Hump day is here, so check out what’s going on…
—Last year’s Heisman winner, Sam Bradford, is entering the NFL draft. It is a shame to see him go, as his career has been brilliant, but he should have gone pro after last season. Unanimous advice has finally pushed him to the NFL, he says.
—Count 1959 Heisman winner Billy Cannon as a big admirer of Tim Tebow.
—Ryan Mathews for Heisman? No way. If Marshall Faulk couldn’t win it, Mathews sure can’t.
—West Virginia is running a non-Heisman Heisman campaign for Noel Devine. Hate to break it to you guys, but with the Heisman race this wide open, now’s the time to be bold. At least this guy knows what time it is.
—So it is at Clemson, too, where a renewed push on behalf of C.J. Spiller is underway. Smart move. I hope to see some stuff in my email inbox soon.
—Heisman talk is ramping up for Kellen Moore of Boise State. Might as well, right? The guy leads the nation in passing efficiency, after all.
—Dez Bryant has been banned for the season. The NCAA can really suck sometimes.
—Here’s the first of 9,000 mock drafts to come before the NFL draft.
—The new ESPN Heisman Watch is fairly close to HP’s poll.
—My pick for best BCS conference so far this year: The Pac-10–Oh, stop your whining. After USC, there are five–count em, five–teams that will probably win between seven and 10 games before bowl season: Oregon, Cal, Stanford, Oregon State and Arizona. And one more might get to six wins. This is the best collection of quality teams in the country. This despite the fact that nine of the conference’s 10 teams have played schedules ranked 28th or higher by Sagarin. Six of the teams are in the top 12 in schedule strength. When is the Sports Illustrated cover coming out?
The rest in order: SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East
—My BCS Bowl Matchups as of right now..
BCS Title Game–Alabama vs. USC
Rose Bowl–Iowa vs. Oregon
Orange Bowl–Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati
Fiesta Bowl–Texas vs. TCU
Sugar Bowl–Florida vs. Boise State