Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Denver Quarterback Situation

As of late, the media has been focusing on the quarterback situation with the Denver Broncos. Because of a bad showing at training camp, Tim Tebow has been placed behind Kyle Orten in the depth chart. In fact, some analysts feel 3rd string quarterback Brady Quinn should have been placed in front of Tebow. I think the Broncos are going to have another horrible season if they start Orten. I mean, people complain about Tebow's mechanics, and inexperience, when none of them look at the stuff that really matters. You may ask,"What does matter?" Well, first off, Tebow has heart. He leaves everything on the field and every Sunday you can count on him to do that. Second, Tebow has the work ethic and mentality of a champion. He will never stop improving and focusing on the task ahead. And third, Tebow is a winner. He may not get individual awards but whatever team he quarterbacks for will win. I mean, 2 national championships at Florida? A state championship in High School? The Lombardi trophy will soon be his.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Final Picks

BCS National Championship- Oklahoma Vs. Oregon
Oregon wins 24-14

Heisman Winner: Andrew Luck, Quarterback For Stanford

Surprise Team: Northwestern Wildcats

Friday, August 5, 2011

My BCS Bowl Predictions

Orange Bowl-West Virginia Vs. Florida St.
Fiesta Bowl-Texas A&M Vs. Boise St.
Sugar Bowl-Stanford Vs. LSU
Rose Bowl-Wisconsin Vs. Alabama

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Picks of the Week

Week 1-LSU at Oregon
Week 2-Notre Dame at Michigan
Week 3-Stanford at Arizona
Week 4-Oklahoma St. at Texas A&M
Week 5-Nebraska at Wisonsin
Week 6-Oklahoma at Texas
Week 7-Florida at Auburn
Week 8-Boston College at Virginia Tech
Week 9-Stanford at USC
Week 10-Texas A&M at Oklahoma
Week 11-TCU at Boise St.
Week 12-SMU at Houston
Week 13-Ohio St. at Michigan
Week 14-Oklahoma at Oklahoma St.
Week 15-Army vs. Navy (Neutral Site)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Pre-Season Top 25

1. Oklahoma
2. Oregon
3. Louisiana State
4. Alabama
5. Stanford
6. Boise State
7. Ohio State
8. Oklahoma State
9. Texas A&M
10. Florida State
11. Auburn
12. Michigan State
13. TCU
14. Wisconsin
15. Arkansas
16. Mississippi State
17. South Carolina
18. Virginia Tech
19. Nebraska
20. Notre Dame
21. Missouri
22. Florida
23. Arizona State
24. Texas
25. Tulsa

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Conference Predictions

Florida St: FSU has more talent than the rest of the ACC. They draw Duke and Virginia out of the Coastal division which gives them an extremely easy schedule. Their only test will be when they host Oklahoma September 17th.

Dark Horse: Duke- Don't laugh. I'm serious! This Duke program(3-9 last year) have the most talented team yet! A winning record and a bowl game are finally in reach, especially because of the weak Coastal Division.

Big East:
Champ: West Virginia: West Virginia led the Big East in points allowed and total defense and not much of a drop off is expected. Despite losing Rich Rodriguez, the Mountaineers will still have a good offense under Dana Holgorsen.

Dark Horse: Syracuse: Syracuse went from 4-8 to 8-5 in just one season. Their main problem was that they couldn't win at home, with a record of 2-4. Expect them to take care of their home turf in 2011.

Big Ten: 
Champ: Wisconsin: After beating the Buckeyes 31-18 and splitting the big ten title in 2010, the Badgers proved their worthiness of the title. Expect them to win it in 2011, and make a run for the BCS Championship game also.

Dark Horse: Northwestern: Last year they were 7-3 with an unhealthy Dan Persa. If he stays healthy, expect the Wildcats to have an even better record.

Big 12: 
Champ: Oklahoma: With an easy Big 12 schedule, and the Longhorns struggling, the Sooners will easily cruise past the Big 12, and into a BCS Bowl Game.

Dark Horse: Iowa State: The Cyclones were 5-4 last year before dropping their final three games. With a weak Big 12, expect the Cyclones to finish in the top 5 and get a bid to the bowl game.

Conference USA:
Champ- Houston Cougars: With Quarterback Case Keenum healthy, the Cougars are favorites to win the conference.

Dark Horse: SMU: The Mustangs have improved greatly over the off-season, and have 18 starters back for 2011.

Champ-Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish have a good Quarterback(Dayne Crist) and an even better receiver(Michael Floyd) along with a good defense. Expect Notre Dame to roll to a bowl game with about 7 or 8 wins.

Dark Horse-Army: Despite having few home games, the Black Knights have many games against teams out of the MAC Conference, which gives them an easy schedule.

Champ-Toledo: With 17 starters returning from a team that went 7-1 in the MAC last season, the Rockets will cruise to the title with a huge amount of experience.

