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Weekly Pick ‘Em: Second-Week Bonanza

The second week of the season features several high-profile nonconference games.

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HP’s Preseason Top 10 Teams

1. Texas 2. Miami 3. Alabama 4. Boise State 5. Ohio State 6. TCU 7. Arkansas 8. Florida 9. Oklahoma 10. Stanford Just missed the cut: Virginia Tech, Auburn, Oregon, Cincinnati, Nebraska, Florida State, Wisconsin, Georgia, Houston, Notre Dame

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Top 10 Running Backs for 2010

HP’s preview of the 2010 season continues with a look at the top 10 running backs.  See the top 10 receivers here and the top 10 tight ends here. 1. Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech–It looks to me like Williams is the complete package.  He’s got size, speed, vision, toughness and a nose for the end […]

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Headlinin’: Dillon Baxter is still Kiffin’s Bush 2.0

Making the morning rounds. • Somebody get that kid’s parents a rent-free house. Hey everybody, check out Southern Cal freshman Dillon Baxter: Wait, wait — actually, that’s former Trojan star Reggie Bush on one of his most famous runs in 2005, in a game against Fresno State in which he set a Pac-10 record with […]

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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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Profit motive won’t save USC, but NCAA’s light bite might

Among the many conspiracy theories and outlandish rumors making the rounds re: the NCAA’s pending reaction (or lack thereof) against USC when the long-awaited Reggie Bush illegal benefits case finally goes before the Infractions Committee this weekend, none has been as persistent as the suggestion that the NCAA wouldn’t dare drop the hammer on one […]

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Future Heisman Contenders From the Class of 2010

 This post is brought to you by SPORTSBETTING.com. Get best online sports betting bonuses at this sportsbook. ——————————————————————————————————— Not every recruiting class contains a future Heisman winner.  Here are the last 10 Heisman winners and the classes that produced them: Chris Weinke (1990*/1997) Erich Crouch (1997) Carson Palmer (1998) Jason White (1999) Matt Leinart (2001) Reggie Bush (2003) Troy […]

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TNYC: Random Thoughts From Week 14

Slick Rick, what were you thinking?  Here are my thoughts on Week 14: The hot post-game talk has been about Jeremy Bates/Pete Carroll's decision to drop a bomb on the Bruins after Slick Rick called a useless time-out late in the game.  All I gotta say is, if you take a jab, especially when it's […]

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