February 2, 2010

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National Signing Day

By: Alex

Tomorrow is the NCAA National Signing Day… For the die hard College Football fans this is like the NFL Draft. National Signing Day is a very exciting time of year. It’s a time where Fans can do their own scouting for the next Heisman Trophy candidate. It’s also a time that can make or break a coach’s upcoming season. Every team has its holes, there is do doubt about that. This is a time where Coaches can go out and fill those voids with talented, intelligent young adults. This day also has a big effect on the pre-season football rankings, which are pretty much a shot in the dark anyways. If a school gets a big, talented recruiting class, that can boost them a spot or two. According to ESPN.com, the 2010 Top 10 Best Recruiting Classes are:

  1. Florida Gators
  2. Texas Longhorns
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide
  4. Georgia Bulldogs
  5. Auburn Tigers
  6. Oklahoma Sooners
  7. Penn State Nittany Lions
  8. LSU Tigers
  9. Florida State Seminoles
  10. USC Trojans

 

Coming from a HUGE NCAA Football Fan, I can’t wait to see who will end up at my favorite school. GO BLUE!

January 15, 2010

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Firing Period

By: Alex

The NCAA Football offseason has been full of action. Coaches being fired, stepping down and taking other jobs. All of the action that has happened in the past week includes the Lane Kiffin saga. Lane Kiffin steps down as Head Coach at Tennessee to take the Head Coaching job at Southern Cal. All this is happening less than a month away from National Signing day. This creates a HUGE mess for incoming student athletes. Athletes who commit to schools for a certain coach are now stuck in a situation they do not want to be in, utlimately making their transistion to the collegiate life a bit harder. I propose that the NCAA should have a Firing Peroid… or at least a cut off date to where a school should let a coach go. This would prevent huge debacles with recruiting sanctions and will help students ultimately choose the right situation for themselves as STUDENT atheletes.

January 11, 2010

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The Truth

By: Lionel

Is it just me, or does Mark McGwire seem a whole lot more likeable now that he has come clean about his steroid use?

I’m not saying that everything should now be excused, but it takes a certain level of humility to publicly admit your wrongdoings, and that, to me, makes him seem more human and likeable than he seemed while he was hiding from the public for the last five years.

Maybe I’m just a sucker for the truth.

January 8, 2010

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Unfair Fairwell

By: Alex

How can one not feel bad for Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy? The Texas Superstar sat out all but 2 minutes and 7 seconds in Thursday nights BCS National Championship Game. Colt McCoy is the all time leader in wins in all of Major College Football! It seemed like fate that McCoy got his chance to win a National Championship in the same Rose Bowl where Vince Young and the Longhorns won their last BCS title 5 years ago. But as fate has it, he would get hurt running the option against Alabama’s vaunted defense. I am not saying that if he didn’t get hurt, the Longhorns would have emerged victorious. I am just saying that I feel extremely bad for this young man who had waited four years for his opportunity only to watch the game from the sidelines. Mark Schlabach from ESPN wrote a great article about the Texas quarterbacks night.

Colt McCoy will rise again with the NFL. I believe some team will give him an opporunity and he will have even more motivation to continue his success at the next level.

December 29, 2009

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Is there too much Bowling?

By: Alex

Ah yes it’s here, Capital One Bowl Week. One of the best weeks of the year. Its a week where everyday you can find a great match-up with playmakers from each team on both sides of the ball…. Or is it?

By my count there are 34 bowls going on this season. Where did all of these games come from? Don’t get me wrong, I love College Football and try to watch every  bowl game, but the prestige of the bowl game is being diluted. It used to be a privilege to be invited to a January 1st Bowl Game, but now there are bowl games between teams with barely  a winning record playing  just days before the BCS National Championship. Okay, I get spreading out the BCS Bowl Games to generate more of a buzz, but to put smaller games in between doesn’t make sense to me.