as been. I would love to see your ideas implemented, at the very least.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:59 PM

Yahoo: Countdown to Kickoff, Top Players 100-91
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100. DE Bjoern Werner, Florida State

Particulars: 6-4/272, Jr.; Salisbury (Conn.) High
Buzz: Werner is a German native who was an exchange student when he caught the eye of college recruiters. He had a solid season as a freshman reserve in 2010 before making a splash last season as a fulltime starter. Werner had seven sacks, eight quarterback hurries and eight pass breakups. He also held up nicely against the run. He also had a fumble recovery and an interception, which he returned for a TD against Clemson. He and Brandon Jenkins form one of the nation's top end duos.

99. QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio

Particulars: 6-0/200, Jr.; Norman (Okla.) North
Buzz: Tettleton is coming off a big season, his first as a starter; he threw for 3,306 yards and 28 TDs, and rushed for 666 yards and 10 scores. He was a backup as a true freshman in 2009, then redshirted in 2010 before blossoming last season. He will be one of the nation's top three or four dual-threat quarterbacks this season, and is the main reason the Bobcats will be the preseason MAC favorite. He is the son of former major-league catcher Mickey Tettleton.

98. K/P Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State

Particulars: 6-1/205, Sr.; Mansfield (Texas) Summit
Buzz: Sharp definitely is the best double-duty kicker/punter in the nation, and he will head into the season with a good shot at winning the Ray Guy Award, which goes to the nation's best punter. He averaged 46.3 yards per punt last season (third nationally) and owns a career average of 45.8 yards. Last season was Sharp's first as the Cowboys' kicker and he was 22-of-25 on field goal attempts. In addition, Sharp led the nation with 61 touchbacks on kickoffs, 23 more than anyone else in the nation.

97. DE Michael Buchanan, Illinois

Particulars: 6-6/240, Sr.; Homewood (Ill.) Homewood-Flossmoor
Buzz: Buchanan is headed into his third season as a starter and finally emerged as a big-time playmaker last season. He finished with 64 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, which was fourth in the Big Ten. Buchanan is an excellent athlete and puts that athleticism to good use as an edge rusher. Illinois' new defensive staff was impressed with his play this spring, and a 10-sack season is a legitimate goal as a senior. He was a second-team All-Big Ten pick in 2011.

96. RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State

Particulars: 5-7/195, Sr.; San Diego Madison
Buzz: Rouse is a little guy who has put up big numbers. He ranked seventh nationally in rushing last season with 1,549 yards; he had four games with at least 150 yards. In three games against Big Six opponents last season (Cal, Nebraska and Ole Miss), he averaged 126.0 yards per game. Rouse has 3,157 yards, which is third-most among active players. He also has 25 rushing touchdowns. Rouse has been an effective receiver, and that facet of his game likely will come more into play this season with a new coaching staff.

95. RB Zach Line, SMU

Particulars: 6-1/230, Sr.; Oxford (Mich.) High
Buzz: Despite missing the last three games last season with a broken foot, Line still rushed for 1,224 yards and 17 TDs; he ranked seventh nationally in rushing at 122.4 yards per game. It was his second consecutive 1,000-yard season, and he has gained 2,718 yards and scored 27 TDs in the past two seasons. He has rushed for 259 yards in two games against TCU and has 15 100-yard games in the past two seasons. Line has 34 career rushing TDs, which is third-most among active players, behind only Montee Ball and Denard Robinson.

94. FS John Boyett, Oregon

Particulars: 5-10/202, Sr.; Napa (Calif.) High
Buzz: Boyett will be a four-year starter for the Ducks. After redshirting as a freshman in 2008, he has been Oregon's leading tackler in two of the past three seasons; last season, he led the Ducks with 108. He has nine interceptions and 29 pass breakups in his career. He had a career-high 17 tackles in the Ducks' Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin, and he made 14 in last season's loss to LSU. He has had double-digit tackles nine times in his career.

93. DE Devin Taylor, South Carolina

Particulars: 6-8/267, Sr.; Beaufort (S.C.) High
Buzz: For a guy this big, Taylor is a freakish athlete; he won the state triple jump title with a leap of 48 feet 3 while a high school senior. He is a good edge rusher and has 15 career sacks as he heads into his third season as a starter. While known as a pass-rusher, Taylor plays well against the run, as evidenced by his career-high nine tackles last season against Navy's option-based attack. He and Jadeveon Clowney will be one of the nation's best end tandems this season.

92. DE Barkevious Mingo, LSU

Particulars: 6-5/240, Jr.; West Monroe (La.) High
Buzz: The guy known as "KeKe" had eight sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss last season despite starting just three games. He also had 11 quarterback hurries. Indeed, he has started just four games in his career but still is seen as an almost-certain NFL first-round pick because of his pass-rushing ability. He has tremendous quickness off the edge and looks to be a perfect fit as a 3-4 linebacker in the NFL. Barkevious has a brother named Hughtavious.

91. G Gabe Ikard, Oklahoma

Particulars: 6-4/295, Jr.; Oklahoma City (Okla.) Bishop McGuinness
Buzz: Ikard arrived on campus in 2009 as a tight end and redshirted as a true freshman. He was moved to guard and is heading into his third season as a starter. Ikard was a freshman All-America selection in 2010 and was a first-team All-Big 12 choice last season. He showed his versatility by spending half of last season at center when Ben Habern was injured. Ikard grew up a Sooners fan and attended his first OU game when he was 6.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:51 PM

Yahoo/AP: BCS commissioners reach consensus on a 4 team playoff
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:17 PM

I'm sure that there will still be problems, and not every team will be happy with this, but I see it as a step in the right direction. Still didn't like how Alabama was the national champion, even though they lost to LSU earlier in the season.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:23 AM

I'm sure that there will still be problems, and not every team will be happy with this, but I see it as a step in the right direction. Still didn't like how Alabama was the national champion, even though they lost to LSU earlier in the season.


I agree, do see it a step in the right direction. I like the Selection Committee idea, with added weight to Conference Champs.

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