Posted on: December 10, 2008 12:57 am
 

College Football Playoffs

Well guys, I've been thinking this over. How can we get a playoff system into college football? It's a question that most people don't know how to answer and the BCS doesn't seem to want. I'd love to see a playoff system put in. It's the only way to name the "true" college football champion. The BCS is a mess year in and year out. There's always the "what if" and the "I beat them and they beat them" we need to end the madness. We need a big college football playoff. Something like college basketball. Smaller of course, but a bracket that is fair. Here's what I've thought of.

North Region
1. Penn State (Big Ten Winner)
2. Virgina Tech (Atlantic Coast Conference Winner)
3. Cincinnati (Big East Winner)
4. Tulsa (Conference USA Winner)

South Region
1. Florida (SEC Winner)
2. Utah (Mountain West Winner)
3. Boise State (Western Athlectic Conference Winner)
4. Buffalo (Mid American Conference Winner)

East Region
1. Oklahoma (Big 12 Conference Winner)
2. Alabama (At Large Bid)
3. Ohio State (At Large Bid)
4. Troy (Sun Belt Conference Winner)

West Region
1. Southern California (Pac 10 Conference Winner)
2. Texas (At Large Bid)
3. Texas Tech (At Large Bid)
4. Georgia (At Large Bid)

This bracket concludes the Winner of all the FBS conferences and some at large bids mixed in. The rules would be. The #1 seed plays the #4 seed and the #2 seed plays the #3 seed in your bracket. The winners move on and face eachother in the Regionl finals. Then the North region winner plays the South Region winner and the East Region Winner plays the West Region winner. Then the final 2 play in the National Championship. It's very simple. It's a 16 team bracket, all the conference winners are in (11), then there (5) at large bids, which would be teams like Texas or Alabama who did win there conference championship but still deserve a chance at winning the national championship. I think something like this should be used for the college football playoffs
Posted on: December 7, 2008 5:05 am
 

Patriots vs Seahawks Preview

Later today at 4:05 ET, the Patriots and Seahawks will take the field. This is a very important game for the Patriots if they wanna keep there playoff chances alive. The Patriots sit at 7-5 and one game back of the AFC East leading Jets who are 8-4. The Seahawks on the other hand have had a rough season least to say and are currently 2-10. This should come out to be a great ball game.

Location

Qwest Stadium, Seattle Washington

Forcast

Light Rain, Overcast, 50 Degress, 9 MPH Wind South

Injury Report

There's a lot of players on the injury report, so I'll name some of the players that could have impact on the game.

Seattle

Matt Hasselbeck, Back, Doubtful

Leroy Hill, Neck, Questionable

Walter Jones, Knee, Questionable

Koren Robinson, Knee, Probable

New England

Tedy Brushchi, Knee, Questionable

Ellis Hoobs, Shoulder, Questionable

Lamont Jordon, Calf, Questionable

Dan Koppen, Elbow, Probable

Ty Warren, Groin, Questionable

Pierre Woods, Jaw, Out

Prediction

Well because of the chance of rain, this could turn into a sloppy football game, which from last week didn't favor the Patriots at all. The weather should be better then last weekend in Foxborough, so I don't see the weather conditions have a huge impact on this game. With the Seahawks out of the playoffs and Hasselbeck not playing 100% or at all, I don't like the Seahawks chances. I'm going with the Patriots in this one. I think Cassel gets back on track and throw for over 250 yards and 2 TD's. I'm picking ther Patriots to win this one, 28-13.

Category: NFL
Posted on: December 7, 2008 4:42 am
 

Celtics vs Pacers Preview

Well later tonight at 6:00 PM the red hot Celtics will take on the Pacers. The celtics sit at 19-2 and at the top of the NBA, while the Pacers and 7-12 and last in the Central Divison. The reason this match up jumps out out me is that the Pacers are one of only two teams that have beat the Celtics this year. That loss being the Celtics worse loss of the season, as they were crushed in Indiana 95-79. This should be an intresting game, here are my projected starting line ups.

Celtics

C: Kendrick Perkins

FF: Kevin Garnett

SF: Paul Pierce

SG: Ray Allen

PG: Rajon Rondo

Pacers

C: Rasho Nesterovic

PF: Troy Murphy

SF: Danny Granger

SG: Marquis Daniels

PG: T.J Ford

Injury Report

Boston: Tony Allen, Ankle, Questionable

Indiana: Mike Dunleavy, Knee, Out

Prediction

I see the Celtics winning this game. Right now the Pacers are struggling and the Celtics have won 11 in a row and are playing Great. Rajon Rondo has really stepped up in the last two games, of course dropping a trible double vs the Pacers and then coming close to another trible double when he dropped 16 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The Celtics right now to be the best team in the league and the Pacers are still trying to fix some problems. I see this game being close but the Celtics winning 96-87.

