We continue our look around the blogosphere each Tuesday and give you the information from the ACC and Big East Media Days which will occur or have occured already this week.
What we've been working on:
Joining us on the podcast last week was Jeremy Mauss from the Mountain West Conference Connection. Jeremy broke some news to us about a series Utah just signed with Pittsburgh, and gave his thoughts on the Mountain West Conference for the upcoming season.
This week's podcast will be ready on Thursday for your listening pleasure. This week Adam and I will be interviewing Patrick Stevens from The Washington Times. Patrick has a blog on The Washington Times website called D1Scourse where he gives his thoughts on college football. Recently he just finished his preseason rankings of all the teams and there is a surprise in his top 5. We will be talking with Patrick about the ACC and Big East Media Days which he is attending.
In his weekly Friday column, Ron Juckett looks at how the Rose Bowl could be opening its arms to a Non-BCS school starting in 2010.
Michael Felder continues to look at the Dark Horse teams around the nation. Recently he picked his Dark Horse team out of the Big XII, and to some people's surprise, it wasn't the Baylor Bears.
We have entered the Top 15 in the Top 50 Non-BCS players. Adam Nettina tells us why Tim Hiller of Western Michigan should be one of the top senior quarterbacks this season.
Adam chimes in on Army's latest scheduling moves, and says that the school's agreement with Notre Dame finally shows that West Point Athletic Director Kevin Anderson is serious about turning the program around.
From the Navy end of the spectrum, Adam looks ahead to the Midshipmen's opener with Ohio State, and gets the inside scoop on what Navy will have to do to pull off the upset in Columbus.
What we've been reading:
The Pitt Blather gives us a few notes before the Big East Media Day, including one about former Pitt player Ronald Hobby trying to make a fresh start at Liberty.
Maize N Brew have been running a multi-part series on the Big Ten Media Day. Part V looks at their current head coach Rich Rodriguez.
You are never too old to admit you've made a mistake. Zombie Nation tells us that in an interview, Coach Paterno admitted that maybe Anthony Morelli was not a good quarterback after all.
The Arizona State Sun Devils have been predicted to be a middle of the pack team in the Pac-10, which is a surprise to their fans because they expected to be ranked lower. Maybe it was the experience of their head coach which got them ranked so high. Pitchfork Nation has an interview with the Sun Devils' Dennis Erickson.
Do not be surprised if you see North Carolina representing the ACC in a BCS Bowl game, however Carolina March wonders if the defense should be going after the quarterback more this season.
If you are looking for a conference with a lot of quarterback star power, look no further than the Big XII. Most years with star quarterbacks at USC, Oregon, and California, the Pac 10 can boast about their quarterbacks, but Addicted to Quack writes; this is not the year of the quarterback in the Pac 10.
If you remember from an earlier podcast, Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun had a lot of good things to say about DB Darrell Givens from Maryland. Givens signed his LOI to Penn State back in February, however due to academic reasons he did not get into school and re-opened his recruitment. Bleed Scarlet notes that Givens' search is over as he is now a Scarlet Knight.
The Quad is continuing their countdown to the number 1 team for 2009 with Texas Tech at number 29.
Joel at Rocky Top Talk lets us know that the Tennessee Volunteers kick off fall practice at 2:45 PM today.
Finally, former podcast guest, David Jones mentions that even though Penn State has a weak out of conference schedule, it won't kill their chances for a BCS Title.