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HeismanPundit Ranks Fastest Players in College Football for ’09

From HeismanPundit.com: 1.  Jeff Demps, Florida1a.  Trindon Holliday, LSU3.  Jacoby Ford Jr., Clemson4.  C.J. Spiller, Clemson5.  Randall Carroll, UCLA6.  Jahvid Best, Cal7.  Derrick Hopkins, USF8.  T.J. Graham, NC State9.  Jeshua Anderson, Washington State10.  Robert Griffin, Baylor HP, come on now, Randall Carroll at #5?  People need to calm down about his 100m time and watch […]

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The folly of the ‘pre-preseason’ top 25

Let’s face it, an obsession with listmaking — otherwise known as glazomania — is ingrained into probably 90 percent of the human race. For college football pundits, this is probably just as well, since listing and ranking everything from teams, players, and coaches to the wieners at various stadiums’ concession stands probably makes up two-thirds […]

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2009 Rose Bowl Running Game Diary

JANUARY 1 | LOS ANGELES, CA — Happy New Year, Trojan fans. I hope you’re all feeling the effects of your excessive partying from last night. Hopefully the Penn State offense will soon be joining you all in popping numerous Advils to help ease the pain that will be inflicted upon them by the almighty […]

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Hey, NCAA: Can Stepheson play?

Alex Stepheson is sitting, waiting, wishing. He’s sitting out games, having already missing USC’s opener. He’s waiting to find out if he can play in the Trojans’ second home game tonight. And he’s wishing he can board a red-eye flight that will take the team to Puerto Rico for a weekend tournament. Stepheson is an […]

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USC is No. 1

Posted by ESPN.com’s Ted Miller From the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA): The USC Trojans are the top-ranked team in the Football Writers Association of America’s preseason Grantland Rice Super 16 Poll. The Trojans nipped second-ranked Georgia, although both schools picked up five first-place votes. It’s the fourth time in five years USC has […]

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HP’s Preseason Top 10 Teams

The polls are out .  Not many surprises.  Here’s my list of the top 10 teams heading into the season: 1. Oklahoma– The Sooners feature the nation’s pass efficiency leader, an excellent group of skill players, the best offensive line in the country and two elite interior defensive tackles.  To me, that’s a good formula […]

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Year-in, Year-Out?

This is a phrase that is often used when talking about the superiority of the SEC as a conference.  As in “year-in, year-out, the SEC is the strongest league in college football.” You hear it a lot.  Way too much, in fact. Now, here’s the thing.  The SEC is currently the top conference.  It was […]

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The 2008 HP All-American Defensive Team

Yesterday, we unveiled the All-American offensive squad, now here are the defenders: Defensive End 1st Team–Everson Griffen, USC; Greg Middleton, Indiana Middleton was a 2007 HP All-American and should have another great year. Griffen is a physical phenom who is ready to explode on the college scene. 2nd Team–Greg Hardy, Ole Miss; George Selvie, USF […]

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This Year’s Top Freshmen

Every year, there are several freshmen who end up making quite an impact on college football. Once in a while, we are lucky enough to witness a true phenom in action, like an Adrian Peterson or a Herschel Walker. Which first-year players have a chance to be the next Peterson in 2008? Here’s my list: […]

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CFN posts its 2008 Bowl Game Predictions

There’s something about the month of May in the college off-season that brings out the Nostradamus in all of us. Next up with the crystal ball: College Football News with their 2008 predictions for the bowl games and BCS games. A few highlights…. Champs Sports Bowl … Virginia vs. Illinois Meineke Car Care Bowl … […]

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Ellis Keeps Streak Alive

The College Football News always tries to do things differently — and so they did with their All-America team this year. But one thing they didn’t do differently was keep USC nose tackle Sedrick Ellis’ All-American streak alive. He’s been named first-team on every single one released to date. But naming Oregon’s Dennis Dixon as […]

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