The countdown of the Top 50 Non-BCS Players is still going strong. Recently Adam chose a 5 foot 5 inch running back from Kent State to be #31. Eugene Jarvis might look non-threatening, but he uses his lack of size to hide behind the offensive line, and beats you with his quickness. Yesterday, D’Anthony Smith, a defensive tackle from Louisiana Tech, came in at #30.
Over at GoMids.com Adam caught up with Navy cornerback Blake Carter. After losing his starting cornerback job, former Navy team captain Terrence Anderson sought out Carter to give him some words of advice. Adam talks about the special bond between the two Naval Academy players.
I took some time to answer the question: Should the SEC Get a break because their conference is so tough? Many non-SEC fans have liked my answer, but the opposite can be said for SEC diehards.
Last week on the Podcast we had The Wiz of Odds on. Tomorrow for your listening pleasure, the Heisman Pundit will join us. Adam and I will talk to him about his positional player rankings he has up on his site...and oh yea...the Heisman Trophy.
What we’ve been reading:
Scipio Tex at Barking Carnival looks at teams who he thinks could have a breakout year in 2009, and what are the key ingredients behind these breakout years.
Speaking of breakout teams, Hail to the Orange gives a preview of this year's linebacking group for the Fighting Illini.
Texas A&M is a team that no one is really talking about in the tough Big 12 South Division. I Am The 12th Man has a really interesting post about how one dangerous receiver can open up the passing game for an entire team.
If you listen to the Podcast you know I like Kansas's Todd Reesing. Oread Boom Kings points out that Reesing was featured in a USA Today article.
Continuing the scheduling debate, Dr. Saturday says that some teams use smoke and mirrors to disguise their weak non-conference scheduling
We at ITB are not the only ones doing a countdown, Protect R Turf is counting down the Most Anticipated College Football games of 2009. At number 10 they have Georgia versus Florida.
Speaking of the Worlds Largest Outdoor Cocktail party, the TrojanWire makes mention that the state of Florida is concerned about the abundant alcohol consumption and wants to cut alcohol sales for that game.
In a Q&A between Corn Nation and Rock M Nation, they debate who has the better Nation name and the expectations for both Missouri and Nebraska this coming year.
The 3rd Saturday In Blogtober is counting down the days till Alabama's opener with Virginia Tech by choosing a Tide great for every countdown day. Today there are 60 days till kickoff and click here to see who was the best ever to wear #60 for the Tide. Auburn is coming off a disappointing season in 2008 with a new coach and a new attitude.
The Gold Mine looks at how players are working harder than ever in the offseason to get ready for the 2009 season.
Tomahawk Nation points out all the good defensive ends that left tackle Andrew Datko will have to go up against in the ACC.
The Quad continues their countdown of top teams with #57 Michigan.