Things I want to know coming out of spring practice ...
• When JoePa began considering both Big Ten expansion and marijuana no big deal.
|Will Favre try and suit up at Southern Miss? (Getty Images)|
• If Tim Tebow can collect royalties on, um, underwear.
• When Brett Favre starts calling Southern Miss, nosing around about remaining eligibility.
• When Bobby Bowden's "vacation"begins.
• How you like me now with the Post-Spring Top 25 ...
2. Texas: Only at Texas is a win over Oklahoma considered reason for revenge. Mirror image: Oklahoma.
3. Oklahoma: How do a possible six first-round draft choices grab you? Mirror image: Texas.
4. Alabama: Too high for a team that lost to Utah? No, a sign that Utah is legit. Mirror image: LSU.
5. USC: Let's see, eight players drafted from the Trojan defense and coaches were raving in the spring -- about the defense! Mirror image: New England Patriots.
7. Ohio State: Was that really Jim Tressel wearing a scarlet and gray Hawaiian shirt on the sidelines at the spring game. Yes. Yes, it was. Mirror image: Penn State.
8. Oregon: Let's hope the Ducks average more yards per carry than Mike Bellotti has job titles (head coach/quarterbacks coach/AD). Mirror image: Phil Knight (CEO/fan/Duck for life)
9. Penn State: JoePa has to replace 13 starters, including the entire secondary and his team is considered a Big Ten contender. Yeah, sure, the Big 11 is better. Mirror image: Florida State.
10. Oklahoma State: Bill Young isn't (age 62), but his return to the alma mater as defensive coordinator will help the Cowboys' porous rep. Mirror image: Texas Tech.
11. LSU: Since 2006 the winner of the Florida-LSU game has won the national championship. No pressure, then, for quarterback Jordan Jefferson on Oct. 10 at Death Valley. Mirror image: Alabama.
12. Mississippi: Which one will happen first: Jevan Snead becoming the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft or Rebs win the SEC West? Mirror image: Arkansas, circa 2006.
14. Boise State: Best since 1999 at proposing to cheerleaders and winning percentage (.844). Mirror image: Miami, 1984-88 (.852), minus the national championships.
15. California: Tailback Jahvid Best is trying to live up to his surname when it comes to the Heisman. Mirror image: Oregon State and Jacquizz Rodgers.
16. North Carolina: The thinking man's pick to win the ACC as in, "Do you think Carolina can win the ACC for the first time since 1980?" Mirror image: Not North Carolina State, which has beaten the Heels twice in a row.
|Joe Cox takes over at Georgia for the very rich Matthew Stafford. (Getty Images)|
18. Kansas: BCS bowl? Check. Heisman candidate? Check. Now Mark Mangino has to add a Big 12 North title to his growing list of accomplishments. Mirror image: Missouri, 2007-2008.
19. Utah: Going undefeated was great but let's see how the Utes would do in the SEC. Oops, I think we just did. Mirror image: Utah.
21. Nebraska: Huskers chasing their defensive heritage. A boy named (Ndamukong) Suh should help. Mirror image: Nebraska, 1973 (Bo Pelini won the same number of games as Tom Osborne in his first season, nine)
22. BYU: Florida State, TCU and Utah at home. Anyone else smelling a fourth-consecutive 10-win season? Mirror image: TCU.
23. Florida State: Best offensive line in the country? Don't argue that point with Vietnam vet Rick Trickett. Mirror image: Miami.
24. Iowa: Good: The return of quarterback Ricky Stanzi and both tackles. Bad: Having to spend four Friday nights in Happy Valley, Madison, East Lansing and Columbus before being led to the slaughter. Mirror image: Half the Big Ten.
25. Houston: Quarterback Case Keenum could earn a Heisman trip to New York. Mirror image: Oklahoma State, the two all-offense, no-defense squads meet Sept. 12 in Stillwater.