Finally, it is that time of the year where teams have started camp and we will have some actual practice news to report.
What we've been working on:
Last week on the podcast we had Patrick Stevens from The Washington Times. In that 75 minute podcast, we looked at the ACC and the Big East. On this week's podcast, which will be available Thursday, Adam Caparell who has been covering college football for CBS and CSTV since 2006 will be our guest. The topics will be the recently released USA Today Coaches poll, and a look at the SEC Conference.
Michael Felder finished up his Darkhorse teams for all of the BCS Conferences with the SEC yesterday. In case you missed any of them you can find the rest of the conferences listed here: [ACC] [Big Ten] [Big XII] [Big East] and [Pac Ten]
The USA Today Coaches Poll was released on Friday and ITB's Ron Juckett gave his thoughts on the poll and what teams might have been overlooked.
A new weekly series at In The Bleachers last week began called the ITB Roundtable. In the roundtable, each ITB blogger answers the question of the week, along with two guest bloggers. Last week's question was; Which player not named Tebow, Bradford, or McCoy stands the best chance to win the Heisman? As you can guess, there was a variety of answers.
Adam Nettina is getting ever so close to his Top 10 Non-BCS players. At number 12 we have middle linebacker Boris Lee from Troy.
What we've been reading:
Our fellow Bloguin friend, Mizzourah has some video footage from Saturday's Tigers practice. Knowing Big Head he probably took it through a hole in the fence.
The Texas Longhorns are a top 5 team according to the coaches, but over at Burnt Orange Nation they are already talking about potential trap games that could derail their BCS title hopes.
What do Mike Leach, Al Groh, Greg Schiano, and Gary Pinkel all have in common besides the fact that they are four people who have never been in my kitchen? Head over to the Georgia Sports Blog to find out.
Syracuse has been through a rough patch lately, mostly called the Greg Robinson years, so things have to get better right? Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician blogs about the recent departures from the football program and how they will effect the rebuilding project.
Which quarterback has the strongest arm in college football? Spence Park Soapbox found that a Memphis Newspaper notes that Ryan Mallet can throw the ball 115 mph.
Even though going to the Rose Bowl as many times at Penn State since 1993, the Northwestern Wildcats still fly under the radar in the Big Ten. However, Lake The Posts notes that the Wildcats are getting the darkhorse status, from the state of Michigan.
Speaking of the Big Ten, the ESPN blogger Adam Rittenberg gives his preseason power rankings for the conference.
Bruce Feldman of ESPN.com gives his 10 biggest unanswered questions heading into the 2009 season and one of them involves Eric Berry.
Speaking of Eric Berry, Joel Hollingsworth from Rocky Top Talk debates how this season could be the perfect storm for Berry and the Heisman Trophy.