Posted on: December 6, 2008 3:08 am
 

High School Propect Reviews: RB

Well now up for the high school prospect reviews is the RB's. There are some very talented RB's that are gonna be playing college football next season. There are still a few of the best RB's this looking for a school. There's a lot to be decied in the next few months on our way to signing day. Here's who I think are some of the best high school RB's.

Bryce Brown: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?

Bryce Brown is in my mind the best high school RB in the nation this season. As of right now has a soft verbal agreement to play for th Hurricanes next fall, but as it's only a soft verbal agreement a lot can change. He still is considering Missouri, Oregon, Purdue, Clemson, and Kanas State which would be the school closest to home as he lives in Wichita. He's an average size back, he stands at 6'0, 215 pounds. He will be a big help to the Hurricanes offense next season if he does stay with his soft verbal agreement and goes to Miami. Randy Shannons gotta be excited about this kid, he's a back that looks to have a big college career ahead of him. Stayed tuned to see where Brown ends up going.

Trent Richardson: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=72330

Trent Richardson looks to be another great RB. He's right up there with Bryce Brown as one of the best backs in the nation this past season. He as of right now has a soft verbal agreement to Alabama, but like Brown it's only a soft verbal agreement, so a lot can change. Trent has decent speed as he runs a 4.5, forty. Not blazing speed, but not slow. He stands 5'11, 210 pounds. He's from Pensacola Florida and is considering both Florida and Florida State, but not agreements with either school. He has a bright futre for the Crimson Tide or whatever school he decides to go to. My guess is he stays in the southern area around home.

Christine Micheal: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=63777

Christine Micheal rounds out my top high school RB's this year. He's been very productive in high school with over 1,000 yards and 20 TD's in his last 3 years of high school. His Junior season which was probably the most impressive season he rushed for 1,172 yards and 20 TD's. He hasn't decided on a school yet, but has showed the most intrest in LSU and Texas A&M. I could see him picking either of those schools or some of his other options. Which are Arkansas, Florida, Miami, Nebraska,  Oklahoma, and Texas. Micheal probably wont pick a school until signing day or make a commitment.  Micheals who is from Beaumonet Texas is 5'11, 202 has impressed me on what I've seen of him on highlights, looks like he has a bight future at the college level.

Here's some more RB's that have impressed me.

Cierre Wood: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=64433

Edwin Baker: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=73218

David Wilson: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=78287

Jaamal Berry: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?sport=1&pr_key=75121

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: December 5, 2008 12:52 am
 

High School Propect Reviews: QB

There are some good high school QB's coming out this season. One of the fun things about looking over high schools QB's is if there a Pro Style QB or an Spread Style QB. I'll show you a few of the best from each style.

Matt Barkly: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=57197

Matt Barkly is looked at as one of the top propects in all of high school football this year and in my mind is the best high school QB, pro or spread. He is a pro style QB and has a strong verbal agreement to USC. He stands at 6'3, 226 pounds and runs a 4.7, 40 time. He probably wont make a huge impact at USC his freshmen season, but you never know. He's the type of player that has a chance to play pro someday, has a lot of upside.

Garret Gilbert: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=62659

Garrett Gilbert looks like he's gonna be a strong QB for Texas in the near future. He stands at 6'4, 205 pounds and threw for 4,826 yards and 52 TD's his Junior season. He was recruited to Texas by Greg Davis who is the OC and QB at Texas. Garrett also have a lot of upside with his pro style game.

Russell Shepard: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=62659

Russell Shepard is a very athlectic duel threat QB. He is in my mind the best duel threat QB in all high school football this year. He is 6'1, 179 pounds and runs a 4.4, a very fast QB and looks like he will be playing for Les Miles as he has a strong verbal agreement with LSU. He rushed for 1,946 yards and 28 TD's his Senior year and threw for 1,843 and 20 TD's. He looks like he will be be a great college football player for LSU, as he is very quick and athlectic. I'm not sure of his long term ability as he is more of spread QB.

Tate Forcier: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=55584

Tate Forcier, who I think will be a great player for Michigan. I'm a Michigan fan and I'm very excited to see him coming to play in Ann Arbor. He is going to graduate in December, so he will have a lot of time to come over to Ann Arbor and learn the new offense. He was recruited by Rod Smith, Michigan QB coach and looks on highlights to be an excellent QB. He's the QB that Michigan has been needing badly and will help the Michigan offense his freshmen year. I think that he will start for Michigan and be a productive player. There doesn't seem to be any reason he doesn't start, he looks to be the most talented.

