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Son of 25 Things to Watch

Posted on: August 31, 2010 11:53 am
 

These five "things" didn't make the cut ....

26. This is the best, most-inside look at Nebraska's move to the Big Ten. The Omaha World-Herald piece shows that Nebraska was tipped off in January about possibly being left out as conference shifting took place. From there, the school played a risky, clandestine mating dance with the Big Ten that resulted in the school joining on June 11.

27. Odds on winning the national championship from Bodog.com

Alabama 4-1
Ohio State 5-1
Oklahoma 15-2
Boise State 8-1
Florida 9-1
Texas 14-1
Nebraska 15-1
Miami 18-1
TCU 18-1
Virginia Tech 18-1


In case you're scoring at home, Boise State has a better chance of winning the national chanmpionship than Florida, Texas, Nebraska or Miami.

28. Just in case you need help getting into the 2010 Heisman race, Texas coach Mack Brown says the 2004 Heisman race might not be over. 

29. Most fearsome ...

Defensive line: Iowa returns four all-Big Ten starters and its top two reserves. Only two players rushed for 100 yards against the Hawkeyes last year.

Offensive line: Alabama. Having the defending Heisman Trophy winner and his sidekick (Trent Richardson) to spring lose, how hard can it be?

Secondary: North Carolina. All four starters are back (for now) on a unit that allowed 175 passing yards per game.

Offensive backfield:  Virginia Tech. Tyrod Taylor is ready to break out. Tailback Darren Evans returns to find his spot taken by '09 freshman sensation Ryan Williams. The only question for Frank Beamer is how to split the carries.

Defensive backfield: Texas. Three starters back from a unit that picked off 11 more passes (25) than touchdowns allowed (14).

Linebackers: Michigan State. Big Ten defensive player of the year and All-American Greg Jones is in the middle. He is bookended by Spartans' No. 2 tackler Eric Gordon and talented sophomore Chris Norman. 

Receivers:
Oklahoma. Four receivers averaged at least 12 yards per catch. Watch tiny Ryan Broyles who went over 1,000 yards on 89 catches.

Special teams: Nebraska. Alex Henery handles the kicking (24 of 28 FGs) and punts (41.4). Adi Kunalic has 86 career touchbacks, 38 percent of his kickoffs. Niles Paul averaged 28 yards per kickoff return and 10.7 on punt returns.

30. Comeback player of the year

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder rebounded from shoulder surgery. Auburn's Zac Etheridge came back from a serious neck injury. Baylor's Robert Griffin ripped his ACL in the third game of the season.  Georgia Tech defensive back Cooper Taylor needed heart surgery .

They're all back in 2010 but the winner has to be Boston College's Mark Herzlich who beat cancer and inspired a nation during his recovery -- part of which was televised.

Comments

Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: September 2, 2010 4:56 pm
 

Son of 25 Things to Watch

Clearly the best team in the nation last year were Alabama and all you want to post is how the officials helped them. All your post teaches me is how buffoons like you continue to act like officials win and/or lose football games and clearly know nothing about Division I College Football. Wise up and if you're going to blog about sports, know that these are superior level athletes, who perform at an extremely high level, of which you and I will never know anything about. "How the officials helped them like last year....." ROFL!!
Loons like you are why accountability will never come to college football.  You gloss over all the calls (but only when they go your way right?).  How can bama clearly be the best team when they clearly needed divine official help to win not one, but two games.  EVERYONE not an Alabama fan agress that LSU was hosed.  And that hose job goes way beyond the interception.  How about the 4th and 6 that becane 4 and 1 for no other reason than idiot bama employed chain guys when the Tide went for it and later took the lead after converting the 4th and 1?  The interception wouldn't have even mattered as the Tide would have punted, and game over.  What game were you watching?

So yes, when superior athletes like Peterson are owning both MacElroy and Jones, only the official could help, and help the official did.  I can direct you to some sites that offer goood primers about the sport of football so you can learn the game before commenting next time.  Just another pro-cheating zebra apologist!  Now stop kissing your sister and get back to your skoal meatloaf. ROFL!



Since: Mar 31, 2010
Posted on: August 31, 2010 2:25 pm
 

Son of 25 Things to Watch

Clearly the best team in the nation last year were Alabama and all you want to post is how the officials helped them. All your post teaches me is how buffoons like you continue to act like officials win and/or lose football games and clearly know nothing about Division I College Football. Wise up and if you're going to blog about sports, know that these are superior level athletes, who perform at an extremely high level, of which you and I will never know anything about. "How the officials helped them like last year....." ROFL!!




Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Son of 25 Things to Watch

All this article teaches me is to NEVER trust lines from bodog.com.  What are those guys smoking, and will they share?  Also, the bama odds should be like 2-1 if the officials help them like last year.


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