|First drill...the fumble drill
Nothing says spring football like a cold-snowy day in the northeastern portion of the United States. Well we all know that isn't true, but there is one team that does start spring practice today and that is the Texas Longhorns. The have their first scheduled practice today at 3:45 pm
and it all concludes on March 29th with their spring scrimmage. I think that is about the time most of the teams up in this region will be starting their spring practices. Today and tomorrow's practice will be open to the public.
It is also a time honored tradition by the bloggers to pay homage to the Fulmer Cup. As we all know, the Fulmer Cup was invented by Orson of EDSBS
and it involves a scoring system for schools based on the trouble that their players get in. Since Tennessee notoriously would be near the top of this list (see this year
), their coach would take a lot of grief from the media about their off the field behavior. Well Phil Fulmer has had enough and fired back at a local reporter with a letter to the editor.
For anyone out there wanting to get away from this horribly snowy weather, I suggest a little place called Hawaii. Great weather, beaches, and I hear the women are nice there too. The Hawaii Fan Blog (one of my favorites) has the itinerary for the 2008 "Football `Ohana Festival" Schedule
. It involves meeting the players, photos with them, autographs, and watching a scrimmage and a practice. Did I mention that you will be in Hawaii where the weather is nice?
|High 5 for spring football
& since the strike is over
Bloggers aren't the only ones who are bored during the offseason of college football, the mainstream writers feel the same way. But unlike the Bloggers, mainstream media members have access to a lot of information and people that bloggers aren't so they can write some good articles...like predicting the 2008 Big Ten standings
. I don't know about you, but everyone has trouble enough doing that in August and September, but it is only February! Well that ESPN article struck a nerve with a particular Iowa Blogger and he had a few nice words
A website to keep an eye on during the offseason is BCS Busters. Ben is currently putting the finishing touches on a book called The Grass Ain't Blue In Georgia - The Story Behind the BCS Controversy
. Ben is a very knowledgeable person on this topic and in college football in general. So far since the BCS title game he has written two posts Sizing Up the SEC and talking about the history of the conference. Part one
talks about Alabama and Auburn, while Part two
discusses Georgia and Florida.
|28th Anniversary of
The Miracle on Ice
Right now I am half way through breaking down the six BCS Conferences and what they key battles and improvements that each team needs to work on during spring practice. If you happened to have ESPN Insider, check out Bruce Feldman's latest blog on the Top 8 Quarterback battles this spring
. I was surprised to see Nate Longshore's name on this list, but I guess when your team crashes like Cal did at the end of last year, no position is safe. Other teams he talks about and predicts winners of the QB battles are LSU, South Carolina, Auburn, USC, Penn State, Miami, and Michigan.
This is not college football...or even football related, but today is the 28th Anniversary of the greatest upset in the history of the world...the Miracle on Ice. On that chilly night in Lake Placid, New York, a squad of mostly college students took on the best
team in the world, the USSR. As we all know they won the game 4-3...and the next game beat Finland to capture the Gold Medal. It was a great boost for a country, that at the time, was in maybe it's darkest days morale wise. I was only a little over a year old at the time of the game, and still to this day, if there were a sporting even I wish I would have attended live...The Miracle on Ice would be #1 on my list.