The last day to declare for the NFL draft and the biggest notable staying for another year is Tim Tebow. Well you can add another to that list as Gerald McCoy decided he wants to stay for another year with the Sooners. The other McCoy from Pittsburgh still has not made up his mind on what to do. Reports came out late last week that Shady McCoy was going to forgo his final two years of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, but after a meeting with head coach Dave Wannstedt, he then said he was undecided. Let's make it easy for you Shady, most of the defense is gone, you still have Bill Stull at quarterback, and Matt Cavanaugh is still going to be your offensive coordinator. LEAVE NOW while you still have two good knees.
Someone who isn't making news headlines but should, Florida State's Myron Rolle will study at Oxford instead of entering this year's NFL draft. Rolle is a great story as he was one of the top recruits in his class, had a good career with the Seminoles, and used his talents on the field to get him a free education and a Rhodes Scholarship. Myron is the prime example of a student-athlete, congratulations to him and his family.
I was a bit rough on the Big 12 South last week, but there is no doubt there was and still is a lot of talented football players in that conference. The always great Barking Carnival takes a look at the Big 12 South and what each team will lose, and how they will look going into the 2009 season.
If you are anything like me, you did miss some of the bowl action. It is really hard to watch every game everyday...unless you have a DVR or zero life. Both Corn Nation and Spencer Hall over at Sporting News take you through the bowl season.Jon takes a look at the worst Big 12 Performances in the 2008-09 bowl season, while Spencer does his job taking you A to Z through it.
Finally, we will spend the next eight months arguing back and forth over if Florida is the true champion (which they are), or if USC and Utah could have beat them and deserve there share of the title. The man who had the first College Football Podcast, the Enligtened Spartan, takes a look at another argument; Which state had the greatest college football success in 2008. ES looks at both the FBS, FCS, and all of the lower divisions to make his point, it is definitely a great read. Here is a bit of a spoiler though...my state is the BEST!