There are a lot of great QB's that are gonna be playing college ball next year. Here are some links.

Aaron Murray: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=66179

Richard Brehaut: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=66690

AJ McCarron: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=63348

Tyrik Rollison: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=74208

Tajh Boyd: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=54476

Kevin Newsome: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=50973

Shavodrick Beaver: http://footballrecruiting.rivals.co
m/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=69828

Here is a good mix of pro style QB's and spread style QB's. They all should have some impact during there college career and have a lot of upside. Some of these QB's have a strong verbal agreement and others only have a soft verbal agreement or are still looking at schools. Will have to stayed tuned to see where some of these QB's go. Will Probably have to wait til signing day for some of them.

Category: NCAAF
Posted on: December 5, 2008 12:19 am
 

Michigans Offseason

Well as you guys all know Michigan just came off there worse season in team history. Michigan ended there season at 3-9 and 2-6 in the Big 10.  It's now time to looks towards the offseason and how well RR can recruit. I have a great feeling he will bring Michigan back to the top as long as he can get in a couple of recruiting classes and find the right players to fit his system. Michigans glaring need was to find a Duel threat QB, so RR can run his spread offense successfully. Michigan has to dueal threat QB's committed for the 09 season.

Tate Forcier: http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewpro
spect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=55584

Shavodrick Beaver: http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewpro
spect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=69828

Both these QB's are great duel threat guys, that will fit RR sytem well. Michigan has 20 very strong verbal commitments right now that should help Michigans team next season.  Michigan right now also could use a RB. With the McGuffie situation being worse and different day by day you can't expect a lot out of him. Here's a solild RB Michigan has recruited.

Fitzgerald Toussaint: http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewpro
spect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=73886

He's more of an elusive runner and could fit in well with the spread offense. Rivals.com says he runs a 4.5, but I've heard from other sources he is faster then that. A 4.5, not being slow, but not real fast for a 5'10 185 pound RB.

I'm very excited about seeing Micheal Schofield in a Michigan uniform. He's a very big and talented OL that Michigan has a solid verbal agreement with. He stands at 6'7 272 pounds. Looks to be very athlectic for his size and might help Michigan up front as early as next season.

Micheal Schofield: http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewpro
spect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=79960

All and all Michigan needs talent. From what I've seen RR hasn't done a bad job of recruiting this offseason. Michigan should be much improved next season, I'm guessing either of the QB's stated above will start next year. Tate Forcier looks to be more college ready and I've heard a rumor that he graduates in December sometime and will have more time to learn the offense, not sure if thats true or not, but would be helpful. Shavodrick Beaver seems to be less college ready as Tate, but could start next season. He's the duel threat QB Michigan has been searching for and has a chance to make an impact next season. Let's just hope Michigan has a better season. Go Blue!

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Michigan
 
Posted on: December 3, 2008 5:05 pm
 

Big East Preview and Predictions

Well the Big East looks to be the best conference in college basketball at the moment. It's very deep from top to bottom. As of right now it has 8 teams ranked in the top 25,  4 of them being in the top 11, Lousville falling from #3 down to #11 with there loss to Western Kentucky. Here's how I ranked the teams in the Big East.

1. Connecticut

2. Pittsburg

3. Notre Dame

4. Louisville

5. Syracuse

6. Villanova

7. Georgetown

8. Marquette

9. DePaul

10. Seton Hall

11. St. Johns (NY)

12. Cincinnati

13. West Virgina

14. South Florida

15. Rutgers

16. Providence

It's going to be tough to pick only 12 of these teams to play in the Big East tournament at MSG. All teams right now are over .500, it is still early but thats saying a lot for a 16 team conference. Conference play will be very intresting. A lot of good teams, it's hard to pick the winner right now. I'm a Lousville fan, so I'd like to say they have a great chance of winning, but because of all the tough teams it's hard to say. I can see 8+ teams coming from this conference playing in the National Tournament in March.

My Predictions.

Big East Winner: Connecticut

Runner Up: Louisville

Most wins: Connecticut: 25-5

Teams in NCCA Tournament: 8

12 Teams in Big East Tournamet

Connecticut, Pittsburg, Notre Dame, Lousivlle, Syracuse, Villanova, Georgetown,  Marquette, DePaul, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, West Virgina

Thanks for reading.

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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