Best of the Bunch: Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Wide outs/Tight Ends has become increasingly more challenging to rank for a couple of reasons.  One is the fact that fewer and fewer college teams utilize the tight end in the passing game like they should.  Another is these spread offenses.  Spread passing games can mask minimal talent with the scheme, and spread running games can misuse talented players.  I used to put much more emphasis on the tight end and penalize teams that didn't have a receiver at the spot, but while there are still some teams that do it on my list, I won't automatically discount a team that doesn't.  One thing I do demand is some top end talent.  So when I look at the 4 teams I think are the real elite, the University of Houston and their wonky pass offense won't be a part of it.  I am just not sure you couldn't plug in the 3rd best wide out from any of the teams i

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Pre-Season Top 10, er uhm 25ish poll and National Championship Prediction and stuff...

Parity in college football has created two things.  First is a strong push toward a playoff system (which I will talk about in another article), and second it means the importance of the first poll of the year is greater than ever.  Where you start the season is tough to take away from you, if you win, but if you get a crappy draw opening week, how far you can climb is going to be limited.  You all know I don’t ever do a real Pre-Season Top 25, mainly because it’s just not that big of an issue.  Odds are, a team in the first top ten will win the title, so beyond ten, it’s a serious climb to a BCS birth beyond a Conference Title.  So without further ado, my Pre-Season Top Ten, all the rest in whatever order, and my National Championship Prediction sure to go wrong.

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New Years Day Bowl Games-Draft breakdown

Outback Bowl-Northwestern v. Auburn

Northwestern

DE Corey Wooten
QB Mike Kafka
SS Brad Phillips
WR Andy Brewer

Auburn

RB Ben Tate
OT Lee Ziemba(JR)
DE Antonio Coleman
DT Jake Ricks
CB Walter McFadden

Capital One Bowl-Penn State v. LSU

Penn State

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What happend to Oregon State and will it happen to more teams?

That faux PAC-10 title game against Oregon and Oregon State was epic.  An incredible battle between two motivated teams and really was one of the best games of the year filled with amazing games.  But last night when we watched BYU manhandle the Beavers, you saw the negative effects of losing such an important game at the end of the season. 

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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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College Football Preview-Championship Week Edition!

Welp, it's Championship week, and that means some really great things, and some not so great.  First the great.  There are going to be some of the best football games you will see all year.  Probably some of the most exciting finishes we've seen, and kids playing harder than they have all season. The Heisman Trophy will be sorted out, the BCS Bowls will be decided and the Bowl picture as a whole will come into focus.  Some kids will be heartbroken.  Others will be riding high.  It's what is great about college football and why for me, it's the king.

But it's not all perfect.  After this week, they amount of games is going to take a big dip and it basically becomes a waiting game for the big bowl games.  In the meantime I have to deal with crappy NFL football and all these other sports on talk radio.  Like my man Charlie Brown says, "Good Grief".  

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Snap Judgment College Football Week 11

This weekend promised big excitement and it delivered. Once again the NCAA rolled out a slate of amazing matchup and incredible performances. Some of the things that stood out to me as I poured over these games all weekend.

In the TCU/Utah game you could just see that every time Utah got a little momentum, TCU just choked it off either with a big play off defense or on offense. In my latest power poll I am going to have a hard time not just being a jerk and putting TCU in the top 2, because honestly, I don't know if there's a team in the nation that could beat them right now.

If Alabama doesn't get nailed for giving Mark Ingram special privledges not only to reward him for this year, but to also try and coax him back next year they aren't trying hard enough. I know Alabama has a great defense, b

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College Football Snap Judgements-Week 10

What an amazing Saturday of football. The NCAA never fails to impress me week after week. More drama than a soap opera, and more effort than the NFL could ever have. Some upsets I called, and some others I didn't, but here's my wrap up of what I saw today.

Alabama/LSU - The game of the week did not disappoint. A couple of things really worked in 'Bama's favor. One was the injuries to LSU's starting quarterback and running back, both of whom were gashing the Tide D, until they got hurt. The other thing that worked in their favor is, they are able to hand the football off to the best player in the country in Mark Ingram. That Florida/Alabama showdown continues to loom large for a spot in the BCS title game. Oh and another bang up job by those crappy SEC refs, especially on the LSU interception they dropped the ball on.

Another huge call in a huge game,

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My new Heisman Ballot


The season is getting far enough along that you usually expect some frontrunners to start to distrance themselves from the pack.  This year however, things just aren't working out that way.  And because of that, there are two ways we can all go with this.  

First, we could look at the Heisman for what it is.  The Heisman Trophy is to be awarded to the most outstanding player in college football.  This means all positions are open, all classes, and we could actually use this chance to return some credibility to an award that has turned into something more about awarding the highest profile player.

Second we could all become sheeple and just jump on whatever weekly bandwagon is out there, continue to bow at the altar of statistics, and continue to think if it isn't a highly ranked team then it can't have a Heisman contender.  I know which I am going to chose, but sadly I know which one more pundits will select.


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Latest BCS Projections

Most teams are down to a final 4 or 5 games of the regular season whether or not your conference has a championship game, so the National Championship picture is supposed to start coming into focus, right? Well this season, even with 7 remaining undefeated teams at the top of the newest BCS poll, the picture is starting to become clear. Here’s where I see things, my new top 8, and my latest BCS Bowl Predictions.

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2012 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Derek WolfeDT 36Broncos
Isaiah PeadRB 50Rams
John HughesDT 87Browns
Adrien RobinsonTE 127Giants
J.K. SchafferILB

2011 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Jason KelceC 191Eagles
Armon BinnsWR
Ben GuidugliTE
C.J. CobbOT
Jake RogersK

2010 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Marshwan GilyardWR 99Rams
Tony PikeQB 204Panthers
Ricardo MatthewsDT 238Colts
Jacob RamseyRB
Jeff LinkenbachOT

2009 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Connor BarwinDE 46Texans
Kevin HuberP 142Bengals
DeAngelo SmithCB 143Cowboys
Brandon UnderwoodCB 187Packers
Mike MickensCB 227Cowboys
Trevor CanfieldOG 254Cardinals

2008 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Haruki Nakamura S 206Ravens
Angelo Craig DE 244Patriots

2007 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
John Bowie CB 110Raiders
Brent Celek TE 162Eagles

2006 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team

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