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Spring Reports

Our first in a series of looks at spring scrimmages across the country. Atlantic Coast Clemson: There were 18 punts. One of them was fumbled. The number of standout plays could be counted on one hand, and the teams combined for 358 yards of offense. Reported attendance: 21,000. Duke: David Cutcliffe has emphasized improving team […]

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CURIOUS INDEX, 1/20/10

Crash-tested for your approval. Oh well-done, Freek. Nothing further on the glamorous life Lane Kiffin left behind him in Knoxville, though Kevin Steele was certainly impressed enough by Clemson’s offerings of automobiles to turn down the Vols’ Lexuses to remain at Clemson. Part of the cash to keep him allegedly came from Dabo himself, who […]

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And then there were two: Final polls

The Pac-10 entered the bowl season with five ranked teams, more than any other conference. It finished the bowl season with two ranked teams, none in the top 10. That’s what a 2-5 bowl season will do. Oregon finished ranked 11th in both polls after losing the Rose Bowl to Ohio State. The Buckeyes bounced […]

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Gerhart, Rodgers are player of the year finalists

Two Pac-10 players are on the Walter Camp Player of the Year “Players to Watch” list: Stanford running back Toby Gerhart and Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers. A list of five finalists will be announced Dec. 2. The 2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year recipient, who is voted on by the Football Bowl […]

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Mackey Update

With Anthony McCoy nursing a sore ankle, here’s some of his biggest competitors for the Mackey Award. These are the eight weekly Mackey Award winners this season: Week 1 Cody Slate Marshall Week 2 Zack Pianalto North Carolina Week 3 Kyle Rudolph Notre Dame Week 4 Ed Dickson Oregon Week 5 Dennis Pitta BYU Week […]

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The HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll, 10/27

HeismanPundit.com Heisman Poll, 10/27 Total Points with first place votes in parantheses 1. Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama–56 (9) 2. Jimmy Clausen, QB, Notre Dame–26 (1) 3. Colt McCoy, QB, Texas–25 4. Tim Tebow, QB, Florida–23 (1) 5. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska–15 (1) 6. Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame–10 (1) Case Keenum, QB, Houston–10 8. Jacquizz […]

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10-24-09: Miami, Stanford, and USC

Sign up with BetUS… they’ve got our game. Straight Bet $25 to win $22.73 Miami (-5) over Clemson Straight Bet $25 to win $150 Stanford (-7.5) over Arizona St Straight Bet $25 to win $22.73 USC (-20.5) over Oregon St Three Team Parlay $25 to win $150 Miami (-5) over Clemson Stanford (-7.5) over Arizona […]

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Best, Worst Against the Spread This Decade

The Big East has received its share of criticism over the years for not being a Bowl Championship Series-caliber conference, but supporters of the league have been laughing all the way to the bank since 2000. Big East teams covered the pointspread an average of 56.3% from 2000-2008, according to a study by Ed Gunther […]

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Surprise Teams

Here are my ’surprise’ teams for 2009 (in no particular order): Illinois–Juice Williams throwing to Arrelious Benn, Jeff Cumberland and Jarred Fayson means that Illinois should have the most explosive offense in the Big Ten this year and one of the best passing attacks in college football.  If Juice cuts his interceptions in half, I think this team wins […]

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2009 Preview: Rating The Linebackers

Get all the 2009 position ratings here… First, the inside guys: 1. Brandon Spikes, Florida–An HP preseason and postseason AA in 2008, he is the Butkus favorite after collecting 93 tackles, 8 TFL and 4 interceptions last year. 2. Rolando McClain, Alabama–Built upon a big freshman year with an even bigger sophomore year.  Led the Tide […]

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2009 Preview: Rating the Running Backs

My rankings continue with the top 10 running backs for 2009: Go here to see the top quarterbacks for 2009 1. Jahvid Best, Cal–The most exciting back in the country.  Gained 1,580 yards, scored 15 TDs, averaged 8 yards per carry…and was dinged up for much of the year.  If he stays healthy, he may surpass […]

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