Dark Horse- Miami(Ohio) Redhawks: After coming off a season in which the Redhawks pulled off the biggest turnaround in history(1-11 in 2009, 10-4 in 2010) expect Miami to do even better than 2010.

Mountain West:
Champ-Boise St: With an easy schedule in the Mountain West, Boise St. should easily cruise to a MWC Championship and a BCS Bowl Game.

Dark Horse- TCU: Despite losing star Andy Dalton, the Horned Frogs still have quite a few starters returning along with a good coaching staff. Expect them to contend for the MWC title.

Champ-Oregon: With a good amount of returning starters and Coach Chip Kelly running the show, the Ducks should win the PAC-12 Championship.

Dark Horse-Utah: The Utes may have been overrated in 2010, but now that they're underdogs in 2011, expect them to play with a chip on their shoulder and put up a good fight every game.

Champ-LSU: Coming off an 11 win season, and with an amazing recruiting class, the Tigers should win the SEC.

Dark Horse-Florida: The Gators had a decent season last year, but Coach Will Muschamp will have them ready for the SEC.

Sun Belt:
Champ- Troy: The Trojans have earned a share in the conference championship in each of the last five seasons. Don't expect 2011 to be any different.

Dark Horse- North Texas: The Mean Green are 8-40 in the past  four seasons, but Coach Dan McCarney will lead them to a winning record in 2011.

Champs- Hawaii: The Warriors led the nation in passing offense in 2010, and with their Quarterback(Brian Moniz) returning in 2011, expect Hawaii to win the Championship in it's final season in the WAC

Dark Horse- Louisiana Tech: Despite a weak defense, the Bulldogs went 5-7 last year. Expect them to improve that defense in 2011, and get a big to a bowl game.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Best Player Predictions

No doubt, it's Hawaii Quarterback Bryant Moniz. Last year, he passed for 4,000+ yards and 32 touchdowns in a schedule that included Boise St! Oh, and that was just his sophomore year. Expect him to pass for 4,500+ yards and 35+ touchdowns with a strong receiving core, and a weak schedule.

Sun Belt:
It's Ladarius Green, the Tight End for Louisian-Lafeyette. This guy is the best college player you've never heard of. He lead the nation's tight ends in recieving yards (794) despite missing two games because of an ankle injury. Jonathan Massaquoi is also a favorite, but he is just too immature to beat this senior tight end.

Chandler Harnish, Quarterback for Northern Illinois is my favorite. Last year, he only threw 5 interceptions and had a 157.8 quarterback rating. And now, going into his senior year, the Huskies are the favorites to win the conference. You can expect a season to remember.

I choose Notre Dame Quarterback Dayne Crist. This is a kid who threw for 369 passing yards against a tough Michigan St. defense, and threw for 15 touchdowns in the season. I would choose Dayne's favorite receiver Michael Floyd, but I expect him to have an off-season because of his off the field problems.

Conference USA:
Is there any doubt? It's Case Keenum, Houston's star Quarterback. This is a guy who has passed for 13,586 yards his college career! Expect him to demolish Conference USA's weak defenses in his senior year in 2011.

Mountain West Conference:
It's Boise St.'s Quarterback Kellen Moore. There is a reason this guy will soon be college football's most winningest quarterback. Plus, 3,845 yards and 35 touchdowns along with a 71.3 completion percentage in 2010? He will be a heisman finalist in 2011.

Big East:
I will kinda surprise everyone and say Ray Graham, the Runningback for Pittsburgh. This guy's work ethic is outstanding and he had a breakout season last year. I feel Cincinnati's Runningback Isaihi Pead will lose carries because of Cincinatti's dangerous passing game. Expect Pead to fall behind Graham this year.

Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck was the projected number 1 pick in the 2010 draft until he decided to stay for his senior year. This guy WILL win the Heisman. Need I say more?

It's Boston college's running back Montel Harris. This guy had 1,243 rushing yards and 112 receiving yards last yard for the Eagles. However, this decent numbers don't show how good Harris really is. Expect him to bounce back from a mediocre junior year to rush for 1,550+ yards his senior year.

Big 12:
It's Baylor Quarterback Robert Griffin III. Look past the mediocre Baylor team's record and just focus on Griffin III. This is a guy who was 6th nationally in total offense in the country. He had 3,501 passing yards and 635 rushing yards?! This guy is the best in the Big 12.

Alabama Runningback Trent Richardson. This is a guy who some Alabama fans claim is better than Mark Ingram. And, despite living in Mark Ingram's shadow, he still ran for 700 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2010. He also had 256 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in that category. Expect him to run the show now that he is 'Bama's No. 1.

Big 10:
It's definitely Denard Robinson, Quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines. In 2010,he had 4,272 yards of total offense(2,570 passing and 1,702 rushing). This guy is a major threat to defenses everywhere. Expect him to have a career season in 2011.