Stephen Garcia, you're on the clock. Paula Abdul, you too.
The chase for the coveted Perrilloux Award has begun. Now that the former LSU quarterback is history, we might as well start the competition. The Perrilloux -- already nicknamed The Tardy Trophy or The Hippie Lettuce Heisman -- is given annually (starting right now) to the person who most monumentally screws up his/her career.
|Mark Sanchez appears to be ready to take control at USC. (Getty Images)|
So let's look over the early favorites for the '08 Perrilloux: You have to like Garcia, the South Carolina quarterback, who is barred from team activities until August. In 15 months on campus, Garcia has had three run-ins with the police.
Abduls' American Idol analysis is catching up with her dance moves. Both stink. Mix in a few adult beverages and/or mind-altering substances and you get this.
Reminder: Roger Clemens remains the leader in the clubhouse.
Yes, it's been a long, strange spring. Here are 25 things to take away from it.
• Mark Sanchez over Mitch Mustain at USC
• Justin Roper over Nate Costa at Oregon (tentative until the fall)
• ? over? at Michigan
• Jimmy Clausen over Slim Fast at Notre Dame (the quarterback gained approximately 18 pounds choosing to shed tacklers instead of pounds)
• Daryll Clark vs. Pat Devlin (still) at Penn State
Quarterbacks lost before the battles: So much for a rousing start to the Neuheisel era. UCLA's Pat Cowan and Ben Olson were injured on consecutive plays during the spring.
Cowan is out for the season with a torn ACL. The injury-prone Olson should be back in time for the fall. There are others behind him but basically one more UCLA quarterback made it to the college hall of fame (Troy Aikman) than made it out of spring practice.
The quarterback league: The Big 12 has 10 starters returning under center (assuming Nebraska's Joe Ganz keeps the job he took over after Sam Keller was injured). The list includes two Heisman candidates (Missouri's Chase Daniel, Texas Tech's Graham Harrell), one Heisman finalist (Daniel) the nation's leader in pass efficiency (Oklahoma's Sam Bradford), a Colt (McCoy at Texas) and a coach's son (Cody Hawkins at Colorado).
The Big 12 had six of the top 24 passers last season.