Archive for August, 2009

College Football: A Fan’s Complete TV Guide To Week One

Posted by Brad Frank on August 31 2009 Add Comments
With the start of college football season approaching, let’s take a look at how you can spend your college football opening week without ever leaving the couch by highlighting the most interesting games to watch. South Carolina at NC State  (Thurs., 7 p.m. et, ESPN) You just need to watch this game to serve as a filler before the premier matchup of the night. But don’t underestimate how good of a game this one could be. South ...

2009 UCLA Football: What to Really Expect

Posted by Justin Yett on August 31 2009 Add Comments
With the UCLA football season just around a corner the Bruins look to revenge a dismal 2008 season in which they posted a 4-8 record. Starting at quarterback for the Bruins is Kevin Prince; They have to have better play from the quarterback position if they want to start smelling roses anytime soon. Expecting a bowl bid for these "Baby Bruins" is definitely not out of the question, because of top recruiting class Slick Rick has put ...

State Of The Irish: Notre Dame Defensive Backfield

Posted by Dan Scofield on August 31 2009 Add Comments
State of the Irish will be a nine-piece miniseries analyzing Notre Dame football from top to bottom, also predicting what's ahead for the team. Cornerbacks No. 2 Darrin Walls, Senior-RS (6'0", 190) Welcome back, Mr. Walls. A breakout year in 2007 had put Walls' name on the top of everyone's '08 depth charts. Things went sour when he decided to leave school for personal reasons with hopes of returning in time for the following season. Now back on campus and ready for ...

Final College Football Preseason Rankings (Sunday, August 30th)

Posted by Spencer Roach on August 31 2009 Add Comments
Well, college football is less than three days away, so I thought I might post my final rankings that I'm going to submit for the "BR Top 25."  Enjoy, but I didn't write anything for the teams this time. Florida USC Texas Oklahoma Alabama Ohio State Virginia Tech Ole Miss Oklahoma State Penn State Boise State LSU California Georgia Oregon Georgia Tech Iowa Florida State Pittsburgh TCU Utah Arizona Michigan State Kansas Nebraska ALSO CONSIDERED (in order by consideration): North Carolina, Clemson, Oregon State, Rutgers, Illinois, BYU, Northwestern, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Houston, ECU, Central Michigan.

Week 11 In College Football: Who Wins?

Posted by Sam Schmieder Mencher on August 31 2009 Add Comments
So on to Week 11 and the end is near. Some teams have separated themselves from the pack while some have faltered. Here are my predictions for Week 11. Predictions: Georgia 27, Auburn 17 Ole Miss 20, Tennessee 17 UNC 28, Miami 21 FSU 34, Wake Forest 20 Ohio State 31, Iowa 17 Pittsburgh 24, Notre Dame 21 Nebraska 34, Kansas 31 TCU 20, Utah 10 Rutgers 27, South Florida 20 Clemson 24, NC State 20 West Virginia 29, Cincinnati 20 NON-BCS 1. Boise State 8-1 2. TCU 8-2 3. Utah ...

Miami Redhawks Football: A New Outlook For 2009

Posted by Tom Shelley on August 31 2009 Add Comments
The 2008 season for the Redhawks was lackluster, to say the very least. In fact, one could say it was downright awful. 2-10 isn't exactly a championship season. However, there were some bright spots on the team. Special teams players get very little attention with all the superstar players in more prominent roles. There was little recognition that Miami actually had two premier players on special teams. Nathan Parseghian, a senior placekicker, was 20-23 in field goal attempts and was ...

Missouri Tigers 2009 Football Preview: Running Through the Depth Chart

Posted by Ryan Faller on August 31 2009 Add Comments
The Missouri Tigers have released their official depth chart for Saturday's season opener against Illinois. Here's a look inside and what it all means: The depth chart confirms what we all suspected the last few weeks: true freshman T.J. Moe will skip a redshirt season. Originally recruited as a defensive back, Moe, a converted high school quarterback, made a splash during preseason camp as a wide receiver, albeit slightly under the radar while he continued to ...

SEC’s Impact Freshmen To Watch

Posted by Brian Hood on August 31 2009 Add Comments
The 2009 college football season is upon us.  With that comes fresh faces dotting every team looking to make a splash.  The SEC has a myriad of new guys hoping to serve their team and make a name for themselves.  The league seems to bring in fabulous freshmen every year making the conference even more talent-rich.  Skill position players tend to provide the most impact their freshman year.  They rely on their natural ability more-so than ...

65 Teams in 65 Days: No. 45 Niagara

Posted by George Barnette on August 31 2009 Add Comments
Location: Niagara University, NY Nickname: Purple Eagles Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Last Year’s Record: 26-9 Niagara G/F Bilal Benn   Why They’ll Make It Seeing the Purple Eagles so high in the countdown may surprise a few of you, but this is a very talented basketball team. This guard-laden team was a nightmare to defend last year and looks to be more of the same this season. Led by Pennsylvania products Tyrone Lewis and Bilal Benn, the Purple Eagles are fully ...

Ranking the ACC Coastal: Six Significant Factors, One Ticket to Tampa

Posted by Bobby on August 31 2009 Add Comments
Football season is right around the corner and below you will find predictions about how the teams in the Coastal division of the ACC may finish. (Check my other articles for the Atlantic Predictions) This list rates the teams in order from last to first in how they may finish in their division. No attempt is made a predicting a teams win loss column. Warning, this isnít your average mainstream media predictions. You may find my ...