8 Players eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft

Every year there are a few players who for one reason or another find themselves ineligible for school, and if it happens during the right window, they can declare for the NFL Supplemental Draft.  It's not a true draft in the traditional sense, it's more of an auction.  

Quickly, the draft allows teams to bid with a pick, in any of the traditional 7 rounds.  For example if a team bids their 4th round pick, and no other team bids higher, that team gets the player, and forfeits that pick the following year.

This year per Gregg Rosenthal @greggrosenthal on Twitter, 8 players have found themselves in a position where they were not eligible to return to their schools in the Fall so they find themselves waiting for July 12th to come and see if their football careers continue.  

The 8 players in this year's draft are pretty unremarkable.

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BCS committee approves 4 team football playoff-The Implications

Well the cry went out, give the people what they wanted, and what people wanted in Division I college football was a playoff. And yesterday the commissioners from every BCS conference announced they had reached concensus on a 4 team playoff that will begin for the 2014-2015 season.

The current system, the BCS has been in place since 1998 and been a constant source of debate and controversy, and for most college football fans a source of frustration. While all details have not been released in terms of where the BCS will be starting in 2014, disgruntled fans can be assured BCS monster that has caused them so much stress will no longer exist.

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College Football Pre-Season Top 25

Preseason Top 25

1. Alabama-Even with their losses, they are still so talented on both sides of the football.

2. USC-Probably a national title contender last year if not for their sanctions. Should be in the thick of it all year long.

3. LSU-Another team that took significant losses in terms of personnel but looks ready to reload.

4. Oklahoma-There are questions on both sides of the football, but you can’t deny the passing attack promises to be explosive.

5. Oregon-This ranking could change greatly if the Ducks struggle to find someone to step in for Darron Thomas at quarterback.

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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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The BCS Run in: Two Weeks to go Edition

And so here we are at the tail end of the season and everything out there is pretty much still to be decided. At least the really big prize anyway. With 2 weeks to go there's still 4 unbeaten teams in contention for the National Championship Game and as of right now, it could be any 2 from 4 (yes really!). So who's got what to come and how much have they got to do to reach College Football Nirvana? Here's the grid:

1. Oregon 2. Auburn 3. TCU

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My State of College Football Address

My fellow college football fans, I am speaking to you today, to help you understand where we are as a nation.  A College Football Nation.  We have seen some troubling waters, but we have forged ahead and I feel like we have new hope, and we are energized as we move into a new stage of our season.

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The Five(ish) Guys Every Football Fan Should Follow on Twitter

Now please understand, I have ZERO interest in pop culture, fashion, or anything else not football related on Twitter (well almost, but read on).  So my list of the 5 or so Tweeps you must follow are very much football-centric.

This data was collected by following and unfollowing NFL players, coaches, and all those connected with the sports.  Some guys Tweet a lot, but I feel like I am losing IQ points when I try and read them, so they get the unfollow.  Other guys use their Twitters strictly as marketing devices, and have a bot posting their Tweets. Unfollow.  Other guys just don't Tweet.  Unfollow.  These are the guys I look for in my News Feed every day, because they never fail to impress, amuse or just entertain.

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My new Heisman Top 5, and the big Top Ten Power Poll

My new Heisman Top 5 starts to squarely pair up with the top teams in the country.  Sadly, there are no dark horses this year like last season.  As much as I'd love to drop some sleeper names in my list, this just isn't the year for it.

This top 5 is pretty chalk by my Heisman predictions, and I'm ok with it, so I hope you are too.  On some level you have to go with the Heisman unwritten rule of best player on the best team.  The real debate at this point is more about who the best team is I suppose.

5. Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State - I suppose if any guy qualifies as a sleeper it's Blackmon. He is such a good player, he just makes all the best CBs look silly week after week.

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Ten Things I learned this week in college football

10. There is no reason to panic in Norman - Yes, the Oklahoma Sooners probably should have beaten the Texas A&M Aggies.  And their hopes for a Big 12 Title and BCS Bowl bid are pretty much gone.  But it's ok.  First, no Sooner fans went into this season with National Title aspirations, so let's not be shocked here that they aren't quite ready.  And look to the future.  This team is playing 13 Freshman on their two deep, and 13 more Sophomores.  So between 48 guys on their 2 deep, 26 are Freshman or Sophomores.  The future is bright. 

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The BCS Run In

First things first, let's take a look at who's still in the running for this thing. For this I'm going all the way down to Numer 8. That gives us all the unbeaten teams plus Alabama who are the best of the one loss teams and the one with the schedule that might get them back into contention yet. Here's how it's played out so far and who's left to come for each of 'em.

1. Auburn 2. Oregon 3. Boise State 4. TCU

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2012 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Shea McClellinDE 19Bears
Doug MartinRB 31Buccaneers
Tyrone CrawfordDE 81Cowboys
George IlokaS 167Bengals
Billy WinnDT 205Browns
Nate PotterOT 221Cardinals
Kellen MooreQB

2011 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Titus YoungWR 44Lions
Austin PettisWR 78Rams
Brandyn ThompsonCB 214Redskins
Jeremy AveryRB
Jeron JohnsonS
Kyle BrotzmanK
Ryan WinterswykDE

2010 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Kyle WilsonCB 29Jets
Richie BrockelFB

2009 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Ian JohnsonRB
Jeremy ChildsWR

2008 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Ryan Clady OT 12Broncos
Orlando Scandrick CB 143Cowboys

2007 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Gerald Alexander S 61Lions
Legedu Naanee WR 172Chargers
Korey Hall FB 191Packers
Derek Schouman FB 222Bills

2006 Draft
Player Pos Pick NFL Team
Daryn Colledge OG 47Packers

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