Predicting all the Bowl Games

Let's roll through the Bowls, all 35 of them, in chronological order (maybe). I'm going to lay out who's playing in each one and then make a prediction on who'll win. Yet again I'll point out if I put money on my own predictions my kids would starve. I heartily recommend that you don't base anything financial on my predictions!

 New Mexico Bowl
 Who: BYU vs. UTEP
 Winner: BYU

 uDrove Humanitarian Bowl
 Who: Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State
 Winner: Fresno State

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College Football Preview - Week 3

So, week 3 is upon us and there are a few early conslusions I have come to.

There are only about ten really good teams in the country, and about 30 really average ones.  I suspect by the end of the season, there will be about 4 really good teams.

The University of North Carolina is a grease fire, and they are only the beginning.  Thanks to the that big dope Reggie Bush, and slightly smaller dope A.J. Green, these big programs are going to get treated like a hot girl trying to board an air plane.  You are going to get over searched and feel pretty violated when you are done.  I have spoken on this topic before, so I won't go into it, but honestly, all this venom for the NCAA because these idiots knowingly broke the rules.  You want to whine about the rule?  Go ahead, but don't use that as the basis to defend these guys. 

Ah, but onto hap

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Clearing up the Undrafted Free Agency Sweepstakes

Of the hundreds of guys who go undrafted each year, some of them give up the dream of playing football and opt for further education like New Hampshire's Scott Sicko (DBI wishes you the best of luck by the way Scott). Some give up on the NFL and go play elsewhere but some of the luckier ones get picked up by NFL teams as Undrafted Free Agents. Some of these guys even end up being paid more than their colleagues drafted in rounds 5 onwards. How does that happen? Well quite simply, some of these guys are in very high demand with several teams chasing their signature. Competition, as any agent will tell you, is going to get you paid more.

Sure lots of guys signed as UDFAs are nothing but camp fodder but for some they have a chance to earn a spot in the league and for some, it's as more than a Special Teams demon and backup. Take a look at this lineup:

Offense

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2011 Positional Rankings

A really early look at 2011 Positional rankings

Quarterbacks

1 Ryan Mallett Arkansas
2 Jake Locker Washington
3 Andrew Luck Stanford
4 Nick Foles
Arizona

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Jan. 2nd Bowl Breakdown-Draft edition

The marathon that is the Bowl season continues today with more great games.  Word is one of the top CBs in the 2010 draft, Oklahoma State's Perrish Cox will not be playing for violation of team rules, and concensus NO.1 offensive tackle Russell Okung hurt his knee in practice this will and will at the least be limited but may not play at all.  But here's the rest of the players to watch.

International Bowl-South Florida v. Northern Illinois

USF

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Miike Leach-The next Coach on the hot seat

Oh, the drama.  So many storylines in this one, I don't know where to begin.  I'll start with the funny stuff and then I'll rail on what grinds my gears at the end.

First, the funniest part of all this is who is making the allegations.  Adam James is a sophomore at Texas Tech.  His dad is Craig James, ESPN bigshot and annoucer dude.  Not funny enough?  Up until a couple of hours ago, he was set to be part of the booth at the Alamo Bowl.  That's funny like Dane Cook isn't.  Because that dude just isn't funny at all.

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Snap Judgement-Championship Week Edition

You all know I can watch college football for hours at a time and I do just that. And I do my best with this site to be objective in terms of my rooting interests because I'm watching it primarily to scout players.  But I love college football.  Not like I love my family, but after my family, it's right up there.  I can become so engrossed in a game, that my kids are concerned for my well being.  This weekend, we have several of those moments both good and bad.  Let's get after it and talk about all the big news that was Championship weekend in college football.

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Week 12 college Preview

Week 12 of the college football season is upon us, and I won't even lie, this week doesn't thrill me.  I suppose it was inevitable that there would be a down week and it took 3 months to get there.  Am I saying there won't be great football?  Not at all.  In fact in many cases it's weekends like this that generate some of the most exciting and competitive games of the year.   What I am saying is there are no marquee matchups, BCS buster type games, or games with dramatic conference or BCS implications.  This is a weekend I call a weekend for the fans.  But there are still some games of particular interest to me, and since I'm the only one talkin', you get to read about them.

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Snap Judgment Week 9 College Football

So Halloween. my favorite holiday has come and gone, and yesterday, some teams got treats and others got tricked. Some teams got a big handful of those fun sized candy bars, and other teams got one of those nasty peanut butter candies wrapped in the orange wax paper.   Here's my breakdown of how yesterday's college slate played out.


USC fans need to calm down.  Your team got whipped.  I mean really whipped.  Like haven't seen a beating like that in over a decade whipped.  So stop minimizing what this means for your program, the Oregon program or the PAC-10.  They USC defense that had looked so good three weeks ago, and then faltered some last week, gave it up like a prom date to the Oregon offense.  Over 600 yards of offense.  And most of it on the ground.  There's nothing more humiliating to a defense than to have a team just run dow

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My new Heisman Ballot

It's so great that here we are a month into the season, and we have some new names to talk about in terms of the Heisman Trophy.  Here's my breakdown of the frontrunners and those running with the back of the pack.

Frontrunners

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2012 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team

2011 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Baron BatchRB 234Steelers
Taylor PottsQB
Detron LewisWR
Colby WhitlockDT
Brian DuncanOLB

2010 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Jamar WallCB 196Cowboys
Marlon WinnOT
Brandon CarterOG
Shawn ByrnesC

2009 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Michael CrabtreeWR 1049ers
Darcel McBathS 48Broncos
Louis VasquezOG 78Chargers
Brandon WilliamsDE 120Cowboys
Graham HarrellQB

2008 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team

2007 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Manny Ramirez OG 117Lions
Joel Filani WR 188Titans
Keyunta Dawson DT 242Colts

2006 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
E.J. Whitley C 224Cowboys

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